Channel ur inner Beyonce with these wild AF Coachella looks

One word: * BEYChella* ohh yeah u got that right, Beyonce ruled Weekend 1 of Coachella and she did it well, honey! She made sure to keep it EXTRA fierce, Sasha-fierce of course! But, not without a little help from her sisters aka DESTINY’S CHILD. (idgaf about Solange or jay-z comin up on stage, just give me some Destiny’s child and I’m good)

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There were also some swoon-worthy performances by The Weeknd who got quite emotional singing his new song ‘Call out my name’. FYI: the song is allegedly about his ex-girlfriend Selena Gomez.

Exhibit A:

“I almost cut a piece of myself for your life (he “allegedly” was going to give Selena his Kidney)
Guess I was just another pit stop
‘Til you made up your mind
You just wasted my time”

Check out his video for ‘Call out my name’ here:

Also, Eminem blew the roof of Coachella…not literally though. He did his thang with a little help from Dr. Dre, 50 cent, Bebe Rexha and Skylar Grey.

and  fly AF Cardi B!! I mean can u not??? why wouldn’t you attend coachella, it’s goals AF! I know the reason why I can’t…bc i live in ny…sad face emoji AF

But enough about the music, let’s get to the good part, the fashion! Coachella Fashion is a mix of vintage boho/hippie/indie looks, such as: floral vintage-y maxi dresses with booties, a mesh body suit and a pair of cutoff shorts, or a bra top with some ripped skinny jeans or maybe if you wanna go wild (do leather chaps), or go with a lace + leather combo. or How about a classic black leather mini,  combat boots and a crochet crop top? or maybe do a nude crop top and a pair of your fave flared denim jeans for that perfect vintage look:

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If you want to dress like a coachella gurl, Revolve has some rly cute vintage boho looks. #Revolvefestival

And check out Revolve’s cool  video here: https://vimeo.com/209484394

xx

Britt

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A look back at Carrie Bradshaw’s effortlessly chic style

How many woman would say Carrie Bradshaw is their favorite fashion icon? Well, ladies she happens to be one of the most iconic and stylish women in history since the show first aired in 1998.

Sex and the City is centered on Carrie’s Manhattan lifestyle and her effortlessly chic looks. Carrie, a columnist, style guru, and published author who eventually becomes a freelance writer for Vogue. She is portrayed by the talented and oh-so fabulous Sarah Jessica Parker who is also a MAJOR fashionista in RL. Carrie and her besties Miranda, Charlotte, and the very outspoken Samantha would get together to gab about their erotic rendezvous with handsome suitors while sipping on cosmos, and wearing designer clothes.

It’s quite scandalous, don’t you think? but it’s more than just a show about sex. It’s about the friendship between these 4 women that made not just myself, but many other women fall in love with the show. And that’s not the only reason women loved the show, but because of Carrie, she was fashionable, funny and relatable AF.

Carrie was a struggling writer who also had a passion for fashion. Sound familiar?  She also had some questionable dating habits as well…but we won’t go into that lol.

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Yeah, sure Carrie..whatever you say.

*cough cough Carrie & Aiden forever* tbh, i think every woman in America (including me) wanted her life. I mean could you blame us? It was everything a girl could want. An expensive, but super chic West Village apartment with a huge ass walk-in closet that gave me all the fashion closet feels in the world.

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Now to the more interesting part

THE FASHION

Whether it is her iconic white tulle tutu skirt and baby pink tank top that she wore in the opening credits of Sex and the City

or Carrie’s Parisian-style Cinderella princess gown (in the series finale, when she ran off to Paris to be with that dreadful Mikhail Baryshnikov character and he stood her up…’cest la vie’ tho) , she nails it to the T.

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Carrie’s Sex and The City signature style was a combination of, “uptown girl with the latest designer fashions with the downtown, younger scene” (quote by Harper’s Bazaar) and created by costume designer Patricia Field. Patricia wanted Carrie’s style to mirror the NYC scene.

and it worked quite well.

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xx

Britt

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‘This is Us’ teaches us about self-love, family, and the struggles we face every single day

‘This is us’ is one of those shows that you just can’t seem to stop watching, even if it makes you cry like a little baby…(literally). The show stars Mandy Moore, Milo Ventimiglia, Sterling K. Brown, Susan Kelechi Watson, Chrissy Metz, Chris Sullivan and Justin Hartley.

