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    Ending what's been an otherwise subdued Fashion Week with a big rock 'n' roll bang, Nur Khan threw a little concert at Hiro Ballroom last night featuring a performance from Guns N' Roses. Though we remain firm in our belief that any GNR lineup without Slash is not a GNR lineup, their performance still sounds like it was pretty boonanas and featured renditions of "Paradise City" and "Sweet Child O' Mine." Attendees included Justin Timberlake, Matt Damon, Jimmy Fallon, Jason Sudeikis, Olivia Wilde, Sienna Miller, Nick Zinner, Taylor Momsen and .... Chelsea Clinton (because it wouldn't be a fashion week party without a deeply strange mix of celebrities). Khan told Blackbook's Steve Lewis that he decided to host the performance at Hiro (where he also hosted Courtney Love's fashion week performance in September and where Paper has hosted many a party) to pay his respect to the soon-to-be re-vamped club. "It's sort of my two cents into the goodbye," Khan said. "The town is losing another rock and roll room. I'm going to have to build another. We'd still be at Don Hill's if he hadn't died. This show at Hiro is all out ...confetti canons, arealists. It's the last hurrah before Mark [sic] Packer takes Hiro and Matsuri over and does what he does to it."

    Check out the photos above from last night's partay above.

    Nur Khan: The Eye of the Storm
    Courtney Love's Hiro Ballroom Fashion Week Show

    PLUS: All of our New York Fashion Week coverage, all in one spot!


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    No longer just a last resort for covering pesky love bites or a staple for prudish prepsters and their pearls, the turtleneck has resurfaced as a sleek 'n' chic wardrobe staple. Reintroduced back into fashion by Phoebe Philo at Celine and Raf Simons at Jil Sander for Spring/Summer 2012, the turtleneck has stayed strong through the Pre-Fall collections and into Fall/Winter.

    "I like a turtleneck," Edward Enninful, W's Style and Fashion Director, told us before the Donna Karan F/W 2012 show. "They have been popping up everywhere and can look good on the right person. I like it underneath a jacket or coat."

    Even one of the Fashion Week's most stylish denizens, Visionaire's Cecilia Dean, is a fan.  She wore three versions while attending shows this week.

    Screen shot 2012-02-17 at 1.00.39 PM.pngPhotos via The Cut

    Here are some of our favorite looks from this New York Fashion Week.

    Screen shot 2012-02-17 at 1.05.13 PM.pngDonna Karan showed just how sexy a turtleneck can be as a little black dress with sheer sleeves.  (Photo via

    Screen shot 2012-02-17 at 1.07.23 PM.pngDiane von Furstenburg used the t-neck as an alternative to the über feminine blouse under a suit.  (Photo via

    tumblr_lzf29eN1nu1qbvkmso1_500.jpgFair Isle at J. Crew. Photo by Atisha Paulson.

    Screen shot 2012-02-17 at 1.10.33 PM.pngThe turtleneck is also unisex. Here is on both genders at Michael Kors. (Photo via

    Screen shot 2012-02-17 at 1.12.37 PM.png It's so Cynthia Rowley to add a little bling. (Photo via

    Screen shot 2012-02-17 at 2.19.09 PM.pngCropped and cartooned at Jeremy Scott(Photo via

    Screen shot 2012-02-17 at 2.21.36 PM.pngRolled-up with holes at Alexander Wang. (Photo via

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    Mocked at Proenza Schouler. (Photo via

    Screen shot 2012-02-17 at 2.24.17 PM.pngNo need for a scarf when layering with a turtleneck at Elizabeth and James. (Photo via

    Screen shot 2012-02-17 at 2.24.25 PM.pngA black leather t-neck at Helmut Lang. (Photo via

    Feeling hot, hot, hot pink at Fashion Week this season.

    PLUS: All of our New York Fashion Week coverage, all in one spot!

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    Mr. Mickey has weaved through the markets of Tangier, the twisty alleyways of Delhi and rubbed shoulders with dignitaries, royals and go-go boys alike in most of Europe's capital cities. Now, he has embarked on a new journey -- to the bathroom.  For his Elizabeth Hummer-produced web series "On the Pot With..." Mickey chats with various notable types, well, in the bathroom. At last night's party at the W Hotel, celebrating Isabel Toledo's new book Roots of Style, and hosted by none other than PAPER editor Kim Hastreiter, Mr. Mickey pulled Toledo, Ikram Goldman and Jacob Brown into the potty room for a little tête-à-tête. Everyone make sure to wash their hands afterwards!

