Why The Feather Trend Of 2011 Should Make A Comeback

Why The Feather Trend Of 2011 Should Make A Comeback

"I'm like a peacock, you gotta let me fly!"
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School is out, exams are over, and summer 2016 is here. Cue the "Summer Hits of the Early 2000's" playlist on Spotify and put down the convertible top, because you've made it through another school year! I don't know about you, but I plan to make this the best summer yet (OK, yes, maybe I do I say that every year).

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When you think of summer what do you think of? Summer love? Sand in your toes? Maybe you have a summer camp you always go to? Maymester classes? Whatever it may be, summer tends to represent a time of stress-free bliss (or at least a time when things are a little less stressful) for almost everyone.

While I already know that this summer is going to be beautiful and incredible, I can't help but think of one thing that I know could make it better.

I'd like to invite you to hop into my time machine with me and travel back to summer 2011: the Year of the Feather.


Throughout the country, girls of all ages, whether it was 3 years old or 30 years old, were rocking the feather in hair trend. Whether it was long feathers, short feathers, fluffy feathers, or thin feathers, it seemed like every girl was releasing her inner Nelly Furtato and "like a bird, they'd only fly away." It was a fun way to spice up your hair for the summer without causing any damage. All of the feathers used in the salon I got my feather from that year were fake, so animals weren't harmed, either. Even some of our favorite celebrities joined in on the fun.

Selena Gomez when she was climbing out of Disney and into the music scene:


I hear she credits "Hands To Myself" to this life changing summer of hers (I definitely made that up, but it could be true!).

Miley Cyrus post-"Hannah Montana" days, pre-"We Can't Stop" days:


Look at that beautiful long hair of hers! I bet this was the summer that she won Liam over.

Lucy Hale on the set of "Pretty Little Liars":


So cool, so smooth, she looks like someone we would all love to be friends with.

Ke$ha when "Tik Tok" was released:


Look at that confidence! Ke$ha's "Tik Tok" album was my summer anthem that year. Combine her stellar lyrics with the feather in my hair and I was ready to take on the world.

Demi Lovato, a known trendsetter:


She's looking fly in that fedora, and the feathers make it even better.

Although if I'm being honest, my true reason for being so into this trend probably stems from my admiration for the one, the only, Carrie Bradshaw. A.K.A. everything any "Sex and the City" fan strives to be in life.


No, I (probably) won't put an entire bird in my hair. However I will gladly put a feather or two through my long locks.

I think one way we can make sure summer 2016 is even better than summer 2011 is by bringing back this trend. Ladies of Hollywood, consider this my plea, bring back the feather trend with me. Together, we can make the summer great again.

Happy break, everyone, spread your wings and fly!

P.S. If anyone knows of any hair salons that would be willing to put a peacock feather in my hair, please tweet me.

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What Your Hogwarts House Says About You

Get yourself sorted and find out where you belong in the world of witchcraft and wizardry.
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Sorting at Hogwarts is a big deal. Being sorted into a house is essentially being placed into a family while you are away from home learning about witchcraft and wizardry. Your house is made up of the people you will live with, go to classes with, play Quidditch with and everything in between. You basically spend 24/7 with them. Your Hogwarts house is your home away from home.

When you get sorted into a house, it is based on your personality traits. The people in your house are typically like-minded people who display the same characteristics as you.

When you’re a first year at Hogwarts, the minute you set foot in the castle you are swept into the Great Hall to have the ancient Sorting Hat placed on your head. This Sorting Hat decides which “family” you’ll be spending your seven years with.

For some, it is very obvious which house they will be in, due to certain personality traits they possess. For others, they may exemplify traits that fit a multitude of houses and are uncertain where they may end up.

To find out where you belong, you can take the official "Harry Potter" Sorting Hat quiz at Pottermore.com. For all you muggles out there, these are the characteristics that the houses possess and what your house says about you:

Gryffindor: The house of the brave, loyal, courageous, adventurous, daring and chivalrous. Those who stand up for others are typically Gryffindors. Brave-hearted is the most well-known Gryffindor characteristic, and Gryffindors are also known for having a lot of nerve.

Gryffindors are people who hold a multitude of qualities alongside the ones listed, making them a very well-rounded house. People who are Gryffindors are often people who could fit nicely into another house but choose to tell the sorting hat they want Gryffindor (there's that bravery). "Do what is right" is the motto Gryffindors go by.

Being a Gryffindor means that you're probably the adventurous and courageous friend, and you are usually known for doing what is right.

Ravenclaw: The house is known for their wisdom, intelligence, creativity, cleverness and knowledge. Those who value brains over brawn can be found here. Ravenclaws often tend to be quite quirky as well. "Do what is wise" is the motto they strive to follow.

Though Ravenclaws can be know-it-alls sometimes, they most likely do know what the wisest decision is.

If you are known for being the quirky friend, the smartest in the group or just great at making wise decisions, you're definitely a Ravenclaw.

Hufflepuff: This house values hard work, dedication, fair play, patience, and loyalty. Hufflepuff’s are known for being just and true. "Do what is nice" is their motto.

Hufflepuff is known as the “nice house” and believes strongly in sparing peoples feelings and being kind. This is not to say that Hufflepuffs aren't smart or courageous. Hufflepuffs just enjoy making others happy and tend to be more patient towards people.

If you ever find that you are too nice for your own good and cannot bear to hurt someone’s feelings, congratulations, you are a Hufflepuff.

Slytherin: This is the house of the cunning, prideful, resourceful, ambitious, intelligent, and determined. Slytherin's love to be in charge and crave leadership. "Do what is necessary" is the motto of this house.

Slytherin is a fairly well-rounded house, similar to the other houses. They are loyal to those that are loyal to them just as Gryffindors are and are intelligent as Ravenclaws.

Slytherin house as a whole is not evil, despite how many dark wizards come out of this house. That is merely based on the choices of those wizards (so if your friend is a Slytherin, don’t judge, it doesn’t mean they are mean people). Slytherins do, however, have a tendency to be arrogant or prideful. This is most likely due to the fact that everyone in Slytherin is exceedingly proud to be there.

What Hogwarts house you’re in says a lot about the person you are, the traits you possess and how you may act in some situations. But in the end, your house is really just your home that is always there for you. Always.


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