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A Weekend of Balance at Wanderlust

Sure, it may sound slightly contradictory—meditative chants and focused warrior poses juxtaposed with beer and indie beats—but after experiencing this weekend's Wanderlust festival firsthand, I was eager to defend the bohemian concept to all my cynical friends. I was scoffed at for attending such a "crunchy" event, but I am NOT a tie-dye wearing yogi and this affair was NOT the hippy-dippy peacefest that skeptics made it out to be. A little reminiscent of Burning Man, maybe, but I'm choosing instead to coin it more of a new age kind of lovefest. Downward dog with yoga hotshot Shiva Rea by morning, folky tunes with Jenny Lewis and Gilian Welch by day and party with fire dancers and DJs by night—Wanderlust proved to be an exercise of balance on all levels.

Link Love: Cellulite-Fighting Panties and The New Sartorialist Book

Daily reads from our feeds …

Women will do anything to trim the fat, as evidenced by the speed in which these cellulite-fighting panties flew off the shelves in the UK. The Cut reports on the magic crystals that promise to do the impossible.

Refinery 29 stumbled upon an advanced copy of Scott Schuman's new book, The Sartorialist, and called it total perfection. We can't wait to get our hands on it.

Link Love: H&M Fall/Winter Campaign and Fashion's Billionaires

This weekend's fashion food for thought …

Take a peek at H&M's Fall/Winter campaign by Terry Richardson, courtesy of Design Scene.

San Francisco to the rescue. Locally based private-equity firm Golden Gate Capital saved Eddie Bauer from bankruptcy with an auction bid of $286 million. The Cut reports.

Link Love: Invisible Eyebrows and Man Corsets

Daily reads from our feeds …

Shorn eyebrows as asexual element and exercise in modernity? Sounds like a bunch of hooey. NYT reports on this ridiculous and (hopefully) short-lived trend.

As if the murse wasn't enough. Australian company Equmen introduces Spanx for men. These mirdles (man girdles) are flying off shelves at Saks, purporting to improve posture and reduce back pain—ha! The Cut has the scoop.

Dapper and Debonaire: Frank Sinatra and Elton John Photos Hit SF Art Exchange

The latest show to hit SF Art Exchange, “Chairman of the Board. Knight of the Realm,” chronicles the careers of Frank Sinatra and Sir Elton John by famed British photographer Terry O'Neill. Lining opposite walls of the gallery space, this rare solo exhibition pits 20+ photographs of an effortlessly polished Sinatra against 20+ of a quirkily dynamic John. Masterfully arranged in a mix of both black-and-white and color, the show tells not only of the men being shot but also sheds light on the man behind the camera. We caught up with the talented Terry O’Neill at last week’s preview event at the Clift to talk photography, music and celebrity.

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It's French Party Time: A Guide to Bastille Day

One thing’s for sure—the French certainly know how to celebrate. Whether you’re looking to satisfy that craving for Chateaubriand or twirl your tail off to DJ Frenchy le Freak, this city’s got you covered on July 14. Join the French in festivities commemorating the birth of democracy on Bastille Day.

1. Party Like It's 1789

Link Love: Brüno's Fashion Picks, White Bucks and Audrey as Coco

Daily reads from our feeds …

Start your weekend off with a laugh—Brüno's favorite Spring 2010 looks via The Moment.

Our local love, Alexander Wang, will be launching a menswear collection sooner than expected. The Cut says to look for it at the end of this month, as part of his T line.

Sure, wedges are in, but these shoes by Celine look more like torture devices to us. Addicted to YSL reports.

Link Love: Heidi Klum Barbie, Online Vintage and Don't Miss the Marc

Daily reads from our feeds …

Immortalized in plastic? Ideeli brings us the new Heidi Klum barbie doll.

Speaking of Heidi Klum, the cast for Project Runway's sixth season has been revealed to us via The Cut. The show starts August 20 on Lifetime.

Scouring racks for purchase-worthy thrift finds is a tough job. Refinery29 brings us eight online vintage boutiques that make shopping easy.

Link Love: Supermodel Arrest and Hot Armani Ad Campaign

Fashion gossip for the long weekend …

It's getting hot in here. Check out the Beckham's latest Emporio Armani ad campaign via Daily Mail.

If you haven't already heard, indigo is in for fall/winter. See what Lancome says goes best with the new hue from View on Fashion.

The Cut says Anna Wintour's signature bob is off the chopping block.

Win Tickets to a Sneak Preview of BRÜNO

We're sure this movie tops your list of summer flicks to watch, so we're giving away 10 (admit two) passes* to next week's BRÜNO screening. Be one of the first 10 to correctly answer the question below and win tickets:

Name two celebrities BRÜNO has interviewed.

BRÜNO Screening, Monday, 7/6 at 7:30 p.m., AMC Metreon, 101 Fourth St., 3rd floor. Get there early.

BRÜNO IS IN THEATERS JULY 10. To check out what it’s all about, visit the BRÜNO website.

BRÜNO has been rated R (Restricted – Under 17 Requires Accompanying Parent or Adult Guardian) for pervasive strong and crude sexual content, graphic nudity and language.

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