    Here, Mickey talks with lady of the hour Isabel Toledo, who reveals: "I have no taste -- taste gets in the way in designing."

    And here, Mr. Mickey has a moment with the legendary, super-energetic Ikram Goldman (of Chicago boutique Ikram) on why she loves New York fashion. 


    And finally, Mickey chats with T magazine entertainment director Jacob Brown about his recent T cover story on Lana Del Rey, and how he thought Ms. Rey was an intern when he first met her.

    PLUS: All of our New York Fashion Week coverage, all in one spot!

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    Scout-Pic.jpgIn honor of Fashion Week sweeping through the city this week, we asked design duo and creators of gorgeous, nearly-lickable leather objects, Callie Jenschke and Nicki Clendening of Scout Designs to share their favorite watering holes with Papermag. When Jenschke and Clendening aren't cooling their well-traveled heels, they're creating buttery soft  handbags for Moore & Giles, the well-respected leather purveyor who also designs bartender Jim Meehan's urban-safari-like bar bags. Jenschke and Clendening were recently included in luxury good merchant One Kings Lane's Tastemakers of the Year, and as curators of the eye-pleasing, it only makes sense that these savvy aesthetes should also know a thing or two about places to please the taste buds. They break down their recommendations for us below.

    Post-Work Prandial: We're always running all over the places, but we're most often in SoHo so our favorite place is Jo's on Elizabeth. We're always guaranteed a spot, the bartenders are great, and they have a happy hour from 5 to 8. They have a great tequila drink called The Sancho we like.

    Night on the Town: We're less club girls and more bar ladies so we like to go to a restaurant and hang out at the bar. The bar at Isa in Williamsburg is great. I [Callie] got a Manhattan last time. We just went to Tertulia and had drinks too, which was fun, but our most favorite bar is PDT, and whatever Jim [Meehan] makes us we love. We put our drinks in his hands.

    Boozy Lunch: We love lambrusco, so we go to Locanda Verde and sit at the bar. ABC Kitchen is another great place to get lunch and do all the crazy little dishes.

    Best Design: Buvette on Grove is warm and cozy. It's a jewel box. Everything about it is perfect -- the marble bar, antique mirrors. Every detail looks loved. Highlands in the West Village has great fabric everywhere -- the upholstery is beautiful. We love their leather bar stools.

    Celebratory/Conciliatory: When we have a really good day or a really bad day we go have happy hour drinks in the lounge at Per Se. They're the sweetest people in the whole world. Last time we drank this sparkly pink thing -- a seasonal tangerine fizz or something.

    Keep up with Scout Designs and their spankin' new online store. Next Wednesday, February 22 they'll launch The Mercantile, a constantly rotating collection of 25 objets d'art they've scouted and picked up over the years.

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    All-black everything may be the New York uniform but this Fashion Week, neon-bright citrus tones made a huge appearance. Whether coats, sweaters or elegant evening gowns, colors straight from a roll of Lifesavers added some panache to the runway.  Here are some of our favorite examples of the trend:

    Maria Cornejo F:W12_1.pngZero + Maria Cornejo (Photo by Anna Thiessen)

    calvin klein f:w '12_1.pngCalvin Klein (Photo by Imaxtree/The Cut)

    charlotte ronson f:w 12.pngCharlotte Ronson (Photo by Imaxtree/The Cut)

    proenza f:w 12 _1.pngProenza Schouler (Photo by Imaxtree/The Cut)

    Jcrew f: w 12_1.pngJ. Crew (Photo by Atisha Paulson)

    honor f:w '12.pngHonor (Photo by Imaxtree/The Cut)

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    Narciso Rodriguez  (Photo by Imaxtree/The Cut)

    nanette_lepore f:w12_1.pngNanette Lepore (Photo by Imaxtree/The Cut)

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    Whew! What a week. We went to a lot of shows, a lot of parties, a lot of after-parties -- and talked to a lot of people. Here's the best of the best of what various designers, editors, celebrities and general fabulous types said to us. Now excuse us while we take one and a half Nyquil, bring our laptop into bed and watch the first five minutes of Parenthood before we pass out and sleep for 17 hours.

