March 5, 2012

Times




Wearing: Michael Lo Sordo dress, Marcs clutch, Zara heels and Factorie ear muffs.

I took these photos weeks ago in the depths of New York winter, when sometimes the only way to combat the numbing cold is with black on black, on top of black. This might seem like just a little black dress at first, but it is an incredibly versatile invisibility cloak for the dozens of layers I was wearing underneath. The dress's layered asymmetrical cut and mix of wool with pleated leather contrast is perfect for aiding winter night or event outfits, or perhaps below freezing early morning moments in Times Square like I was silly enough to brave here.

Photos by Margaret Zhang

157 comments:

  1. the details... wowza, fantastical! love, love, love that dress! perfection in these nyc streets! j'adore :)))

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  2. Your legs are AMAZING... and so is the outfit, of course. By the way, I live really close to Times Square and I have never seen it looking so empty.

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  3. gorgeous! all you need is some winter gloves weren't your hands freezing? xxx

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  4. ahh the ear muffs are TOO CUTE Jess hehe!! and that dress is super gorg! X

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  5. these photos are epic. you look fantastic!! i love new york backdrops!!! and i swear, you look like you're 6'10!! how tall are you?!

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  6. simply stunning!

    love the overall look!

    xx

    Amanda


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  7. girl you need to model! you look sooo phenomenal! xx,
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  8. these are such fun photos! you look absolutely amazing x

    luna
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  9. Very cute muffs :)
    Loving your outfit

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  10. Amazing outfit - love the fact this is all black, and still so interesting! Great dress :)

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  11. Amazing outfit and even better backdrop!

    Might sound weird but those heels give for feet a really nice shape. (Don't worry I am not a foot fettisher)

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  12. WOW incredible!

    Tanja

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  13. I love the black on black so gorgeous.

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  14. Such an amazing dress! The construction is absolutely fabulous. And I just love black on black <3

    xx maggie
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  15. Looking gorgeous and feminine! Love your dress!

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  16. Aw those ear muffs are so cute! My mom always says that as long as you cover your extremities (like your ears) you'll stay warm :)

    Have a lovely day,
    Valerie

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  17. awesome photos, adore this all black outfit, the texture mix is so spot on


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    x

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  18. What a beautiftul dress! Love it :)
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  19. Amazing dress even if it is only black!

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  20. wow, v.interesting dress!
    XX from Poland

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  21. oh wow~ Another Michael Le Sordo beauty ^^
    you've styled black so wonderfully here Jess xoxo I really like the idea of wearing ear muffs.
    must be super cold over there! but oh wells...those ear muffs make the whole look so cute and chic.
    oh how I like the crystal clear focus of the last photo ^.^

    <3
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  22. The earmuffs are really cute. Such a beautiful dress, love the different materials.. definitely not a plain LBD.

    Cool photos !

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  23. absolutely amazing, your whole outfit is incredible!


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  24. absolutely amazing look!
    you look gorgeous
    the dress is fabulous and i'm loving the earmuffs :)

    xxx

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  25. omg this is my first time here , I'm so in love with your photos and your style !

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  26. Lovely pictures, you're really pretty! ;)

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  27. Beautiful outfit, with great styling. Great photos.

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  28. Really beautiful layering! The ear muffs adds a cute touch towards the outfit too!

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  29. you look very cute!!
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  30. Adorable ear muffs!

    Julie Xx

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  31. I absolutely ADORE this dress. It looks amazing on you!

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  32. Great shots!!

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  33. the last photo is fantastic, as are your cute earmuffs!

    xo Camilla

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  34. you are amazing! <3

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  35. You are such a rebel! Love the outfit. I cannot see the layers at all!

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  36. Amazing dress! We love the asymmetrical cut and pleated leather. This is very stylish.

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  37. love your skirt! such a cool structure (: and im so jealous that you're in new york! have fun

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  38. aaw you look so cute - like Mickey Mouse :)

    Hanna
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  39. What a lovely outfit!

    Arra
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  40. GORGEOUS!!

