Maypole dancers surround the maypole with coloured ribbons on May Day, which is the first day of the month.
While some of you might be celebrating the beginning of May dancing to N’Sync’s “It’s Gonne Be Me” and if you don’t know why perhaps this will give you some sort of clue. Others around the world will be dancing to traditional folk music in celebration of May Day, a traditional European spring festival. So in honour of this lovely spring holiday, I’ll be giving you tips on rocking the floral trend that you can take with you well into the summer. And yeah I know what you’re thinking, florals for spring? How groundbreaking! But yes florals are actually a trend for 2013 for both women and men, so check it out!
Lana Del Rey, the Queen of the floral crown.
So if you missed out on Coachella, don’t fret because May Day is the perfect (and probably the most legitimate) reason for anyone to be wearing a floral crown. Floral crowns were spotted on the runways and magazine but hit the mainstream thanks to sultry singer Lana Del Rey. They became quite the phenomenon at Coachella and rightly overtook the Native American headdress (this should have never been a trend in the first place) as the hair accessory of choice for concertgoers. Don’t be surprised to see floral crowns at various music festivals this summer.
These poor girls were victims of a Jimmy Kimmel prank at this year’s Coachella.
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Jamie Foxx was spotted covered in blue make up and decked out in a black hoodie and jeans as he arrived on the New York City set of The Amazing Spiderman 2 on Monday. Foxx is slated to play the film’s villain, Electro.
The 45-year-old actor has recently said that his costume won’t be green and yellow like in the comics. He told Blackfilm.com in December that the producers “want something for the future… They want to try new things, like a liquid rubber and things like that, and there are all these bolts and stuff in my arms where they are hanging me upside down and trying to figure out what [happens].”
Foxx looks ridiculously amazing in his Electro get-up. He is definitely well suited to play a villain. He has the maniacal and evil look down, and has proven in his past film projects (like Django Unchained) he has the potential to be a total badass. It’ll also be nice to see him on screen with Andrew Garfield, and see how they play off of one another.
It’s time to start getting excited about this movies release—even if it’s just in the shooting stages.
The film also stars Emma Stone, Shailene Woodley, Dane DeHaan, Paul Giamatti, Felicity Jones, Chris Cooper, and Sally Field. It is set to open in 3D on May 2, 2014.
Are you excited for the next Amazing Spiderman?
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The popular bad lip read strikes again! The Amazing Spider-Man is the latest victim of the famous YouTube viral series, where it takes scenes from a movie and dub over with what they think their lips are saying. It’s actually kind of scary how the actor that dubs over Andrew Garfield sounds almost like him.
According to the lip dub, Peter can apparently free style and accidentally tells Gwen that he thinks her wooden leg is gross. He also ate her pig and feathered duck, Ruffles and Mr. Peaches (I almost bursted out in laughter here). Either way, bad move, Peter. These videos are so on point, it’s just too awesome not to watch.
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What she’s wearing: Stone rocked this strapless red Lanvin dress at premiere of her new movie ‘Gangster Squad’ in L.A.
Why we love it: Stone is getting a head start on everybody and is rocking a dress from Lanvin’s Pre-Fall 2013 line, while most celebs are still wearing items from various Spring/Summer 2013 collections. I love how she’s working the monochrome look, from her silk and brocade red strapless dress, her red belt paired with a floral brooch, her fiery red pumps, and her ruby red crystal necklace.
My thoughts exactly!
Takeaway: Wearing something with a quite simple silhouette and minimal colour contrast allowed Stone to work some major statement jewels into her look. It can be tough to find the perfect opportunity to wear such large jewellery, but since Stone is going strapless with a sweetheart neckline she needed something bold to frame her face. Such big jewellery can sometimes go gaudy quite easily so be careful and make sure that it adds to your look instead of detracting from it.
What he’s wearing: Stone’s Gangster Squad co-star not only stepped out in this coffee coloured three-piece Gucci suit, but he also showed up to the movie’s premiere with his mom.
