On June 28 I’ll be doing a reading and signing at Eat My Words in Northeast Minneapolis! Join me at 2 p.m., won’t you?
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Every time I open the fridge. EVERY TIME. (First seen on Facebook.)
I’m thrilled to have been featured in Minnesota Monthly’s piece on Twin Cities style bloggers!
“‘Orange Is the New Black’ enters a landscape that labels non-thin bodies, at best, unattractive and, at worst, diseased, and inverts the resulting stereotypes with a slew of counterexamples … [The show offers] dozens of three-dimensional portrayals of women with bodies that fall outside the cultural norm. They all have complicated inner lives and diverse wants, goals and desires — both romantic and otherwise.”
Fabulous and classy use of multiple neons. Kudos, Grown and Curvy Woman!
Brilliant on so many levels: 15 Lesser-Known Things To Say To A Dress
Yet another personal story highlighting how inappropriate it is to tell skinny and small people to eat more and/or judge them for their bodies.
Suzanne touches on the challenges of dressing when you have fibromyalgia, and also wonders why some bras look great on their own and awkward under clothing.
Here’s how the NYT describes the blog ladypockets:”This ‘ain’t it ridiculous we care about what power women wear, not what they do’ attitude is, as it happens, also being parodied in a new blog called ladypockets.com that uses the tropes of women’s mags to mock both the forms themselves and the idea that anyone should pay attention to such things.” (Cheers, Alison)
This week the U.S. Senate launched a panel on weight loss consumer fraud. Missouri Democrat Claire McCaskill is heading the investigation, and has already publicly scolded Dr. Oz for supporting “miracle in a bottle”-style weight loss remedies. Will be interested to see how this unfolds.
Kellie previews the Fall offerings from plus size line Carmakoma, and they are a fabulous mix of trendy and classic.
A woman who truly does not hate her own body explains three steps she took to growing into a positive body image. They might not work for you, but her journey is fascinating.
Thanks to Corporette for inviting me to guest post about what to wear for a presentation or TV appearance.
“Dawn Nadeau and Julie Kerwin are teaming up to offer boys and girls a play alternative that looks like a woman but not an object. Last month, they launched their own action figure company, IAmElemental, and have since raised over $160,000 on Kickstarter to jump-start a line of female action figures inspired by everyday “superpowers” like bravery, honesty, persistence, and fear.” (Cheers, Rachel!)
Totally stealing this outfit idea: Gingham shirt with tulle skirt and sparkly necklace. What a fun combo.
“Color dictionaries were designed to give people around the world a common vocabulary to describe the colors of everything from rocks and flowers to stars, birds, and postage stamps.”
Erica looks utterly smashing in her cobalt blue short suit.
Wonderful advice on self-care and asking for what you need.
I would very much like to hang out with Grace Choi, who has built a 3D “printer” for makeup because she’s sick to death of the inherent racism of the cosmetics industry.
Reminder: It’s OK to wear fancy clothes for no reason.
“Why do we insist on defining ourselves at the expense of another person or group? Is it a weird power dynamic or rather a pack mentality approach to dealing with a person or a group not the same as us? Maybe it’s just an inevitable consequence of all the media images we consume on a daily basis, which emphasize the ‘perfect’ body (which as we know doesn’t exist, see my previous post) that leads us to feel this need to defend ourselves by throwing one another under the proverbial bus.”
Adele is a hand model. She is also hilarious. Loved reading this interview with her about her profession.
It would make me unspeakably happy if Mia would lend me her Tom Waits necklace. Just sayin.
On the Fox 9 Morning Buzz this week we chatted about various ways to make the nautical look work for your tastes and figure.
I stumbled across Print All Over Me, this week, an online shop that provides simple white garments and accessories and allows you to upload your own images that will be digitally printed on them. You can also create your own fabric or buy items using prints that others have uploaded.
A sobering reminder that pre-distressed denim is pretty awful for the environment. Consider thrifting some pre-loved jeans instead!
This one made my head spin: Reimagining Barbie: Villain or Victim?
“… we need to stop pretending that such-and-such is a feminist choice because feminism is about choice and if I’m a feminist then everything I do is automatically feminist. No. That’s not how it works. Wear dresses if you want to. Wear cute shoes and earrings and bright red lipstick. Shave off every hair on your body if that’s what feels right. But please recognize that you don’t do any of those things because you just happen to like doing them. ”
Queen Michelle reminds us that while it’s technically summer in Glasgow, that doesn’t mean it’s warm. Love her sheer black layers.
I fall on the side of being bold and brash in your self-declarations, but this take is interesting: Exactly how confident are you “allowed” to be?
Sad to say, but I agree: More strong female characters are showing up in Hollywood story lines, but they’re becoming tokens. And it’s aggravating.
Could writing help you move away from self-hatred and toward self-love and acceptance? It certainly helped Alex.
Watching Korean culture converge on a single ideal of beauty, Professor C.N. Le shows a process at work around the world. Sobering.
And from the brilliant team that brought you HelloFlo (Cheers Sarah):