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Spend a day walking around New York City and you’ll spot at least one Mansur Gavriel bucket bag. It’s been the undeniable “It” item for a year now — and now that they opened up an e-shop and you don’t have to scour their limited retail supply, the bucket bag fever has become even more widespread. So we’ve reached the point that if you don’t already have one, you’re at least tempted to invest in a bucket bag. 

But is it worth it, so late in the game? How long will this trend last? What’s so innovative about it? All great questions. Don’t get me wrong — Mansur Gavriel does bucket bags well, hence their success. Heck, I find myself on their site from time to time ogling at his signature bright interiors. But if you haven’t been bitten by the bucket bag bug yet, maybe it’s a sign that you should stray away from the pack and look at some alternatives to the norm. Here are some for your consideration (all tuckable).

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Dooney & Bourke Leather Bucket Bag, $185.

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Orange Jumpsuits Banned After “Orange is the New Black” Makes Them “Cool”

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(Image via the Daily Beast)

We know what you’re thinking about the picture above— “dang, those ladies look so good in those jumpsuits. Where can I get me one of those?” But apparently the show’s popularity has caused an actual orange jumpsuit trend (I have yet to see its manifestations, but I welcome all pajama-like garb into the of-the-moment sartorial lexicon) and one Sheriff William Federspiel of Saginaw County in Michigan, is worried that chaos will ensue upon the prison system. “…because as you see shows on television, like ‘Orange Is The New Black,’ some people think it’s cool to look like an inmate of the Saginaw County Jail with wearing all-orange jumpsuits out at the mall or in public,” Federspiel says (yes, everyone has specifically targeted the Saginaw County Jail as having the uniform of the season and are probably committing crimes in your area precisely to get their hands on that jumpsuit…sir). He goes on, “It’s a concern because we do have our inmates out sometimes doing work in the public, and I don’t want anyone to confuse them or have them walk away.”

I guess if it’s a real problem, maybe instead of overhauling the wardrobe, the sheriff could kindly remind the public, that this young man too, wore an orange jumpsuit in jail.

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 By: Stephanie Borgovan

Summer soirée—in a hot sec.

Before you go all Martha Stewart up in here, just know that yes, you should definitely throw a lil something for summer at your casa because all you really need is a decent playlist (or talkative friends, preferably both), some good drinks and cheese.

Don’t you dare have a party without a cheese platter, it’s immoral. Also pair the selection with some prosciutto, olives, crackers and a fruit spread (hint, hint: fig). Lowdown on the platter here. Everybody likes bruschetta—extra points for roasting the tomatoes, it just gives the baguette swag, ya know? Recipe here. Oh, and smother some cukes with smoked salmon and put a stick in it…mmm, healthy.

Never trust a person who says they don’t like sangria. Also, Food & Wine says these are the best wines under $15, and we don’t question sources like that. Sangria recipe here. Don’t forget the limes and golden raspberries. Oh, and if you could garner some mason jars in the picture, you know you’re going to get an “OMG, I love mason jars!” from someone. Hit up Target—set of 6 for $11!

After you pray everyone got stuffed off the appetizers, bring out the taco goods. I’m a fan of the DIY station because soggy tacos are the enemy. Avocado is key. Don’t fear creativity over here—aka whip out the whole cilantro peach thing because…why not? Recipe for chipotle fish tacos with cilantro salsa here. The DIY platter thing can be found right hur.

And BOOM, just like that you got a nice little party on the fly. Crank up some Ja Rule, Donna Summers, whatever you gotta do and keep the sangria coming.

By: Alexis Bendjouia

Bill Murray is a simple man. Like any overheated human with a sweet tooth, he enjoys the occasional swirl cone in the summertime. But of course, Bill Murray cannot go unnoticed satisfying his sugary cravings: someone on Reddit shared this picture of Murray enjoying his ice cream (appropriately DGAF). Add him to the list of Men Enjoying Soft Serve.
(Image via Reddit/The Cut.)
By: Ana Colón

Bill Murray is a simple man. Like any overheated human with a sweet tooth, he enjoys the occasional swirl cone in the summertime. But of course, Bill Murray cannot go unnoticed satisfying his sugary cravings: someone on Reddit shared this picture of Murray enjoying his ice cream (appropriately DGAF). Add him to the list of Men Enjoying Soft Serve.

(Image via Reddit/The Cut.)

By: Ana Colón

Lazy Day Pants (Under $100!)

There are days where you peel the sheets off in the morning and spend all day wishing you hadn’t. Where I’m from, there’s a saying that goes, “you have your sheets stuck on you.” Puerto Rican Spanish doesn’t translate that well into English (that’s why we have Spanglish), but it refers to when the bags under your eyes are a dead giveaway to where you’d rather be. You daydream about an alternate universe in which you could bring your bed with you? While there are developments in that realm, they’re not 100% socially (or workplace) acceptable. You can, however, have your sheets stuck on you, literally — choose comfy pants, and the quality of your life will improve drastically. Lose yourself in the silky goodness: 

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Grey Silky Track Pants, $57.

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Silk Pants, $46. 

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Playa people

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Finally, that time of year where we disintegrate in the summer sun with all kinds of uneven sunburns and awkward tan lines has arrived. Unless you emerge from the beach a golden tropical goddess, in which case…ignore the former. Anyways, having the ultimate beach bag is rule #1 (one of those empty black bottomless pits that stash everything from a bottle of chilled rosé to whatever frying oil you fancy).

Polaroids are fun (maybe keep some memories off the digital grid for a hot sec? Or not, IDK). You should probably hop on these bags ASAP before someone else beats you to the tuck. The red one is Anthropologie and obv the woven one is a new Wayuu mochila. You’re going to need some no-brainer coverups like the Roxy one or the Rory Beca. A feisty little towel to claim your territory and some shades so you can try to avoid wrinkles for a bit longer are essentials too. Bottom right: Ray Ban and the other is a vintage from American Apparel (oh, for $39). 

Alright, tuck away people…Tuck away…See you at the playa.

By: Alexis Bendjouia

Your Horoscope for the Week in GIFS

In moments of emotional/mental fragility, a horoscope offers the mirage of a safety net of order amidst the chaos— yes, you were supposed to lose that $40 on the subway tracks because “financial endeavors will not fair well this week”— ooooh, okay.

So we’re excited about NY Mag’s weekly astrology GIFS, which add some extra panache to our dependence on someone else telling us it’s all part of our destiny. Although I’m already feeling jealous of Pisces, because their week is supposed to be all: image

while my sign got a GIF of two polar bears— cute animal GIFs are not news to me, okay, NY Mag? At any given moment, I’m looking at a polar bear— like, tell me something I don’t know. 

By: Stephanie Borgovan

Tagged: #horoscopes #GIFs

Our Favorite Moments in Celebrity Performance #Art

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(Image via Frank 151)

Until not too long ago, if a celebrity wanted to add a layer of cool to their image, they’d dip into music (e.g. Keanu Reeves, Eddie Murphy, Paris Hilton, Joey Lawrence—please take a second to Google this one, we’ll wait— etc.). These days, the climate has changed, and the road to that extra sheen has been rerouted through Marina Abramovic performance art. 

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Wrap It Up: Our Favorite Headwrap Looks and Scarves to Beat the Heat

As anyone with long hair knows, once summer comes, your locks have the same effect on your neck and back as a magnifying glass held over an ant on a sunny day (DEATH)— so it’s gotta go up. Instead of limiting yourself to alternating between pony and top knot— why not try some of these lovely hair wrapping techniques with some of our equally lovely soft, lightweight printed scarves. Style and comfort/practicality rarely meet, but when they do it’s a beautiful opportunity you should definitely seize. 

The Turban Style Headband 

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(Image via Tumblr)

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You’re Right: That Text Sans Exclamation Was *Super* Bitchy

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In the age of text based communication, there’s an undeniable fragility to how are statements are ultimately read: grammar. We’ve collectively made a lot of silent agreements about this subject— all caps = shouting (please calm down), ellipses = dubious or sexual undertones, repeating the last letter of a word/sentence = super casual, laid back, like, whateverrrrrr, you know?

Then there’s the moment of truth in sentence termination: period or exclamation? My guess is, 96% of the time, your inclination to use a period is technically correct, but in order to maintain any comfortable level of amiability with your recipient, you should probably opt for the exclamation point. This is especially true if you are sending a short message to someone, because opportunities to communicate tone are lessened and the brevity of your statement has more weight to bear. Example: “Ok!” v.s. “Ok.” If you recently received the latter from someone and were wondering—yeah, they hate you.

