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charli xcx plus hilary duff equals….

by liza darwin

Charli XCX says she wants to write a song for Hilary Duff's comeback record. Guys, how can we make this happen? Because it HAS to. (Oh No They Didn't)

Photographer Ilana Panich-Linsma followed three 15-year-old girls for nine months in high school, and documented their lives in this slideshow. While taking pictures of teenagers might not seem that exciting, check out her photos and get proven otherwise: from mundane pizza nights to spontaneous make out sessions, it's a tiny slice of adolescence, all in this surprisingly captivating slideshow. (The New York Times)

Karl Lagerfeld posed on the red carpet holding a copy of Bangerz--yes, that would be Miley Cyrus' new album. Even though the designer offered up no explanation, we'd like to imagine he secretly sings "We Can't Stop" at karaoke night. (ELLE

Head to the arcade with Charlotte Free and her model boyfriend Gryphon O'Shea, where the twosome talk about music, Myspace, and why they love go-carts. (Dazed Digital

We already know how to get her ultra-dark lip. Now Lorde (who turns 17 today, yay!) reveals her secret to her amazing curls. The key to maintaining it? Don't wash it. Lorde washes it only once every two weeks! She also swears by salty hair products for her "wild" texture. (MTV Style

Here's how to wear black-on-black (on black) like an Olsen. (Who What Wear)