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Tavi Gevinson Schools Jimmy Fallon on the Bitchface

My teenage fashion icon Tavi Gevinson stopped by Jimmy Fallon earlier this week to celebrate the one-year anniversary of Rookie. During the interview, she also teaches him  how to perfect the bitch face and it is pretty silly. Watch the entire clip here on Late Night!

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Time Waster of the Year

More like the Buzzfeed’s 90 Best Tumblr’s of the year. Your productivity ends now.

and on an entirely non-related note: Science shows that swearing makes you feel better. No surprise here, but I’m glad to hear that there is some support behind it now other than my other justifications. [Source]

And on another Buzzfeed note – here are the 45 Things We’d Like To Forget About in 2011…like

the Vancouver riots or Justin Bieber’s mustache. Both are terrifying.

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Cork Grips

Bob Myaing was announced yesterday on the Urban Outfitters Blog as a new contributor to the website so I decided to check out his personal blog cork grips, which I think will be a blog that some of my male readers might enjoy! Myaing covers a wide variety of topics including fashion, art, design, photography, etc. Often times, it’s difficult for me to publish posts that are more geared towards male readers on Yow Yow! because I am unable to read these types of blogs on a regular basis. It can especially seem more biased during fashion week. Even though I can’t focus on material for men frequently, I’m going to make an effort to at least direct you to other blogs that I admire and that will provide you the content that you are interested in.

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Nerd Herd

On the season finale of The Glee Project, my favorite contestant Cameron returned for the final episode. While I was extremely happy that Damien took home the win, I don’t think I paid that much attention to him as much as I focused on the scenes Cameron was actually in. Bree and I agreed last night that while it is obvious that he is talented, there is definitely something that draws our eye towards him throughout the entire episode. Sure, it’s his voice and the hipster attire, but another part of me thinks that it is because he represents a group of people  that has never been a part of the in crowd: the nerds. There’s no one like him on Glee or even on television right now.

As we all know, I’ve got a pretty sweet spot for the nerds – as do many girls. Can you really find a reason to not like one? I mean, have you ever seen a douchey nerd? And I’m not talking about those pretentious characters in television shows, I mean in real life. They don’t exist! They never cheat, except for that one episode of Saved By the Bell. They are known for being the shy smart types. They’ve got a type of style that isn’t mainstream and they always seem to know what’s going on before everyone else. A blogger’s dream right? Today, I learned from HelloGiggles that there’s actually a distinction between geek, nerd and dork. Who knew, right?

In short:

“Geek- Smart but not awkward
Nerd- Smart and awkward
Dork- Smart in less useful areas, awkward but proud regardless”

Feel free to read the rest of the article here:

What I also recognized today was the similarities between a nerd and a hipster. The same transition process occurs when scenesters become hipster. In this case, you start out being a nerd and develop into a full-grown adult-sized hipster. I’ve decided to highlight some of my favorite nerds in this post, but I’ll let you be the judge as to whether or not they are really as hip as they appear to be.

[Cameron Mitchell – The Glee Project right]

I think I’ve talked enough about Cameron in the text above so I won’t exhaust you anymore. He is basically the proudest nerd I have ever seen promoting the “Nerd Herd” in his YouTube videos, on the television series, and even in his music.

[Michael Cera]


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10 Families on Television You Wish You Could Call Your Own

[The Banks Family]

Did you ever wish your life were more like a sitcom? Growing up, I did. I questioned why my parents didn’t invite an Uncle Jesse and a comedic Joey into our family.  I wondered why my jokes were never followed by random laughter and applause in the background. All I wanted was someone who I could banter back and forth with in a town called Stars Hollow. Life in a sitcom seemed so much more interesting than real life, didn’t it? So what families made BuzzFeed’s list of “10 Families You Wish You Were Part Of?” Click here for the rankings.

My pick is above :)

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WhoWhatWear’s New Makeover

One of my favorite fashion blogs and daily reads has gotten a makeover! Co-founders Katherine Power and Hillary Kerr revealed their brand new layout today packed with fashion news, a weekly feature with Rachel Zoe and a giveaway that lets you enter to win a trip to New York Fashion Week!

Check out the beautiful website here.

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Refinery 29’s Street Style

This post from Refinery 29 doesn’t have much to do with anything really except for THAT is my sweater. Refinery 29 caught Megan on the street and photographed her for their street style segment because her outfit is kind of awesome. Yes, that sweater looks just as good in real life. I love.

In case you’re wondering, it’s Urban Outfitters and was on sale last month for just $20 bucks.


