Twin Cities folks, I will be on Fox 9 News at 9 p.m. TOMORROW (Saturday, 12/22) talking about gift ideas, thrifting for trends, and my book! Please tune in if you can!
Since I’m sure many of you will be holidaying from here on out, hope you have a lovely, peaceful time with family and friends!
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If you tried to hit up the Target/Neiman Marcus or H&M/Maison Martin Margiela collaborations and missed out, you’ll be interested to read about how eBay became a fast fashion graveyard. (Via Final Fashion)
Mandi looks retro-lovely in wintergreen and black.
This roundup of body-love, self-acceptance, and weight politics links will keep me busy for hours.
Kick up your black and white ensembles with a hit of metallic shine.
Great advice for how to highlight OR downplay your bust.
Wondering what to do next with that classic black pencil skirt? Here are 16 office-appropriate ideas.
If all of the diet and weight-loss commercials flooding the pre-New Year airwaves are making you feel ashamed and anxious, peek at this article which reminds us that actual “diets” very rarely work in the long term. (References the groundbreaking research of my friend and colleague, Traci Mann. She rocks.)
This mash-up of navy-based patterns and flame orange is such fun.
Sure, the dress is lovely, but check out that killer belt!
Over at the Huffington Post, I offered three holiday party outfit ideas that won’t require shape wear.
Anna suggests we reclaim the holidays for body peace – yes to that!
Vintage Vixen Solanah – whose hair always looks as if she’s shampooing it in magical fairy dust – offers a tutorial on how to create pin curls.
“Reading comments on any article about pantyhose, you’d think we were talking about the Gaza strip, not flimsy tubes of nylon. Trends come and go, and people find themselves wearing things they thought unimaginable to don only months earlier (I have yet to buy a pair of skinny jeans, but I’ve tried them on, this despite being a vocal opponent during their initial resurgence in the 2000s). But there’s something about pantyhose that’s oddly divisive.”
Now THAT is an undeniably fantastic, funky, party-ready tulle skirt!
The finishing touches on this red, gray, and black ensemble are stellar. Love those amazing Fluevog heels, of course.
“Once you’re considered an ‘alternative girl,’ you’re sexualized in a whole new way. If you’ve ever had a dude on the street ask if you’re a Suicide Girl, you know what I’m talking about. So while going rogue, beauty-wise, can be freeing–it definitely comes with its own set of issues. And it certainly doesn’t make you oblivious or immune to regular beauty standards.”
A simple, form-fitting striped dress looks utterly perfect with teal accents.
Ms. Magazine interviews three feminist fashion and beauty bloggers, and lists several more.
Alissa is holiday party-ready in her tuxedo jacket and cap-toe pumps.
And from the Department of Random: Filmography 2012. Dang, I saw a lot of movies this year. (Via Geeks are Sexy)