Fun Fact: my history professor in college had the same last name as Milo, and tbh, I could never pronounce it right. However, I saw my history professor a year later (after graduating obviously) at my favorite Italian restaurant in Westbury, Long Island, as me and my family were leaving to go home, we passed by him and his wife who were in the middle of having dinner, he said, “hey Brittany! do you still not know how to pronounce my last name?” my cheeks turned bright red because I was completely embarrassed, I looked at him, and said, “yeah of course, I do!” “it’s Ven-tih-MEE-lee-uh” and he was in utter shock, I had pronounced it perfectly.  I was thinking to myself, “FUCK YES! I FINALLY PROVED THIS MAN WRONG AND I DIDN’T LOOK LIKE A TOTAL IDIOT!”

That moment made my life. And I’m sure his too lol

Anyways. This is Us definitely can teach you a few things, not just how to pronounce Milo Ventimiglia’s last name, but also the importance of self-love, family and the struggles of every day life.

In Season 1, episode 4 titled, ‘The Pool’,  Kate Pearson struggles with body-image issues as a young girl and as an adult.  In a flashback scene, the family decides to spend a hot summer day at the pool, fun right? But unfortunately not for Kate, three girls from her school happen to be there. Kate, wearing an adorable Care Bears bikini (Kate’s mother Rebecca, played by Mandy Moore, initially didn’t want her to wear the bathing suit bc she was worried that other kids would make fun of her for it) makes a brave attempt to go up and ask if she can play with them. Sadly, they shoot her down.

Moments later, Kate receives a note from the girls that says, “We don’t want you to play with us anymore. You embarrass us.” along with a drawing of what looks like a pigs face. It’s not only cruel, but really messed up. (to be continued)

In present day, Kate and Toby are having lunch at a restaurant, while also bonding over their hatred for Kale (Kale looks nasty, but it actually does taste good). After paying the bill, Toby excuses himself to go to the bathroom, on his way there he bumps into his ex-wife. Kate notices them talking, she becomes jealous and sizes her up. Toby comes back, and Kate asks him, “who was that?” Toby replies, “My Ex-Wife” she starts laughing and is all like, “are you serious?” and he goes, “yeah, I told you I was married before” and Kate replies, “not to that”.

Meanwhile, Jack and Rebecca eventually see the note that the girls wrote Kate, Like any father, Jack becomes protective of his little girl. Kate sitting with her towel tightly wrapped around her, all alone and upset, he notices it, and sits next to her. “you cold?” He asks. Kate shrugs her shoulders, “want a T-shirt?” she replies, “I didn’t bring one.” Jack says, “well I brought a T-shirt” and pulls out a T-shirt of his own, with a Florida logo on it, the one T-shirt of his that Rebecca hates. “you know where I got this shirt?”  He says. Kate replies, “I heard mommy say it was from a drugged out drifter” He says, “listen mommy doesn’t know the whole truth, so this is gonna have to stay between us, ok?”

Jack: “I got it in Florida, a magical land called, Daytona Beach”

Kate being the cutest little girl ever, she asks her daddy, “Can we go there?”

Jack: “No no you may never go Daytona Beach”

Jack: “Say it out loud, Daddy I will never go to Daytona Beach”

Kate promises him she will never go to Daytona Beach, like ever.

Jack then tells her the story about how he got the T-shirt, he says, “when I was walking back to my hotel, I came across a traveler wearing ragged clothing and he had a strange way of talking,” He says.”these 3 young jerks were bothering him…they were trying to take away his bag of groceries.” And what did Jack do?  He said, “And after a few vitamin drinks (*cough cough* a few bottles of liquor) I chased them off”  like the true bad-ass that he was (and still is)

Jack: “the traveler was so grateful that he wanted to repay me” He says, [the traveler] didn’t have much…so he reached inside his little satchel and he pulls out this shirt”

The traveler told Jack that it was a “magic T-shirt” and that “your enemies will see you exactly as you want to be seen…and only that way.” He continued, “whether it is a warrior or a princess..whatever you want!”

Kate asks,  “Does it work?”

Jack: “You tell me!” He says, “I was wearing this shirt the night I met your mom and she thought I was the handsomest man in the world.”

Kate: “You?”

Jack replies, “Yeah….me”

Jack gives her the Magic T-shirt, as she puts it on, Kate says, “I’m gonna go with Princess”

Jack smiles and says, “I want you to know…daddy already sees you that way without the shirt, you don’t need it.”

Kate: “thanks daddy, but, I’m going to wear it anyway!”

Jack puts a pair of sunglasses on her head in replace of an actual princess crown. So sweet!

