Friday Fizz: bubbles of awesome from the web

Why can’t a smart woman love fashion? – After years of dressing down just so she didn’t appear frivolous and unintelligent, novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (pictured, above) wises up to a truth that her Nigerian mother has known all along. Can we be smart and look great at the same time. Hell yeah!

Lorde tweets about photo touch ups – There are heaps of reasons to love Lorde, not least that she is some common ground my nine year old and I can agree is pretty great to listen to (and a heavenly reprieve from Katy freaking Perry). And now she goes ahead and shows girls that it’s okay to not be perfect. More role models like her please.

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44 Ordinary Signs That Became Suspicious When People Failed At Using Quotation Marks – people shouldn’t be allowed to punctuate without a licence. Failing that, let’s all point and laugh at them.

If something smells fishy it probably is – The gorgeous Emily at Have a Laugh on Me has some hilarious April Fools Day jokes to show us. Not to mention her wonderful Operation Slow Down Mum, which I keep meaning to join in, as soon as  can remember to buy some post-it notes…

New parenting study released – A very funny piece from the New Yorker, no less. I’ll give you the first sentence and let you decide whether you want to read the rest: “A recent study has shown that if American parents read one more long-form think piece about parenting they will go fucking ape shit.”

The best talk show entrance. Ever. I meant to share this last week, so it’s slightly late, sorry, but I plum forgot. If you haven’t seen Kevin Bacon’s entrance on Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight Show, do yourself a favour and have a look. Here’s a hint: it starts with Jimmy Fallon announcing that dancing has been outlawed. Oh no, what are we to do? Who can we turn to? I could watch this over and over again.


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Carolyn is the editorial director of Champagne Cartel and a freelance writer. In her spare time she is a long-distance runner, peanut butter enthusiast, and single mum to three incredible humans.


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