Lovely Links: 5/13/11

Are you wearing pants? Check this infographic to make sure.

If your body image is in the pits, getting photographed can feel like torture. But forcing yourself to find or take photos in which you feel truly happy, excited, or carefree can help you see that beauty often radiates from within.

Joie rocks an amazing pair of tights with an equally amazing pair of Fluevogs.

This photo of Eleanor Roosevelt meeting with women from the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority makes me so happy. Just look at that conspiratorial grin.

I’ll be collaborating with the amazing team at Go Chic or Go Home on a giveaway next week, but I just had to give you a sneak preview of this feature: Members of the site will have a spot to post photos and stories about their most beloved wardrobe items. Brilliant!

Why fast fashion is slow death for the planet. (Cheers, Susan.)

This navy silk jumpsuit took my breath away. And jumpsuits generally make me want to hide under nearby rocks.

I can’t help it: I love this dinosaur-themed shopping guide. And the fact that is was posted in honor of Velociraptor Awareness Month.

Nubby’s Finsk platforms are breaking my heart.

This quote from Ira Glass about how being a creative human being takes loads of practice is outstanding, true, and utterly inspiring.

Angeline shows us just how versatile a pencil skirt can be.

Easy tips for wearing this season’s blinding brights without fear.

Time is running out to sign up for the Post College Survival Kit, for which I’ll be e-teaching along with several other amazing dames. Sign up, friends, for eight weeks of enlightening insight into hacking it in the post-university world!

Autumn’s month-long mirror fast sounds like a fascinating experiment. (Via Dramatis Personae)

The amazing Kelly of Alterations Needed has just launched Fit Review, a site dedicated to community-sourced clothing reviews. And it is shaping up to be a stellar resource.

This amazing video about self-love made me want to stand up and cheer.

Gym-going for the awkward woman is fab. My favorite piece of wisdom from it? “Gyms are farty. I guess the exertion squeezes out the toots from people.” SO TRUE. (Via Yum & Yuk)

At the Coffee Talk Community this week, I asked participants if they did their hair differently each day, or stuck to a single, easy style.

Never enough Iris Apfel. (She’s launching a jewelry line for HSN soon. Wow.)

Love the look of maxi dresses, but need some ideas for styling them? Here you go!

A Canadian-Asian woman shares her story of struggling to accept her natural figure.

Oh, how I wish I had enough hair for Casey’s Edwardian-inspired braided side bun hairstyle. Check that fabulous instructional video.

Weekend homework: Make your very own lovely list.

Fashion du Jour is a knockout in her red skirt and wedge sandals.

Documentary filmmaker Elena Rossini created a short video juxtaposing modern images of “ideal” female beauty with classic examples from renowned works of art. A great reminder that standards of perceived beauty do change.  (Not safe for work viewing.)

Shoe designer Nicholas Kirkwood’s collaboration with dearly departed artist Keith Haring is now on display at Kirkwood’s new storefront.  What I would GIVE to see these shoes in person.

And from the Department of Random: My home office currently has a print with three narwhals and the Nemo-tastic phrase “just keep swimming” up on the wall, and I’ve got this print waiting to be framed. Next on my list: Wisdom from Bill and Ted.

  • http://emilysgoingnuts.blogspot.com/ Emily

    Hah!!! I love the “are you wearing pants” link!! So funny!

  • http://malepatternboldness.blogspot.com Peter

    Fantastic article on Fast Fashion — thanks for the link, Sal!

  • http://www.alterationsneeded.com Alterations Needed

    Thank you so much for the link Sal! If any of Sal’s lovely readers are interested in registering for Fit Review, the invite code is: fittingroom.

  • http://notdeadyetstyle.blogspot.com/ Patti @ NotDeadYet Style

    Great reading as always, thanks. The Iris Apfel photos are a feast!!

  • Ashley

    My most special treat is coming home and opening every single link. I then make dinner and sit down and read my heart out. Thanks, Sal! Always a treat.

  • julie

    it is international fluevog day on May 15th! check the website for the deals. I have been celebrating by wearing vogs all week!

  • Keilexandra

    Oooh, hair tutorials are always a good reminder how versatile long hair can be. Haven’t seen the video yet, but mine is nearly waist-length (though I’m petite), hopefully it’s long enough!

  • http://the-beheld.com Autumn

    Oh wow–what a treat to see The Beheld on this excellent links list! Looking forward to poring through these. Thank you for including my mirror experiment here!

  • http://truffesdujour.wordpress.com/ Silvia

    Thank you again for these inspirations!

    And I bought a dress today, probably inspired by you!

  • http://elegantmusings.com Casey

    Great links as always, Sal–you find the best things to share! :) Thank you so much for including mine too! ;)

    – Casey

  • http://gochicorgohome.com/pub/about Cynthia @ Go Chic or Go Home

    Rob and I will always remember when we got our first link love. You are the cat’s pajamas, my friend.

  • http://nosignposts.blogspot.com The Waves

    The fast fashion article was really good, thanks for linking that! I’m going to write a post about it myself, me thinks!

  • http://www.relatablestyle.blogspot.com Relatable Style

    Do you like your narwhal picture? Then don’t click here, chances are you’ll never see them the same way again, LOL! It’s contagious ^^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ykwqXuMPsoc