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FASHIONVILLE | June 4

The Only T-Shirts Worth Wearing

Ladies, we don’t often advise wearing t-shirts. It’s more of a guy’s thing. (Guys, we also don’t recommend you wearing t-shirts too often. It’s more of a sloppy thing.) But if you are going to buy a tee, at let your money go to a good cause. That way when you ship it off to Goodwill, at least you’ll have done a some good. These three websites have the coolest charity tees around. 

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FASHIONVILLE | May 7

WATCH: Kanye West’s Latest Fashion Foray, “Lost in the World” Music Video Directed by Ruth Hogben

Kanye West has teamed up with Webby Award winning SHOWstudio and acclaimed fashion filmmaker Ruth Hogben for his new music video, “Lost in the World.”  Described as breaking “the mould of popular rap aesthetics,” the clip stars West — his face partially or entirely obscured for the duration — and six dancers matching the song’s intensity step for step and writhe for writhe. Featuring Justin Vernon of Bon Iver, “Lost in the World” is Yeezy’s fifth single from the Grammy-winning My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. Hogben’s film for Gareth Pugh‘s spring 2012 collection was recently nominated in the fashion category at the Design of the Year Awards. All those accolades add up to a brilliant piece that not only “breaks the mould” of the traditional rap video but dances on its shattered remains. Check it out after the jump.

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CULTURE CLUB | May 7

Burberry Eyewear Event Featuring Marika Hackman

Burberry hosted four live performances in four cities by four British bands to celebrate the Burberry Eyewear summer 2012 campaign.  The four acts were each curated for the ad campaign by Burberry chief creative officer Christopher Bailey.  Lucky for us Marika Hackman headlined here in Burberry’s Soho store, continuing the brand’s association with promoting upcoming British talent globally.  It was Marika’s first time in New York and her first trip to the U.S.  Between sips of champagne and being awed by her British accent (her use of the phrase ‘bloody ‘ell!’ was impressive!) we caught up with the young folksy crooner.

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FASHIONVILLE, FOR THE BOYS | February 9

#NYFW Cheat Sheet: Hyden Yoo Autumn/Winter 2012

Hyden Yoo used debonair dressing and the sometimes overwhelming unattainable beauty of a woman to tell the story behind his Autumn/Winter 2012 collection. Set in a darkly wooded library with vaulted ceilings, models stood in clusters – the men in layers and the women dressed and ready to stay right there in the warmth of the fireplace – looking bored as can be. Though both sexes were polished and narcissistic in demeanor, the men were on a higher pedestal in my eyes.

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LINKLOVIN | December 1

Queen Adele and King Kanye Reign Over 54th Annual Grammy Nominations

The Grammys are perhaps the biggest joke in the echelon of awards shows — only a step above in relevance from the People’s Choice Awards and battling it out with MTV’s Video Music Awards in terms of red carpet atrocities. Purporting to recognize the best of the year in music, the Grammys more often than not turn into a popularity contest where album sales, or career seniority, determine the winner. There have been many egregious mistakes in the past that do not even merit discussion and next year’s ceremony will doubtfully be any different. The 54th Grammy Awards nominations were announced Wednesday night with Kanye West leading the pack with seven and Adele nipping at his Louis Vuitton heels with six. 

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