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Olivia Wilde Releases New Line That'll Make You "Choose Used" Clothing

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In collaboration with thredUP and Conscious Commerce

Olivia Wilde has teamed up with thredUP for a sustainable capsule collection of apparel just in time for Earth Day. Along with Conscious Commerce, which the actress co-founded with Babs Burchfield, Wilde has collaborated on designs, printed across broken-in vintage tees and a denim jacket, boasting phrases that celebrate secondhand shopping.

Wilde shared in a press release, "I love secondhand and the work thredUP is doing to keep clothing in use longer. Our 'Choose Used' collaboration is all about celebrating and de-stigmatizing used clothing to cut the waste and create a more sustainable fashion future."

If you haven't warmed up to the idea of shopping secondhand yet, this collection is a cute opportunity to do so. There's plenty of silhouettes and all of the retro graphics feature slogans you'd find lining the tables of your favorite stores. Just, these ones are way more friendly to the environment, and keep from adding the used tees to the 26 billion pounds of textiles that are sent to the landfill each year.

"If everyone in the US bought just one used item instead of new in 2019, it would save nearly 6B pounds of carbon emissions—the equivalent of taking half a million cars off the road for one year," the press release shares, which means that snagging just one of these tees could have a big impact. As well, a portion of proceeds from the collection also go to The Circular Fashion Foundation, which supports international sustainability efforts in fashion.

Check out a few of our favorite items from the collection below. Shop the entire "Choose Used" collab and learn more about the textile waste crisis over at thredUP.

thredUP x Olivia Wilde & Conscious Commerce, Good Deal T-shirt, prices vary, available at thredUP.

thredUP x Olivia Wilde & Conscious Commerce, Choose This Jacket, prices vary, available on 5/15 via the thredUP app.

thredUP x Olivia Wilde & Conscious Commerce, Thank You! T-shirt, Prices vary, available at thredUP.

thredUP x Olivia Wilde & Conscious Commerce, Statement T-shirt, prices vary, available at thredUP.

thredUP x Olivia Wilde & Conscious Commerce, Save Water T-shirt, prices vary, available at thredUP.

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We made it

It's finally over. We had a great run—even if the eighth season felt more like a PowerPoint presentation of the show than an actual narrative. But perhaps the most frustrating thing about the show was that it left plenty of plot threads dangling. Still, some of the conclusions that the show left us with were shocking in their own right. Let's revisit.

Spoilers ahead...

Cersei actually being dead

I didn't want to believe it, but it's true. Cersei Lannister, the ruthless Queen that everyone sought to overthrow, is dead. Last week, she and her brother-lover Jaime held each other tight in the bowels of the Red Keep as rocks and bricks fell on top of them. I thought that Jaime would die, once again protecting Cersei, and that she would survive the collapse. This would have provided an opportunity for her to be personally killed by list-obsessed Arya Stark or a power hungry Daenerys Targaryen. But no, Cersei did not survive and I was shocked to see her dead face when it was uncovered by Tyrion.

Jon killing Daenerys

Cersei wasn't the only person whose death came under unexpected circumstances. Daenerys' long, epic journey came to an end at the hands of Jon (also known as Aegon Targaryen, and her nephew-lover). Despite following Daenerys all season, Jon was convinced that she had to go after a little pep talk from Tyrion. And so, what else would a Stark do, other than carrying out a death sentence himself? Jon did it with a blade through Dany's heart. At least it wasn't in her back.

Drogon killing the Iron Throne

If there is one character my heart absolutely breaks for, it's Drogon. Daenerys' death left the dragon motherless and brotherless. He took his grief out on the thing that drove her to the very end, the Iron Throne itself. Drogon melted it into boiling liquid metal before flying away with his mother's body.

Bran becoming King

Since the beginning of the show, viewers have made wagers on who would eventually take the Iron Throne for themselves. Through most of the series, Bran, who hasn't been able to walk since the first episode, was an extremely unlikely candidate. But alas, he was the King when the show ended, and he made a comment that seemed to suggest that he'd known this was his destiny. In other words, he let everyone battle it out while he sat and minded his business, knowing it was all for him to come out on top. A shady queen feels like a more fitting title.

Arya heading "West"

I get it, Arya has already been a free spirit and non-conformist. I also understand that she sent most of Game of Thrones motivated by revenge and with no more to be served, there was little left for her in Westeros. But to send her off exploring the world also felt... odd. Arya said goodbye to her siblings, setting her intentions on sailing to see what's "west of Westeros," so that she can find out what's there. It felt way too soon to assume that she wouldn't still be needed in her homeland, but Arya never was one to stick close to home.

Jon and Ghost reuniting

At the end of the fourth episode fans were furious when Jon Snow prepared to head South with Daenerys, bidding fond farewells to friends and fellow soldiers, but not bothering to pet his direwolf. The show runners said the reason for the impersonal sendoff was that interactions with the direwolves cost too much money to pull off and there wasn't enough budget. So we were all surprised to see Jon and Ghost reunite in the final episode when Jon was once against sent to Castle Black. It was a silver lining in an otherwise dreary episode.

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It appears to be a total reboot for the show

HBO has released the trailer for the upcoming third season of Westworld, and Evan Rachel Wood's Dolores is the only character we recognize.

The trailer is told through the eyes of a series newcomer (Aaron Paul), the sounds of Pink Floyd's "Brain Damage" play in the background, and we find ourselves navigating a totally unfamiliar world that looks more Blade Runner than anything else. Even though it's disorienting for anyone used to the first two seasons of Westworld, all this newness adds to the dystopian feeling of the trailer—as does the voice-over narration, which includes the lines: "They said they would make a better world, smooth away the rough edges. But that was a lie. I guess the rough edges are the only thing I'm hanging onto."