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WordPress – Freshly Pressed

Typically when I log into WordPress – I go straight to the Login page and go about my routine as usual. It’s been a bad habit of mine because when I go directly to wordpress.com instead of logging in right away, I miss out on all of the Freshly Pressed posts of the day. Freshly Pressed features the best posts for the day out of all of the blogs that they host and most of time, the posts are pretty interesting. Today, my favorite is Sharing Food in Public!

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The Importance of Partying Responsibly

I just realized that the headline may be a little misleading, but even if I decided to change it now, I wouldn’t know what to change it to. This post is not about the responsibilities of drinking or anything related to that at all. This post is actually inspired by a post I read on Hello Giggles a couple days ago called “Confessions of a Wannabe Party Girl.” So how exactly does that tie into partying responsibly?

During my stay in Seattle this summer, I have been tempted with the opportunities to go out with my friends. Unfortunately for some of my friends, I am the girl that makes excuses. I make excuses for my health, for my work, for my television schedule etc and because of that, I’ve missed out on some great nights. The nights that I have gone out though have been some of my favorite times from this past summer and a part of me wishes I had more of those. Going out should never be about the drinks that you consume, but about the company that you are with and Hello Giggles explains that perfectly along with other pieces of advice such as “Go home when you are still having fun” and How I Met Your Mother’s famous reference “Nothing good happens after 2AM.”

I don’t want to look back on my summer and remember myself as being a workaholic cause I’m pretty sure I have the rest of my life to do that. I was hesitant about going out often in the first place because I was worried about becoming like the bros at Seattle U that I didn’t want to become, but now that I know I won’t ever be I suppose I’m in the clear. I’m young. I like to go out. I like my friends. I sound like that little girl re-affirming myself in the mirror.

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Holiday Matinee Mix Tapes

While there are a handful of original posts that I actually write and research myself, much of my inspiration comes from the blogs I read on a daily basis. For one, writing an original post can take me all day sometimes ie) My Favorite Hipsters or My Seattle: Fave Local Hot Spots, but the blogs I read daily offer a variety selection of news and material that allows me to play around with it. I’ve featured the blogs I read pretty often on here – The Frisky, Flavorwire, etc and today is no different, really. Today, I’m highlighting one of my favorite posts from Holiday Matinee!

I cannot get enough of this blog and I don’t consider the day isn’t over unless I’ve made my daily visit to it. Holiday Matinee publishes a monthly mix tape for their readers and this month’s theme is dedicated to the Outside Lands music festival going down next weekend in San Francisco. This mix is fantastic and the perfect background noise to my work this morning so check it out right now on their website! I wouldn’t consider these musicians and bands emerging, but if you’ve been in dire need of new music – they totally get the job done.

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The Males That Blog

I cannot even begin to tell you how refreshing it is to discover a blog written by a male or better yet – a group of males! These days, blogs are overrun by women writing about fashion, style, home decor, etc. – don’t get me wrong – those are some of my favorite types of blogs, but reading a blog written from a guy’s perspective is sometimes so much better. It’s nice to see guys that care about the same things I care about, but in a masculine context. Refinery 29 wrote a post today about some of their favorite guy bloggers in the Chicago area, but I decided to extend this post to include some of my personal favorites from all over. Enjoy everyone! And don’t worry – even though it is male-focused, there is something for the ladies too. This is also kind of a follow-up post to the one I did back in January 2010.

[Cool Material]

Believe it or not, out of the 27 blogs I read on a daily basis, Cool Material is the only male-focused blog in that lineup. Highlighting new products in fashion, technology and design, Cool Material brings forth the items that every guy will want on their wishlist. These writers are the coolest of the bunch and are nothing, but effortless in their style.

[Mr. Kim Says]

Mr. Kim Says is kind of a hodge-podge blog in that I don’t exactly know what the focus is, but I like it regardless. It is very similar to a Tumblr (if it’s not already a Tumblr,) but it makes me laugh at the end of the day so I guess that’s all that matters.


If you’ve been following Yow Yow! for some time now, then you know that I’ve been a huge fan of MetroDad for over a year now. The identity behind Metrodad is still unknown, but that’s not the most important factor. Whoever he is, I find him to be intelligent, humorous, and a lovable father to his “Peanut.” It’s like the guy speaks my language, but that’s just because he’s relatable and I’m sure I’m not the only one that feels that way. He’s got a gazillion fans and his posts seem to always strike a chord with me. I once found myself wimpering away during a reading of one. Shameless.

[Lottie and Doof]

There is nothing more attractive than a man that cooks. I mean, how many times do I have to say it?

[Los Angelist]

Sophisticated and sleek, Los Angelist is catered for male readers that are confident, savvy, and in the know. The site is so simple and there is not much on the blog that is geared towards me, but yet I still find myself hooked on the blog regularly.

