Lovely Links: 7/23/10

Timely in light of our discussion about modesty and revelation earlier this week, Gertie posts on the problems inherent to praising modesty. Peter gives his two cents as well, praising the marriage of confidence and restraint present in modest dressing.

Refashion a tank top into a carryall … without using a needle and thread!

I assume many of you have seen the NYT slideshow wrap-up of the Shopping Diet/Six Items or Less challenge, but just in case you haven’t … I linked to the SIOL site a while back, and admire those who joined the challenge. More about the project, and related ones, from the NYT here.

Related: Kendi’s commentary on SIOL and how it relates to her current 30 for 30 challenge.

Pika-shoes. Whoooaaa.

Ms. Magazine interviews Feminist Hulk
. Pure gold. Be sure to follow Feminist Hulk on Twitter here. (Interview link via In Professorial Fashion.)

Do you have charity/thrift shop goggles? I for sure do …

From The Demoiselles: “I was immediately reminded of the years of my life that were indirectly dedicated to utilizing male attention as self-approval. If men thought I was attractive, then I wouldn’t have to appreciate me – other people could do it instead.”

Fab tips for how to wear your summer whites.

This Weightless roundup of body image-boosting links has some great food for thought. (Is it cheating to link to a roundup in your own link roundup? Ah well …)

I could relate to so much of this post about binge shopping and the need to justify style-related purchases.

Update: I still want to marry Crystal Renn.

Wow, the world is gearing up for another season of Mad Men, and the blogosphere is all a-twitter. Check out these retro-inspired looks drawn from Flickr.

Not entirely sure how this has escaped my attention for so long. John Fluevog Shoes has a blog! And they’re leaking images of the new fall line!

Three easy ways to utilize some wintry pieces in the summer. Can you tell I’m longing for cooler weather?

Emma at Daily Clothes Fix has been posting some killer outfits lately. Personally, I think she should send me this one in its entirety.

Women lie about the number of sexual partners they’ve had. Some definitely inflate the magic number, but many of us say we’ve slept with fewer people than we truly have.

It’s not too late to get your color-of-the-year fix: Pantone declared 2010 the year of turquoise, and here’s a roundup of some fab pieces in this peppy shade.

UK department store Debenhams is displaying unretouched bikini model shots right next to retouched ones in their swimwear section. Check out the breakdown of what’s been Photoshopped out, too.

A court in Israel has ruled that lying about your identity before sleeping with someone counts as rape. (Via The Gloss)

This short tutorial shows six ways to roll your jeans. I’m a Neat Cuffer, myself.

Medicinal Marzipan posed for the Blogger Body Calendar … and said, “no” to Photoshopping. Because she is a total star.

And from The Department of Random: Watch this video about The Scraper Bike Team and TELL me it doesn’t give you hope. (Via Hollygab.)

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  • WendyB

    Damn. I was planning to tell the handsome Israeli soldiers that I was Angelina Jolie. Is it still bad if I say I'm Jennifer Aniston? I mean, that's not as extreme, right? Is it just sexual harassment then?

  • …love Maegan

    You're awesome Pretty Lady! Thanks for the link 😉 Happy Friday!

  • marzipan

    thanks so much for the link my dear : )
    you're the best.
    xoxoxo.

  • Emma at Daily Clothes Fix

    Wow Sal! Was just clicking there and opening all the links and then there I was! So excited to be featured on your blog. Thank you so much.

  • Sonja

    Love Crystal too! So amazed that the Photoshopped photo ran in Glamour after all they've been doing to promote how all sizes are beautiful. Totally ridic.

  • Cynthia

    Thanks for the linky, Sal. I'm still obsessing about the issue, since I'm sick and have nothing better to occupy me. I think I'm going to try to do the Great American Apparel Diet (indie version, since they're shutting down at the end of August) this year. But I'm going to be realistic about it and not start until I come back from San Francisco 🙂

  • Cherri @ SmartyPantalons

    The Scraper Bikes video is so rad. Love it.

  • Lindsay

    Oh my gosh, we want to marry Crystal Renn, too. Any woman who uses eating tacos to get back at people who make fun of her weight definitely belongs in my life.

    (Thanks for the links, Miss Pretty! <3)