I will be appearing on the Fox 9 Morning Show at 9:30 a.m. every Wednesday this month in a new segment called Trendy or Timeless! You can view the first segment in the series right here.
It’s almost Giant Steps time again! Join us for an amazing day of discussion about creativity and business.
I’ll be participating in the Galleria’s Flights of Fashion event on September 20! Swing by the shops listed to sign up for a FREE 15-minute figure and style consultation with me.
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Let us take a moment to appreciate the genius that is Janelle:
I saw Autostraddle on a “best of” list somewhere, and am totally sold. Mission says, “Autostraddle is an intelligent, hilarious & provocative voice and a progressively feminist online community for a new generation of kickass lesbian, bisexual & otherwise inclined ladies (and their friends).” Includes almost daily outfits from their “Straddler on the Street” column!
Ground has been broken: Cabiria is the first plus-sized line to be shown during the official New York Fashion Week. YES! And the garments are so, so, SO gorgeous.
And the funniest thing I’ve seen all week: Jimmy Kimmel’s Lie Witness News interviews folks in front of Lincoln Center about NYFW designers and garments that don’t exist. And they totally pretend to know what they’re talking about. I’m a huge fan of Willy Loman’s designs myself …
Oh so in love with this kiss print blouse.
And speaking of kisses, this amusing infographic offers advice on how to approach the berry-stained lip trend, with product recommendations at the end.
“So, blonde success, fact or myth? The answer is both. Media mythologizes ‘the blonde’ and we develop blonde ambition. Relative success possibly unfolds. Simultaneously, false assumptions regarding character, intelligence, value, beauty, and complex layering get fossilized and misappropriated in the grander scheme of things.”
Boyfriend jeans come in many styles, and Allie shows how to wear them in many ways and at any age.
Since we’ve talked recently about permission, I was especially moved by this piece which offers permission to love and accept your body, just as it is, right this minute.
Anyone else watching Orange is the New Black? This post highlights why the show is groundbreaking and encouraging, and also where is is lacking. (I’m plowing through the series myself and mostly enjoying it.)
How does yoga help you accept your body? Anna explains.
Beyond thrilled to see local legend and powerhouse feminist Dessa featured over at Bitchtopia.
“I’ve started politely correcting people who compliment my weight loss, who counter my explanations of stress with the dubious silver lining of becoming slimmer, more conventionally attractive. I am the reverse of the accepted paradigm: when I lose weight, it is a wasting process. It signifies that stress has destroyed my appetite and study has overrun the need for exercise and sleep. It means the things I take pleasure in have been set aside in a desperate sprint for a ticker tape, marking the end of only one more section of this monotonous grueling trek.”
I adore both this leopard print frock AND its friend, the neon orange satchel.
As we move toward layering season, this post on how to find complementary neckline shapes will be incredibly helpful.
Have you checked out My Hair in the Morning lately? (Still accepting submissions!)
Nothing wrong with sneaking a little mint green and light peach into your September outfits.
“Yes, certain styles are better designed for some bodies than others, but what if our bodies and style personalities seem to be in conflict?”
Handing out compliments may feel tricky at times, but my girl Alex’s book 50 Ways to Say You’re Awesome has great tips, many of which have nothing to do with style or physique.
“My imperfect body, which has caused me such remarkable emotional pain over the years, is my daughter’s adequate and beloved home base. It has been a beautiful body for her and for my husband and now it is time for me to love this home privately, quietly, honestly and without hesitation.”
Gracey’s double dose of stripes is just plain fabulous. As is the fact that she titled her post “Sexy Beetlejuice.”
If choosing new outfits every day makes you break out in hives, consider creating a personal uniform. This article offers great tips that include starting with the pieces you love to wear the most. SMART. (Via Not Dead Yet Style.)
I contributed to a new Yes and Yes free eBook on how to be your own style icon, which you can download here.
This post examines some of the most common messages seen in fitspiration, and explains in great detail (and with many, many swears) why they’re bunk. Also totally love the inspiration post, written by a massage therapist who talks about what bodies really look like. And he KNOWS.
Yen rocks a red beret, metallic oxfords, and polka dot jeans. Amazing.
In other Girls I Adore Wearing Hats news, Cheryl looks radiant in her burgundy fedora.
Now THAT is a phenomenal stacked heel.
“Philosopher Sandra Lee Bartky once observed that being feminine often means using one’s body to portray powerlessness. Consider: A feminine person keeps her body small and contained; she makes sure that it doesn’t take up to much space or impose itself. She walks and sits in tightly packaged ways. She doesn’t cover the breadth of the sidewalk or expand herself beyond the chair she occupies.”
The upcoming documentary “Fabulous Fashionistas” stars six inspirational women whose average age is 80.
And from the Department of Random: 11 words that refuse to be translated into English.
Additionally: Not today, thieves.