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Meet the “Rebecca Black of Brooklyn Gentrification”

Following the rich tradition of green, misguided singers releasing singles in the hopes of capitalizing on some motif of kids these days, and then becoming lambs on the express bus to the [internet] slaughter— Catey Shaw’s “Brooklyn Girls.”

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Within 24 hours of the video’s release, it’s gone (the bad kind of) viral and Shaw has been dubbed "the Rebecca Black of Brooklyn Gentrification.” Ouch. Being it seems that she’s a fairly new implant to Brooklyn from Virginia Beach, Shaw obviously wasn’t aware of the Fight Club-esque protocol of being a 20-something moving to North Brooklyn— DO NOT TALK ABOUT IT, or face an onslaught of bitter native New Yorkers, and oddly, even more embittered migrants to New York, who are ready to throw the entire weight of the blame of the dirtiest word in the five boroughs— gentrification— on you. It’s a complex issue that probably doesn’t have a place being respectfully discussed amongst the riffraff ensuing from this song/video’s inception; so for now, let’s just be dignified, and on this #tbt remember last year’s “Brooklyn Girls”— “Chinese Food” by Alison Gold. 

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By: Stephanie Borgovan

#TBT: Designer Edition

Finding a great vintage designer tuck is easy. Imitating the innate glamour of a fashion house’s old advertisements from back in the day? That’s the hard part. Granted, most of these ads featured supermodel legends Naomi Campbell and Linda Evangelista — and we’re not trying to compete with them. Nevertheless, it’s fun to look back in time to get some inspiration from the greats. 

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Yves Saint Laurent, 1976. (Via Buzzfeed)

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(Queen) Naomi for YSL, 1991. (Via Oyster Mag)

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So… Paris Hilton does EDM now. Her music career has been spotty (and consistently screechy/autotuned), but she’s had various DJ stints over the past years and is a fixture at music festivals like Electric Daisy and Ultra. You can rest assured that the music video for her new single “Come Alive” has all the appropriate neon colors and large flower adornments that go with the EDM scene. The entire video is shot through a hallucinogenic lens, so she’s really going in on this aesthetic. We’ll spare you the intellectual breakdown of the “Come Alive” video — Time already did that for us.

By: Ana Colón

What’s Your Guilty Pleasure?

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You know those songs that you just CAN’T get out of your head no matter how overplayed they are? Well, at the Bib + Tuck headquarters, we definitely know those songs - and we definitely still love them. As a tribute to the songs that get too much love, we’ve listed our guilty pleasure songs for the summer.

Sari Azout: Marry Me - Train
"I’ve always loved them. This song always puts me in a great mood (cheesy I know)."

Sari Bib: Am I Wrong - Nico and Vinz
"I chose it because it makes me dance in the shower. I won’t deny that!"

Ilana Savdie: Anything by Blink 182
"When I have my headphones in, I’m most likely listening to them."

Catherine Park: Slow Down - Selena Gomez
"You know those songs that bring you back to another time? Well, (un)fortunately, I have Selena Gomez to take me back to those stifling, hot summer nights when I first met my boyfriend - it was full of adventure and endless dates so, I’ll be listening to this song until it’s completely unacceptable to. I guess you can call me romantic. Or insane."

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Best Po-Mo Shirt Ever

You’d think there was nowhere anyone could take Magritte sartorially after the Opening Ceremony collection. And then Sterling Bartlett made this shirt. image

It’s available for sale on his website

By: Stephanie Borgovan

Tagged: #magritte #rene

#SHORTGIRLPROBLEMS

It’s not easy being green short. Having to stand on your toes to see over a crowded bar, never being able to fully enjoy a standing room only concert, and the worst offender: always needing help to reach an item on the top shelf/rack at a store. Why should we have to subject ourselves to stilettos just to reach average height? Don’t we deserve comfortable footwear, too? The answer is: yes. We can have it all.

Well, almost. It’s always helpful to have a little heel in there, to average out the playing field. So we’ve found comfortable (and tuckable) shoes with some added height, to combat all #shortpeopleproblems. After all, platforms are a short girl’s best friend. Check check check it out. 

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Nike x Liberty London Sneakers, $80.

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Anthropologie Clogs, $70.

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It’s all about the pointless things in life…

Just kidding. These things aren’t useless; just random, perhaps. But it’s practical because when even your dinner party can’t entertain you, you could at least be getting a shiatsu foot massage under the table, ya feel?

And yes, we should all have a pair of sensual, hefty boobs hovering over our iPad’s because…if not, we would have to lay it on a counter or stash it among the pile of books on our desks. And it could always vanish into thin air. iPad disappearance problems solved with this humbling stand (could also double as a work of art, obvi).

Then you think - since I’m constantly running out of somewhat decent excuses to ditch the gym, I can use these kitchen utensils that are actually a form of heavy lifting! The dessert utensil weighs 2kg. So technically, when you’re eating the entire chocolate cake instead of just a slice, you’re also toning your arms more intensely. #winning.