    Screen shot 2012-02-17 at 5.34.55 PM.png"People keep asking me what the difference between me and Tim Gunn is, and I like to think it's that I have had sex more recently."  -- Joana Coles at the Tommy Hilfiger show.

    Screen shot 2012-02-17 at 4.43.49 PM.png"She's Italian.  I'm an idiot from the Midwest." -- Willem Dafoe at the Miu Miu party, on his wife being more fashionable than he is. (Photo by Joe Schildhorn /

    Screen shot 2012-02-17 at 4.47.28 PM.png"Well the deal is, if I maintain straight As, I can go out on a school night occasionally." -- Harry Brant at Miu Miu party. (Photo from

    viola davis_vera wang.jpg"I'm getting no sleep.  As a matter of fact, I fell asleep while they were doing my hair...with my mouth open!" -- Viola Davis, at the Vera Wang show. (Photo by

    Screen shot 2012-02-17 at 5.02.31 PM.png"I actually look weird when I dress up like a boy... when I try to do the full boy tuxedo look, I look ridiculous. It's kind of like that scene in The Birdcage where Nathan Lane tries to wear a suit and wears yellow stockings underneath... it's that.  I also have a weird sense of my body because I'm an ice skater so everything's always tight and sparkly and shiny and I have a tendency to go too much. -- Johnny Weir at the Alice + Olivia show. (Photo by Billy Farrell/

    Screen shot 2012-02-17 at 5.03.19 PM.png"The thing is, we're not home often -- so where I do my shopping is Gilt Groupe.  But it's so bad, my shopping, to the point that I buy so much stuff and don't remember what I bought and then I try to sneak the boxes into the house without Matt seeing because I really have a problem. I'm not allowed to buy any clothes this month." -- Kim Schifino of Matt & Kim, at the Alice + Olivia show. (Photo by Billy Farrell/

    "We have these incredibly powerful minimalist urges that last for about 30 seconds -- and then we go back to tchotchke village." -- Simon Doonan

    Screen shot 2012-02-17 at 5.16.38 PM.png"Fuuuuccckkk.  Ow.  And then 'oh fuck' again.  It was quite embarrassing." -- Lara Stone on falling during the Karl Lagerfeld show. (Photo from Getty Images)

    Screen shot 2012-02-17 at 5.19.15 PM.png"The sound of the girl just going 'Ah, ah, ah' -- that's the best music ever. That makes you come right away, a noisy girl. -- Andre Saraiva on the best music to have sex to, at the Colette Sex Party. (Photo by Marco Ovando)

    "Homeless disco pilgrim channeled through Lynn Yaeger." -- Mr. Mickey, on the Marc by Marc Jacobs show. Screen shot 2012-02-17 at 5.20.22 PM.png"I like a turtleneck... to quote Neil from Freaks and Geeks, 'Everyone looks good in turtlenecks. That's the point.'" (Photo by Jesse Lirola/

    "It's the type of clothes, if you have to go to the bank, and don't want to look like a fashion nutcase. If you put on that suit, you'll get the money." -- Norma Kamali, on her new line Kamali Kulture.

    Screen shot 2012-02-17 at 5.25.58 PM.png"A crossover between architecture, ethnomusicology and trade routes in Asian art." -- what Michelle Harper wrote her college thesis on. (Photo by

    Air-Jordan-2012-Year-of-the-Dragon-12.jpg"You saw Nicki Minaj last night, right? Girl sold out like a new pair of Jordans!" -- Overheard at the Theyskens Theory show.

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    "I got stuck in a beaver dam once -- wrong place, wrong time." -- Mia Tyler at the Tommy Hilfiger show. (Photo from Zimbio)

    Screen shot 2012-02-17 at 5.45.01 PM.png"I'm so stupid, I went to The Box at Lincoln Center first! It's confusing!" -- Tinsley Mortimer on getting The Box (the nightclub) and The Box (at Lincoln Center) confused. (Photo from Zimbio)

    Screen shot 2012-02-17 at 5.47.17 PM.png"She was my first styling client! I used to dress her up in evening gowns all the time." -- Joe Zee on Barbie, at the Barbie Dream Closet opening. (Photo by Billy Farrell/

    Screen shot 2012-02-17 at 5.50.11 PM.png"Remember, energy begets energy." -- Linda Fargo's Fashion Week advice, at the Jason Wu after-party. (Photo Neil Rasmus/

    Mickey Boardman: "Since you're runner's up [in the CFDA Fashion Fund Awards] does that mean if Joseph Altuzarra pulls a Vanessa Williams and does nude photos, you take over?"
    Chris Peters of Creatures of the Wind: What????!!?!?!

