Naomi Wolf discusses the brutality of female rivalry, but also gives a ray of hope, saying, “Maybe, as women, we are finally becoming secure and self-aware enough to be willing to look at the real darkness behind this dynamic.” Her essay also touches on upcoming film “Black Swan,” which sounds utterly fascinating.
This 55-year-old woman wears her hair long as an act of rebellion. And gets an earful from just about everyone she encounters for her choice.(Bit odd that she throws “men like long hair” into the mix … but still an interesting read.)
Find out how to layer jackets over dresses. Angie’s got some great tips!
And if you’re looking to create a lean silhouette, here are some rough guidelines for top length and where on your figure your tops should hit.
The U.S. Army has redesigned its uniforms to accommodate female service-members’ bodies. Thoughts?
Purple is a staple of my wardrobe, so I adored these great purple picks, all under $20.
What’s your take on celebrity fashion designers?
I’ll be adding a whole bunch of these eco-fashion blogs to MY reader. (Thanks, Renée!)
Loved this take on the complexities of fat talk, self-loathing, and health … all inspired by Fat Talk Free Week.
Furthermore, I adored reading Sui’s thoughts on why “you’ve lost weight” should never be considered a compliment. (We even used images from the same photographer in our mirrored posts.)
Meet my new girl-crush: Stephanie from Le Blog de Big Beauty. I can only DREAM of being so mesmerizingly elegant …
If you’re still struggling to pull together your Halloween costume, may I direct you to ARC’s Value Village? It is THE BEST place to find funky, spooky costume fixin’s, and with their Halloween Boo-tique, they’ve got all the funk in one place. Plus recycled costumes are good for Mama Earth!
Speaking of spooky, not only was Joelle’s spectacular outfit inspired by The Hunger Games, but it involves a beaded vest. As in a vest made almost entirely of beads. Swoon.
Rumors are circulating that Christina Hendricks has been pressured into dieting. This impassioned post examines how Hollywood’s obsession with weight and body shapes – especially among actresses – creates a vicious vortex of scrutiny and critique.
This week on BlogFrog’s Twin Cities Family Community, we chatted about great tights. Which brands last, have the best selection, are most cost effective.
“ALL women are ‘real’ women. Even women with eating disorders or illnesses or glandular problems or fast metabolisms or depression or anything else than can change the shapes and sizes of our bodies in either direction.” (Via Nubby Twiglet)
Futurelint wears four belts at once and makes it look dyn-o-mite.
And from the Department of Random: Just because it’s been stuck in my head since I saw “The Social Network” last weekend …