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Brie Lybrand calls herself the “New Orleans Beauty Guru.” She has a pink, peppy blog where she talks about her background in “the beautiful world of southern pageantry,” an IMDb page complete with smiling headshots, and a YouTube channel of makeup reviews and clothing hauls that boasts over 8,000 subscribers. One of its most recent, however, was Lybrand’s father — a man named Steven Bresler who she describes as her molester, rapist, and torturer from the ages of four to thirteen.
Lauren Luke is part of a generation of YouTube makeup gurus who show those of us who are less deft with our brushes how to contour, apply liquid eyeliner, and get a perfect pout with instructive how-to videos. But on Monday, Luke posted a different sort of tutorial.
If you’re not familiar with 5-year-old makeup guru Madison, well, you’re about to be. The tot made her first splash back in February, when a video of her talking up her favorite brushes (among other things) was uploaded to YouTube, and she’s since (via her mother) been fairly active on the site, offering makeup tutorials, haul videos, and all around general adorableness. But none of these have managed to hold a candle to her inaugural post — until now. One Madison-approved, Halloween-ready pirate eye patch, coming right up!
This video of a small boy throwing a tantrum over receiving a set of books for Christmas is both heart-wrenching and hilarious. Heart-wrenching because, as an office full of current and childhood bookworms, we can’t help but worry: is this what we’ve come to?! Is this what the iPad hath wrought?! And hilarious because of the absolute incredulity with which he asks, “Books? Books for Christmas?!” See also: his onesie.
YouTube co-founder and CEO Chad Hurley isn’t the best-dressed man in the world (that’s a distinction we reserve for Tom Ford), but that’s not stopping him from leaving the company and taking a bigger role at Hlaska, a men’s clothing company he’s been working with since 2004.
French Connection had the bright idea to connect style advice videos to the point of sale. The result is their YouTube Boutique, or Youtique, which is probably the best portmanteau we’ll hear all day.
Followers of fast fashion, we have been duped. WWD reported this morning that Swedish megabrand H&M is partnering with Lanvin‘s Alber Elbaz for its next designer collaboration. Not 48 hours ago were we participating in a highly produced guessing game after seeing videos of fabulous people with obscured faces and heavy accents talking about fashion. Turns out, those clips were just a carefully planned bout of misdirection.
Here’s the deal: we hate being teased — after all, we’re in the business of blogging so we can uncover information and share with our beautiful readers! So we’re a little miffed today that H&M is toying with our hearts. They won’t tell us who their new designer collaborators are, but they’re inviting us and the rest of the world to guess.