Why we love it: Gosling also worked the monochromatic look in this surprising shade of brown, which takes the usual boring blah brown suit to a whole new level. Colour me impressed! I never would have thought this shade would have worked so well. The monochromatic colour scheme works well here considering the colour of Gosling’s hair and him parining the suit with dark brown perforated Lanvin shoes. He contrasts his look with a crisp whit shirt and bold black tie.
You’ve come a long way since then!
Takeaway: Well first off, if you ever become famous don’t forget to show your parents/guardians some love with the spotlight, it’s really endearing. Also have fun with your shoes! Sometimes you can get tied down with suits and can only have some sartorial fun with your accessories (think tie, shoes, pocket square, etc.). Plus they are a pleasant surprise whenever you pair a classic cut suit with some funky shoes.
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If there’s one thing better than Emma Stone’s down-to-earth personality, it’s her ability to play any part. She’s made us laugh, cry, hang on the edge of our seat, and now, she’ll make you “aww” with these pics and clips of her growing up.
She was born to act
Emma was born Emily Jean Stone on November 6, 1988 in Scottsdale, Arizona. She knew what she wanted to do right from four-years old. Even her trademark voice came early: ” I smoked when I was four,” she joked with NOW Magazine. “No, I screamed myself hoarse every day as an infant. I’ve sounded like this since I was a kid.”
She worked the stage
Emma’s no stranger to the spotlight – she started learning drama in Phoenix, Arizona in 1999 at the Valley Youth Theatre (she took acting classes there with American Idol winner Jordin Sparks!) and got her first role at 11 as the hairy-chested Otter in “The Wind In The Willows.” We love how she’ll do anything for a laugh!
She convinced her family to move to L.A.
When we say Emma’s sights were set on Hollywood after middle school, we mean it. Fourteen-year-old Emma gave a PowerPoint presentation to her family set to Madonna’s song “Hollywood.” to convince them she should move there for acting and it worked!
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What she’s wearing: The Revlon spokesmodel appeared at the launch for the brand’s new ‘Nearly Naked’ makeup in London wearing a silk tricolour Daniel Vosovic dress.
Why we love it: First off, the dress is from Project Runway alum Daniel Vosovic, so it’s nice to see someone succeed after a stint on reality TV (too bad it’s not the case for most of the show’s contestants). The nude colour is appropriate for the ‘Nearly Naked’ event and the grey and charcoal colour-blocking helps stop Stone from being completely washed out. The dress nicely combines an airy looseness on top with a sexy and slimming pencil skirt silhouette on the bottom.The vibe of the dress refreshingly matches the fresh-faced Stone and she adds a pop of colour in her peach point-toe Rupert Sanderson heels.
Takeaway: Nude colours are on trend this season but can be quite tricky to match the right hue of nude to your skin tone. So unlike coverup makeup don’t try to match your nude to your skin unless you want to look like a big naked blob. Opt for a nude in the same colour family as your skin tone. So if you tend to be fairer skinned try a nude with hints of pink, olive-skinned try a nude with hints of peach, a little tanner find something with hints of caramel or copper, dark skin looks great with hues with hints of chocolate brown.
What she’s wearing: The singer stepped out in a slinky red Nicole Miller Atelier dress to KIIS FM ‘Jingle Ball’ concert in L.A.
Why we love it: Sparks is va-va-voom in the dress! The red colour of the dress is not only festive but it also pops on the red carpet.The look is simple yet bold and the ruching adds some nice textural details to the dress. Sparks is also minimal with her accessorizing since it would only detract from her dress, she contrasts her bold red look with some Jimmy Choo black peep-toe pumps.
Takeaway: During the holiday season it can be tough to find the right festive look, so when in doubt opt for holiday colours of your liking in a nice rich hue or jewel tone. Choosing to wear a rich hue or jewel tone is all a part of sharing in the decadence the holiday season brings. Holiday looks can either be cozy or luxe depending on the event.
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What she’ wearing: Pink wore a stunning bronze/taupe sleeveless leather and chiffon Catherine Deane gown at the American Music Awards.
