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CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 06: General atmosphere seen on day four of Lollapalooza at Grant Park on August 6, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)

Festival season is a time to cut loose and express your individual style. I love seeing festival-goers and musicians alike express themselves drawing inspiration from music, art, and pop culture. Let's check out some of Lolla's best looks.

Halsey, Charli XCX, CupcakKe

CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 06: Halsey, Charli XCX, and CupcakKe backstage on Day Four of Lollapalooza at Grant Park on August 6, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois.

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My all time favorite girl crush Halsey kills it in a sexy black bustier and satin sweats. Charli XCX opts for a white monochromatic look with the same kind of feel. CupcakKe slays the tropical two piece.

@bozzychains

Love this eclectic summer look posted by @bozzychains. The hues of pink give it a romantic feel, while the various textures and fun feathers give it a bohemian vibe. The sunglasses chain is sold by Bozzy Chains meant for festival goers to prevent them from loosing their shades!

Matthew Schultz

CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 03: Matthew Schultz of Cage the Elephant performs during Lollapalooza 2017 at Grant Park on August 3, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois.

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Pink must have been a theme I didn't get the memo about this festival season. Matthew Schultz from Cage The Elephant slays in a textured sequin top which he later ditched to spot just black shorts and fishnets.

@ladanielephant

Festival-goer @ladanielelephant sports a bright yellow graphic cutout tee with a fun asymmetrical black and white skirt. Her red fishnets offer another pop of color and compliment her rosy glasses. Her booties are super and look perfect for weathering a festival.

Lorde

CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 01: Ella Yelich-O'Connor aka Lorde performs during 2014 Lollapalooza at Grant Park on August 1, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois.

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Lorde serves us her on brand all-black look, in a cool utility-type overall one-piece. Her dark lip compliments the dark over-alls and her minimalistic jewelry ties it together.

@artnancteby

This mystery girl was photographed by @artnancteby. I love her classic carefree white linen dress paired with a denim jacket and sunny accessories to keep her cool.

Win Butler

CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 06: Win Butler of Arcade Fire performs at Lollapalooza 2017 at Grant Park on August 6, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois.

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Win Butler of Arcade Fire rocked a monochromatic pant and button down number with a fun bomber jacket on top and a fun fedora. Their new album just dropped on August 4th- check it out here.

@alyssashanette

Festival attendee @alyssashanetelle rocks some tribal shorts and a peak-a-boo lace bralette and classic black tank similar to one of Halsey's Lolla looks.

Sarah Barthel

CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 04: Sarah Barthel of Phantogram performs at Lollapalooza 2017 at Grant Park on August 4, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois.

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Sarah Barthel of Phantogram works a textured monochromatic look. I especially love her checked see through top.

@tia_sessine

These girls are our sparkly squad goals! Loving the denim, metallics, and fun bandanas!

Offset

CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 03: Offset of Migos performs during Lollapalooza 2017 at Grant Park on August 3, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois.

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Offset of Migos rocks a pink Gucci graphic tee with definitely the coolest pants in all of Lolla. I love the dragon detail.

@allisonnelly

This fun retro look on @allisonnelly is giving us some Woodstock vibes. Love the fun shapes and textures.

Hannah Hooper and Christian Zucconi

CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 02: Hannah Hooper (L) and Christian Zucconi of Grouplove perform during 2014 Lollapalooza at Grant Park on August 2, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images)

(Photo by Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images)

Hannah Hooper and Christian Zucconi of Group Love compliment each other in earth tones but mix it up with eccentric pieces. I'm living for Hannah's cheetah print jump suit and Christian's violet hair!

@ashleycierraa

Loving @ashleycierraa and her Lolla jacket with simple silver hoops.

Tove Lo

CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 06: Tove Lo performs during Lollapalooza 2017 at Grant Park on August 6, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois.

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Tove Lo is giving us some serious super hero vibes in this vibrant and sporty get up. I love her geometric eye makeup and mesh tank.

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Anie Delgado is a contributor to Popdust and is an actress and musician based in NYC. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter @anie_delgado and on Facebook and check out her music on Spotify.


Zelda Williams

This weekend, Eric Trump gleefully shared a video of the late Robin Williams making fun of presidential candidate Joe Biden that bore the caption, "Robin Williams Savages Joe Biden."

Zelda Williams tweeted in response, "While we're 'reminiscing' (to further your political agenda), you should look up what he said about your Dad. I did. Promise you, it's much more 'savage.' Gentle reminder that the dead can't vote, but the living can."

