Sorry so late! We’ve been on the road all day …
Holy moly, people, have you seen COLOURlovers? The site is aimed at graphic and interior designers, but we creative dressers can utilize it for color inspiration, too. Go to search/palettes, and type in a keyword like dramatic, or bubbly, or zany. You’ll be astonished by the variety of suggested color combos. And, hopefully, inspired to craft some outfits around them. (Huge thanks to Brande for sending this site my way!)
Long, dark maxi skirts are being touted as an antidote to minis. And lots of other deeply philosophical stuff that I’m not sure I buy into … but hey, I loves me a maxi. (Via The Cohabitating Closet.)
Beyonce’s new video prompted Gertie to ask: Is it somehow transgressive for a woman of color to “do” retro? If so, why?
“We can’t have it both ways. We can’t publicly accept our bodies and privately hate them.” I couldn’t agree more. And it can be SO HARD to do. (Via YBSPI.)
You know that person who’s been making you want to go postal? Before you issue a smackdown, read this right quick.
Sneak a peek at these Polyvore outfits inspired by famous works of art. (Cheers, V.)
Mall stores are hawking some damned expensive handbags and accessories these days in an effort to “luxe up” shoppers’ impressions. And hey! My girl The Budget Babe is quoted in this article!
This leather wrap belt DIY has got me scheming …
The NYT reports some interesting findings about Title IX’s impact on education and employment. Athletes, do you feel that participation in group sports shaped your personality or your life path? (Via MplsHealthCoach)
I don’t do many androgynous looks, but seriously, who doesn’t love a little Annie Hall-influenced style?
Kristin points out that taking inspiration from a character, real person, or image shouldn’t mean creating an exact copy of a look. And then she dresses like Daria.
This fascinating post charts the tempestuous relationship between Tyra Banks and Naomi Campbell, and attributes it to industry manipulation. And apparently the unwritten rule that there can only be one prominent black model at a time is still being enforced, as rising stars Chanel Iman and Jourdan Dunn are being pitted against each other. May I say, “WTF”?
SHOPPING TIP! If you’ve been ogling my recent purchases from Tulle, the next Tulle’s Day sale is June 1 – starts at 12 a.m. PST, and stuff sells out fast! Two things to note:
- Sizing runs small. I am a size 8 dress, size 10 pant, size 6 top and take an XL in just about everything they make. (Some tops I can take a L or M, but I usually aim higher.)
- Tulle’s strong suit is DESIGN, not quality. These items will last a year if you wear ’em hard, longer if you’re ginger with them … but they’re not terribly well-constructed.
And from the Department of Random: How handy are these know-it-all pencils?