    Screen shot 2012-02-17 at 6.01.15 PM.png"A Rhodesian Ridgeback because they are fierce and loyal and you generally don't want to fuck with them" - Suroosh Alvi, the founder of VICE, on his dog counterpart, at the VICE Puppy Fashion Show.

    PLUS: All of our New York Fashion Week coverage, all in one spot!

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    New York Fashion Week, you're officially over and you've officially wiped us out. But if we're tired, that means our amazing photographers who ran around all week covering show after show and party after party must be absolutely exhausted. Below, we've picked out some of our favorite images from their coverage, all of which can be found here. Thank you so much to Alexander Thompson, Angela Pham, Anna Thiessen, Atisha Paulson, Greg Scaffidi, Marco Ovando and Rebecca Smeyne for their amazing work. Until September!


    Backstage at Alberta Ferretti -- Photo by Greg Scaffidi.

    AnaSui0443.JPGBackstage at Anna Sui -- Photo by Greg Scaffidi

    AngelaPham04.jpgElvis impersonator at the MADE X Milk Studios party  -- Photo by Angela Pham

    AngelaPham16.jpgWu Tang Clan performs at MADE X Milk Studios Party -- Photo by Angela Pham

    vera_wang2F.jpg Backstage at Vera Wang -- Photo by Alexander Thompson

    colette-sex1-thumb-500xauto-84432.jpg The Colette Sex Party. -- Photo by Marco Ovando

    db8.jpgPants backstage at Duckie Brown -- Photo by Marco Ovando

    DVF0036.JPGBackstage at DVF -- Photo by Greg Scaffidi

    Honor0198.jpgBackstage at Honor -- Photo by Greg Scaffidi

    IMG_0695-thumb-500xauto-82284.jpgThe Ting Tings play at the Box -- Photo by Atisha Paulson

    IMG_3500-thumb-500xauto-81736.jpgThere Will Be Rag and Bone -- Photo by Marco Ovando

    IMG_4111-thumb-500xauto-82675.jpgCatherine Malandrino -- Photo by Marco Ovando

    IMG_4207.jpgModel getting his hair shellacked at Tim Coppens -- Photo by Atisha Paulson

    IMG_4656.jpgDita Von Teese performs at the Standard on Valentine's Day -- Photo by Rebecca Smeyne

    IMG_4671-thumb-500xauto-83923.jpgBetsey Johnson shows off her pants backstage at her show -- Photo by Marco Ovando

    IMG_5057.jpgModel with a rainbow wig coat backstage at Jeremy Scott. -- Photo by Rebecca Smeyne

    IMG_4829.jpgBackstage at Jeremy Scott -- Photo by Rebecca Smeyne

    IMG_5021.jpgBackstage at Jeremy Scott -- Photo by Rebecca Smeyne

    IMG_5680-thumb-500xauto-85101.jpgJeremy Scott after-party -- Photo by Rebecca Smeyne

    IMG_5474.jpgThreeAsFour -- Photo by Rebecca Smeyne

    Screen shot 2012-02-17 at 7.22.32 PM.pngChris Benz -- Photo by Atisha Paulson

    tumblr_lzgfmii1Cj1qao9wi.jpgDebbie Harry at Chris Benz -- Photo by Atisha Paulson

    Screen shot 2012-02-17 at 7.27.35 PM.pngJenna Lyons and a model styled to look like her at J.Crew -- Photo by Atisha Paulson

    Screen shot 2012-02-17 at 7.29.24 PM.png J.Crew -- Photo by Atisha Paulson

    IMG_6127.jpgStephen Burrows and models backstage at his show -- Photo by Rebecca Smeyne

    IMG_7641.jpgCeiling at the Top of the Standard. -- Photo by Atisha Paulson

    IMG_7821.jpgThe Kills at the Top of the Standard -- Photo by Atisha Paulson

    IMG_9005.jpgBrad Goreski at Kate Spade -- Photo by Atisha Paulson

    IMG_9072.jpgSkirt, purse and gloves at Kate Spade -- Photo by Atisha Paulson

    Karen Walker Fall 2012_Pier 59 Studios_Anna Thiessen_009.JPGPrint backstage at Karen Walker -- Photo by Anna Thiessen