Robin Williams, who would have turned 69 last month, had certainly poked fun at Joe Biden. In the clip shared by the younger Trump, Williams quips, "We still have great comedy out there, there's always rambling Joe Biden, what the f***... Joe says s*** that even people with Tourette's go, 'No. What is going on?'" He continued, "Joe is like your uncle who is on a new drug and hasn't got the dosage right...I'm proud to work with Barack America — 'He's not a superhero, you idiot — come here!'"

His comments about the current president were far more incisive and far-reaching. For example, in 2012, he referred to Trump as "a scary man" and "the Wizard of Oz" because "he plays monopoly with real f***ing buildings."

Of course, these jokes are based in very real calamities. Many of Trump's real estate projects and business ventures have notoriously fallen through or crash-landed completely, landing him in massive debt. Yet time and time again he was bailed out by his father, Fred Trump, who paid millions to keep his son's delusions of glory alive. He was also bailed out by a variety of banks (and still owes Deutsche Bank an outstanding $350 million). In some ways, it's no surprise that Trump will leave America sick, in debt, and in crisis.

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"Girlboss" is not the feminist show it wants you to think it is

The latest Netflix series revolving around former Nasty Gal Sophia Amoruso falls short on everything it promises

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Having the main protagonist of a show be "likeable" has never been much of a concern. After all, we all binge-watched Weeds despite how unrelentingly terrible Nancy Botwin proved herself to be time after time. It's never necessarily been a factor in whether or not you can sit down, turn your brain off to its lowest settings and dive into the deep world of Netflix - that is, until Girlboss came around.

Girlboss, the latest Netflix series revolving around former Nasty Gal CEO Sophia Amoruso (played by Britt Robertson) and the multi-million dollar company it became, falls short on everything it promises.

One thing to keep in mind: I have never actually sat down to write a bad review. I have many, many better things to do, and after all, I can just turn the program off and proceed to watching something I actually enjoy, right? But if you're anything like me, the term "hate-watch" is in your daily vocab, and that's exactly what happened with me and Girlboss: I hate-watched. I had never seen a character so exceedingly unlikable - and I couldn't look away.

As soon as you begin the show, you become aware that Sophia is not the type of person who cares if you like her or not. Her rebellious attitude, sharp tongue and wariness of adulthood because it's where "dreams go to die" (seriously?) are all supposed to make her #relatable while in the throes of unknowingly beginning a multi-million dollar journey. There are other characters, of course, like Sophia's much, much cooler roommate Annie (Ellie Reed) and neighbor Lionel (RuPaul - I screamed upon seeing him, the show's only redeeming factor). However, they all get lost in the background of Sophia and her inability of caring about anyone other than herself.

You could argue that the real reason the show lacks so much substance is because of the real-life source it draws from. The real Sophia Amoruso wants you to believe in the #girlboss brand - without owning up to the many ways she failed to empower women as CEO of the fashion retailer. In an article posted by Buzzfeed last month, they surveyed former employees who all had similar experiences: "According to former Nasty Gal employees, Amoruso never practiced the empowering, you-go-girl feminism that she preached. A 2015 lawsuit alleged that three employees were fired either just prior to or during their maternity leave: "Nasty Gal has shown itself to be a horrible place to work for professional women who become pregnant," the lawsuit said. Around the same time, other employees described Amoruso as petty, vindictive, and surrounded by a team of "yes-women," all to the detriment of the rest of the company."

With Nasty Gal declaring bankruptcy in 2016 as Amoruso stepped down as CEO, it's hard to believe many see it as a "rags-to-riches" journey when the tale ends so incredibly flat. We want to root for female-founded start-ups, because we want to believe the workplace can be more than just a white male opinion. It becomes increasingly hard when the "female empowerment" a company preaches contradicts what they practice with their very own employees.

Regardless, it could not be a worse time for Netflix to introduce a series on "girl bosses" without adding much to the actual conversation happening at large. The current administration of the US is doing everything in its power to prevent and regress women in the workplace. It is, quite possibly, the network's biggest failure - it had everything at its disposal to create a safe space where women could look to for inspiration and encouragement, yet failed to do so.

As a lover of fashion and innovative retailers, Girlboss was something I desperately wanted to believe in. However, it's hard to get around the hypocrisy behind it all - as well as Sophia's manic-pixie reckless attitude. In one of the show's stronger, more self-aware moments, she breaks down in tears upon getting fired for presumably the fiftieth time and asks herself: "why am I such an asshole?" That moment is then ruined by her spending the next eleven episodes doing similarly asshole things.

Girlboss loses itself in its need to prove itself as a feminist show - and we see right through it.

Girlboss is now streaming on Netflix. Watch the trailer for Girlboss below: