Quick reminder: If you haven’t yet, I’d be so grateful if you’d swing by and vote for me in the Hanes Looks to Love contest! (Details here, if you missed the announcement post.) You can vote every day, so if you’ve already voted for me, you can vote again! And THANK YOU.
The week may be winding down, but in case you missed the memo it’s Fat Talk Free Week this week! Also Wednesday was Love Your Body Day, though I hope both causes get your ongoing attention and support.
And on the fascinating flip side, Autumn shares her thoughts on how to achieve body serenity by letting go instead of fighting hard.
Look out world: Matchy-matchy is BACK. (Cheers Lyrebirdgully!)
Fit and Feminist explores cheerleading as a sport. Yes, a sport.
The amazing folks at NEDA have a new site: “Proud2Bme is a unique space where teens can connect with each other, get expert advice, and find inspiration to take action for change. It’ll cover everything from fashion and beauty to news, culture, and entertainment—all with the goal of promoting positive body image and encouraging healthy attitudes about food and weight.”
This tribute to the joys of close female friendship made me want to call everyone in my address book.
Jay Miranda shows off her gorgeous new raspberry suede DUO boots. Yum.
Cheryl looks utterly radiant in her high-low skirt and leopard-print heels.
Bare Minerals is the latest cosmetics company to use seemingly body-positive messaging to sell their wares. Says the ever-insightful Virginia, “Ad campaigns like these want you to believe we’re making real progress — but most of all, they want you to buy more makeup, and the same old restrictive beauty standards to go with it.”
Check out these marvelous tips on how to wear a petticoat. Maybe now I’ll finally be brave to break out my own!
Are you prepared to take the Body Warrior Pledge? I especially love, “I pledge to be the primary source of my confidence. I will not rely on or wait for others to define my worth.”
Vanessa recaps what she packed for an extended roadtrip, and proves that capsule wardrobes needn’t be all black and gray.
As someone who has trouble living in the moment – and feeling grateful for my body in the moment – I loved this piece on the practice of mindfulness.
In the realm of “things that made me livid” this week, we have this incident in which Tatyana Ali’s TV show “Love That Girl” grabbed a photo of actress Erica Watson and used it to make fat jokes on the air. Horrible and insulting on so many levels.
Isaac Mizrahi’s advice to us all: No face work.
Another amazing roundup of posts from the Feminist Fashion Bloggers, this time on youth and aging.
Must remember to pin a big silk flower to a bright belt as a fabulous way to add color to a monochrome ensemble.
“I wonder what it would be like to live in a world where the fashion industry encouraged us to ’emphasize’ our differences from one another, instead of trying to make us all look the same. If you were pear-shaped, for example, the advice would be all about highlighting that awesome booty and tiny waist and shoulders. Work that pear-shape!”
This flow chart about deciding whether or not to shave your legs was clearly written by my brain.
This Stella McCartney dress gives the illusion of an exaggerated hourglass silhouette. Naturally, the press is calling it “the Miracle Dress” because it appears to shave off two dress sizes. Beh.
This list of fashionable films from College Candy includes many of my faves … and a few I’ve been meaning to see.
Gracey is gorgeous in her muted floral dress and violet tights.
Girl with Curves gives her thoughts on the “real women have curves” controversy, and shares some great insights about body comparison.
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