    Jason Wu0170.JPGModels backstage at Jason Wu -- Photo by Greg Scaffidi

    Screen shot 2012-02-17 at 6.36.11 PM.pngagnes b -- Photo by Atisha Paulson

    JMendel0289.JPGJ Mendel -- Photo by Greg Scaffidi

    tumblr_lzg1bwKC1G1qbvkms.jpgDiesel Black Gold hair and makeup -- Photo by Rebecca Smeyne

    Screen shot 2012-02-17 at 7.49.43 PM.pngSkaist-Taylor -- Photo by Atisha Paulson

    MarcByMarc0580.JPGMarc by Marc Jacobs -- Photo by Greg Scaffidi

    tumblr_lzgxp1Rjkj1qbvkmso1_500.jpgModel backstage at Marc by Marc Jacobs -- Photo by Atisha Paulson

    PeterSom0269.JPGPeter Som -- Photo by Greg Scaffidi

    tam_6F-thumb-500xauto-84928.jpgModel backstage at Vivienne Tam -- Photo by Alexander Thompson

    Screen shot 2012-02-17 at 5.56.11 PM.pngLibertine -- Photo by Greg Scaffidi

    tumblr_lzjibi6Wvz1qbvkms.jpgBackstage at Brood -- Photo by Rebecca Smeyne

    tumblr_lziptoXmvQ1qao9wi.jpgModel backstage at Nanette Lepore -- Photo by Atisha Paulson

    ToryBurch0250.JPGModel backstage at Tory Burch -- Photo by Greg Scaffidi

    PLUS: All of our New York Fashion Week coverage, all in one spot!

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    Mr. Mickey will write more when he's back at his hotel, but here's a little iPhone movie he shot of the finale at Henry Holland's London Fashion Week show earlier today. Nothing beats a super colorful F/W collection!

    PLUS: All of our New York Fashion Week coverage, all in one spot!

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    Last year we celebrated Presidents' Day with a list of the hottest POTUSes of all time (Franklin Pierce = sigh). This year, however, we're broadening our horizons with a little roundup of the hottest presidents and prime ministers from around the world. Please note that this list is based on looks alone and does not reflect any very bad decisions and/or other stupid things any of these lookers may have done or said over the years. Did we forget any heads of state who make you weak in the knees? Tell us in the comments!

    225px-Chinchilla_Adelante.jpgThumbs up for hot President of Costa Rica, Laura Chinchilla!

    Mohamed_Nasheed.jpgMohamed Nasheed just resigned as President of the Maldives a couple of weeks ago, but we're making an exception for obvious reasons.


    Spain's José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero. Good eyebrows, good eyebrows.

    sarkozy3.jpgHere's France's Nicolas Sarkozy shirtless with festive short shorts in a canoe.

    goodluck-420x0.jpgGood luck resisting the charming smile of Nigeria's President, Goodluck Jonathan.

    Mark_rutte_Minister_President.jpgDutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte. We would go Dutch with him any time.

    King_Jigme_Khesar_Namgyel_Wangchuck_(edit).jpgJigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, King of Bhutan, married a commoner last year. Swoon.

    Cristina-Fernandez.jpgHi yourself, Cristina Fernandez, President of Argentina!

    President of Botswana, Ian Khama. Good side burns, good side burns.
    Julia Gillard, Australian Prime Minister, gives us glam Tilda Swinton vibes and we like it.

    5730_NpAdvHover.jpgRoosevelt Skerrit, Prime Minister of Dominica. Also wins hottest name.

    JensStoltenberg.jpgJens Stoltenberg, the Prime Minister of Norway and owner of the most arresting baby blues.

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    Barack Hotbama.