Whether it is struggling to fit in with the ‘in-crowd’, dealing with the death of a loved one, not having enough money to pay for food, electricity or heat, body image, insecurity, not feeling good enough, self-doubt, guilt, alcoholism + drug addiction, finding a job or finding the RIGHT job for you, getting into the right college,  breaking up with your girlfriend or boyfriend, wife, or husband, money problems, trying to support your family, peer-pressure, racism, losing your job (unemployment), miscarriages, finding yourself (who you really are) neglection, isolation, etc.

We all have struggled with some of those issues. I have. This is us became my safe haven in a way it gave me hope. It gave me a reason to keep on believing in myself and in my dream…to one day become a professional writer/fashion editor (whatever you want to call it lol) I had given up hope a few times when it came to my career, but I no longer feel that way, all because of this beautiful show. Of course there’s rejection, and the ‘you are not good enough-type of crap from my peers or kids in school. That’s why I relate more to Kate, because of what she went through with the bullying from other girls.

Let’s be honest, girls are cruel. I know first-hand. they tortured me throughout middle school and high school calling me ugly, nerdy, anorexic, white trash, etc. Yes, I was called anorexic, because of how thin I was. I think I weighed about 80 or 85 pounds. I was not anorexic, I did not have an eating disorder. I ate a lot, but didn’t gain any weight. The reason for that is because I was born premature, like super small, 1 pound to be exact, my brother Justin who is my twin, he weighed 2 pounds. Both of us had to stay in an incubator the whole time at the hospital after we were born because we could have died.

But of course,  I couldn’t tell those girls that because they would say I was “making it up” for attention. Truth? I made up stories when I was a kid because I was a good story-teller. And a pretty damn good liar. My weight didn’t bother me as much, but when I looked in the mirror sometimes, I would feel insecure about who I was and about my body. I wanted to gain weight because it would make me “feel better about myself”. I gained some weight in the beginning of 8th grade by drinking these special chocolate flavored ‘boost’ drinks (fyi they tasted like shit) that my mom bought me. It helped a little bit..but I honestly didn’t care if it did or not. I was still getting trashed at school for being thin, and not having the ‘ideal body-type’ like some of the other girls in my classes. They were curvy, sassy, and they definitely had the looks, and I just didn’t have the courage to stand up to them.

Guys drooled over them, I was the girl who guys didn’t want anything to do with. I have told this story many times, this boy who I had crush on came over to me at lunch time and said, “I would go out with you if you gained some weight.” I felt so embarrassed, ashamed, and pathetic. But then I thought to myself, this guy is a schmuck. Like, why am I feeling this way about some boy who doesn’t even give a shit about me? Why should I waist my time?

tbh, I shouldn’t have cared about what that boy said to me. However, I decided from then on that I would not give anyone the satisfaction. I wouldn’t give them a damn thing.  but for real, I think about Kate and what she would have done…she probably would have used her dad’s advice and wear that magic t-shirt like nobody’s business. What about Rebecca? She would probably tell that dude off with like some kind of powerful statement about how it’s important to love yourself no matter what, no matter what a person says or does to you and just hold your head up high.

Some people have told me that I was never going to be good enough for the fashion industry (whatever profession I chose in that area), even in high school. I took a fashion designing/sketching class. My teacher told me (in front of the whole damn class) to “never become a fashion designer because you are not talented enough” my response: “okay” (but I was actually thinking, WTF LADY?!) truth? I didn’t know what I was saying ok to.  Ok to not becoming a fashion designer? or Ok to not doing fashion at all? wtf? wtf? wtf? I basically was in shock. my classmates were all like: “don’t listen to her, you’re so talented!”  my response: “okay”. shock. complete shock. After that I changed my career path..kind of. Writing about fashion, feminism, women empowerment, sexism, beauty, etc. But I was actually writing way before, at 13 years old. I was writing poetry, fairy-tale stories, short stories, love stories, etc.

my 1st poem went a little something like this:

My soul is like a beating heart;

It’s like an angel from the sky.

It’s gleaming with happiness:

If you run, you will fly.

Your soul will be seen like a butterfly, flying with its wings.

it’s like a hurricane, with lava gushing up into the air.

It splashes: Boom! Boom!

Your soul is there.

And that poem was actually called ‘Soul of Heaven’

 I guess at 13 I was apparently fascinated with heaven and angels. Heavy stuff. But my teachers knew I was a good writer, I was always coming up with these super detailed, ridiculously unique lengthy lines of poetry that would leave everyone feeling what I felt while writing them. That’s why I wanted to write and that’s what This is Us does for me. It makes me feel what the characters are feeling in each scene. If a show doesn’t make you feel a certain way (whether it is remorse, happiness, sadness, etc), then whatever show you’re watching isn’t doing anything for you. It’s only making you feel one emotion or nothing at all, which is kind of boring, don’t you think?