Why we love it: What a great night for Pink, not only did she score major points with the dress, but her performance of “Try” wins all the awards! (Now would be a perfect time to go watch her performance, just make sure to come back to this page when you’re done.) The leather fabric adds some shine to the bodice giving it a cool metallic effect, plus the detailed cutouts create a stunning pattern that gives this look an edge. The feminine full-length pleated chiffon skirt contrasts the edgy top and elongates Pink’s body. All-in-all a standout look from many of the red carpet styles at the AMAs.*
Takeaway: Leather fabrics can come in multiple colours so try to choose one that’s the most versatile and compatible with your wardrobe, since leather can be quite expensive.
*As you probably know the American Music Awards happened this past weekend and there was a plethora of really well dressed celebrities in attendance. So as to not make this list dominated by AMA attendees I chose to highlight only one look, but here are two of my other favs from the night: Taylor Swift and The Wanted.
What she’s wearing: Stone was photographed wearing Burberry Prorsum, consisting of a belted navy peplum bustier top paired with a green sequin pencil skirt, at the 2012 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards in N.Y.C.
Why we love it: Stone looks festive in sparkles and it’s hard not to notice her in this outfit. It feels refreshing to see a sequined skirt and not a top. The two fabrics (sequin and satin) seem to compliment each other when paired together plus navy and emerald green are a colour combo not often seen on the red carpet. The black waistband provides some contrast while accentuating Stone’s waist and creating that popular peplum effect.
Takeaway: Sequins can be fun but can be hard to incorporate into your everyday wardrobe. Save sequins for nights out or special events as opposed to daywear since little girls and fairy princesses tend to enjoy sequins all day round.
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The suddenly bearded Andrew Garfield went on TheEllenShow where he was cajoled into dancing badly for charity, and I have to say, he’s the best worst dancer I’ve seen. Andrew had to attempt every dance style Ellen held up on flashcards and for each one he performed correctly, $1000 was donated to Worldwide Orphan’s Foundation. How can you say no to such a worthwhile cause?
Styles included Gangnam Style, the robot, belly-dancing and the Irish jig. He managed to get all of them correct and although he ran out of time, he convinced Ellen to keep going, eventually earning the full $10,000.
The Amazing Spider-Man actor was quite proud of his beard, saying it only took him 29-years to grow. Ellen responded: “I guess it’s a big deal, like men want to know they can grow a beard.” Andrew replied, saying: ‘That’s the only reason to be a man.”
While Ellen tried to get him to talk about his girlfriend and former co-star Emma Stone, he dodged the questions, opting instead to talk about Denis Leary.
Watch it here:
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Inspiration: First Lady Michelle Obama, Emma Stone, Ann Romney
You know a trend has found its roots when the wives of two presidential candidates are both wearing pink and it wasn’t even a Wednesday. AND just a day before, current it girl, Emma Stone, was wearing a bright pink dress at Elle’s Women in Hollywood party. If THAT wasn’t enough for you, when Jessica Biel got hitched to Justin Timberlake, she wore a blushing pink wedding dress.
So, how do we even wear such a bright hue? My best advice is: wear it with confidence. It only looks ridiculous if you think it does. Unfortunately, confidence is sometimes hard to come by. In order to build this confidence, treat pink like any other neon colour: start small by matching pink accessories to whatever you wear. Most importantly, pink is an exciting colour so remember to HAVE FUN!
TREND: polka dots
Inspiration: Taylor Swift on The View
Last summer, I had a bit of a shocking revelation when I was riding the bus back home after a trip to Ikea. I realized that the boxes I just bought, my skirt and my nails were covered in polka dots. Since then, I’ve been trying to cool it with the dots because, let’s face it, I’m not Zooey Deschanel.
Unfortunately, it’s been really hard to get off this kick. Between Marc Jacobs’ fragrance Dot and The Sartorialist‘s polka dot street style shots, I can’t stop myself but want more dotted pieces. So, you know what? Let me at ‘em! They’re fun, they’re flirty and most of all, they are (this week’s theme) F. U. N. Fun!