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    The guys from Unknown Mortal Orchestra are back with a new video for "Strangers Are Strange" featuring spy games, briefcase hand-offs and rooftop hangouts.  It kinda reminds us of a spoof of a French or Italian '60s spy movie and the slightly nonsensical storyline (or lack thereof) provides a fun accompaniment for the song's hazy lyrics and peppy rock tempo.  UMO will be on tour in the U.S. through mid-March playing first with White Arrows and, later, Girls

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    When Nirvana's Nevermind had its 20th anniversary earlier this year, we went on a few YouTube binges, watching lots and lots of interviews with the band and Kurt Cobain. And guess what? They were super funny. And silly. And clearly appreciated things that were just, for lack of a better word, stupid. So in honor of what would have been Kurt Cobain's 45th birthday today, we bring your our favorite funny clips of him and Nirvana, some of which we've seen a million times and some of which we just found today. (If you've never seen the deeply weird footage of the band playing lathered-up Twister with Smashing Pumpkins, you're in for a treat.)

    Riding on a motorcycle and breaking into "Seasons in the Sun" by Terry Jacks.

    A baked goods enthusiast, Cobain is distracted by an appetizing plate of cookies during this MTV Video Music Awards interview.


    Cobain wore a canary yellow ball gown during a 1991 appearance on MTV's Headbanger's Ball.

    Nirvana filming a Christmas greeting for The RuPaul Show.

    Impersonating Kevin Costner's awkward "that was really neat" scene from Madonna's Truth or Dare.

    Going to town on Extreme.

    With a twist of lemon.

    On asking Axl Rose to be Frances Bean's godfather.

    Nirvana getting their makeup done by Kim Gordon.

    Playing Twister with Smashing Pumpkins.

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    1. Big Ang and Wendy Williams recreated a scene from Thelma and Louise during a spot called "Hairpiece Theater."  Please be friends in real life.  Please be friends in real life.  Please be friends in real life.

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    2. Someone made a Tumblr called "Cooking with Skrillex."  Dude, that guy is just a meme farm these days. [Tumblr]

    3. Check out a fresh-faced Nicki Minaj killing it with her freestyle without the help of wigs and costumes...just some natural badassery and a leather jacket (and Kangol cap?). [Gawker]

    4. Elizabeth Smart, who many remember from her harrowing kidnapping ordeal, got married this afternoon in Hawaii. Congrats! [The Daily Mail]

    Screen shot 2012-02-20 at 5.49.04 PM.png5. Is that the Burger KingNope!  Just Will Ferrell as King of Bacchus during New Orleans' Mardi Gras celebration. [Buzzfeed]

    Screen shot 2012-02-20 at 5.56.18 PM.png6. A Malaysian artist made this portrait out of coffee ring stains. [Laughing Squid]

    7. Some anti-gentrification activist in Seattle "married" an old building and even wore a white dress and had an ordained minister perform the ceremony. [The Week]

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    8. And in more "photoshopping gone awry" news, check out this model's freakish hands. Some art production intern at Simply Be is gonna have hell to pay!  (But probably not.) [Huffington Post]

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    Mr. Mickey's in London right now for Fashion Week. He also just got an iPhone and can't stop making little movies of the shows that stand out. Below, some of his favorite moments from today.

    When you think of Scotland you naturally think of warm, cozy tartan knits to wear on the cold moors! When you think of Pringle of Scotland you think of chic, high- fashion knits to wear on the cold streets of the fashion capitals of New York and London. Today Pringle showed just that: a parade of slim-fitting knits paired with skirts and pants and all worn with tin-can-heeled shoes. A comment on recycling perhaps? The new silhouette of the collection was a novelty take on the skort -- a skirt with a slit up the middle creating two flaps, one over each leg, which made for some interesting movement below the waist.

    Christopher Kane

    Christopher Kane is one of the most talked about young designers in London. The Scottish-born Kane is a graduate of the prestigious Central St. Martins school and made a splash with his debut collection of neon-hued bandage dresses in 2006. He's also co-creative director (along with Donatella Versace) of the Versus collection.

    This season, Kane showed in a vast office space lined with chic lavender carpeting. The show began with shades of black seguing into purple, lavender and cherry red. The fabrics were slick and the prints gave a shiny moiré effect. Large flowers on black lace were overlayed over lavender to create a hard contrast. Of course the lavender leopard print was delicious. Overall the collection felt very modern and right now.

    Burberry is the big daddy of London Fashion Week. They pull out all the stops and this season they showed in a clear plastic tent just alongside the gorgeous shiny Albert Memorial in Kensington Gardens. Albert, the Prince Consort and the much-lamented husband of Queen Victoria, looked pretty spiffy seated majestically under a baldacchino in the monument. It lent a nice air of dignity to the proceedings. An international assortment of VIPs and celebrities lined the front row including actors Kate Bosworth, Burberry model Eddie Redmayne and girlfriend Rosie Huntington-Whitely, as well as photographer Mario Testino and cuties-about-town Poppy Delevigne and Alexa Chung.