As a young adult, you’re faced with so much pressure and so much fear that it eats you up. You become paranoid, develop anxiety, stress. I had social anxiety since I was a kid. I honestly did not know how to talk to other kids because I was so scared of what they would think of me. Would they call me names? would they think I was weird? would they think I was too thin? I used to think I wasn’t normal because kids would look at me funny. I sat alone at the lunch table because I wouldn’t talk to anyone. I was too afraid to open my mouth and use my voice. I wasn’t mute. I was capable of using “my words” as my grandmother would say. “Use your words” “speak up” “you have a mouth, so use it!”

Oh yeah, I used it alright. I told my ex-best friend who I had befriended in high school that she was no longer going to make fun of me because I am Jewish, (she threw pennies at me and told me to pick them bc jews are known to be “all about the money” and that’s such bullshit, if you ask me)  I told her she could no longer use me as one of her mediators to keep the peace between her and other girls, I told her that she could no longer make fun of me for wearing crop tops in summer when it was 90 degrees out, I told her she could no longer call me a C*nt on Halloween for no reason at all, I told her she could no longer try to pressure me into smoking hookah when I told her that I didn’t want to. I told her that I would no longer be forced to pick up her dirty laundry and wash her dishes for her (that her mother TOLD HER to do) while she’s in the next room painting her damn nails, I told her that I would not be bullied by her no longer. I finally told her that I could no longer be friends with someone who does that to another human being.

It’s been 3 years. She has not called, nor attempted to contact me through Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. I used my voice for good. I finally was able to use it and not just say “okay” anymore, if I did, I knew that if  I did, I would be back to square 1.

This is us is so much more than a show, it’s compelling, it’s inspiring, it’s empowering, it’s everything.

So thank you to  Mandy Moore, Milo Ventimiglia, Sterling K. Brown, Susan Kelechi Watson, Chrissy Metz, Chris Sullivan and Justin Hartley for making This is Us so damn good and making me cry every. single. time.

And I’m so excited to watch the Season 2 finale tonight!

❤️ 💛 💚 💙 💜

xx,

Britt

Here are some photos from the show and special moments.

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nyfw: POWER TO THE PUSSY, a feminist take on fashion

NYFW has come to an end, but that doesn’t mean I can’t talk about it, right?! Well, this year NYFW was all about ‘Pussy Power’. That’s right ladies, you heard me. Prominent Fashion Designer Prabal Gurung had the models rocking ‘pussy power’ micro bags on the runway and for the finale, all of the models walked together side by side while holding white roses in honor of the #TimesUp movement.

But, it was more than just a political statement, it was a powerful nod to women.

South Korean-born fashion designer, Kaimin who has styled celebrities such as; Lady Gaga and Bjork, sparked a ‘pussy revolution’ by creating very unique, but slightly unusual punk-inspired-Mohawk-Vagina wigs for each model to wear down the runway.

 Not many of you know the history behind the fabulous Vagina wigs, which date all the way back to 1450, when vagina wigs were most commonly known as the ‘Merkin’.  In an article written by Dan Hoffman in 2011 for the ‘Thought Catalog’, he says, that they were originally used for, “health and sanitary reasons (such as, crabs or pubic lice), because without the marvels of modern medicine, sometimes little could be done other than a full-on shave.” Dan also says that prostitutes had to wear them to cover up any vaginal afflictions due to various sexually transmitted diseases.

On why Kaimin chose to use the Vagina Wigs for her runway show, It’s quite simple:

“Kaimin chose to represent diversity, uniqueness, and acceptance of individuality with the life-giving human vagina — which was alluded to in the artistic videos projected during the show and was emphasized by the Mohawk on the runway,” Kaimin says in a press release. (quoted by Buzzfeed)

They were also created to, “assist irregular silhouettes” and “bridge the gap between soft versus hard”. (Quoted by nypost)

I have to say this year, NYFW was very artistically creative, and full of passion.