WTF: Chanel’s Hula Hoop bag
Imagination plays a huge part in fashion, and as a result, there are a number of outstanding collections that are more art pieces than ready-to-wear clothes. What kills me, though, when designers try to sell insanely bizarre objects as the world’s most practical accessory. Case in point: Chanel’s hula hoop bag. According to designer Karl Lagerfeld, it would be the perfect beach bag because you can drape everything on it. It might’ve been useful if I couldn’t picture myself tripping over it, or crying because the white fabric got all dirt stained. Not to mention, it’s just a tad ridiculous and a little too over-the-top for the beach.
Hollywood’s leading ladies and up-and coming starlets descended upon Elle’s Women in Hollywood celebration to celebrate females in the industry. The event even brought out Robert Pattinson (who was there to support his Bel Ami costar Uma Thurman, but he didn’t walk the ‘white’ carpet since this event was all about the ladies.
What she’s wearing: The Pitch Perfect star wore a black with golden embroidery Badgley Mischka Resort 2013 dress to Elle’s Women in Hollwood event.
Why we love it: For a black pencil cocktail dress this look has a lot going for it. The dress is working three trends: 1) geometric cut out bustier tops 2) brocade embroidery and 3) shear details (in this dress the sheer fabric is in the midriff which provides a cool belt effect). However the trends don’t overpower one another and work perfectly together because they are quite subtle.
Takeaway: Too many trends on one dress or outfit might seem like a good idea but you’ll regret it instantly in a couple of years because being too on-trend dates your photos really fast. So instead of potential embarrassing Facebook photos in a couple years time, try incorporating multiple trends in a single look by doing so in very small amounts.
What she’s wearing: Stone chose a bubblegum pink Valentino Resort 2013 dress for the Elle’s Women in Hollywood event.
Why we love it: For a pretty modest number (I guess modest by today’s standards anyways) you can’t help but smile at this dress and take notice of Stone. The bright pink number takes this simple look and turns it into quite a head turner as it pops out on the white carpet. Also the sheer sleeves adds some much needed skin and makes the dress more youthful, while the white statement collar and cuffs adds some much needed contrast to the overwhelming pink. She also balances the pink out with a black clutch and a pop of print in those houndstooth pumps.
Takeaway: Bright and bold colours are a great way to put a spin on conservative and traditional clothing. If this look was in black or a more sombre colour, all the fun would be taken out of it and Stone might end up looking like Wednesday Addams. (Sidenote: I love Wednesday Addams, specifically Christina Ricci’s portrayal, but best save the Addams Family look for Halloween and off the red carpet.)
What she’s wearing: The Australian actress stepped out in a studded print photo Proenza Schouler Spring/Summer 2013 dress at the Elle’s Women in Hollywood event.
Why we love it: If you haven’t discovered the amazing-ness of Cate Blanchett and her A+ red carpet track record, then I hope you do some research on some of the looks she wears since she is one of the gold standards for Hollywood high fashion. If you never considered fashion to be art before then hopefully this dress changes your mind since it actually has art printed on the dress. Photo prints on clothing is an upcoming trend and this dress takes it to the next level by abstracting the print with blue colour studs and grommet detailing (it’s a cool take on neo-impressionist art).
Takeaway: Photo printed clothing can be a fun way to personalize your wardrobe since it’s totally possible to create your own clothes with the number of custom silkscreen businesses online (and perhaps your hometown) that you can use. A cool way to get into photography and fashion design. The more abstract a photo the more fashionable it is since you’d probably want to stay away from producing anything like this (save that for Mother’s and Father’s Day).
The Jonas Brothers
Unisex velvet bow tie, American Apparel, $26
In the world of celebrity news, there’s no shortage of hits and misses. This week, Shailene Woodley might play the iconic Mary Jane Watson in the upcoming Amazing Spiderman sequel and Niall Horyn needs surgery after a brutal squirrel attack.
HIT: Shailene Woodley may join The Amazing Spiderman 2 cast as Mary Jane Watson
According to The Hollywood Reporter, actor Shailene Woodley has been offered to play the iconic redhead Mary Jane Watson in The Amazing Spiderman sequel. This may be the second best thing to happen to her this week after ABC announced they’ll be cancelling The Secret Life of an American Teenager. Since her stunning performance in the George Clooney film, The Descendants, proves she’ll be a worthy third piece in the romantic love triangle between Andrew Garfield’s web-slinging Peter Parker and Emma Stone’s brainy Gwen Stacey.
