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Five Favorite UK YouTubers

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I am always scouring YouTube for new music and funny videos to watch. One of my favorite things to do is find new YouTubers to follow. The thing about YouTube is that no matter where in the world you are, you can check out people posting videos daily. Keeping with my theme of the UK, I’ve come up with a list of My Five Favorite UK YouTube Channels.
1. JacksGap
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JacksGap consists of a set of twins, Jack and Finn, making awesomely hysterical videos on pulling pranks and their thoughts. I found JacksGap after they appeared in a video this past fall with Tyler Oakley, who also makes YouTube videos my roommate and I loved to watch. The twins were handsome, hilarious, and best of all, British. They are ideally ideal. Their channel has a whopping 1,803,079 subscribers with the number constantly rising. I had this goal of somehow stumbling upon them while in London these past five months, but since that doesn’t look like it’s going to happen, I can very easily settle on enjoying their channel. I bet you will too.
2. PointlessBlog
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PointlessBlog is run by Alfie, a teen lad from Brighton. Alfie does many videos with other YouTubers (as do pretty much all of these channels I talk about). One particular person you’ll find on his page quite often is Marcus Butler–fans have even named their bromance Malfie. Whether he is filming with someone else or on his own, his dares, deep questions and conversations are sure to make you laugh. He is always coming up with new ways to surprise his fans, so you should go become one to see what happens next!
3. Zoella
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Now, Zoe is hilarious, but I first started watching her videos for her makeup and fashion tutorials. Zoe is one of the most beautiful girls I have ever seen, and she definitely knows what she is talking about. From clothing hauls to life advice, Zoe is always posting videos for her viewers. She is also incredibly humble and a brilliant role model.
4. MarcusButlerTV
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Marcus is one of the most absurd and random people I have ever watched on YouTube, and I love it. He is more than up for a dare, loves posting vlogs, and always has a new idea brewing. If you are in the mood to laugh, just plop right on down and watch Marcus. You won’t be able to keep a straight face.
5. CarrieHopeFletcher
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I just recently started watching Carrie’s videos, but she is absolutely brilliant. Carrie posts many videos of her thoughts, and I absolutely love it. All of her topics are extremely relatable, and she’s an incredibly talented musician
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It’s so hard to not talk about Alex Day, Charlie, Sam Pepper, or anyone else that makes brilliant YouTube videos, but if you subscribe to any of these, you’ll be sure to find a fair share of new channels to love.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Goes Punk

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The early 1970s gave birth to the punk style and way of life, characterized by its dark, edgy, and do-it-yourself trends. The Metropolitan Museum of Art is currently highlighting the trend and its aesthetic to show the influences it has had on fashions, past and present, in the exhibition, “Punk: Chaos to Couture.”

The exhibit is organized into seven galleries designed to provide a multisensory experience for viewers with animated clothing, music videos, and audio techniques from several time periods. Each of these galleries serves to tell the story of the punk trend and its origins in London and New York, as well as highlight the ways in which it has impacted the high fashion trends that have become so popular today.

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The showcase features one hundred  designs for both males and females that show the convergence of the punk “do-it-yourself” trend and the couture “made-to-measure” motto. It examines the materials, techniques and embellishments of both the punk style itself and the manner in which it is incorporated into current high fashion designs. The exhibition highlights the presence of the punk aesthetic in modern fashions in highlighting its characteristic  “do-it-yourself” themes such as Hardware, Bricolage, Graffiti and Agitprop, and Destroy, which are represented in one of the galleries.

Expect to be dazzled by the international fashions of today that keep the punk trend alive! The exhibit runs now through August 14th. Don’t miss the chance to release your inner punk and learn about fashion while doing so.
 
Feature Image and Post Photos Courtesy of www.metmuseum.org

Suit Yourself

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Summer’s right around the corner. It’s time to start thinking about what you’ll be strutting your stuff in when you take those long strolls on the beach. It’s all about confidence! Here’s a guide to help you feel and look your best when you’re shopping for the perfect suit.

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1. Short Torso

If you have a short torso, your best bet is a tankini. It will lengthen your middle and leave you looking a few inches taller.

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2. Long Torso

If you have the height, and the long torso to go along with it, don’t be afraid to try patterns, prints, and cutouts. Decorate your frame with fun designs to spice up the look.

3. Petite/Boy-Shape

If you’ve got a petite frame, play it up with ruffles and bows. Find a suit with volume that will give your frame a fuller appearance.

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If you’ve got the curves, no need to hide them, celebrate them with ruching and draping.  These suits will bring in your middle and highlight your beautiful hourglass figure. Not a fan of the one-piece? Try a high-cut bikini that will elongate your legs and leave you looking fabulous.

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5. Busty

If you’ve got it, flaunt it! Try a suit with thicker straps if you’re looking for support. For a sexier look, try a one-piece with a V-neck cut.


Suit yourself with this guide and you’ll be strutting your stuff in style this summer!
 
Photographs Courtesy of www.macys.com