Monthly Archives: October 2009

Lovely Links: October 30

Still have mixed feelings about the Campaign for Real Beauty, but dang, this Dove/Wal-Mart commercial is DARLING. And a simple, earnest reinforcement of self-acceptance. (Courtesy Lemon Love.)

Sarah Von has written a survival guide to days when you feel like you’ve been hit upside the head with an ugly stick.

Where do we draw the line between “diligence” and “obsession” when it comes to healthy living?

Eco-friendly styles really are getting more and more covetable. Jennine spotlights a Canadian line that is breathtakingly gorgeous and, sadly, breathtakingly expensive. But great eye-candy!

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Style and Feminism

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Most days, this blog addresses one of two major topics: Style or body image. I might even say fashion or feminism. And although many posts attempt to meld the two, sometimes I wonder if readers who are primarily interested in one topic get frustrated when focus shifts to the other.

But I see these two ideas as inextricably linked. Style feeds off body image, body image fuels style. Fashion can illuminate feminism, feminism can influence fashion. At least on a personal level. And here’s how:

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Reader Request: The Organized Wishlist


McKristie had this request:

… perhaps a tutorial on how you organize your ideas/finds/wants, when it comes to fashion – Between the web, magazines, things I overhear I have a hard time keeping track of it and will find an idea 6 months later that I could have used.

We’re all wired a bit differently, and I’ve heard some great ideas for how a fashionable femme can keep her wish lists and inspirational images neat and tidy. Some keep them stashed in folders on hard drives, some maintain bookmark lists in their browsers, some make inspiration boards. Whatever is fun, easy, and sustainable for you is your best bet.

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