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Finally, you have just your ordinary robot USB hub, a vital coffee mug for the cracked out caffeinator (I make up words when I feel like it), a kitchen spoon meets iPad stylus, lego lunchbox (Ziplock bags are so 1999), and a Bluetooth pillow so you can rock out in your dreams. Or stay awake all night. Whatever you choose to do, do it.

Top: Paper towel USB hub (you can even get the speakers option)// Mr. Boost portable charger// Venus of Cupertino ipod docking station// heated shiatsu foot massager//dumbbell cutlery

Bottom: robot multi-device USB hub// iZZi photographer orbit for iPhone 5 (various lens and photo options)//LEGO lunchbox// Prescription mug//bluetooth music pillow

By: Alexis Bendjouia

Apparently there’s a new trend of galleries and museums releasing trailers for the exhibits, multidisciplinary artist, Korakrit Arunanondchai being one of them for his new show, Letters to Chantri #1: The lady at the door/The gift that keeps on giving. He’s released this video for the installation, opening at Mistake Room in Los Angeles July 18. If the installation offers the IRL experience of this Sandals Beach Resort commercial gone trippy, book us a ticket to L.A. ASAP. 

By: Stephanie Borgovan

Extreme Interior Design

Last week on Bib + Tuck, our group of esteemed Interior Design Featured Closets offered their takes on envisioning the perfect room. Today we check out some extremist, if kind of inhospitable, takes from artists and designers using space as their canvas. If Crate & Barrel isn’t really your jam, but sleeping in streams of spray paint, or hanging out in misty, multi-color luminescence is, we’ve got some options for you. 

Katharina Gross 

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Musicians Create Alarms to Cushion Your Monday Mourning

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(Image via Tumblr)

BBC Radio 1’s weekend morning show hosted by DJ, Rob da Bank, has been asking its guests to create signature alarms. Most of the music featured on the show is electronic, and the roster so far features acts like Alt-J, Diplo, and Hot Chip. It’s actually a great grouping of musicians to lend their skills to the conceptualization of alternative ring tones— their palettes wont feel too far from what your ears are used to from the regular roster of cell phone alarms, but the range of artists run the atmospheric gamut of being lulled by loungey, dubby beats to twerking your butt into a day-glo painted stranger’s face— so you can start your morning however you need to.

Check out the complete list of alarm calls and download them onto your phone here.

By: Stephanie Borgovan

What to Read this AM

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(Image via Donald Drawbertson Instagram)

If you were in complete isolation yesterday (i.e. no social media, television, Internet, etc.) you might not know that Germany defeated Argentina in the World Cup. Well, now you do. (NY Times)

Shakira is a woman after our own hearts (so is her son, Milan) - and thanks to her incredible performance for the World Cup closing ceremony (in a bit of a contrast to the opening show), she stays on top. (Billboard)

If you didn’t head to the theaters this weekend to catch Caesar in “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,” here’s a video to quench that curiosity. Sort of. (Yahoo)

Hold back those tears of sadness - “Orange is the New Black” has not been canceled, everyone. (E! Online)

So who is this Donald Drawbertson and why is he killing it on Instagram right now? Take a look at his interview to find out. (Refinery29)

If your obsession with kale and brussels sprouts borders the line of intense dedication and embarrassment, you will rejoice. (Elle)

We know it’s over but now that the World Cup madness has come to an end, we need to discuss the most important aspect of it all. Who is the hottest player? Choose wisely. (Paper Magazine)

It’s been a hard week for us all. So take your mind off of the stress (and the heartbreak) with some of the things that caught our eye this week.

Zac Efron rode on a horse, shirtless. There’s a Putin joke to be made here. (Us Magazine)

Remember Eloise? She’s not doing too well. (New Yorker)

Lucky lets the dogs out — the dogs, the cats, the birds, the rabbits… all of them. (Lucky)

A new book shows your favorite rappers back in the day, baby-faced. (Paper)

Broad City was snubbed at the Emmys. They should’ve been nominated for these awards. (Vulture)

But at least Laverne Cox continues to absolutely kill it. (Jezebel)

Can you tell a real Matisse from a really good fake? (Fast Co.)

You can now see every NYC reference in songs, in map form. (Mashable)

Who exactly donated to the $70,000 potato salad Kickstarter campaign? (Huffington Post)

New fave Tumblr alert — aside from Tucked In, of course. (Beyoncé Voters)
It’s been a hard week for us all. So take your mind off of the stress (and the heartbreak) with some of the things that caught our eye this week.
Zac Efron rode on a horse, shirtless. There’s a Putin joke to be made here. (Us Magazine)
Remember Eloise? She’s not doing too well. (New Yorker)
Lucky lets the dogs out — the dogs, the cats, the birds, the rabbits… all of them. (Lucky)
A new book shows your favorite rappers back in the day, baby-faced. (Paper)
Broad City was snubbed at the Emmys. They should’ve been nominated for these awards. (Vulture)
But at least Laverne Cox continues to absolutely kill it. (Jezebel)
Can you tell a real Matisse from a really good fake? (Fast Co.)
You can now see every NYC reference in songs, in map form. (Mashable)
Who exactly donated to the $70,000 potato salad Kickstarter campaign? (Huffington Post)
New fave Tumblr alert — aside from Tucked In, of course. (Beyoncé Voters)