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The Story of Marnie’s ‘Pretty Modest’ Engagement Ring On Girls

Marnie psyched On the just-ended season of Girls, Marnie accepted Desi’s marriage proposal, sounding the death knell for anyone hoping that she’d somehow reunite with Charlie to make “brown babies.” The 1920s bauble sported by Marnie (Allison Williams) was supplied by local jeweler Erica Weiner, who owns shops in Nolita and Boerum Hill.

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Wear This Naked Lena Dunham T-Shirt to Your Girls Finale Party

LENA_TEE_1024x1024Here’s the perfect top to sport at your Girls season finale viewing party next weekend (you know, the one where you eat GQ-approved snacks and see how many pals can squeeze into your tub).

Strand sells this very soft “Lena Dunham Birthday Suit Tee,” ($54.95, by Clashist), depicting the multi-talented mogul-under-30 in various states of undress, including the memorable game of ping-pong she played with Patrick Wilson at his character’s Williamsburg manse. This shirt takes up Strand shelf space alongside another tee that that Lena would definitely endorse (“If you go home with somebody and they don’t have books, don’t f*ck them.” –John Waters), plus Clashist’s James Franco ankle socks ($19.95). Not to mention Dunham’s memoir.

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Stacy Lambe and Meghan O’Keefe on Girls: ‘This Is Not a Finale’

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Mark Schafer/Courtesy of HBO

This is what Stacy said he looks like.

This is what Stacy said he looks like.

The text in gray belongs to Stacy Lambe, a writer for VH1 and Out magazine who lives in Harlem. “One time he texted Hillary Clinton. It’s (literally) his only claim to fame,” Stacy writes. “He looks like her. Photo included.”

Meghan O'Keefe takes a selfie.

Meghan O’Keefe’s selfie.

The text in blue belongs to fellow VH1 writer Meghan O’Keefe. This Park Slope comedian runs the blog My Mom Watches Game of Thrones, and once wrote a very public letter to Ryan Gosling for HelloGiggles.
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Katarina Hybenova and Gina Pollack on Girls: ‘That’s Not How You Take Off a Condom’

Welcome to Girls Talk, in which two of our favorite New Yorkers share the text messages they sent during this week’s episode of Girls.

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Mark Schafer/Courtesy of HBO

Gina Pollack takes a selfie.

Gina Pollack takes a selfie.

The text in green belongs to Gina Pollack, a photographer and writer who has lived in North Brooklyn since before the dawn of Hannah Horvath. She is the news editor for Greenpointers, which means she knows way too much about toxic sludge and Polish doughnuts.

Katarina Hybenova takes a selfie.

Katarina Hybenova takes a selfie.

The text in gray belongs to Katarina Hybenova, a media entrepreneur, award-winning photojournalist and founding editor of Bushwick Daily. Born and raised in Slovakia, she lived and studied in Prague and Leuven, Belgium only to find her home in the Bushwick-Ridgewood area, where she lives with her husband and three cats.
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Allison Kave and Keavy Landreth on Girls: ‘I’m Writhing With Discomfort’

Welcome to Girls Talk, in which two of our favorite New Yorkers share the text messages they sent during this week’s episode of Girls.

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Mark Schafer/Courtesy of HBO

A lot happened in the Girls universe recently: Lena Dunham hosted Saturday Night Live this weekend and announced the pub date for her book, Adam Driver was reportedly cast as the next Star Wars foe, Allison Williams got engaged, and Jemima Kirke has a four-page photo spread in the current issue of New York. Because Hannah spent most of the last episode with family, it feels like it’s been a while since we’ve seen the gang.

AllisonSelfieThe text in gray belongs to Clinton Hill’s Allison Kave, founder of First Prize Pies. Tomorrow night at Nitehawk Cinema is the release party for her first cookbook, First Prize Pies: Shoo-Fly, Candy Apple, and Other Deliciously Inventive Pies for Every Week of the Year (and More).

KeavySelfieThe text in blue belongs to Kumquat Cupcakery founder Keavy Landreth, who lives in Crown Heights. That’s where she and Kave will open Butter & Scotch — “Brooklyn’s first dessert and cocktail bar” — this summer. Until then, you can purchase their treats at Smorgasburg and stores citywide.
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Sarah Gregory and Christine Femia on Girls: ‘Another Episode About Mortality!’

Welcome to Girls Talk, in which two of our favorite New Yorkers share the text messages they sent during this week’s episode of Girls.

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Mark Schafer/Courtesy of HBO

Sarah Gregory (L) and Christine Femia

Sarah Gregory (L) and Christine Femia

The text in blue belongs to Sarah Gregory, one-fourth of the creative power behind The Gregory Brothers where she serves as the Director of Diversity (she’s the lone female). The Gregory Brothers make music and YouTube videos, and broke out with their “Auto-Tune the News” series. Watch the group’s videos on their two YouTube channels, Schmoyoho and The Gregory Brothers. Sarah lives in Greenpoint with her husband, Evan Gregory.