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  41. I really like your blog. Fantastic pictures and outfits. Why have you namned your blog Tuula?

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  42. Totally unexpected and so cool!!

    XO,
    Lucija
    WLL

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  43. Absolutely stunning! The dress is exquisite and I love your ear muffs, so unexpected! :-)xxx

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  44. Stunning ensemble! Lovely week! XO Rebecca

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  45. That dress is absolutely gorgeous! And love the pictures :)

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  46. gorgeous look...the ear muffs are cute :-)

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  47. amazing outfit!
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  48. Gorgeous outfit! Loving the all black look and loving Times Square - bringing back many good memories :o)

    xoxo
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  49. You make an all black outfit look amazingly fun with those ear muffs! Beautiful Jess x

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  50. Love the original cut !!!

    xxx
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  51. amazing!

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  52. Me encanta el vestido y me encantan las fotos!
    Un beso.

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  53. amazing pics..you look gorgeous!

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  54. these are amazing!! making me super excited for my trip to New York!!

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  55. Very good pictures. It seems it was too early at Time Square.

    Goog post.

    LV

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  56. AMAZING post!
    You look gorgeous and these photos are great!!!

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  57. that looks freaking hot! i have to make my own asymmetric coat :(

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  58. Love the all- black look, stunning textures and I love the cute earmuffs

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  59. stunning photography & an even more stunning outfit. S. x x www.theraspberrybranch.blogspot.com / @stephanieloulou

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  60. You are spectacularrr!! amazing, i love it!

    xoxo
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  61. What a remarkable lbd! The earmuffs are the cherry on top of such a winter chic outfit. x

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  62. These shots are amazing Jess. So proud of you for braving the Times Square early morning cold to show off that amazing dress.

    Christie x

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  63. I'm in love with your dress! You look great on it! :)

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  64. yes you are quite right, the cut of that dress is fantastic, i love the material of the sleeves also xx

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  65. You're so perfect, it's unfair..

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  66. I love your total black! Amazing as usual :)xoxo

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  67. EAR MUFFS! love them :)

    xx,
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  68. LOVING the textures!

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  69. You have amazing legs! How tall are you? :)

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  70. I absolutely love this dress! it's interesting and stunning at the same time, you look lovely.

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  71. The ear muffs look so cute on you!

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  72. Wow, these are great! I love how you repeat your accessories. Some bloggers are waayyy too futile. Down to earth blogger, that is what you should be called. I have posted about Céline. I hope you guys like it!

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  73. You look perfect, really special! I totally love it

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  74. Ah! Amazing photos & amazing dress!
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  75. Absolutely love the structure of the skirt, the pleating and layers are beautiful.

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  76. Beautiful pictures! Love your outfit. xo Madeleine
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  77. Loving the earwarmers!

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  78. You look so cute in those earmuffs! Love the outfit! :)


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  79. Lovely dress and the earmuffs are a cute touch :)

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  80. Only you could make ear muffs look so cute! Love this look =)

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  81. love the layers of the dress <3

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  82. Love this layered silhouettes, the dress is totatlly spectacular and has some really amazing details! Love it!
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  83. Beautiful pictures!! I love the clutch specially!:)

    Original dress!!

    xoxox from,

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  84. gorgeous dress!

    Bises,
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  85. Holy moly! How tall are you!? Your legs look about a mile long!
    Also, I love how the blunt cut of your hair echoes the accordion panels at your waist. So good.

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  86. That dress is amazing! The shape, the materials. Love it!

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  87. Though I am not a fan of "black from head to toe", I just love this look! Great, stylish outfit and great photos too!

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  88. Aww Tuula, you're such a cutie! Love these shots

    Briony xx

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  89. Such a great outfit! I love how you wear hardly any make up. Such a natural beauty!!
    xoxo
    Andrea
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  90. That dress is amazing! Really love it!

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  91. love you and your dress <3!!!

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  92. Such a stunning background will always produce beautiful images such as these!

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  93. You looks great in black!!

