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DETROIT—"What I learned from my trip is that America is full of angels," writes Filipino fashion blog superstar Bryanboy at the end of this Paper Magazine essay about an ill-fated journey to Detroit to visit his aunt. With no transportation from the airport to his aunt's house, Bryanboy does what anyone would do and turns to Manhunt, where he finds a Bruno lookalike to squire him around Michigan. The result is basically On the Road, if Kerouac had had a Marc Jacobs bag named after him. "We had $3.17 lunches—two hot dogs and a Diet Pepsi—at Speedway, enjoyed $9 bottles of Burnett's vodka from Meijer (watermelon is the best flavor, TRUST!) and dinner at Denny's. He drove me past Eight Mile and took me to various Detroit suburbs, including the oh-so-posh Royal Oak where there's—gasp—a gay café and an American Apparel!" Next paragraph: "When I saw Travis's makeup kit (he's also an aspiring tranny), I couldn't believe my eyes. Everything was Avon." Real America! Hey Paper, could this maybe be a travel column? [Paper]
TWITTER—Refinery29 blogger and man-about-town John Jannuzzi spotted a mysterious tweet from Levi's creative director, Len Peltier, in the wee hours of the morning. We quote: "Working on a cool film piece for an Opening Ceremony collaboration. Doing a track for it with the band/dj 'Pictureplane.'" The tweet has since been deleted, but Refinery's got the screengrab. Think we'll get denim along with the film piece? Let the speculation commence! [Refinery29]