A few quick notes:
Nook version should be available next week. Fingers crossed.
Huge thanks to Angie and Inge of You Look Fab for a glowing review of my book.
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An expert in public speaking suggests avoiding color, pattern, scarves, obvious jewelry … and other items that make Sayantani feel like there’s a definite bias against “ethnic” pieces when it comes to notions of professional dressing in Western cultures.
Over at the Huffington Post, I wrote about shopping for your dominant season.
Let us not forget that men can be feminists, too.
What could be better than stripes? Why, stripes on stripes, of course.
“I’ve known for a long time that when it comes to style, I’m a minimalist at heart, in regard to both quantity of items and clean visual effect. But I’ve struggled with achieving the kind of well-edited wardrobe that would allow for space between hangers and the kind of simple chic I associate with French style and my own style icons.”
Love these tips for celebrating the person that you are right now, today.
Oh, gold polka dots, you are so fantastically sassy.
It’s amazing how difficult it can be to track down a great basic tee. Patti shares her faves and sparks a great discussion about resources.
41-year-old model Stella Tennant participated in the Olympic closing ceremonies, and looked radiant. (Sidenote: Right after that portion of the gala, Annie Lennox came rolling onto the stage in a whirl of gothic glory. Since we’d just seen a bunch of fashion-related stuff, HM turned to me and asked, “Is this an Alexander McQueen tribute or something?” It wasn’t, but I was so proud.)
Coveting this vibrant yellow pencil skirt.
Why is it that most models look stony-faced in their photos? Fashion is fun! Isn’t it?
This size acceptance FAQ addresses lots of common questions that come up when the Health at Every Size movement is discussed.
“Your wardrobe should be full of options for the body you have now, not the body you wished you had last season or the body you want to have next season.”
Rosie challenges us to give and receive compliments with grace.
This red, white, and blue pattern mix is cheeky and fun.
The pressure to tan can be intense, and this post explores the emotional and social implications.
“MODERATOR 1. Okay. Which designers do you prefer?
SECRETARY CLINTON: What designers of clothes?
MODERATOR 1: Yes.
SECRETARY CLINTON: Would you ever ask a man that question?”
Is your shoe collection a mess? Check out these tips for shoe storage and display.
Kjerstin wonders if discussions of celebrity sizes, vanity sizing, and weight are making our ideas about these subjects even more blurry.
I’m head over heels for this ensemble of summer brights.
In light of our conversation about blogs, mags, and inspiration, Alison’s post about a recent article stating that there aren’t enough “high quality” blogs run by women who fall outside the current beauty standard seems especially relevant. Also see Love Brown Sugar’s heartfelt response to the same article.
Sometimes a loose, drapey silhouette feels best in the hot, hot heat.
And from the Department of Random: Kitten vs. TWO Scary things. The music is extremely important, so listen with sound on.