    The collection was luxurious and included gorgeous fabrics like corduroy and velvet. The silhouettes emphasized the hips with curved tailoring and protruding pockets. The feeling was very '40s with large ruffles down the front of slim knee-length skirts. The effect was, not surprisingly, completely chic. (Kudos to the line, as well, for having one of the most diverse fashion shows I've seen in a while.)  The finale was magical and featured an artificial rainstorm which sprinkled down on the tent to the accompanying sounds of thunder as the models took their final spin on the catwalk.

    Henry Holland's Finale -- a Mr. Mickey iPhone Clip
    Watch Clips of Stella McCartney's London Fashion Week Show
    Eddie Redmayne and Cara Delvigne Get Cozy for Burberry

    PLUS: All of our New York Fashion Week coverage, all in one spot!

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    frankie-rosetips.jpgFrankie Rose at the Knitting Factory Brooklyn

    Frankie Rose, late of the Vivian Girls and Dum Dum Girls, has released the new, wonderful Interstellar, which leaves behind her lo-fi ways and heads to more New Wave, dancey territory. She plays tonight alongside DIVE and Night Manager.

    Knitting Factory Brooklyn, 361 Metropolitan Ave., Williamsburg, Brooklyn. 7 p.m. $10.

    Third Annual Two Boots Mardi Gras Ball

    Things are sure to get fun and funky at this third annual Fat Tuesday-themed Mardi Gras Ball, benefiting the Lower East Side Girls Club, and brought to you by the kind folks at Two Boots. Hosted by actress Rosario Dawson, and featuring performers like Murray Hill, Los Po-Boy-Citos and the Raya Brass Band, there'll also be tons of wild costumes, an auction, live art, not to mention food and drinks. If that's not enough, 100 percent of the proceeds go towards building the Girls Club's new building on Avenue D.

    (le) Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker St. 7 p.m. $25.

    The Anti-Foodie Foodies: Has Food Worship Jumped the Shark?

    If going out to dinner with your friends has become a combination of a Portlandia episode and the comment thread on, then you might want to head to tonight's panel at Housing Works. The event, timed to the publication of Tracie McMillan's new book, The American Way of Eating: Undercover at Walmart, Applebee's, Farm Fields and the Dinner Table, will feature McMillan in conversation with Amanda Hesser, Annia Ciezaadlo, Rev. Devanie Jackson and James Oseland. This high-powered foodie crew will be discussing whether our national obsession with food has gone a little too far.

    Housing Works Used Bookstore Cafe, 126 Crosby St. 7 p.m. Free.

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    Big Ang as Marilyn Monroe on the cover of NEXT magazine.

    Cats + Downton Abbey = Downton Tabbey. [via The Daily What]


    Here are two lion cubs stuck in a bucket. Ahh, they can't get out!! [via Buzz Feed]

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    Pusheen, the bouncy cat. [via Laughing Squid]

    Screen shot 2012-02-21 at 11.01.18 AM.pngComedian David Cross tells Playboy that he once snorted cocaine near Barack Obama at the 2009 Press Correspondents Dinner. [via NYDN]

    SIMPSONS-500-EPISODES.jpgThis message flashed across the screen at the end of The Simpsons' 500th episode on Sunday night. [via HuffPo]


    The Morning Funnies: Hanksy Does Bill Cosby + Downton Abbey Trading Cards
    The Morning Funnies: Downton Abbey Paper Dolls + Hipster Dubstep Cat
    The Morning Funnies: Mother and Honey Boo Boo Child + Jeremy Lin Shirtless
    The Morning Funnies: Adele's Supposed Ex + Scratch-n-Sniff Jeans

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    Woo, Santigold released a second track today from her upcoming sophomore album Master of My Make Believe! "Disparate Youth," which is available for purchase on iTunes and comes with a little animated clip below, includes guitars from Yeah Yeah Yeahs' Nick Zinner and is available in the UK April 8th. It's super catchy and we've already listened to it like 500 times this morning. Check it out! 