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  94. OMG! you looks awesome!! So chic! You have a great style!

    xoxo from BCN
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  95. It's a black black black outfits but I really love your dress. You look so gorgeous :)

    Xoxo
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  96. I love this outfit, however, i'm not sure how i feel about earmuffs. You pull it off though!

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  97. Very pretty with all black outfit! love the plisse mix skirt and cute earmuffs :)

    xoxo
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  98. i love this outfit, it's so cute! and chic as always :).

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  99. the words can't explain how awesome the whole look is
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  100. you look absolutely strikingly fantabulous. There's something SO distinct about your style...from afar, your clothes seem basic but up close their are always interesting and unique details. I LOVE IT SO MUCH <3
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  101. Something so mod yet totally current about this look, I love it! So cool.

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  102. oh Jess you look adorable! love this. xxxx

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  103. Great pictures!!!

    Kisses Nana from Brazil..
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  104. Your legs look so long and amazing in this outfit!!

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  105. That dress is so much fun! Absolutely fabulous!

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  106. AMAZING!

    xoxo,

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  107. This dress is taking the definition of LBD to a whole new level!
    Love the different textures, it makes it so playful

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  108. So So cute!!! What sweet pictures

    Love from South Africa

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  109. cool dress!
    xo Jenn at apopofpurple at www.jennifergoh.net

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  110. Such gorgeous photos!

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  111. Love the layers of this dress, stunning!

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  112. U amazing http://ladaludogo.blogspot.com/2012/03/tuula-vintage.html

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  113. Lovely outfit, photos are amazing!

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  114. love your shoes! :)

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  115. Okay this is too cute of an outfit!!

    Love from Seoul,
    Serena

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  116. I love the black on black on black.

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  117. Amazing black outfit !!! Love your earmuffs !

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  118. where do you buy Michael Lo Sordos dresses?

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  119. You look magical, as always!

    greetings

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  120. Such a cute outfit!! Absolutely love it :)

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  121. Loving your black outfit against the colours of the big city! The ear muffs are the best. So cute!!!
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  122. Such a great dress! and the earmuffs are so cute!

    Laura
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  123. You look absolutely amazing!!! I love everything about this look! Gorgeous!

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  124. This is fabulous! you look so sleek in black!

    xx
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  125. Great dress!!! You look amazing!
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  126. Looking chic on Times!;) Wow the dress is amazing,love how unique and interesting it is!
    xx
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  127. Wow lovely in black! How tall are you? xx marjolein

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  128. I so adore the whole outfit! The ear muffs are cute too!

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  129. haha girl I was gonna say, how did you not freeze your ass off! new york was SO COLD in feb. I LOVE the layers, especially the pleated peplum. gorge.

    xx Niki from A Haute Mess

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  130. You look so stylish and cute!!!
    xx s
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  131. I think this is just my complete favourite shoot of you yet lady! You just look so gorgeous, and the dress is AMAZE.
    Love.
    A x

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  132. OMG I loved the first picturee ! And your outfit of course !
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  133. You look like a very high fashion Minnie Mouse, it's very sweet! Would you say that black on black is a favourite of yours? :)

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  134. NYC was the perfect background for this look :)
    That dress is absolutely amazing! xx

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  135. Great outfit! I added this look to my post about my favourite blogger outfits of last week. You can see it here: http://www.psbydila.com/blogger-outfits-of-the-week-7

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  136. beautiful !!chic u
    i following u

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  137. This is such an amazing dress!!! I do love the details on the skirt, absolutely gorgeous. Following you!!
    P.S.: I miss NY :(

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  138. Omg! You look amazing! I love this outfit! it's unbelievable!

    Love from Spain!
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  139. oh my gosh how did I miss this post?!! This outfit is so cute, definitely my favourite of your most recent posts - those earmuffs!!

    xx

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  140. Loving the outfit!

    Katia xxx

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  141. omg this is amazing! usually an all black ensemble can be muted but u brought out every texture! and that outfit made u even taller if thats possible lol

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