Monthly Archives: July 2011

Lovely Links: 7/29/11

You lovely sewists may have already seen this, but just in case you haven’t: BurdaStyle has put together an amazing set of resources on clothing fit, tailoring, pattern altering, and other ways to make sure your clothes fit you well. (Thanks, Wendy!)

Stop hating parts of your body that don’t even exist. A fabulously fresh perspective.

This multicolored, striped sundress is simply fabulous. Made even more so considering that it’s thrifted Marc Jacobs!

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Styling Tricky Accessories

Friends, you know that the phrase, “shouldn’t wear that” gets my dander up, right? It totally does. I believe that women should wear clothing that makes them feel gorgeous and happy, and that style rules should be applied on a case-by-case basis and, even then, merely as guidelines. Wear what you love, the rest will fall into place.

But I realize that it’s often easier for me to SAY that than for you to DO it.  With all the magazines and TV shows yammering at us that we shouldn’t wear certain items if we’re shaped a certain way, and how some garments and accessories are “tricky” to pull off, it becomes difficult to maintain confidence. After all, these folks are experts, right?

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One Bold Move

still beautiful

Last winter, I entered a contest. The charge was to explain in 500 words or less one bold action that could make the world truly value the diversity of female bodies. I didn’t win (obviously), but I am still proud of my entry. And should I ever have the power and means to implement it on my own, you can bet your ass I’ll do it.

For the record, I don’t think this is the ONLY bold move, the BEST bold move, or even an ESSENTIAL bold move to changing perceptions surrounding female bodies. But it is one that I feel I could personally spearhead, and one that I think could have tremendous impact. On the surface, it oversimplifies some important issues, but it also pries them open for examination and discussion. Or could, anyway.

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