MISS: One Direction’s Niall Horan gets attacked by squirrels
One Direction’s Niall Horan recently been spotted on crutches. The 1D member told the U.K.’s the Sun Newspaper that the injury was the result of being attacked by a squirrel in a London park. Niall will reportedly have to undergo surgery to fix the ligaments he tore in his leg because of the furry attack. Niall’s injury just adds to my now rational fear of the urban creatures.
HIT: The Mythbusters prove that Jack Dawson didn’t have to die at the end of Titanic
The guys at Mythbusters have finally put the widely debated Titanic dilemma to a rest. Through the use of science, Jack Dawson and Rose DeWitt Bukater could’ve lived happily ever after if only she made some room on that floating piece of wood. This startling revelation has 1) made me a smug person who wants to yell, “I TOLD YOU SO” to everyone who has ever disagreed with me, 2) given me another to cry at the end of the movie, and c) given me the conviction to boo at James Cameron if I ever come across the famous director.
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Showing everyone why they’re one of the coolest young couples out there, Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield got creative for the paps in New York City after a lunch date.
Upon seeing that paparazzi was waiting for them outside, the two created signs and held them over their faces to spread an important message.
The signs, which appeared to be on napkins, read: “We just found out that there were paparazzi outside the restaurant we were eating in. So… why not take this opportunity to bring attention to organizations that need and deserve it,” followed by links to two charity websites, wwo.org and gildasclubnyc.org.
Unlike most Hollywood actors, it’s nice to see Andrew and Emma addressing the paps and the public with a good message.
But on another note, can these two get married already?!
HIT: Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively get married
Ryan Reynolds, a.k.a. 2010′s Sexiest Man of the Year, married Gossip Girl’s hottie Blake Lively in South Carolina on Sunday night. It’s Blake’s first marriage and Reynold’s second. Not only did Martha Stewart’s team plan the wedding (and will be featured in her December issue), it took place in the house that Rachel McAdam’s character in the Notebook lived in during that fateful summer. Basically, they had every bride’s dream wedding.
MISS: Amy Poehler and Will Arnett are separating
Poehler and Arnett announced their separation last week. The couple have been together for nine years and have two children together. Arnett also made an appearance on Poehler’s Youtube advice channel. The split has apparently been amicable so hopefully for comedy lovers, this isn’t the end of their onscreen collaborations. For the rest of us, though, this might be the end of true love.
HIT: Emma Stone stars in a Breast Cancer awareness ad with her mom
The all-around amazing actress is in Revlon’s PSA ad, “Your Lips Can Save Lives” with her breast-cancer survivor mom, Krista, who diagnosed with breast cancer in 2008. Stone hopes to be an advocate for getting checked every year as her mom’s tumor wasn’t there the year before she was diagnosed. She and her family all have blackbird feet tattoos (from the Beatles’ “Blackbird” and drawn by the Paul McCartney no less) to commemorate her mother’s journey. Can you be anymore perfect, Emma?
MISS: Rihanna caught kissing Chris Brown at the VMAs
I don’t care if Rihanna forgave him, but I do care about what Brown represents. The fact that people still treat him like a god that makes me angry when I see people hating on girls like Kristen Stewart. Cheat on your boyfriend? You have the whole world hating you. Hit your girlfriend? Win a couple of awards a few years later even though you behave like a douchebag. The world is unfair.
HIT: Anderson Cooper talks about coming out
Cooper made his first public comments on his coming out on Monday since July. He spoke with his guest co-host Kristen Chenowith on his daytime show Anderson Live. He decided to let the public know because to him, visibility was important. “… The tide of history only moves forward when everybody is fully visible,” he continued. You go Anderson Cooper! You’ve achieved hero status.
MISS: Allison Pill accidently tweets topless photo of herself
The Newsroom actress, Allison Pill, accidently tweeted a photo of herself wearing a cute pair of glasses and nothing else on Wednesday morning. I wouldn’t worry too much about it, Pill. We’ll forgive you because a) you ‘fessed up and didn’t blame it on a hack, b) said it was you, c) you’re adorable with or without a shirt, and c) you’re fiancé to be, Jay Baruchel retweeted your apology. If anything, Pill should apologize for the cavity she’s giving me because her and Baruchel are too cute.
