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Anastasia Bodarenko is Getting the Most Out of Summer

Writers Will Be Writers: The sad, strange revenge of the television writer. [Wall Street Journal]

Giving Dap: Jesse Thorn sings the praises of Kent Wang. We always knew he was a Dap King at heart. [Put This On]

This is How We Feel Right Now: Hungover owls express what we are too hungover to put into words. [World’s Best Ever]

Grave Dancing: Cintra Wilson explains how it all went wrong for Dov Charney. We blame the mustache. [The Cut]

Laying Down the Law

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Give Me Your Answer, Do: Daisy Lowe prefers casual swimwear. [Fashion Copious via Refinery29]

Courtside: The American Apparel/Woody Allen kerfuffle is settled, with Dov Charney on the hook for $5 million. Something tells us the judge was an Annie Hall fan. [Reuters]

World Champions: According to the Toronto Star, Indianapolis is the winningest city in the world, shortly followed by Boston and Vancouver. Mostly, we just feel bad that L.A. was edged out by Anaheim. [Toronto Star]

Silver Rocket: A ’57 Ferrari pulls in $12 Million dollars at auction. Judging by the pics, we’re willing to say she’s worth it. [Jalopnik]

A Colossal Error

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There’s been a lot of talk about Colossal Clothing over the past few days—not to brag, or anything—but as sometimes happens on the internet, a few folks have gotten things twisted up. Salon, you’re officially on notice.

It’s not a sister brand, a brother brand, or any other kind of relation to our beloved American Apparel. The Colossal folks are renting American Apparel’s factory, but the designs and clothes are all their own. And, much as we love him, Mr. Charney isn’t calling any kind of shots at Colossal Clothing.

And in case you don’t believe us, take a look at Colossal’s website. Notice any hot girls in tights?

Case closed.

Winslet/Deneuve, Obama Humor, and Dov in Peril

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Belle du Jour: Kate Winslet steps into Catherine Deneuve’s shoes for the win. [FashionIndie]

Just for Kicks: What the world needs now, more than anything else, is crocodile skin sneakers. [Luxist]

The Writing on the Wall: A countdown of the top 25 parodies of Shephard Fairey’s Obama “Hope” poster. Sadly, Nate Dogg does not make the list. [Village Voice]

Dov Love: The cops are after Dov Charney, for all the obvious reasons. [PSFK]

V is for Vendetta

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Apparently we’re ahead of our time.

Seven months after we warned against the dangers of the v-neck, it’s blossomed into a full-fledged trend. If only they’d listened…

Today, Radar printed a call-to-arms against the rising tide of club-goers in deep V-necks. According to the article, which had the good grace to mention us as a source, the deep-V has replaced the striped shirt as the go-to outfit for the huddled masses crowding the door at the clubs everywhere. And if the bouncer reads Radar, God help you.

We render judgment on the deep v-neck once more»

Bass Lines, Marilyn's Money Shot and Reality Show Clip Time

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Through Thick and Thin: Personally, we've always preferred Christina Ricci in her more well-rounded, Buffalo66 days. Not that we've got a problem with the carb-free model here. [BlackBook]

Some Like it Very, Very Hot: Just like Paris Hilton, Marilyn Monroe filmed a sex tape before she became a tragic victim of her own fame. Unlike Hilton, Monroe's oral exam may never make it to your desktop. [NYPost]

Labor Party: A charming, lil' British-TV presenter is set to star in a reality show based in a faux London sweatshop. This is a good thing, right? [Female First UK]

"Tired of Being Sexy" Hot, hipster mess CSS loses its bassist to fashion—which is apparently the modern equivalent of boozing yourself to death in a pool. [CMJ]

Chat Stew: The dapper king of our TiVo, Joel McHale, sits down to discuss his J. Lindberg jackets, Air Jordans and, wouldn't you know it, Tyra. [Sign on San Diego]

Slim Jims: Men's Vogue collects the best slim-cut suits of the season so we don't have to. [Men's Vogue]

American Public: Sticky, icky Dov Charney lets the Wall Street Journal into his factory, his office and his infamous bedroom where he takes cloyingly erotic photos of the once-respected broadsheet in a Lycra catsuit. [Radar]

Justice for Sale, Diddy on Film and Charney Gives it to L.A.

