Oh my god it’s finally Friday. Was it just me, or was this week a slog? I felt like I was running around like a chicken with my head cut off the entire time. I wish I could spend this entire weekend submerged in a pool with a margarita IV. In place of that, you may find this soothing:

– Really funny, at Elle, from genius R. Eric Thomas: The Audacity of Starbucks’ Unicorn Frappuccino Is Astounding. To wit: “What did we do to deserve this? Isn’t the present perilous enough? Aren’t I stressed enough? Isn’t my T-zone dry enough? Why are they unleashing this on us? Starbucks says it’s a “sweet but pleasantly sour spectacle.” That’s not a thing. That’s not a way to describe a beverage. At best, it’s a description of a very competent revival of She Loves Me. Is this Frappuccino She Loves Me ? Is it? Does this beverage feature a scene-stealing turn by the superlative Gavin Creel? Well?!”

– An excellent piece at The Stranger: The Heart of Whiteness: Ijeoma Oluo Interviews Rachel Dolezal, the White Woman Who Identifies as Black.

– This was really interesting, over at Purseblog: If You Want to Buy an Hermès Bag When Visiting Paris, This is the Insane Procedure You Now Have to Follow.

– Here for this (at The Telegraph): As The Queen prepares to celebrate her 91st birthday, meet the most stylish nonagenarians in the world.

– At Lainey, your Chris Evans Update.

– Also at Lainey, Serena Williams is pregnant and I basically am as delighted as if I actually know Serena in real life.

– Bless the New York Public Library: Our Favorite Fictional Librarians, Ranked.

– I thought this was excellent, at Catapult: To Swim is to Endure: On Living with Chronic Pain.

– I enjoyed this profile of genius-level WTF?!?! face-maker Jake Tapper at GQ.

– Via Pajiba: I cannot believe they’re making another season of The X-Files, but I am DELIGHTED by this deep-dive into Scully’s various hair-dos.

Amber Heard is dating Elon Musk? Where have I been? [Celebitchy]

– At Revelist: I tried unwearing my coats like a Kardashian — here’s what happened.

– Also at Revelist, three cheers for Christian Siriano.

– At Socialite Life, we see the first press pic of the new Great British Bake Off judging crew and I REJECT IT ENTIRELY. 

– And, in case you missed it here at GFY, I read that new biography of Prince Charles, and picked out the most juicy bits for your perusal.

– We also got to interview Audrey Fisher, the costume designer of Girlboss, about her process, jumpsuits, and the importance of vintage sunglasses.

– We also had a GREAT chat about beauty products, full of recommendations and requests.