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Inside The Magical, Fashionable World of Gryffindior

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The Instagram account worth your follow

On a recent dive into the black hole that is Instagram, I was surprised to find something resembling serenity in the stable, healthy, and balanced combination of two things I can't live without: fashion and Harry Potter throwbacks.

Enter: Gryffindior. Even if Harry Potter and fashion aren't your things, but you're getting sick of Kardashian meme accounts, consider checking out the account started by Rachel Bernstein, who shares my dual obsession, and was happy to talk with us about her inspiration for Gryffindior, what she thinks about when creating each post, and what she hopes for the future of the account.

Check out our interview with Bernstein, below. 

Can tell me the initial process in the curation of this account? How did the idea pop into your head? It feels like it came out of nowhere!
The account did come out nowhere, even for me! I had just started a new job, and my Photoshop skills needed some brushing up. I decided creating a project for myself would be the easiest route to refresh my knowledge, and out of that came Gryffindior! I can't remember the exact moment the [portmanteau] came to be, but I remember when it did, I immediately checked Instagram to make sure the handle was still available, and to my surprise it was.

How did it feel when the account started to really get the recognition it did—from Instagram followers and Dior, to name a few?
A great friend of mine/Instagram wizard, Kristie Dash, was one of my first to follow. After a few reposts from her, the masses started pouring in. It was quite amusing to me in the beginning. I decided from the start not to take it too seriously.

What was the inspiration for you, besides Harry Potter obviously? 
I love looking at the Dior shows and campaigns and working backward from there. I usually approach creating each post by finding the right character to fit the clothes; it’s more fun that way.

What's the creation-of-a-post process like?
Each post can take anywhere from 20 minutes to two hours. Most of the time goes into researching images. The Photoshopping is easy when the images align. I browse the internet searching for just the right look at just the right angle to fit the scene. I usually know ahead of time when certain posts are going to go over well with my followers. It's great to see the reactions in the comments.

When did you realize that this was getting an audience?
When coworkers at work started looking at me and saying, "OH MY GOD, YOU'RE THAT RACHEL?! THE GRYFFINDIOR GIRL?!" That's when I knew it had hit the masses.

Is there a moment where you have felt like, Wow, I’ve really done something cool?
I had the most amazing experience at the Dior Men's show in Paris. Kim Jones is a fan of the account and had reached out to me on DM. Long story short, I booked a ticket two days before his debut for the house, and it was magical!

Are you the only one creating content for Gryffindior?
Yes, I am the sole content creator for the account. I make the posts in my spare time, which is sparse. I'm essentially an art director by day and Photoshopping Gryffindior posts by night. Luckily I find the process of creating posts very therapeutic, so it's something to look forward to after a long workday. 

What was the goal then versus now with this account?
My original hope for Gryffindior was to give myself an outlet and to master Photoshop. Now, it's just to make people laugh. I'm in the midst of creating merchandise, so it would be amazing to see someone out in the wild wearing a Gryffindior original!

Do you have any favorite posts you've created?
Oh, that's so hard to say! I do love

and Dumbledore in the Kaws bumblebee button-down. But all the posts hold a special place in my heart.

For more magic and more fashion, follow Gryffindior on Instagram

Photo by Imani Givertz

Premiering today via NYLON

Small Talks, aka Cayley Spivey, has come a long way since starting a band, then becoming the entire band herself and forging her own fan base from the ground up. On her recent album A Conversation Between Us, she began to unpack any lingering baggage with one particular song: "Teeth." Today, she premieres the accompanying music video exclusively via NYLON.

"'Teeth' is about my personal battle with letting go of the past," Spivey tells NYLON, admitting that it's easily her favorite song off of A Conversation Between Us.

Watch the video for "Teeth" below.

Small Talks - Teeth (Official Music Video) - YouTube www.youtube.com

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Must have been pretty awkward

Taylor Swift and Sophie Turner were guests on the U.K.'s The Graham Norton Show together, which must have been awkward for Turner's husband, Joe Jonas, seeing as he also happens to be Swift's ex. I wonder if his name came up?

The interview doesn't come out until Friday night, but promotional photos show the two sharing a couch. Swift is making an appearance to perform her new single, "ME!" while Turner is promoting her new film, X- Men: Dark Phoenix. But it seems necessary for the two to be asked about Jonas.

