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Palestinian artists,  Tawfik GebreelBushra Shanan, and Belal Khaled have reinterpreted Israel’s attacks on Gaza as a series of dynamic images that showcase their own perspective of the ongoing war. Some of the photographs characterize feelings of refusal and assurance, while others display a compelling amount of agony and anguish. The vigorous message these artists have creatively presented through tragedy is loud and clear. We can only hope the world heeds it.

PALESTINIAN ARTISTS TURN THE BYPRODUCT OF ISRAELI GAZA ATTACKS INTO COMPELLING ART Palestinian artists,  Tawfik Gebreel, Bushra Shanan, and Belal Khaled have reinterpreted Israel’s attacks on Gaza as a series of dynamic images that showcase their own perspective of the ongoing war.

29 year old Marilyn native, Candace Huffine, has been making headlines ever since being featured on the June 2011 cover of Vogue Italia‘s curvy-issue. Transforming from a typically commercial model to high-fashion supermodel, Huffine has appeared in a slew of other style publications including American Vogue, which she also contributed to.

Now the Lane Bryant model and former pageant queen is continuing to break former industry standards by being the first plus sized model to be featured in the UK’s notorious Pirelli Calendar, an almost publicly unobtainable high-fashion calendar that’s known for featuring the world’s top supermodels in various stylized themes.

Candace Huffine is changing the face of fashion in the most beautiful way. A woman crush on Wednesday and everyday, she remains a consistent inspiration to women and the world.

CANDACE HUFFINE IS THIS WEEK’S ‘WOMAN CRUSH WEDNESDAY’ 29 year old Marilyn native, Candace Huffine, has been making headlines ever since being featured on the June 2011 cover of…

HILARY DUFF IS ‘CHASING THE SUN’ AFTER A 6 YEAR BREAK FROM MUSIC

HILARY DUFF IS ‘CHASING THE SUN’ AFTER A 6 YEAR BREAK FROM MUSIC

Hilary Duff the musician is back and (in my opinion) sounds better than ever! After a long hiatus from musical releases which saw the singer/actress making films, having babies and getting married, Hilary is back a day ahead of schedule with the release of her upbeat guitar-driven new single Chasing The Sun. Reminding me of her earlier songs like I Can’t Wait from The Lizzie McGuire Soundtrack da…

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The Japanese/Italian fashion director and editor, Nicola Formichetti, inspires the world with the many accomplishments he’s made in a relatively short period of time. Transitioning from art director of a boutique to working with numerous fashion publications and brands, Nicola has transcended his noteworthiness as Lady Gaga‘s former stylist into the prominent status of fashion visionary. As the current artistic director for Italian fashion label Diesel and fashion director for Japanese casual wear retailer Uniqlo, Nicola is actively proving that he’s one of the “most influential creative forces working in fashion today,” as commended by The Business of Fashion. Likened to Andy Warhol and consistently sought after for his insight on fashion and design, Formichetti also lends his acumen concerning music. He’s been recently promoting the American rapper and singer, Brooke Candy. His love of Japanese style pop-art is showcased throughout the items he’s created for his own clothing line, NICOPANDA. A fan of making collaborative efforts, it’s exciting to see where the future will take Nicola who further galvanizes due to his active support of other budding fashion entrepreneurs. All that being said, it’s completely understandable why Nicola Formichetti commences the first ‘Man Crush Monday’ post on RAMrants.com. He’s an influence that intrigues.

NICOLA FORMICHETTI IS THIS WEEK’S ‘MAN CRUSH MONDAY’ The Japanese/Italian fashion director and editor, Nicola Formichetti, inspires the world with the many accomplishments he’s made in a relatively short period of time.