I also want to note that showing love to your lovely lady parts, is not a crime. It’s the most natural thing a woman could do. So before you start going into a raging garbage fire frenzy, like “that’s disgusting” or “it’s creepy AF” no it’s not creepy honey. it’s called art ever heard of that? well, look it up in the god damn dictionary and maybe you will learn something for once. Fashion is supposed to be about expression and choice. As I said in previous blog posts. (I know, I know, it’s repetitive, but it’s good to learn about these things, especially about the body)

your lady parts are part of what make you who you are, a woman. Also if you want to learn more about the Vagina, there’s this beautiful new thing out there called Pussypedia

It is a free, online Bilingual (in both English and Spanish) encyclopedia of the Vagina. ‘Pussypedia’ is still in development, but you can check out their bad-ass online store: pussypedia.net

 

It was created by my talented friend, writer Zoe Mendelson, and her two collaborators, María Conejo, a visual artist in Mexico City (where the idea first came about) who did all of the illustrations and visual aids for the website and Jackie Jahn, a PhD student who studies public health at Harvard University, helped gather all of the scientific info. You can follow Zoe on twitter: @youngzokeziah

and Pussypedia is on twitter as well @pwordpedia

and FB @PwordPedia

*plus they have some really cool pussy merch*

FYI: Pussypedia has been featured in many magazine/news publications such as:

Men’s Health

Eter Magazine

Hello Giggles

Malvestida

Coolhunter

Glam

Now This Her

India Business Times

Mas por Mas

Glitty Japan

Metro UK

And  Time Out México

 

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Here’s an awesome video by ‘NowThisHer‘ to show you what Pussypedia will look like when it becomes live on the web and what it’s all about! 🙂

On a personal note: I’m so proud of you Zoe and I hope that people will enjoy reading and visiting your website! YOU MADE THIS HAPPEN AND YOU FUCKING DID IT girllll!

Pls support my girl Zoe, and her incredible Pussypedia team, Maria and Jackie!

Like, share, comment, etc.

Ok, so back to fashion, here are some of my favorite collections from NYFW, including Kaimin!

KAIMIN fall/winter 2018

xx,

Britt

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5 Valentine’s Day Date Night ideas that will have you falling in love with your BAE all over again

Valentine’s day is just around the corner and you’re probably wondering “WHAT THE FUCK ARE WE GOING TO DO??!” or you probably haven’t even planned anything yet. Well, I’m here to help you lovebirds out today! The objective, is to have your BAE aka your man/woman fall in love with you all over again…and perhaps you’ll get some extra lovin from your significant other…if you know what I mean. 😉

As you know Valentine’s day is all about showing your bf/gf/wife/fiance/husband that you care, what better way to show it, by organizing a very romantic and super sexy date night for the two of you?! A little advice: be spontaneous and not so original when it comes to organizing a Valentines day date night, otherwise they may think it’s really fucking boring and will end up complaining to you about it all night. And might lead to them breaking up with your boring ass.

You don’t want that, do you? NOBODY FUCKING DOES.

So here are my 4 Valentine’s day date night ideas:

Or if you really wanted, you could take it outside for a nice picnic by the water or even in your back garden. The beauty of this idea is how cost effective it is and simple ways in which you could make it special, personal and fun. Imagine the fun you could have trying to assemble this together 😬😬. Additionally, if you have a projector why not screen your favourite film or the first film you watched together. Alternatively you could play some date night or couples’ games. On a clear night you could just daze into each other’s eyes whilst lying under the stars. More of these fun and romantic ideas in ‘Lovers Gift Box’ available to preorder now and on the website from the 1st February’. . #whatagirlwants #love #couplesdatenight #datenightin #lights #loveandlights #loveandlight #buildyourownfort #diydatenight #dyidatenight #justmeandyou #nightunderthestars #picnicdate #movienight #movienightathome

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1. An evening under the stars: Take your gf/bf/husband/wife/fiance on a romantic, adventurous camping trip for the night. grab some wine, a box of delicious gourmet chocolates, some of his/her fave comfort food, a burger with fries from five guys or in & out whatever you prefer. You can also do some cute little turkey and cheese sandwiches too, then pack it up into a little picnic basket and you’re good to go! You also would need to bring a blanket to sit on obviously! Some throw pillows (to make it extra comfy and cozy!) and maybe a portable speaker so you and your beau can listen to while enjoying each other’s company!

 Kygo’s ‘stargazing’ ft Justin Jesso is absolutely perfect for setting the mood.

 Also to make it even more romantic, you can put up a little tent for you and her, and hook up some bright white lights and get that fire going to keep you two warm. You’ll be kissing under the stars, and away from the chaos at home (kids, parents, in-laws, friend drama, etc).