    Santigold and Cody Critcheloe Collaborate With "Big Mouth"
    Santigold: Gold Sounds

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    LOCATION: Varet and White St. Brooklyn
    Meet artist Daniel Bejar, the man behind "Lost New York," an art project that replaced subway signage with boroughs' original, 17th century names. This included the Dutch "Breuckelen" for Brooklyn and the Lenape term "Manahatta" for Manhattan. (This Bejar is not to be confused with the other Daniel Bejar of Destroyer, though the two look nearly identical, inspiring the former's "Googlegänger" project.)  

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    Cameron Silver, of legendary L.A. vintage couture boutique Decades, has teamed up with luxury footwear line Modern Vintage on a delectable shoe collab. The collection features four styles, each one representing a decade -- the '50s, '60s, '70s and '80s. "I wanted to create a coherent and cohesive collection that tells footwear history in a very contemporary way," explained Silver. Prices range from $250 and $300, and the line will debut on on March 1st, before making its way to, Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, as well as

    decades-modernvintage3.jpgThe '50s shoe

    decades-modernvintage1.jpgThe '60s shoe
    The '70s shoe


    The '80s shoe.

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  • 02/21/12--11:00: Pets on PAPER Returns!
  • yourpet.jpgCalling all pets who read PAPER! After much soul-searching and several closed-door meetings, we have decided to revive our beloved column Pets on PAPER. This blog series, which debuted in 2007, featured reader-submitted photos of their pets sitting on top of, reading, playing with and generally doing their thing with a copy of PAPER Magazine. All you have to do is submit a photo of your pet "on" PAPER to, and answer these brief questions:

    What's your name?
    Where do you live?
    Who do you live with?
    What are your pastimes?
    What's your favorite cover of PAPER?




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    Just because we've been caught up with Fashion Week lately, doesn't mean PAPERMAG has been immune to LINSANITY. While much has been made about Jeremy Lin's awesome hoops skills, his Harvard background, his "come out of nowhere-ness" and his Christianity, we wanted to find out what he's really like. As a dude. You know, just a normal guy. So whether you're a sports fan or you haven't caught a basketball game since Michael Jordan's Three-Peat Repeat, here are the 12 Facts Everyone Should Know About Jeremy Lin:

    1) He has an awesomely nerdy and, apparently, religious handshake with teammate Landry Fields (Stanford '10, Paper Beautiful Person '11). Here's how they do it:

    1. The two slap alternate hands
    2. Both put their reading glasses on
    3. Fields makes his hands into an open bible
    4. Lin leafs through the pages
    5. Both take their glasses off
    6. Both put their glasses in their pocket protectors
    7. Both tighten their ties
    8. Both point to God

    2) He's decent at coloring in coloring books... (Bonus: His niece is so cute!)

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    3) But he's really good at planking (Kids: Don't try this at home!)

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    4) He has a penchant for playing Halo on xbox and Words With Friends during his down time.

    5) But still makes time for some mahjong with his parents.

    Jeremy Lin mah jong.png6) When it comes to music, he prefers Christian artists like rapper Lecrae and rock band Hillsong.


    7) He's not much of a foodie as evidenced by a preference for fast food -- but at least it's good fast food like Fatburger, Chipotle and In-N-Out Burger. (Sorry New York: the Palo Alto native still prefers In-n-Out burgers over Shake Shack).

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    8) He's pretty funny (see tweets below) and can plausibly Do the Dougie.

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    9) LIN-sanity has inspired restaurants to name menu items after him like "Lintinis," "Jeremy Lin-Mint" shakes at Shake Shack (sorry Danny Meyer, see #7) and "Lin Burgers"...

    jeremy lin mint shake.png10) But it's also made fellow NBA players talk like they're from Mean Girls as seen by some unsolicited clothing advice from Metta World Peace (née Ron Artest).

    "He's the type of guy who should wear leather pants, some nice shoes, and change his fashion," World Peace said. "We think he needs a better haircut...You're in New York, the fashion capital. Change your haircut, OK?" 

    Yo World Peace--before drinking the haterade, why don't you change your name?  Change it back, that is.

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    11) He has an adorable grandmother who recently shared all of his embarrassing baby photos to the world. The. World. Also, like many grandmas, she doesn't really understand what her grandson does...but she's sure proud of him anyway!

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    12) And...gasp, Jeremy Lin's dream school was Stanford, not Harvard. And, if the video's to be believed, teammate Landry's alma mater rejected him. (Go to 3:07)

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