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Rachel Oakley

Rachel Oakley is an Aussie writer based in NYC with an obsession for the creepy, cool and quirky side of life. Some of her main passions include philosophy, art, travel, and sarcasm.

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This guy spent an entire bachelor party weekend alone, and has the sad photos to prove it

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By Rachel Oakley in News on Saturday 5 September 2015

When Robbie Chernow flew to Chicago to help celebrate his friend’s bachelor party, he was probably hoping for an unforgettable weekend. Well, he certainly got that – except Robbie spent the entire bachelor party weekend alone and wandering the streets of Chicago without his bachelor party mates after all their flights were cancelled.

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Hipster Barbie takes on Instagram and satirizes the entire subculture

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By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Saturday 5 September 2015

Barbie has finally pushed aside her designer gear and embraced her hipster side, all while documenting it on Instagram (with exactly the right filter).

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Is this what really goes on behind a saucy sext? (NSFW)

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By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Saturday 5 September 2015

Evan Baden’s photo series Technically Intimate imagines what we’ve all been wondering – what exactly goes into a sext? 

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These ‘cutting edge beauty products’ are actually sex toys (NSFW)

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By Rachel Oakley in Video on Friday 4 September 2015

C Fashion’s ‘The Testing Lab‘ recently decided to play a little trick on unsuspecting people. They invited a group to their studio who thought they were going to try out the ‘most cutting edge’ beauty products that were due to hit the market. Except all these ‘beauty products’ were actually sex toys.

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Eugenia Viti is our absolute favourite illustrator right now

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By Rachel Oakley in New Illustration on Friday 4 September 2015

Every now and then we come across an artist that blows us away with their talent. We’re adding Eugenia Viti to that list. This Madrid-born, Chicago-based artist loves drawing people, animals, invented animals (our faves), and flowers, and we’re more than excited to share her work with you.

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This amusement park used to be Pablo Escobar’s private estate

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By Rachel Oakley in Cool Travel on Friday 4 September 2015

Have you always wanted to go to a theme park that’s located on a past drug lord’s estate? Well you’re in luck! Pablo Escobar may not be with us anymore, but his incredible estate in Puerto Triunfo is, in the form of Parque Tematico Hacienda Napoles (Hacienda Napoles Theme Park).

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Artists respond to the heartbreaking death of the 3-year-old drowned Syrian boy

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By Rachel Oakley in New Illustration on Friday 4 September 2015

Three-year-old Aylan Kurdi and his 5-year-old brother Galip were Syrian refugees who made worldwide news yesterday for all the wrong reasons. While trying to escape Syria with their family, both young boys drowned just off the coast of the Greek island of Kos.

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London’s homeless were given 100 cameras: here are the results

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By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Thursday 3 September 2015

Cafe Art, a UK-based organization that connects people affected by homelessness with the art community, recently gave 100 Fujifilm disposable cameras to homeless people at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London. Basic training was given to the camera holders by the Royal Photographic Society and then these people were told to take photos around the city with the theme, ‘My London’.

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You can now buy designer gear at your local Goodwill store

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By Rachel Oakley in New Fashion on Thursday 3 September 2015

Goodwill has finally answered the prayers of hipsters everywhere and opened up upscale Goodwill boutiques across the U.S. These luxury outlets are the ‘result of a national initiative by the non-profit provider of employment services to sell more clothing’. So what they’ve done is gussied up the inside of Goodwill stores to make them look more high-end and designer outlet-ish.

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Gorgeous rare photos of a young Audrey Hepburn before she was famous

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By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Thursday 3 September 2015

Before she was a household name, Audrey Hepburn was a fairly normal kid living in Europe during the Second World War. She studied ballet and even performed as a chorus girl in West End musical theatre before landing roles in films like Roman Holiday, Sabrina, and of course, Breakfast at Tiffany’s.

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A superzine is launching in Melbourne tonight celebrating the quirky artwork of Ian Mutch

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Thursday 3 September 2015

There’s a new ‘superzine’ on the block. And if you think of yourself as a bit of an artsy type, you need to get your hands on it. It’s called ‘Bitetime’ and this zine showcases a selection of artworks, drawings, random travels, and experiences from the one and only Ian Mutch (only one of the greatest Aussie artists around).

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Sh*thouse caravan goes up on eBay, perfect for sordid affairs and murdering

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By Rachel Oakley in News on Thursday 3 September 2015

One morning a wife woke up to find her ‘idiot husband’ had bought a shit caravan off eBay without telling her. He’d hidden the caravan from his wife for three weeks before she found out and promptly put it back onto eBay to sell it ASAP. Her description of the caravan is comedy gold.

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Two exes sit down and ask each other SERIOUSLY awkward questions

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By Rachel Oakley in Video on Thursday 3 September 2015

After breaking up with someone, the last thing you want to do is sit down with them and ask them a bunch of random questions about why they think the relationship ended. But as time goes on, wounds start to heal, as Ali and Andrew know. This couple dated for seven years and broke up two years ago.

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These genius lights will help you stay safe while cycling

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By Rachel Oakley in New Products on Thursday 3 September 2015

Cycling is the ideal way to get around town because it doesn’t harm the environment and it also keeps you fit. But too often cyclists are getting injured on the roads. So one company came along and decided to do something to make cycling safer. Introducing WingLights.

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Expelliarmus! Harry Potter lipsticks are now a thing

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By Rachel Oakley in New Products on Thursday 3 September 2015

It is finally coming true, wizards and muggles. A collection of liquid lipsticks has just arrived from LA Splash and they’re named after Harry Potter characters and Hogwarts houses.

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