ALBUM | After last year's buzzworthy Teens of Style, Matador Records finally released Car Seat Headrest's follow-up TEENS OF DENIAL. Earlier this year, it was announced the record would be delayed after permission to sample the Cars' "Just What I Needed" had not been procured. But thousands of dollars later, the emotionally charged indie-rock album has been re-pressed, free of the song. The three-piece (which started as frontman Will Toledo's solo act) came through Spokane in January, playing to a sparse crowd. Hopefully, after this record takes the band to even greater heights, that won't be the case next time.
TV| Hailey Gates is a model, seen in high-fashion ad campaigns, but for her investigative fashion docuseries STATES OF UNDRESS, she goes full journalist. In each episode for Vice's new TV channel Viceland, Gates bravely travels to countries, often in political turmoil, to speak to people about how fashion and beauty affect their everyday lives. In Venezuela, a country that's produced the most Miss Universes, she learns about the outrageous pressures woman and men feel to get plastic surgery, often resorting to cheap, toxic fillers. Other countries Gates visits include Pakistan, Russia, China and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
FASHION| We all put our pants on one leg at a time, but this summer I implore you to branch out in your lower-body-covering selections. That means ditching (read: burning) your booty shorts, putting your skinny jeans aside and rolling down a new pant avenue. This season, CULOTTES are back. At first, the calf-length/wide-leg cut is a bit off-putting, but these are not to be confused with those terrible jersey fabric gaucho pants of the early aughts. Instead, get your culottes in linen or cotton. Everywhere from Nordstrom to Old Navy has them in stock. Pair with platforms and go forth. ♦