[Josh Spear]

So I have to admit that I’ve got a little bit of an obsession with this blog. Having read it for a couple years now, Josh Spear still remains to be one of the most up-to-date and relevant blogs in my roll focusing on culture, technology, music, gadget, designs, travel and more.

[Man Up Chicago]

Man Up Chicago is a blog I just discovered via Refinery 29 and even though I know nothing about Chicago, lucky for me, this blog is not just city-focused. I actually found myself pretty interested in some of the posts especially all of their recent Lollapalooza coverage! By the way, did anyone catch the live stream today? I was able to watch Delta Spirit, Foster the People, White Lies, and Two Door Cinema Club all while I was at work. Awesome. Technology!


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In the News…

– Before Dov Charney founded American Apparel, he was just an innocent Fashionisto. [Source]

Vanessa Hudgens was caught smoking last night while she was out and when she was spotted, homegirl went ballistic on the paps. [Source]

Netflix‘s genius plan of increasing their prices will cost them an estimated 2.5M subscribers. I hope it’s worth it Netflix!

Hello Kitty creator Yuko Shimizu has decided to introduce a new character into Hello Kitty’s posse named Rebecca Bonbon. [Source]

Alexander Skarsgard and Kate Bosworth have called it quits. [Source]

Nickelodeon bringing back the 90’s was a great idea because ratings have skyrocketed! [Source]

Kristin Cavallari had a “Carrie Bradshaw” moment in which she posed in a wedding spread before her wedding, which unfortunately, was called off earlier this week. [Source]

Alexander McQueen’s exhibit hours will be extended to midnight on its last days August 6th and 7th. [Source]

Olivia Palermo’s “traveling” focused (and fashion) blog will debut next month. [Source]

Rachel Zoe will design a kids line. [Source]

– Meanwhile David Beckham will collaborate in a collection for H&M. [Source]

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen joined TOMS founder Blake Mycoskie in Honduras to personally bring to children new pairs of shoes. [Source]

Terry Richardson will be releasing a photo book in which he will compile 10 months worth of photos that he had taken of Lady Gaga while following her around in a project. [Source]

– The Kings of Leon show in Dallas abruptly ended last night 30 minutes in because Caleb Followill stormed off the stage to go throw up after being too intoxicated and…never returned. Fans in Texas are not impressed. [Source]

Alexander McQueen left $80,000 to his dogs in his will. [Source]

– Apparently a new study proves that marriages are more successful if they follow the sitcom formula – ie) skinny wife w/ a chubby hubby! [Source]

Lauren Conrad hopes to open up a cupcake shop in Hollywood. [Source]

Po Dog on the Ave will be converted into a bar called “Detention.” How educational of them. [Source]

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Late Night Posts

I just started reading this blog recently called “The Hairpin” and after a week of following it, I’m still unable to figure out what it is actually all about. Sometimes I see a little bit of The Frisky in it, a smidgen of Flavorwire and a chunk of Buzzfeed. Tonight, I came across a very interesting post that brings me back to the college years that I am still living so I thought it would be a nice treat to share it with you all. However, it’s definitely not something that should be read by the little ones…hopefully my readers aren’t that young anyways.

Just to be funny, I thought I would do this post later in the evening even though come morning – that post will probably still be there so nothing changes.

Regardless – read these two line text conservations along with an analysis of how college girls over think the most straightforward responses. These are all hypothetical situations, but I’m almost convinced that this has happened to people I know. It happens to the best of us.

Check it out here.


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Olivia Palermo to Launch Blog

Two Olivia Palermo posts in one day? I can’t help it if this HBIC is everywhere! Olivia Palermo is one of my favorite style icons and she just happens to be following the footsteps of Miss Lauren Conrad and Lo Bosworth by creating her own blog. Will it be beauty focused like Lauren’s or be a mixture of a little of everything like Lo’s? Maybe it will just be centered around fashion since her style is what she is known for. Regardless of what the focus will be, I am pretty excited about!

Let’s hope it’s good enough to find a spot on my blogroll.


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Mystery Flower Seeds

It’s no secret that Sam Shipley and Jeff Halmos are two of my favorite designers. I suppose I’ve taken a liking to them ever since I met them last year at Barney’s. Aside from being designers, the duo also like to sell quirky knick-knacks and draw characters at their blawg Numerous Drawings. I’ve mentioned Numerous Drawings in the past so today I kind of want to focus on their shop Things! where they have recently started selling these Mystery Flower Seeds. I’m not quite sure which flowers they will produce, but I guess that’s the fun part right? Buy them for yourself or buy them for a friend because they are only $3.99.


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