Good Tunes, Good Vibes

by Ryan Benson

Your brother peed on the toilet seat? You lost your retainer? You forgot to put on deodorant this morning? That blows. But these songs will make it better!!!! Grab your earbuds and turn that frown upside-down, doll.


Flash Tat Take-Over

Ditch your jewels and grab your sponges, pals. Flash tats have officially arrived. These temporary tattoos provide a fresh and funky substitute for your go-to gold glam, bringing a whole new meaning to the term "arm party." 

Thanks to Lauren Marshall and Olivia Lamarre for the fab pics. 

feeling flashy.


How to Back-to-School Shop like a CHAMP

by Ryan Benson

Back to school shopping was invented solely as a way to assuage the terror of actually going back to school. It's like, "Hey! sorry that you have to bust your butt for the next ten months, writing an outrageous amount of papers on the significance of aglets and jupiter, but at least you get a cute pair of shorts out of it!" I don't know whether I should feel manipulated by this or just embrace the opportunity to coin some cool shorts. I guess because there's no escaping going back to school (seriously - I'm still fifteen, it's required by law that I go)I might as well buy the shorts. And buy them like a CHAMP, am I right? But how does one back to school shop like a CHAMP, you ask? See below!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

STEP 1: hit up a cool vintage/second hand store nearby.

STEP 2: scour like your life depends on it.

STEP 3: purchase a pair of platform mandals and reach new heights (pun very much intended).

STEP 4: fuel up at kick-butt burger joint.

STEP 4.5: don't forget to saunter in the awesomeness of newly purchased jewels whilst enjoying your hotdog.

STEP 5: convince yourself you are totally cultured, well-read, and ready to kill it this school-year at a charmingly cluttered book store.

STEP 7: end the afternoon by #fiercing in front of cool street art. 




22 of the legend's weirdest moments to signify her 22 years of existence.

when she wore this shirt. and posed like this.

when she professed her love for bacon via vine

when she sported this bart simpson get-up. (perfectly paired with that red beanie, we might add)

when she posed as a larger-than-life-sized jack-in-the-box

when she exchanged this casual butt caress with badgal

when she made this turtle face at harry

when she held this cat and felt awe-inspired

when she bought a bunny, named it cecil, and created an instagram for it (@cecildelevingne)

when she paired this elizabeth taylor hat with a campbell's soup clutch

when she rode the escalator like this whilst karlie kloss felt uncomfortably normal

when she modeled that ugly hat while allowing a woman to rest her hand on her face.

when she wore this hotdog suit. and loved it.
when she hung out with this komodo dragon
when she uncontrollably laughed at karl lagerfeld's phone screen and karl remained stoic
when she dog-whispered with pink chihuahuas 

when she made this face as just a mere nugget

when she starred in this video for the love magazine (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7XXDM4MmYGQ)

when she touched tongues with miley, resulting in a rainbow of righteousness

when she went grocery shopping with rihanna and joan smalls at the chanel show

when she just kinda held a soccer ball during the victoria secret fashion show

when she wore this and felt oh-so content with the world

when she advocated twerking in the coolest of ways


What's Yo Flava?!

A person's favorite ice cream flavor is the information that unveils the secrets masked in the depths of the spirit. You're a vanilla-chocolate soft serve twist kinda gal? You obviously are nostalgic for your simpler childhood days. Do you opt for plain vanilla but load on the toppings? You appear ostentatious and spunky, but underneath your over-the-top facade, you're actually an old, classic soul. Now that I think of it, why really try to get to know someone anyway when you can just analyze her favorite ice cream flavor? Am I right?? This summer, I tracked down my friends from around the globe and demanded pictures of their cones, cups, and cookie sandwiches. So now you tell me, what do their fav flavas reveal about them? Are they bland or bold? Fearless or fearful? And then, if you feel comfortable enough confiding in me, comment your favorite flavor on this post. Maybe I'll analyze it for you and tell you something even you didn't know about yourself.

Strawberry on a cake cone. Mayville, NY.

Vanilla soft serve. London Bridge, London, UK. 

Photo by Murphy Brennan

Cotton candy. Berlin, Germany.

Photo by Lauren Marshall

Milk and cookies and mint chocolate chip with rainbow sprinkles. Charlotte, NC.

Photo by Mebane Garner

Vanilla-chocolate soft serve twist with rainbow sprinkles. Chautauqua, NY.

Fig on a wafer cone. Orosi, Costa Rica.

Photo by Caroline Beltz

Coffee bean and mint chocolate chunk. Mayville, NY.

Photo by Emmy O'Leary

Strawberry. San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua.

Photo by Caroline Beltz

Salted caramel gelato. Charleston, SC.

Vanilla with crunch and rainbow sprinkles. Chautauqua, NY.

Coffee and cookies n cream. Normandy, NJ.

Photo by Kit Smith

Mint chip soft serve with m&m's. Chautauqua, NY.

Photo by Sam O'Leary

Mint chocolate chunk in a waffle cone. Mayville, NY.

Photo by Sam O'Leary

Strawberry gelato. Florence, Italy.

Photo by Alice Munro

Cereal milk soft serve. New York, NY.

Photo by Abbie Lynch

Coffee,  coconut, and cookies n cream gelato. Isle of Palms, SC.

Photo by Caroline Funderburg

Diddy Riese ice cream sandwich: mint chocolate chip ice cream on chocolate chip cookies. Los Angeles, CA.

Photo by Emmy O'Leary

Cookie dough and chocolate with chocolate sprinkles. Charlotte, NC.

Photo by Lauren Marshall