THE RAF SIMONS ZIPPERED ATTACHÉ CASE

THE RAF SIMONS ZIPPERED ATTACHÉ CASE

Designer, Raf Simons, has been one of my choice favorites for a while now. A lot of vibrant and edgy clothing came from his Autumn/Winter 2014 line, but my favorite part of the release came in the form of accessories. The attaché case is making a fashionable comeback and Raf Simonshas provided his take on the popular marker of businessmen, featuring colorful outlines and interesting printed hand…

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THE BEST OF #PALINTVSHOWS

THE BEST OF #PALINTVSHOWS

Former Alaskan governor and GOP vice presidential nominee, Sarah Palin, recently announced the debut of her own internet news programming network, sarahpalinchannel.com. Inspiring a hilarious hashtag on twitter titled #PalinTVShows, here are the best uses of it that have appeared on the social network thus far:

Two and Half Brain Cells #PalinTVShows

— Cenk Uygur (@cenkuygur) July 28, 2014

Ugly…

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In The Purge: Anarchy, it’s 2023 and the United States is now under the govern of an elite… http://wp.me/s4Lhhp-1926

In The Purge: Anarchy, it’s 2023 and the United States is now under the govern of an elite group of politicians known as the Founding Fathers. Crime in this America is virtually nonexistent and the poverty level is less than five percent, due to a national holiday known as Purge Day, where all crime – including murder – is legal for 12 hours. Cue the dystopia.

In its predecessor, The Purge,…

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THIS WEEK IN ONE POST

THIS WEEK IN ONE POST

Here are six things everyone’s been talking about this week:

1. WEIRD AL YANKOVIC

Choosing to release 8 music videos in eight days as a promotional campaign for his new album, Mandatory Fun, parody-king Weird Al Yankovic has suddenly reestablished his pop culture relevancy in a hilarious way. With Tacky, Foil, and a slew of other viral-worthy releases, Weird Alis making it known that he’ll never…

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Okay, maybe not Carrie Bradshaw, but definitely Candace Bushnell

If you don’t know who Candace Bushnell is, she’s the notorious writer of the New York Observer column that launched the book and TV show of the same name titled Sex and the City. The world has been looking for her worthwhile replacement ever since the column, book and TV show concluded, leaving us wanting a new perspective on dating and sex. Enter Karley Sciortino, the creator of Slutever.com, a blog that picks up where Candace Bushnell left off, featuring dating, relationship and sex advice for millenials. In my opinion, Sciortino’s writing style surpasses Bushnell’s in its rawness and straightforward approach. Blossoming into a Vogue magazine columnist with a regular feature titled Breathless makes it apparent that Karley is more-so following in the fictional character Carrie’s footsteps (who also wrote a column for Vogue magazine on the show), not her creator, Candace. With great advice featuring a more modern perspective, it’s exciting to see where Karley’s work will take her.

Check out Karley Sciortino‘s website Slutever.com and her Breathless column in Vogue magazine.

KARLEY SCIORTINO IS THE NEW CARRIE BRADSHAW Okay, maybe not Carrie Bradshaw, but definitely Candace Bushnell.  If you don’t know who Candace Bushnell…

NOTEWORTHY LINKS AROUND THE WEB

NOTEWORTHY LINKS AROUND THE WEB

BATHROOM MIRROR ILLUSTRATIONS BY HELENE MELDAHL – WE THE URBAN

TOMMY RAMONE HAS DIED – Dazed

TYLER THE CREATOR IN NYLON GUYS – NYLON Guys

10 THINGS EVERYONE SAYS YOU HAVE TO HAVE, BUT YOU DON’T – Paper

MARJORIE & MICKEY’S SUMMER PARTY GUIDE – The Coveteur

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THE ESSENCE OF BRIGITTE BARDOT

There’s something insanely respectable about Brigitte Bardot. The woman known for her modeling, acting and singing efforts traded international fame for a quiet life in St. Tropez as a passionate animal rights activist in 1973. Being of french decent, a lot of America’s current generation is unfamiliar with her and should take notice. Brigitte capitalized on the budding sex symbol explosion of the 50′s and 60′s, had a shoulder exposing neckline named after herself and practically pioneered bikini bathing suits at a time when America was too shy to embrace such exposure. Considered a style icon, she also doubled as a driving force behind women’s history being declared the first most liberated woman of post-war France.

Bardot doesn’t make as many headlines as she used to, but she’s still presently pursuing her passion for animal rights. A french muse whose appeal transcended to America, Brigitte Bardot is an idol still inspiring many of today’s models and women that attempt to mimic her trademark look and style. Her most internationally noted feature, And God Created Woman, is part of The Criterion Collection which has selections available on Hulu. Celebrated for her sensuality, vivaciousness and independence, Brigitte remains a personal inspiration and one to those sophisticated enough to know of her.