Lovely Links 10/29/10

I was lucky enough to be interviewed by the marvelous folks at Minnesota Monthly for their November issue!

Also got a really lovely write-up on METRO Magazine’s website. Hot cha!

Thanks to Margarita for introducing me to Faces of Beauty, a blog that posts a new reader-submitted photo each day with a reader-submitted blurb about journeys toward self-love and acceptance. Marvelous. Simply marvelous.

I actually swore with jealousy on seeing Jentine’s bubble-hem trench. And get this: She thrifted it!

If you’re looking for some scarf-tying ideas, here are two easy video tutorials on tying long scarves and tying large square scarves.

While I think it’s a drastic oversimplification, bristle at the idea that all women (especially non-hetero women) base their self-image concepts on manly input, and strongly dislike the phrase “real women,” I still found this post on how men contribute to self-loathing in women both thought-provoking and bold . (Thanks Laura!)

Lisa’s cheeky take on androgyny – with bow tie – had me squealing with delight.

A stylish-to-the-core 98-year-old woman shares her top ten tips for staying stylish. (Via College Fashion.)

The author of The Twisted Sisterhood, a book about the dark side of female friendship, talks about her experience surveying 3,000 women about their relationships. (Now questing for an article about how beneficial and positive female friendships can be … because they CAN, damn it.)

I felt compelled to write an angry letter to Marie Claire’s online editor this week. Here’s why. (Full text from my letter on the Already Pretty Facebook page.)

Check out this interview with documentary filmmaker Maureen Dolan-Galvaniz, who’ll be chronicling the journey of a young woman who has chosen to have a preventative double mastectomy at age 23.

Oh, Atalanta Weller, you’ve stolen my heart again with your sky-scraping wedge shoes.

How do YOU decide if an item looks dated or not?

A new blog helps bust myths about Muslim fashion. YES! (Via The Gloss)

Did you think Björk’s swan dress was an original? Turns out no: Marlene Dietrich did it first.

As you all know, I believe quite strongly in the power of pretty, but …

Thanks for this one, Ekatherina. I loves ya.

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  • Weesha

    The Pictures of Muslims Wearing Things tumblr is such a great idea and the slam poetry video- omg! so awesome- love it and will definitely share it on my blog. She freakin' rocks!

  • The Marketing Mama

    That video? AWESOME.

    Your press coverage? AWESOME.

    xo

  • Deja Pseu

    Thanks so much for the links, Sal!! I'm off to read the rest of these.

  • Rebecca

    I think this post on the Bust Magazine blog is a good response to the Marie Claire piece:

    http://www.bust.com/blog/2010/10/29/on-being-unapologetically-fat.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

  • JRose

    I definitely think that YOU should write that article about healthy, beneficial female relationships. 🙂

  • myedit

    I always think your links are really good… I'm not just saying that because you linked to me, promise.
    I'm saying it because I got sucked into the Marie Claire vortex for too long on a Friday night. Thanks for all the interesting things to look at.

  • Di

    Thanks for the reading suggestions.
    I love the video – as the mom of a 3 year old who is currently obsessed with being a pretty princess, I need all kinds of answers to her questions.

  • Vanessa

    I love that video– it gave me chills. I couldn't agree more with it. I'm not sure how I feel about the power of pretty. We need to stop worrying about pretty. I often think pretty is destroying more women than it empowers.

  • Sarah

    LOVE that video – thank you Sal!

    "You will be pretty intelligent, pretty creative, pretty amazing but you will never be merely pretty"

    Hell YES!

  • Kayla

    Congrats on the press!!

    I always enjoy your links, and think this Friday's post was especially fantastic!!

    Thanks for sharing!

  • Dionne

    I saw that video for the first time this week myself, and one of the very first things that went through my head was…."Hmmm, I should forward this to Sal at Already Pretty."

    I didn't because when I checked the date it was posted on Youtube, it was almost three years ago, and so I figured you'd already seen it. Next time I see something like that, I will forward it!

  • Smaug

    you know, Maura Kelly is allowed her opinion too! so is everyone else in the blogosphere- thin, fat, tall short etc etc

  • Carol Tiffin James

    Wonderful links here; I've already shared some with the women friends and members of my family online. Thank you for all the knowledge and inspiration you provide!

  • tinyjunco

    great links – i always look forward to your friday lynx!

    the older lady's top ten tips links to the article on Advanced Style….but the 'via College Candy' link afterwards doesn't seem to bear any relation? just wonderin'

    thank you again for all your work – i get pooped out just thinkin' about it!! steph

  • leah

    I just wanted to post and say that I read the article you linked from "Single Dad Laughing" and I know you hate the term "real women" but I think he used it in a different context than the one that raises your ire (and mine). I think he meant it on face value – as in value the "real woman" sitting next to you instead of the illustration or the photoshop manipulated creation on the cover of the magazine you're looking it. As in, she exists therefore she is real. Not "real women" as the term that excludes some women for being not real because they are a certain body shape. That is all. Sorry if it's irrelevant but I wanted to chime in!

  • Sal

    JRose: I should! You're right!

    Smaug: And I'm allowed my opinion, and allowed to express it here and elsewhere, even if it is contrary to hers.

    tinyjunco: Oops, it's from this post, which got pushed down: http://www.collegefashion.net/hot-websites/hautelinks-week-of-102810/

    leah: Yeah, that's a good point. The phrase still rankles me, under any context, but I know he wasn't trying to separate women into groups …

  • Isisingonthecake

    oh my god. Katie Makkai brought tears to my eyes. i LOVE slam poetry.

  • angie

    Great press interview, Sally!

    And thank you for the shout out 🙂

  • Smaug

    Sal! I never said otherwise!!!!

  • Anu

    I too read the piece linked from Single Dad Laughing and I have to say that it's damned ironic that after a long spiel about how it's men's fault that women have such a poor body image he goes on to suggest that women show a little less, put their boobs back in their shirts in order to help them not look! A forehead smacking moment for me.

  • gina

    Jen Lancaster wrote a great response to the Marie Claire piece on her blog, Jennsylvania.

    http://www.jennsylvania.com/jennsylvania/2010/10/ive-got-your-counterpoint-right-here-marie-claire.html