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Miss D.C. of 2009, Jennifer Corey, is using her title to fight against groping--an issue most would consider "non" but at closer inspection is something worth talking about. According to The Sexist, while out at a bar in Georgetown, Corey was slapped on the butt by a group of "spoiled rich preppy kids who think that they are better than you because their dad makes a lot of money." After the boys tried slap number three, Corey body slammed him. “I just had so much rage against him . . . that I slammed him up against the wall,” Corey said. “[T]here is no reason for a girl to have to worry about being slapped . . . or touched when we go out.” Yes. How many times have all of us been through this scenario? Eight million. Plus ten more. Now that this news has spread, Corey went on NBC to talk about her defense and general take on public assault. You can watch the entire news report here. “It doesn’t just happen at bars, either—it’s happened to me at the grocery store, it happens to me on my lunch break in Georgetown, and it’s just demeaning, and it’s disrespectful, and it scares you, which is the biggest thing,” Corey says. “People say, ‘Oh, you’re at a bar or you’re out in public, you should accept the fact that that’s going to happen.’ And that’s not OK.” We're happy that "The Crown" is finally being used to talk about something worth while instead of vapid, false promises of "world peace." Via The Sexist
Our favorite 45-year-old rock star, Courtney Love is interviewed by Phantom Radio 105.2 in Dublin and she pulls a "Letterman days" move (refusing to get off the air). When the host says, "I like the song Loser Dust..." she says, "That's so gay." [Courtney Love] Megan Fox is too skinny for movies about cars that turn into soldiers. [Jezebel] Pouring alcohol into your eye balls to get drunk faster is the new black in Britain. [Daily Mail] Sarah Burton has some big shoes to fill over at The McQueen residence, but we think the old girl can do it. [Vogue] Lynn Hirshberg (the same journalist that Kurt and Courtney threatened to kill via voicemail after she said Courtney used heroin while pregnant in a 1992 issue of Vanity Fair) recently did a piece for The New York Times about M.I.A. M.I.A wasn't happy, so she posted a tasty tweet in rebuttal. Then, New York Magazine covered the "Ten Harshest Points" in Iceberg Hirshberg's article. (Really, was that necessary?) Maybe M.I.A. will get some love in her and writes a song called, "Payback's a bitch." [New York Times] Why Basketball Wives is sad for women everywhere. [Parlour] Peanut butter and jelly go together. But supposedly not Brooks Brothers and Comme de Garcons. [Vice]
Nina Persson's new capsule line with Hope proves (once again) that Swedish fashion is more than H&M, and The Cardigans are more than "Lovefool." Ok, Ann Ringstrand (one half of Hope's design team) used to work for H&M but the clothes she produces with Stefan Soderberg are distinctly timeless rather than trendy. Often monochromatic and minimalistic, the duo describes their aesthetic as, "low key, clean, raw and authentic." They approached Persson while she was in between touring with her new band, A Camp, and working on a collective project, Citizens Band (which includes Karen Elson). Persson describes her contributions to Hope's A/W '10 line as, "pieces I'd been looking for and not finding for many years...it felt like it would be ridiculous for me to try something complicated, avant-garde." And she's right. The looks are simple but that's what makes them poignant. The fox-collared coat (that Persson says comes from overpopulated hunted foxes in an attempt to ward off PETA attacks) is dramatic, yet something you could pull over jeans and a t-shirt. Oddly, the same can be said about the mesh skirt--and I don't change my mind or take it back (that's "Erase Rewind" for the less devoted Cardigans fans out there). Check out more Hope here and watch out for Persson's clothes in August. Via Style.com
No. 6 Store is a collaborative effort from Vintage collector, Morgan Yakus and stylist, Karin Bereson. The shop is an ever-changing rotation of vintage finds mixed in with designer names such as No.6 Store, Von Sono, Bodkin, Stine Goya, Coven, Burfitt, Henrik Vibskov, Annie Costello Brown jewelry, Electric Feathers and Veronique Renard jewelry (to name a few). Their "aim is for shoppers at No. 6 to immediately feel at home," Morgan and Karin say. "We encourage you to lounge on one of the couches when you need a break." Yes, we want to shop here. "And when trying on clothing, you are free to take your time, as if perusing a good friend's closet, though a fabulously stylish and impeccably organized one." Okay, we definitely want to shop here. No. 6 Store Lookbook's are available on their website. Both collections are stunning and practically every toe is topped with a clog.