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Solange Shares Her Street Style Secrets

Plus Natalie Portman's formal tee shirt, Melissa McCarthy responds to Coat-Gate 2013, and more of the top stories of the day

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• Solange, no slouch in the style department, explains the secret of looking great in a photo: "It's like this weird generational thing with photo-taking, where it's all about looking natural, but you pose looking natural," she explains. "Like, 'I'm not paying attention, but I still look perfect.' Or 'I'm on my phone, but I don't make phone face.' All of those things I have no idea how to navigate through. I'm still learning my damn self. I just walk and try not to fall." A woman after our own heart. [StyleCaster]

• Natalie Portman is all, hey, what's up, I'm Natalie Portman, and if I wanna wear a tee shirt on the red carpet, then guess what -- it's on. That's exactly what she did at the red carpet premiere of the new Thor: The Dark World movie. Which, by the way? Is it weird to anyone else that Natalie Portman's in the Thor movie? [Refinery29]

• Melissa McCarthy is totally over the controversy around her Elle magazine cover. She says that the oversized coat she wore on the Women in Hollywood issue was her choice. "What I found so bizarre is I picked the coat. I grabbed the coat. I covered up. I had a great black dress on but I thought, it comes out in November. I was so sick of summer. I live in Southern California. I was like, 'Give me a big coat to wear. Give the girl some cashmere!" Does that settle it? [NY Mag]

• There is a cave in Cappodocia, Turkey, that is full of snippets of women's hair. And yes, that's exactly as creepy as it sounds. The hair museum contains around 16,000 hair samples, and visitors are welcome to leave their own hair mementos. Twice a year, museum owner Galip Korukcu invites visitors to choose 10 winning hair samples from the wall, and the "winners" get a free week-long stay at the connecting guest house. [Slate]

• Women have boobs, but if the Zhongshan Technical Secondary School in Guangdong, China, has its way, we'll all forget that. The school has instituted a ban on colorful bras -- anything but flesh-colored bras, in fact -- because they say that they're distracting. Girls who are caught wearing non-regulation numbers are given academic penalties. That sounds like a reasonable solution. Just as reasonable as maybe making girls' uniforms not see-through? [The Gloss]

• You must watch this incredibly passive-aggressive 1960s makeup tutorial. The advice is sadly much of what you'd hear today, but it's the tone that's absolutely priceless. [GlamourDaze]

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