Swift was just on the Ellen DeGeneres Show earlier this month, where she brought up the fact that she felt bad for putting Jonas "on blast" on DeGeneres' show back in 2008 by telling the audience that he broke up with her in a record-setting short phone call. But, according to Swift, she and Jonas are chill now, since it happened pretty long ago, which means she's probably already hung out with Turner and maybe even gossiped about him with her.

We can only hope that they get the chance to spill some tea on television.

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"That's! His! Auntie!"

Leslie Jones has rewatched the Game of Thrones finale with a beer in hand, Seth Meyers at her side, and a full camera crew ready to take in all her glorious reactions. Spoilers ahead, but, if you haven't watched last week's episode already, that's kind of on you at this point.

When Jon Snow started to make out with Daenerys, also known as his aunt, only to stab her through the chest moments later, it was emotional whiplash for everyone watching. And, Jones' reactions—both from her first and second viewing—sum it all perfectly.

"That's! His! Auntie! [gagging noises]," Jones says before making an aside about calling the police if her uncle ever tried to do the same. But then the knife goes in, and Jones screams. "Did you see that?!" Jones asks, "Yeah bitch, that's a knife in you." Meyers points out the funniest part of all: "Why are you so upset about someone kissing their aunt but totally fine with someone killing their aunt?" Jones replies, "Because that bitch needed to go," and, well, same.

Other highlights from the comedians' rewatch include comparing Dany's victory speech to a bad improv gig, predicting that their dogs would have less of a reaction to their deaths than Drogon did to his mother's, and more.

Watch all of Jones' reactions from this Late Night clip below.

Game of Jones: Leslie Jones and Seth Watch Game of Thrones' Series Finale youtu.be

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These lyrics are a lot

Robbie Tripp, aka Curvy Wife Guy, is back with a music video, titled "Chubby Sexy," starring his wife and a trio of models. In it, Tripp raps about his bold choice to find women with an average body size attractive.

The video begins with a series of statements laid over some pool water: "Curves are the new high fashion," "Chubby is the new sexy," "We Out Here." Tripp posits that these queens deserve an anthem, which they do. What they do not deserve is this Cursed Song. As he lists all the names he knows to call them by (thick, thicc, and BBW), one model (who I really, really hope was paid well) squirts some lotion down her cleavage, and Tripp begins dancing.

"My girl chubby sexy/ Call her bonita gordita," Tripp states in his chorus, before going on to compare "big booty meat" to the peach emoji. Another thing he mentions is that his wife can't find a belt that fits her waist, and that's why he calls her James and the Giant Peach. He then tries to dab. Here are some of the other Cursed highlights from his, uh, verses:

Got those Khaleesi curves/ Knows how to dragon slay
She like a dude that's woke/ We like a girl that's weighty
Some say a chubby girl that's risky/ But they ain't met a curvy girl that's frisky
Imma dunk that donk like I'm Andrew Wiggins.
Thick like an Amazon/ Built like Big Ben.

Tripp says one thing in the video that I couldn't agree more with: "She don't need a man." No, she does not. Please run. If you must, watch the entire video, below. Or send it to your nemesis!

Robbie Tripp - Chubby Sexy (Official Music Video) www.youtube.com

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See the promo here

It was bound to happen. The Kadashians and Jenners have committed themselves to letting the cameras roll on their lives, for better or for worse. So if you thought that the Jordyn Woods and Tristan Thompson cheating scandal was off limits, you thought wrong. The trailer for Sunday's episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians was just released, and it involves the famous family working through the fallout of what happened when Woods went to a party at Thompson's house.

The teaser includes the infamous clip of Khloé Kardashian screaming "LIAAAARRRRRR." It's still not explicitly clear who prompted that strong response. She could be responding to Thompson, who clearly isn't always honest. Or she could be reacting to Woods account of the events on Red Table Talk. But the most revealing moment comes when we see Kylie Jenner—who was Woods' best friend before all of this happened—react for the first time.

In a heart-to-heart conversation, momager Kris Jenner says, "For you and Jordyn, it's like a divorce." Kylie only offers this in response: "She fucked up." Based on Woods' version of events—which I'm inclined to believeThompson is the one who fucked up. Still, I'm hoping for some kind of reconciliation between the two longtime friends. Perhaps we'll have to wait until next season for that.

Check out the promo video below.

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