Lovely Links: November 27

Not sure how I missed this, but Annie Leibovitz did a gorgeous spread on Betty and Don Draper (AKA January Jones and Jon Hamm) for September’s issue of Vanity Fair. SWOON.

Lincoln University is requiring students with high BMI ratings to take a class titled “Fitness for Life,” which meets three hours a week. HOW LAME IS THAT? (Via You’d Be So Pretty If …)

Fashion Herald shares some hard-learned lessons in maternity style.

CAGE MATCH: Express vs. New York & Co. Who will prevail?

Tra Tutti – a high-end designer consignment website that donates 20% of every sale to the charity of your choice – is selling $50 gift certificates for only $40 for the holidays.

How can you NOT love Jessica’s 1963-inspired photo shoot? I’m enamored of her leopard-print coat, of course.

A recent experience at a heavily marketed op shop has Franca asking, what are charity shops for?

Bill Cunningham sings the praises of color, in his darling Bill Cunningham voice. (Thanks, as always, poodletail.)

Saturday Jane gives us her top seven female cartoon characters of all time, with in-depth analysis. I was only familiar with a few of these gals, but second her nomination of Babs Bunny.

Gertie got a reader question about sewing pattern categorization that made her wonder what is plus sized anyway?

And finally, lovely reader Iris sent me this link to a clip in which Stephen Fry relates his simple method for achieving gorgeousness:

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  • Unplanned Cooking

    I can go to bed happy now that I've seen those Mad Men shots. Wow. AL is talented.

  • WendyB

    Oh my God! Love the Stephen Fry clip! Thanks for sharing.

  • Oranges And Apples

    That stephen fry clip is genius! It's fun to see him all young, and well, lovely!

    and thanks for including me in your round up!

  • Annie Spandex

    That's shocking about Lincoln University. They could at least be more discreet. One's BMI should be confidential. How humiliating! And what about LOW BMI's???

  • Jingle Bella

    I think forcing someone to do something based on their BMI is extremely unscientific and hence extremely bad practice.

    We know that for any given individual, the BMI doesn't give a proper indicator of health. It's supposed to be used on populations, not on individuals.

    And even if the policy of taking a health class was based on something that is actually appropriate for applying to a given individual, it would still be sketchy – offer the class, sure, but require it of everybody or nobody (or maybe have exceptions for high-level sportspeople who are probably getting the same info from their sports coaches, so don't need to repeat it).