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For Whom The Bell Tolls: Kristen Bell twice in one week? What? You got a problem with that? [FHM]

Den and Geller: Kempt fave Robert Geller opens at Odin's satellite store. [Men.Style]

Can I Turn it Up for You?: Always classy that Dov Charney. [AnimalNY]

Pay it Forward: Got an extra, unused suit? Pass it on. [EarthTimes]

Get Ready to D.A.N.C.E.: Justice's new clothing line is just as hip and French as you might expect. [Stereogum]

Deal Alert: Yoko Devereaux springwear starting tomorrow. [Racked]

COS Play: Monocle takes a hard look at H+M's new branch line and the takes the temperature of European retail. [Monocle]

Rock and Roll Will Never Die: Except when it does. Hey, maybe you kids should have been out there protesting, say, three years ago. [Gothamist]

Where's Waris?: You ask. We've already delivered. [A Continuous Lean]

The Man Who Would Be King: P Diddy's fashion week documentary about his quest for LOVE! INSPIRATION! and REBELLION! and style's CROWN! was so MIND-CRUSHINGLY AWESOME! that we couldn't watch more than 12 seconds of it. [NYMag]

Alien Slave Women, Woody's Legal Briefs and Lad Nouveau

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Space Case: Once, we were grown men who watched football and Westerns. Then, Sci-Fi fox Tricia Helfer snared us her Tholian web of leggyness.[OhNoTheyDidn't]

Shields Up: In related news, Spock goes down hard. [The Observer]

Picking Numbers: Cathy Horyn starts off her morning congratulating her friends at 6267 on their new post as chief designers at Gianfranco Ferre, has a glass of red wine before lunch to celebrate, gets all moist about Scorsese. [NYTimes]

Crimes and Misdemeanors: Forget Beckham, marketing guru and American Apparel founder Dov Charney knows that no one can sell more underwear than Woody Allen. Too bad he didn't ask permission first. [Radar]

New Kid on The Block: Given the criteria, we most likely qualify as "Lad Nouveau." Call us that on the street and... well, let's just say you'd better have good insurance. [Times UK]

"Well-Dressed Rebels": ACL breaks down the stars of April GQ. [A Continuous Lean]

Better Than a Card: Earnest Sewn will be offering discount tattoos for Mothers Day. How come you never see moms sporting "Son" tats? [Paper]

Cro-Magnon Chic, Bisexual Shoes and An American Girl

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She Was a Young American: Come for the impassioned defense of American Apparel mastermind Dov Charney. Stay for the sexpolitative photography. [Radar]

Fancy a Game of Footy?: Solid unisex, yes unisex, kicks from Jonathan Saunders and Goa. [JC Report]

Francophila: French women - now more sexual than ever. C'est Magnifique! [Time]

Changing Seasons: In Spring, a young man's fancy lightly turns to thoughts of seersucker. [A Suitable Wardrobe]

Our Girl Friday: It's been a long workweek. Don't you think you deserve two minutes of Rachel Bilson being impossibly cute? [Nylon]

Sex Change: The TMagazine site has switched over from women's fashions and a shot of Natalie Portman to a George Clooney pic and menswear stores, which is pretty much an even trade. [The Moment]

Unintelligent Design: A sartorial history of the cinematic caveman. [The Globe and Mail]

Caught Red Handed: Pikey Colin Farrell tried to steal someone else's model girlfriend because, hey, why not? [NYPost]

Courtly Love: Our favorite low-tops ever go back to their roots. [Hypebeast]