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MGMT performed new songs for the first time in years

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National Coconut Cream Pie Day!

News of the Day:

+ MGMT just kicked off a North American tour, and at their first concert they announced that their new album is finally completed. Fans at the show were treated to some tracks off the forthcoming fourth album. It was the first time the band had played new music in years. "New songs from our new album that you will newly hear this year!” they said from the stage. The new songs they played are called "Little Dark Age," "James," "Goodbye Horses," "Me and Michael," and "When You Die." 

Eric Decker on Instagram: “New MGMT #mgmt”

+ Kate Moss' daughter Lila is now a model, but at 14 years old her first campaign is under scrutiny. The ad, for a U.K.-based salon called Braid Bar, shows Lila and fellow model Stella Jones (whose dad is Mick Jones of The Clash) rocking straight-back cornrows. The braids are an example of black cultural appropriation, and after heavy pushback the salon issued an apology. Of course, Lila is a kid and this is not her fault, but the grown-ups in power should definitely be making better decisions. 

+ Today, demonstrations are taking place all over the country in coordination with national and local partners including the Women's March, ACLU People Power, United We Dream, Hollaback!, National Lawyers Guild, and many others. The demonstrations are against the ongoing attacks on healthcare, religious freedoms, and personal identity, and directly call upon members of Congress to help in the resistance. For information about protests and demonstrations in your area, see here

+ An Instagram posted by Stefano Gabbana, of Dolce & Gabbana, is throwing some serious shade at Chanel, and implying that Chanel designers copied a D&G shoe design. It's impossible to ignore the similarities between the shoes posted, as both use Greek and Roman Ionic columns as the heel.

 In response, Chanel issued the following statement:

Although these two shoe models share a common feature—the column heel—the design and aesthetics of the column, in addition to the design of the shoe as a whole, are significantly different. This indicates that Greece nourishes and will continue to inspire artists, creative designers, writers and philosophers throughout the world, thanks to its exceptional culture."

It sounds like Gabbana got a bit of shade for the post because the following day he posted an image of a D&G necklace that looks exactly like a necklace designed decades earlier by Vivienne Westwood, along with an apology. Fashion is confusing. 

+ More social media shade as it's come to everyone's attention that Diddy cropped Kylie and Kendall Jenner out of a group Met Gala pic. Burn. 

Deal of the Day:

The Rebecca Minkoff sample sale starts today in NYC, with 70 percent off handbags, clothing, shoes, and accessories from now until May 14. The sale takes place at 260 5th Avenue in Manhattan, and hours are as follows: Monday 11am—8pm, Tuesday—Friday 10am—8pm, Saturday 10am—7pm, and Sunday 11am—4pm. Shop on. 

Advice of the Day:

"The best revenge is massive success." —Frank Sinatra

GIF of the Day: 

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He announced the news today

On Monday, Bernie Sanders announced that he is running for president again, after he lost the primary in 2016 to Hillary Clinton. And although he was very popular during the 2016 election, his announcement is drawing mixed reactions online.

Many of his previous supporters, including celebrities like Mark Ruffalo, were excited about him joining the 2020 race, voicing their support of his announcement.

But others seem to want him to disappear, even pretending not to know who he is. And these reactions have turned out, in some cases, to be hilarious.

The lack of excitement for his announcement may be because of the recent allegations of sexual assault which apparently occurred within his 2016 campaign, and which he claims he didn't know about. It could also be due to his base, who supported him even after he lost the primary to the detriment of Clinton's campaign.

Some are also calling out the fact that Clinton has been effectively shunned following her loss, while Sanders seems to be being welcomed back with open arms.



Photos courtesy of American Apparel

The pieces will take your athleisure look to the next level

American Apparel just dropped its first activewear line since the brand's relaunch last year, and I can already tell that these looks are going to make up my entire summer wardrobe.

The new line, called FORWARD, offers a variety of styles in lightweight fabrics like flyweight satin, which is an imitation of boxing gear; lame tricot; and cotton Spandex. All of the fabrics feature a four-way stretch, making the clothes "suitable for training but also designed for life outside the gym."

With the collection, American Apparel also launched an inclusive campaign called How We Play, which shows a diverse range of models, including blind Paralympic runner David Brown and curvy yoga instructor Luisa Fonseca.

The collection's styles offer a wide range of looks which will fit with just about any aesthetic, whether you're going hard at the gym or looking for a casual off-day outfit. Personally, I'm excited about the iridescent looks and the rainbow patterned bra and bottoms, which I will definitely be rocking at Pride this year.

The entire line is also super-affordable, capping out at $48, with most products priced in the $20-to-$30 range. You can shop FORWARD collection online, now.