It all started when 14-year-old Julia Bluhm petitioned Seventeen magazine to stop Photoshopping their models back in April. While Seventeen magazine maintains they don’t use the digital tool to alter faces or body shapes, Editor-in-Chief Ann Shoket published a “Body Peace Treaty” in their August issue. While Seventeen will still use Photoshop to get rid of wrinkles on clothing, misplaced bra straps and the odd zit, the magazine promises to be more transparent and publish the before and after shots on their tumblr page.
Now, the attention has turned to Teen Vogue. Sixteen-year-old Carina Cruz and 17-year-old Emily Stydahar have started an online petition to make Teen Vogue print a similar promise in their pages. The younger sister of the magazine bible says they, too, don’t retouch photos. While that’s all fine and dandy, the girls want the magazine editors acknowledge their practices in the magazine for all their readers to see.
The online petition has just 28,000 online signatures. Cruz and Stydahar also hope to stage a mock runway today outside of Teen Vogue’s offices with “models” holding hand-written messages on dry erase boards.
While asking for a no-Photoshop policy is unrealistic, asking for transparency isn’t. Here’s to hoping the magazine’s high powered editors take notice. This is 21st century Girl Power at its finest.
Here’s some Beyoncé to get you in the Girl Power mood:
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We’re obsessed with actress Emma Stone’s Burberry striped top, ruffled pencil skirt, Jennifer Meyer jewelry and red Brian Atwood pumps, which she wore to The Amazing Spider-Man press junket in South Korea.
The fashion-forward look is perfect for the hip streets of Seoul but comes at a steep price. To channel her look, work key summer trends into your wardrobe such as stripes, vibrant hues and casual ladylike charm.
In the world of celebrity news, there’s no shortage of hits and misses. This week, Jennifer Lawrence becomes a real life hero and Drake and Chris Brown are offered $1 million each to fight each other.
HIT: Jennifer Lawrence aids a girl who passed out on her lawn
Jennifer Lawrence became someone’s real life hero when she and her neighbours helped a girl who collapsed outside of her home. Look! Humanity in Hollywood does exist outside of over the top fundraisers! I suggest she be inducted into the hero-status celebrity club, which also consists of Johnny Depp and David Beckham.
MISS: Jessie J got stuck in the washroom at a Watch the Throne show
The singer’s fun night out turned into an embarrassing life moment when she and friend got stuck inside a washroom at Jay Z and Kanye’s show in London. Jessie J and a friend went to go touch up their make up, but her friend mistakenly locked the door even though it looked broken. They were there for about 15 minutes when security knocked the door down to rescue the two. Then they returned to their seats and all their unknowing friends were all like: “why the hell were you in the washroom so long? Locked door? Sure…”
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In the world of celebrity news, there’s no shortage of hits and misses. This week, John Mayer is creepy and hits on Jennifer Lawrence and Justin Bieber feels “disrespected” by fans.
HIT: Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone are invading your magazine stand
Garfield is on Nylon Guys, British GQ, i-D and VMan, while Stone has New York Magazine and Vogue, with an extensive spread. They also look adorable together on Teen Vogue. The Teen Vogue interview is a good read as two banter with each other, Stone talks about the stupid questions she gets, and Garfield reveals his man-crush on Ryan Gosling. I may or may not rush into my local Chapters, place all the magazines together, and label that section “OTP.”
MISS: Justin Bieber is rude to fans as he waits for Selena Gomez
While JBiebs’ star shone at the legendary Apollo Theater in New York, the media blew up a scuffle he had with some fans at the airport. Apparently, Bieber was bothered by the number of fans who were asking for his autograph as he waited for Selena Gomez. “I’ve had a long day, I flew in,” said Bieber. “I don’t have to be nicer about it. You guys are in my face.” Bieber was probably having an off day and you have to admit, it must be frustrating to have no privacy. Everybody has those days once in a while!
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