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2. A ‘country-side’ date at the family Lake House: if you remember in ‘The Longest Ride’, Scott Eastwood’s character ‘Luke’ takes Britt Robertson’s character ‘Sophia’ on a very romantic country-side date in the Mountains (the movies filmed in North Carolina, just FYI), just breathtaking! And there’s also a beautiful lake to accompany the view as well. Instead of cooking a meal, they eat some good, old BBQ from ‘Smokin Amy’s’. it’s not only super romantic,  but also he doesn’t try so hard to impress her, which is great. I love that idea and you can do that as well. You can have date night at your family lake house, outdoors or inside (whatever you prefer) for a more intimate setting! Then, afterwards you can go skinny-dipping with your bae and engage in a hot, steamy makeout sesh in the lake.

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you can thank Luke and Sophia for that!

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3. Netflix n Chill: No don’t take her/him to a movie theater to eat buttered popcorn while watching the new Fifty Shades Freed movie. Not romantic at all. I would do a movie date night at home, like get a mini dinner table and spruce it up with  paper plates and napkins, sip on some of that champagne bubbly and eat some spaghetti n meatballs-lady & the tramp style…or PIZZA. Then after dinner, snuggle up on the couch with your man/woman and watch your fave Rom Com! PERFECTO! Sounds like a great date night to me. It’s real casual, but also even more special because you’re at home. Because you know what they say, “there’s no place like home”.

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4. B & B: the B&B aka Breakfast & Bed inns/hotels, I think are the most romantic, 2nd to an evening under the stars. A B&B is like you’re home away from home (in the country-side or someplace warm like California), basically. An inn is like where someone opens up their home to you (it’s exclusive and small) and they cook for you and other guests. They also have entertainment, like little shows and music at night! A hotel is similar to that, but it’s much more inclusive, has A LOT of people staying there, more activities, etc. But I think why couples would like the B&B inns so much more is because it’s totally laid-back and not so in your face and crazy! And definitely not super expensive! You can also try an Airbnb, if you want a bigger house to stay in. A lot of celebs have done this actually so it’s quite the hot thing rn! If you want the full B&B Inn experience, go to: bedandbreakfast.com

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5. Cook for your bae, + pull off the most romantic, fairy-tale movie proposal yet: There’s nothing more romantic than someone you love cooking a meal for you and then getting down on one knee to propose to you. What woman wouldn’t want that?? I mean, come on? have you seen A Walk To Remember, or Pride & Prejudice, or the Runaway Bride, or Love Actually, When Harry met Sally, or Sweet Home Alabama? Yeah if you haven’t, you should binge watch all of those movies and take notes, bud STAT! tbh, I would take a home-cooked meal over five guys or any kind of fast food meal any fucking day, bro.

This one takes the cake. and it’s certainly the most traditional, but really spontaneous! (BTW you can also take her/him to your favorite places in the world and propose to them there, like…on “top” of the empire state building perhaps?) Yeah, do the whole ‘Sleepless & Seattle’ thing. that would be really rad.  or somewhere in the mountains!

It doesn’t matter where you take them, as long as you show them you love them!

oh and also money doesn’t buy love. it’s the simple things that make love so much more special!

Happy early Valentine’s Day loves!

x,

Britt

(below are some photos of couples in RL, and from all your favorite romance movies! also some love songs from YouTube, that will give you ‘Valentines Day Fever’)

‘The Rest of our lives’ by Tim McGraw ft Faith Hill

‘Love Story’ by Taylor Swift

‘Hold my Hand’ by Hootie & the Blowfish (my favorite song, just fyi)

‘iris’ by the Goo Goo Dolls

‘You were meant for me’ by Jewel

‘Always be my Baby’ by Mariah Carey

‘Only Hope’ sung by Mandy Moore in ‘A Walk To Remember’

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The proposal scene from ‘A Walk To Remember’ :)))

Proposal + wedding scene from ‘Runaway Bride’

Proposal scene from ‘Love Actually’

Love scene from ‘When Harry met Sally’

Proposal/rain kiss scene from ‘Sweet Home Alabama’

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How the #MeToo movement is changing society

Since I revealed in one of my most recent posts, that I was a survivor of sexual harassment and assault, I wanted to thank all the women of the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements for motivating me to come forward and tell my story. For the longest time all I wanted was change, a change in society and how others view Sexual Assault and Harassment. For the longest time, I wanted justice for myself and others who have suffered at the hands of men in power…and you know what? It finally happened. All because of one movement, called #MeToo.