The text in gray belongs to her friend Christine Femia, who lives in East Williamsburg. Christine has contributed to Bust magazine and The Complete Guide to Everything podcast. She’s participating in the upcoming National Abortion Access Bowl-a-Thon.
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Sam Grittner and Abbi Crutchfield On Girls: ‘Relapsing Looks Like Fun!’

Welcome to Girls Talk, in which two of our favorite New Yorkers share the text messages they sent during this week’s episode of Girls.

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Sam Grittner and Abbi CrutchfieldThe text in gray belongs to Sam Grittner, a stand-up comedian and writer currently residing in Bed-Stuy. He created and writes @TonightonGirls and performs Tuesday nights at the free Manifesto! show at the People’s Republic of Brooklyn in Carroll Gardens.

The text in blue belongs to fellow stand-up comedian Abbi Crutchfield, who appears in lots of commercials and lives in Park Slope when not touring across the country.
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Katie Heaney and Chiara Atik On Girls: ‘I Hate It When Marnie Reminds Me of Me’

Welcome to Girls Talk, in which two of our favorite New Yorkers share the text messages they sent during this week’s episode of Girls.

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Mark Schafer/Courtesy of HBO

Katie Heaney (L) and Chiara Atik

Katie Heaney (L) and Chiara Atik

The text in gray belongs Katie Heaney, the author of Never Have I Ever: My Life (So Far) Without A Date and an editor at BuzzFeed.

The text in blue belongs to her roommate, Chiara Atik, author of the play “Women,” a mash-up of Little Women and Girls, which just completed a run at the Kraine Theatre in the East Village. They live on the Lower East Side, and watched the latest episode of Girls together while communicating only through texts.
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Our Ill-Fated Attempt to Get Ray Lemoine and Lindsay Lohan to Talk Girls

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Photo: Craig Blankenhorn/HBO

Our brilliant idea for Girls Talk this week? Get Ray Lemoine, best known for tangling with Paris Hilton’s little brother, to text about the episode with Lindsay Lohan. After all, the East Village freelancer, who now refers to that incident as a performance-art piece called “Lohan Thug,” still gets spotted with Lilo when he’s not throwing parties or getting arrested at Sundance. And who better than she to weigh in on the foibles of Hannah and her cronies?
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Rob Michael Hugel and Shannon Coffey on Girls: ‘She’s Gonna Try to Take a Bath in the Coffin’

Welcome to Girls Talk, in which two of our favorite New Yorkers share the text messages they sent during this week’s episode of Girls.

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Rob Michael Hubel.

Rob Michael Hubel.

The text in blue belongs to Rob Michael Hugel, creator and star of the Williamsburg-set web series I Hate Being Single. He directed episodes of Broad City before it was picked up by Comedy Central, as well as UCB comedy videos, including that Girls tour of Greenpoint featuring Sasheer Zamata.

Shannon Coffee takes a selfie.

Shannon Coffee takes a selfie.

The text in gray belongs to Shannon Coffey, Hugel’s I Hate Being Single co-star (they’ve got an Indiegogo campaign going to raise money for season two). Three times per week, she posts new content on her YouTube channel, Random Ass Girly Channel. She used to helm an online talk show called Coffey Chat.
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Petra Collins and Jeanette Hayes on Girls: ‘I Would Follow Ray’s Soul Patch On Twitter’

Welcome to Girls Talk, in which two of our favorite New Yorkers share the text messages they sent during this week’s episode of Girls.

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Jessica Miglio/Courtesy of HBO

Petra Collins takes a selfie

Petra Collins takes a selfie

The text in blue belongs to Lower East Side photographer Petra Collins. Recently, Petra received major press when Instagram took down one of her racy self portraits. Her magazine work has appeared in Rookie, Purple, Vice and Vogue Italia. She has designed clothing for American Apparel, and she’s working on her first book.

Jeanette Hayes takes a selfie

Jeanette Hayes takes a selfie

The text in white belongs to painter and multi-media artist Jeanette Hayes. Based in Soho, she has shown with Half Gallery, the Hole, Bleecker Street Arts Club, M&B Gallery, and Motelsalieri. Also, Hayes Hayes has made animated GIFs and videos for Proenza Schouler, CHANEL and Opening Ceremony.

 

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Karley ‘Slutever’ Sciortino and Dev Hynes on Girls: ‘She’s in ConTroll’

Welcome to Girls Talk, in which two of our favorite New Yorkers share the text messages they sent during this week’s episode of Girls.

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Karley Sciortino takes a selfie in her Williamsburg apartment

The text in blue belongs to Karley Sciortino. Based in Williamsburg, Karley is best known for her filter-less blog, Slutever, on which she doles out anecdotes and advice about sex and sexuality. She frequently contributes to Vice and Purple and has recently launched a twice-monthly column for Vogue.com entitled Breathless.
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