It's pretty clear from the trailer that Dolores is in something of a rough spot, but that's the only thing that is clear. Viewers of Westworld season two are also probably wondering if that even is Dolores, or if it's some other consciousness inside her body. But then again, Westworld always made it hard to know what was real and what wasn't—and what the word "real" even means. It seems like Paul's character is wondering that himself, since, after spotting a menacing Dolores in a darkened alleyway, he says, "I think if I'm going to get on with my life, I'm going to have to find something—someone—real."

Good luck with that!

Season 3 of Westworld doesn't premiere until 2020, but catch a peek into what will go down, below.

Westworld III - HBO 2020 www.youtube.com

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There was no justice for the heartbroken Unsullied

There are a lot of reasons to mourn as you reflect on the final episode of Game of Thrones. Some of the loose ends were tied up in ways we didn't see coming—Bran is the King of Westeros... okay. And others were left completely open, cast aside as if they never existed; like, Azor Ahai was basically an old wives' tale? We lost one more beloved character, namely Daenerys Targaryen, who could only be blocked from the Throne by death itself. But then, others received a relatively happy ending, like Samwell Tarly, Tyrion Lannister, Ser Davos, and Bronn, who all ended up on King Bran's council. Even Ghost finally got a chin rub from Jon. But the one character who got absolutely no justice was Grey Worm—and he deserved better.

As you'll recall, Grey Worm's girlfriend Missandei was killed at the hands of Cersei Lannister in the fourth episode. Missandei was the closest person to Grey Worm, the only one who really understood what it was to go from bondage to freedom, the only one with whom he was truly intimate. And while most of the focus was on Daenerys' grief-spurred rage, since it resulted in a ruthless attack on King's Landing from the back of her dragon in episode five, Grey Worm was also driven by vengeance that day, and he led the Unsullied in a simultaneous ground attack, unloading all of his sadness and anger onto Cersei's subjects. It's no wonder he was so passionate about breaking the wheel—he saw the effectiveness of that strategy. So when, in the finale episode, Daenerys was killed, Grey Worm lost more than just a leader, he lost a cause for which to fight. All he could hope to achieve was some retribution against the people who took both away from him.

And he might have gotten it: Following Daenerys' murder, Grey Worm and the Unsullied held King's Landing, and kept both Jon Snow and Tyrion as prisoners, both of whom had betrayed their queen. It's clear that Grey Worm was ready to punish these treasonous men, but his hand was forced when the northern army descended on King's Landing, along with the lords of the rest of the realm. Soon enough, both men were all but freed, with Tyrion's punishment effectively being a reward: He will be the new Hand of the King to Bran, a leader he himself selected. And Jon would get to return to the North, to serve again on the Night's Watch; it's a life sentence, but freedom within that life. No wonder our last shot of Grew Worm is seeing him seethe aboard his ship at the mere sight of Jon walking past him.

But perhaps the most unfair part of all was that Grey Worm spent the last episode written as a villain, or at the very least as the last-standing antagonist to oppose the powers-that-be. As he stood his ground in front of the all-white leaders of Westeros, they stared back at him with mistrust, defensiveness, and aggression. Their faces were reminders of the cold welcome Grey Worm and Missandei received at Winterfell in the season opener; the racist and xenophobic undertones were palpable.

The episode ended with Grey Worm and the Unsullied leaving King's Landing for Naath, the beautiful homeland of Missandei, who—though she barely remembered it, having been kidnapped into slavery at only five years old—once described its wonders to Grey Worm. Now, it is the only way he can stay connected to her memory, and to all that he has lost, all that they did.

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"And now our watch has ended"

In a thoughtful tribute on Instagram, actress Emilia Clarke said goodbye to Game of Thrones, and her character, Daenerys Targaryen.

Clarke posted a gallery of photos including some group shots with the rest of the cast, as well as a closeup of Dany's intricately braided hair, and a still from the show. "Finding the words to write this post has left me overwhelmed with how much I want to say but how small words feel in comparison to what this show and Dany have meant to me," she wrote, continuing to say that "Game of Thrones has shaped me as a woman, as an actor, and as a human being."

"The mother of dragons chapter has taken up the whole of my adult life. This woman has taken up the whole of my heart," she wrote. "I've sweated in the blaze of dragon fire, shed many tears at those who left our family early, and wrung my brain dry trying to do Khaleesi and the masterful words, actions (and names) I was given, justice." She also gave a nod to her father, who died in 2016, saying that she wishes he was still alive "to see how far we've flown."

Clarke finished by thanking her fans, telling them that "without you there is no us... I owe you so much thanks, for your steady gaze at what we've made and what I've done with a character that was already in the hearts of many before I slipped on the platinum wig of dreams," she said. "And now our watch has ended."

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Don't reusable cups exist in Westeros?

Apparently, no one could keep their drinks off-set during the final season of Game of Thrones. The show, which has been known for its meticulous editing, has featured a Starbucks coffee cup in an episode, and now, a plastic water bottle. Someone get these characters a reusable cup!

Yes, in the final episode of the series, there's a disposable water bottle hidden in plain sight in one of the scenes. If you look closely enough, you'll see the bottle peeking out from behind Samwell Tarly's leg in a scene where many characters were arguing about the fate of Westeros.

Another water bottle was spotted by someone else, hiding behind Ser Davos Seaworth's foot.

It seems that everyone was too parched on the set of the final episode to worry about a misplaced water bottle making it into the final shots. Some are speculating that the team left them in on purpose as payback to the writers for the series' ending.


We just really hope that everyone in the series recycles. If there are disposable cups and plastic bottles available in the fictional world, we hope that there's an ethical way of disposing of them. Otherwise, well, it might be more disappointing than the series finale itself.

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