And now, even grammarians agree that while this misuse of the exclamation is certainly incorrect, it is officially social protocol to the point that they participate in it too, despite knowing better. So, to all the grammarians who have failed to put an end to this spiral of anxiety ridden communication: K. 

by: Stephanie Borgovan

(Pause.) David Lynch Designs a Women’s Sportswear Line

David Lynch has made some fun little forays in the last years since he’s taken a sabbatical from filmmaking. None of them quite made sense on paper (being awarded the key to the city of Bydgoszcz, Poland, doing a daily weather report for L.A. on his website, becoming the spokesperson for Transcendental Meditation, directing a reunion concert for Duran Duran, appearing in Louie’s season 3 finale, dipping into music alongside a ton of famous musicians like Karen O., Lykke Li, Interpol, and Nine Inch Nails)— unless you take into consideration that it’s David Lynch, which instantly nulls any potential incredulity. His latest extracurricular is teaming up with women’s sportswear line Live the Process, to design a capsule collection for them. 

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What to Read this AM

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(Via Gisele Bundchen Instagram)

We know it’s hard on Monday mornings. So we’re bringing you some of the latest news to read up on before that dreaded meeting. We love you, too.

A lot of congratulations are in order today, it seems. It’s none other than our favorite Brazilian bombshell, Gisele Bundchen’s 34th birthday. And she went all out, floral cake, Instagramming, the whole nine years. (E! Online)

Having major withdrawals from one of America’s favorite celebrity match-ups, Brangelina? Well, fret not because they’re making a movie together. (Harpers Bazaar)

Hey, all you Star Wars fans. If you didn’t know already, J.J. Abrams showed off one of his X-Wing starfighters set to appear in his next movie. (Variety)

We’re not sure how we first felt when we heard of the nuptials - with guests like Robert Downey, Jr. and Coco Rocha - of none other than Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo. But I’m sure there will be tears of sadness for both men and women. (Refinery29)

If you haven’t already heard of the tragic news, Skye McCole Bartusiak, best known for her role in Mel Gibson’s, “The Patriot” was found dead in her parent’s home over the weekend. (USA Today)

But honestly, how attached are you to your phone? If you’re like us and it’s pretty much in our hands most of the time, then check out the numbers from a recent national survey of people just like us. (NY Magazine)

Our little royal is a day away from celebrating his first birthday! What other way to pay tribute to his adorable chubby cheeks than to look through a slideshow of Prince George’s best moments? (InStyle)

To commemorate #TBT, Complex dug up this video of a 19-year-old Kanye West rapping at the legendary record store Fat Beats in NYC, way back in 1996. The clip teaches us two things: 

  1. Kanye has real talent.
  2. Not even the now fashion savant could escape the dark ’90s trend that was polo shirts. 

Watch the video above, be impressed by baby-faced ‘Ye (he hasn’t changed all that much!), and read more about the clip over at Complex.

By: Ana Colón

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By Ilana Savdie

In my head, artists Mike and Claire only live in videos cut out of a Gondry-esque set, painted head to toe in a primary color. In reality, the digital art duo has lived and worked together since they met at art school, making exquisite videos and gifs, and regularly morphing into almost any character imaginable
From the cheerfully terrifying Skeletons and Psychadelic Easter Bunny, to their hilarious Gem SistersMike and Claire’s work straddles the dream/nightmare line with a Cartoon Network vibe. It’s with this jittery, cartoon-like approach that they tackle current feminist themes in their latest project, Fried Eggs, a video released earlier this month on Vice. This duo, with their beautifully hand-made costumes and paper doll-like sets, are sometimes the flotation device you need amongst the vAp0rWave sea of artists on tumblr.

I asked Mike and Claire to answer some of my questions in Gifs: 

What have you guys been up to since your last Bib + Tuck feature?image

What are people’s biggest misconception about you?

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MIke: image

Claire, what is Mike to you? image

If you could be any famous duo, real or fake, what would you be?

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How do you feel when you get compared to Ryan Trecartin or Cindy Sherman?

Claire: imageMike:image

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