Ok, so here’s the thing: the Netflix show you’re about to become obsessed with has just dropped its first trailer, and I’m excited.

The show follows Sophia Amoruso, the real-life American entrepreneur who began selling vintage clothes on eBay at 22, and by 27 was running a multi-million dollar empire with her brand NASTY GAL. Sophia Amoruso isn’t exactly the perfect role model – she was a prolific shoplifter, and she filed for bankruptcy last year – but her story is everything you want from a TV show. She’s a complete live wire, crackling with ideas and ambition and really, really good jokes.

Well, what are we waiting for? ON WITH THE BRAIN DUMP.

0:07: First of all, let’s get one thing straight: no vintage shop is every actually this cool. Whenever I attempt to buy vintage, I’m faced with the realisation that A) beautiful prints often come with scratchy, horrible fabric and B) because food rationing didn’t end in Britain until 1954, a huge amount of women were seriously thin. Please, please remember that the next time you see a beautiful 1960s shift dress that doesn’t even fit over your head.

0:15: Two things to say here: One, where can I get that velvet waistcoat? Two, TELL ME WHERE I CAN GET THAT VELVET WAISTCOAT.

0:31: “You know how some people flip houses? I flip clothes.”

Guys, this is just a sneaking suspicion that I have, stop me if I’m wrong, but I think – I THINK – this woman might be the GirlBoss the title refers to.

00:45: RUPAUL!!!

As in, RuPaul Of RuPaul’s Drag Race, the best reality show of all time!

1:00: “Those shoes are ridiculous…”

Do you see this face?

This is the face of a man who has never been, nor will ever be, a 22-year-old millionaire. I don’t know what your character’s name is, Half-Naked Man, but I find your lack of vision and commitment to ridiculous shoes very troubling.

1:09: I don’t know who this old lady is who just hit GirlBoss across the face, but something tells me that GirlBoss deserved it.

1:18: There comes a time in every woman’s life where she must learn to separate valid criticism from the total bollocks that people hurl at her in an attempt to make her feel bad. This freeze frame of GirlBoss’ eBay comments is a masterclass in both.

“Snout-nosed bitch”: this is not valid criticism. This is someone being mean about what is clearly a perfectly normal nose. File under ‘haters’.

“This chick sells clothes from the eighties and then has the nerve to pass them off as vintage. Even Hitler wouldn’t do that.” If she’s lying about the era her clothes are from, that’s not great. However, I dispute the claim that “even Hitler wouldn’t do that”, given that Hitler died 50 years before eBay was founded. It is not for us to decide what terrible things Hitler would have done if he had an eBay account. File under ‘invalid criticism’.

“The mark up on this stuff is ridiculous.” Ok, maybe it is. File under ‘yeah you have a point.’

2:02: Can I just say how refreshing it is to see a 22-year-old woman running a successful internet start-up? Honestly, I don’t think I could take another film or TV show where a quiet boy genius in a grey zip-up becomes the founder of a tech start-up and is then led astray. GirlBoss is clearly the master of her own destiny, and I am HERE FOR IT.

I don’t know what the narrative point of GirlBoss pushing a car up a hill while waving her middle finger in the air is making, but I like to think of it as a metaphor for the entire show. We ALL have to push our own crappy car up a hill, and we all need to wave our fingers in the air while we do it. You go, GirlBoss, you go!

Verdict:

GirlBoss is bringing us fashion, great songs, jokes, and a pleasingly scuzzy LA vibe. Also, it’s from the people who made Pitch Perfect. Could you ask for more? (You could, but you’d be being greedy.)

What to do while you wait:

Whip It serves up a similar girl-power-with-a-grunge-edge vibe, and it’s on Netflix too! Also, read Sophia Amoruso’s book #GirlBoss.

@Czaroline

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Guys, spring is not springing. It just isn’t. In fact it’s actually meant to snow in some places this weekend, which, while exciting, is distinctly un-springlike. So we’ll park the denim jacket and… I guess put our thermals back on? Again.

On the plus side, here’s everything we’ve been reading, watching and loving this week! Chin up.

Twins are in the air

It seems that this year’s must have accessory for celebrity couples are matching tatt– oh no, whoops, twins. It’s twins. George and Amal Clooney have announced that they are expecting twins, but unlike when Queen Bey made her announcement, there was no luscious photoshoot in sight, instead they shared their news with the world via an American show called ‘The Talk.’ Congrats x 2.

Why Hiddleswift tanked

It might seem like a million years ago since you last heard the term ‘Hiddleswift’ but the duo is back in the headlines this week after Tom Hiddleston’s interview with GQ. In what’s got to be one of the most bizarre interviews of all time, Hiddleston explains how he came to be wearing the now iconic “I ❤️️ T. S.” tank top at Tay Tay’s 4th of July party.

He insists it was a joke, explaining: “I slipped and hurt my back. And I wanted to protect the graze from the sun and said, ’Does anyone have a T-shirt?’ And one of her friends said, ’I’ve got this.’ ” Somehow, after reading this interview, we have even more questions than we did at the start. Soz Tom.

Selena Gomez adds ‘producer’ to her CV

In addition to being a singer, songwriter and an actress, Selena Gomez is now trying her hand at producing. The quadruple(?) threat has signed up to work on Netflix’s new series, 13 Reasons Why, based on a YA novel by the same name written by Jay Asher. It’s a pretty harrowing story that deals with mental health, but that’s exactly why Selena got involved.

Speaking at a Netflix press panel, she said she could relate to the story; “I had no idea what I was gonna be or who I was going to become,” she says of her own high school experience. “It definitely hits home; that’s why I wanted to be a part of this project in any way.” She then added, “I would do anything to be a good influence on this generation,” which is giving us all the feels.

Epic snowball fight at a Canadian University

The forecast is predicting snow this weekend, and while it may not be the balmy spring dreamscape we’d optimistically hoped for, we’ll take it. Boy, we’ll take it. Maybe we’ll even be able to pull off a thousand people-strong snowball fight like students at the University of British Columbia did! Not that we’re getting our hopes up or anything.

Richard Vs Barack

There was a time when he hadn’t seen pictures of Barack Obama kite surfing. And let’s just all agree, it was… ok maybe not a worse time, but a simpler time. On the list of things we can thank Richard Branson for (like cheap flights and internet that only cuts out every so often), we can add this video. You go, Prez.

Get your skates on

We’re desperate to take up rollerskating. We’ve booked lessons and we’ve bought these increds roller skates so come join the party too!

And also, it’s given us all a great excuse to re-watch ‘Whip It’ which we’re convinced has to be one of the greatest sporting movies of all time.

Valentine’s Day nailed (ok, stapled)

If you want to do some Valentine’s Day craft that you can keep in your room all year round, why not try out rainbow heart garland tutorial? It’s super easy to make and looks AH-MAZING.

Wrap up warm this weekend – and please, if you get the chance, have a snowball fight!

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