What does it mean to have authentic style?
“And for nine months, I covered all of my hair, wore nothing that was so fitted that I felt like I had to sit or stand funny to look good, and never exposed my knees or my shoulders, except at home. With rare exceptions, I wore no makeup or nail polish. It was kind of brutal, and really liberating.” (Cheers, Sabrina.)
This week at the Huffington Post, I talked about how figure flattery and body positivity can coexist.
Cyn pairs a houndstooth maxi dress with simple sneaks to great effect.
Behind the Seams: An Indiscreet Look at the Mechanics of Fashion, a new exhibition at Paris’s Musée des Arts Décoratifs, focuses on the history of undergarments and how the human form has changed through trends over the years. (Cheers, Susan.)
Over on Facebook, we asked: Are shoe manufacturers starting to employ vanity sizing techniques?
This teal long-sleeved maxi dress is so simple, but Tanesha makes it look utterly stunning.
Coleen over at Reverse Retrograde is posting about her experience working through the first series of Thirty Pretty Projects!
Hyperbole? Yes. But still worth a peek. 18 Helpful Diagrams to Solve All Your Clothing Woes.
I don’t really wear sneakers outside of the gym, but I might break that rule if someone gave me a pair of these asymmetric Ann D beauts.
Pardon me while I run down to Lexington to steal this entire retro-fabulous outfit right offa Beth.
This headline made me snort: “Ladybusiness Anthropologist Throws Up Hands, Concedes Men Are the Reason for Everything Interesting in Human Evolution.” (Via Skepchick)
Pair a bold statement necklace with a leather peplum top and you’ve got a summer ensemble that’s brimming with trendy goodness.
Curious about the whole “warm weather leather” trend? Beaucoo has hand picked some summery leather garments for petites, plus sizes, and standard sizes.
That necklace. That manicure. I swoon!
“Every time I sat down in the colorist’s chair, I vowed that the minute I quit my job, I would also stop doing television and cease dyeing my hair. Upon bailing from my post, I did both, and I’m happier for it. Way happier.”
Another revision of Barbie has appeared, this time its an actual doll that was designed using CDC measurements of an average 19-year-old woman from the U.S.
Why is it that just about everyone involved in a magazine editorial photoshoot gets credited … except the featured model?
And from The Department of Random: Jenny the Blogess rounds up some absolutely wonderful confusion confessions from her Twitter followers. My favorite: “I thought the guards in The Wizard of Oz were chanting about Oreos.” But also, “I thought that all of the companies with 1-800 phone numbers were in the same city.” Really. Go read this and giggle.
Additionally: Simon Kitty loves Rowan Kitty. And he’s not afraid to show it.