The #MeToo movement was started by Founder Tarana Burke, a survivor of Sexual Assault. She is also the co-founder of an organization called,  Just Be Inc. that focuses on helping to improve the health and well-being of young women of color.

On why Tarana started the movement, she tells CNBC, “I had always wanted to do work around sexual violence in the community.” Tarana says, “As a survivor I started thinking about what that would look like and what I needed at that age. That’s when we came up with ‘me too’.”

Then, the words ‘Me Too’ started trending on twitter after ‘Charmed’ Actress Alyssa Milano had used it in one of her tweets in support of all the women who came forward to reveal that they  had been Sexually Assaulted and Harassed by Hollywood film producer, Harvey Weinstein.

A domino effect broke out. One by one. women of color, Actress. Mother. Daughter. Father. son. Sister. Teacher. Student. Co-worker. Co-star, domestic worker, Gymnast followed suit. every woman who had suffered at the hands of this powerful man in Hollywood, came out. A little known FACT: my father went to school with Harvey Weinstein (and his brother) & you know what he said when he heard these women telling their stories and what Harvey had done to them? “He was an asshole back then and he still is now.” Boom.

I believe my dad. and I believe every survivor.

I was not only heartbroken, but really proud of these women who decided to come forward and share their stories with the world. I started using the #MeToo hashtag along with them. Not only because of my experience, but because it has happened to women all over the world, to my friends and my mother who was sexually harassed as a young girl working in the fashion industry, the male managers would rub their genitals against the back of her chair, they would get her (along with her other female co-workers) to dress in skimpy outfits, like short skirts and dresses just so they can “have a little peak underneath” a peak? nah. they wanted to see everything.

I wanted to be apart of this #MeToo movement because I was raised to know that I could be a strong, independent woman. I wanted to be apart of a powerful societal change.

And that change has already begun. and will not end anytime soon.

The #MeToo movement has not only allowed women to come forward with their experiences, but also it has also brought about an awakening within women, an awakening that feels good, comfortable and SAFE.

By standing together in support of the #MeToo movement we are allowing ALL women to feel the deserved freedom to speak the truth.

It has also sparked some heated, but much needed long overdue conversations, such as; ‘Should you work (or not work) with someone who is a rapist?’

or

“What is the difference between Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault?”

or

 consensual sex vs non-consensual sex talk

(“does no actually mean no?”)

or

“when a woman wears ‘sexy’ or a ‘risque’ outfits does it mean that she wants to have sex?”

or

 “bad date’ or sexual assault?”

(when a man tells a woman to stand in front of a mirror and bends her over and asks her, “how do you want to be fucked?” and then makes her give him oral sex, while she repeatedly tells him she feels uncomfortable, she does it” ONLY BECAUSE SHE FEELS TRAPPED AND SCARED FOR HER FUCKING LIFE. )

“victim or crying wolf?”

These are the types of educational talks that were sparked from the #MeToo movement.

Although some of them seem a bit controversial, it’s important for us to talk about it and debate, argue, do whatever we have to do to ensure that this does not happen again. And that no survivor shall ever be shamed because of what happened to them.

Because we are not “victims”, we are survivors.

And this isn’t a “moment”, it’s a movement.

It’s changing how people view sexual assault and harassment, how people can shame women just because of what they wear the night they were raped unconsciously by a boy who didn’t know the meaning of ‘no’.

no means no.

Consent = saying yes and actually wanting to have sex with the other person.

non-consent =  rape.  it’s a violation of woman’s body, without their permission. they don’t want to have sex with you! no means exactly what you think it means. it doesn’t fucking matter if they don’t say it, if they are drunk, don’t have sex with them. if they are unconscious, don’t fucking have sex with them. simple as that.

Now because of the movement, men are definitely becoming more cautious, more compassionate about what women (including  men) have gone through. Maybe not Harvey Weinstein or Kevin Spacey, or Dustin Hoffman, or Woody Allen, or Aziz Ansari, or Mario Batali, or Brett Ratner, or Matt Lauer, or Danny Masterson, or Steven Segal, or Jeremy piven, or Ed Westwick, Al Franken, Louis C.K., Larry King, Ben Affleck, Mark Schwahn and James Toback.

Not just because they are dirty, disgusting assholes who deserve what is coming to them, but because they silenced women. They violated women. They ruined their voices, and they ruined their souls.

But the #MeToo movement has changed all of that, women have become louder. They have made their voices heard throughout every news/media publication, women’s march and award shows.

That is exactly why the #Metoo movement is hear to stay. rage on my sisters!

