Hey Twin Cities! You MUST head over to Hell’s Kitchen to check out the newest collection from local designer Samantha Rei of Blasphemina’s Closet. I’ve seen her work, and drooled and drooled and drooled. Plus my girl Kristin did the jewelry for this show!
Simon Doonan rocks. He really does. And his explanation of fashion week shenanigans is an absolute hoot. (Thanks, Amirali!)
I nearly fell out of my chair when I caught sight of this ensemble. Who knew tapestry pants could be so chic?
Citizen Rosebud shares a great list of fashion bloggers over 40. Yes!
Since I’m betting that many of you fall into the self-flagellating-over-achiever category right along with me, please take a look at this post about the merits of dreaming small.
What are YOUR favorite lip care products?
“Shopping would have been a distraction, a momentary escape from my reality. It would have felt so good in the moment, would have been a glimmer of glee — I can think of no other word for it, because it’s not quite happiness, not quite joy, not quite bliss, as those are more profound and soul-rooted than this passing euphoria — but it wouldn’t have changed anything.”
Style Caster posted some amazing photos of their picks for the 50 most stylish New Yorkers. Not the most diverse bunch, but great to see a mix of super-expensive, decidedly affordable, and even thrifted items on these fashionable folks.
Brie has a few choice words for anyone who tells her that there’s something wrong with her because she’s not married. (Via Davinia Hamilton.)
Casey’s video intro to thrifting is absolutely top-notch! (No surprise there, all her vids are fabulous.)
Want to weigh in in advance of the Academy Awards? Stop by the Glam Red Carpet Community on BlogFrog and cast your vote for movie of the year.
Oh, how I wish I could wear blush and nude so gorgeously.
Miss Plumcake give fabulous advice on how to avoid online knockoffs. (Hoping for an addendum that explores eBay …)
Beverly Golden writes a touching tribute to her 90-year-old mom, who she describes as aging gracefully in a culture that idolizes youth.
How to choose eco-friendly beauty products.
Before spring arrives, I need to squeeze in a few velvet-based outfits.
Echoing much of what was said during last week’s discussion about cosmetic surgery and physical alterations, Kate describes cosmetic surgery as an extreme step toward physical assimilation. And she speaks as someone who has gotten a nose job.
Anyone else a little disappointed by the upcoming Target Go International retrospective? Cute enough, but not a dress among them that makes me jump for joy …
Double polka dots make an outfit doubly fabulous.
Anecdotal evidence suggests that yoga may help some people recover from eating disorders. (Via Yum & Yuk.)
And speaking of, Medicinal Marzipan has a great roundup of resources for the end of NEDA Week.
And from the Department of Random: I’m always wary of websites that claim to collect “facts,” but I couldn’t resist this one. Today it is offering facts about Whoopi Goldberg, pancakes, magnesium, toucans, and computers that are powered by poop. (Via Smart, Pretty and Awkward)