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8@8: Your Morning Scoop

All hail Queen RiRi

Today is...

National Bunsen Burner Day!

News of the Day:

+ Rihanna will be honored yet again for embodying girl power and being an incredible role model to young ladies. This year, the singer will be celebrated at the annual Parsons Benefit with an honor which "recognizes exceptional individuals who empower young women on a global scale through self-expression and leadership." In the past, Rihanna has been noted for wearing Parsons alum designs at the VMAs and other various outings. Congrats to the bad gal!

+ Mac DeMarco released the surreal visuals for his title track from the upcoming album, This Old Dog. He directed the video himself and, in a statement, described the vision as such: "A devoted dog discovers the meaning of its own existence through the lives of the humans it teaches to laugh and love. Reincarnated as multiple canines over the course of five decades, the lovable pooch develops an unbreakable bond with a kindred spirit named Ethan. As the boy grows older and comes to a crossroad, the dog once again comes back into his life to remind him of his true self.” We're still super confused, but it looks and sounds hella cool. 

+ Carrots and Places + Faces have teamed up on a capsule collection of streetwear. L.A. meets London in the form of these long sleeves, hoodies, t-shirts, and hats that are stamped with both brands slick logos. Get your first glimpse at the official lookbook photographed by Imran Ciesay right here:

+ Sexy Liberation is giving away free sex toys in an effort to close the orgasm gap. For less than $5 shipping (because, yes, we checked), you can discreetly have a free sex toy—or a heavily discounted, higher-quality toy—shipped directly to you. Sexy Liberation explains its motives in the FAQ section, stating, "Many people don't have access to or haven't been exposed to the exciting world of sexual exploration, we want to help people, especially women, by being a stepping stone." Empowerment via experimentation is definitely a motto we can get behind.

+ Stella McCartney's first-ever menswear collection now has a cool new video celebrating it in all its chic glory. Video artist Danilo Lauria brings the collection of outerwear and relaxed sportswear to life with the New York City skyline as the backdrop. 

Deal of the Day:

Converse has released a new line of lightweight apparel for men and women, just in time for summer! Each piece in the collection has been enzyme washed, so you'll be cozy and cool all season long. Snag all your must-have basics here. 

Photo courtesy of Converse

Advice of the Day:

“All careers go up and down like friendships, like marriages, like anything else, and you can’t bat a thousand all the time.” —Julie Andrews

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