In celebration of today’s women’s march i will post some photos of it below and also here is a look at a movie called ‘The light of the Moon’, It tells a brutally honest and powerful story about a young architect named Bonnie who is sexually assaulted on a night out with her friends in Brooklyn. The aftermath of the assault is obviously painful, but it brings about an awakening in Bonnie who begins to realize that she can’t hide from her assault anymore and won’t be silenced. You will see how she deals with the aftermath of the assault and how it affects her relationship, work and friendships. Again it is so important that we as women are not known as ‘victims’, but we are survivors. It does not matter what we wear, or how much alcohol we consume…rape is rape. And it is NEVER our fault. So pls watch the film!

stay strong and keep fighting my loves.

x,

Britt

‘The light of the moon’ is Directed by Film Writer Jessica M. Thompson

and stars: Brooklyn Nine-Nine actress Stephanie Beatriz, Michael Stahl-David and ‘How to get away with murder’ Conrad Ricamora

“Larry, you do realize now that we, this group of women you so heartlessly abused over such a long period of time, are now a force and you are nothing,” – Aly Raisman giving her abuser Larry Nassar a piece of her mind, when giving her testimony in court this week.

#MMIW @sunny_redbear – ✊🏽❤️ We have lost too many sisters, too many mothers, cousins, aunties, friends to trafficking, to kidnapping, to murders. Our number of missing women rises every year- an unknown number (1,000-4,000)- a haunting number- that leaves no answers for loved ones. No why? Who? Or how?… We are left to mourn our sisters but we will not mourn in silence. Continue to fight to spread the word on Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women, in all ways you know how! Our voices together cannot be drowned out! NO MORE STOLEN SISTERS! #MMIW #womensmarch #2018 #rapidcity #southdakota #nativewomen #nativewomenrising #march #useyourvoice #feminism #powerful #reclaimyourpower #blackhills #lakota

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why the chainmail minidress will never go out of style

NYE is  literally only one day away and you’re probably wondering, WHAT THE FUCK AM I GOING TO WEAR? Well, babes I have you covered. The iconic (metallic) chainmail mini is the perfect NYE party dress that will get you in the mood for some table-top dancing in da club and maybe chanel your inner thot by having a  super sexy make-out sesh with the hot random guy sitting across from you that has been eyeing you all night.

But for reals, the chainmail minidress has been around for decades. I’m talking about when Paris Hilton wore the first ever chainmail mini for her 21st birthday bash in London, in 2002.  The dress was by renowned fashion designer Julien MacDonald, featured crystal straps, a low-cut back and a plunging neckline. The short-bob blonde bombshell accessorized the look with a diamond choker, stiletto heels, an adorable princess tiara, a pink Tinkerbell purse and a matching pink watch.

The makeup: she opted for a classic smoky eye and black eyeliner look

15 years later, Paris wore the same dress to a DJing gig at a club in Marbella, Spain. This time, rocking signature blonde wavy tresses and accessorizing her ‘disco ball’ retro mini with some sexy metallic pumps, rhinestone-encrusted Madonna-esc 80s inspired fingerless gloves, a pair of oversized silver-glittery sunglasses, a small diamond choker and a cute headband with silver cat ears!

The Makeup: She opted for a more toned-down look with baby pink lip gloss and some concealer. ( I don’t know if she had eye-shadow on bc her sunglasses are covering her eyes!)

Kendall Jenner actually wore a similar version of Paris Hilton’s  iconic Chainmail minidress for her 21st birthday party at Catch in LA

The Dress: A custom Swarovski crystal-encrusted-mesh chainmail mini by Designer Labourjoisie with a draped plunging choker neckline (to make all the guys swoon!) and a high slit. Kendall accessorized the look with a L’Afshar clutch, a faux fur stole and Lucite Yeezy heels!

S. T. O. L. E. = A shawl or scarf that is worn loosely over your shoulders. You can wear it as an accessory or to keep your shoulders warm. Sometimes you can even wear it like a scarf.

This proves why the chailmail minidress will NEVER go out of style. It’s still iconic as ever and celebs are even recreating the look!

Have a happy new year + party it the fuck up, babes!

x

Kendall’s Labourjoisie chainmail mini dress

paris @ her 21st bday bash in London via ultr4-viol3nce 

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'Chella Chic. ✨

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The chain mail dress for S/S '17

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Here are a few silver dresses that are perfect to wear on NYE:

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and btw the ‘featured image’ of Kendall ( her back is turned to the camera and she’s with both of her security guards)  is from Tumblr + WeHeartIt // Getty Images