Lovely Links 3/7/14

I’ve still got some openings for my upcoming Chicago trip, including in transit!

3/15 – 1 p.m. in Madison OR 4 p.m. in Milwaukee
3/17 – day slots in Chicago
3/18 – day and evening slots in Chicago
3/20 – 10 a.m. in Milwaukee OR 2 p.m. in Madison

Please reach out if you’d like to book a style consult or personal shopping!

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Kelly has learned to take her Dame Viv with a grain of salt, but is still floored that the style and design icon still bikes in heels at age 72.

Oscar-winning actress and all-around amazing human being Lupita Nyong’o spoke eloquently about the intersection of race and beauty at Essence’s Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon. (Cheers, Audi)

And speaking of the Oscars, my colleague and owner of Corset Styling, Jodi Mayers, did a great job of offering red carpet commentary with constructive criticism.

Where I See Fashion pairs images of landscapes, art, nature and more with fashion and beauty photos in stunning dichotomies. (Via High Plains Thrifter)

What makes colors clash?

Adding a skinny leopard belt to a lined wool coat adds interest and shapes the silhouette. So smart.

Related: I’ve got two ruanas in my closet and never thought to belt them. Love the transformation from flowy to cinched.

Modesty is defined differently by different cultures – even different families – and it’s time to stop shaming people into covering themselves and start teaching truths that need shouted from the rooftop: We are more than just bodies to be looked at. When we begin believing that, we begin acting like it, and female progress in every imaginable way will move forward.”

I adore the look of purple and red worn together. Plus get a load of that gorgeous skirt!

There are several reasons why the body positivity movement might piss you off. Anna explores some, and talks about how she deals.

Wanna see sneak previews of some of my outfits? Plus boutique shenannigans? Follow Corset Styling on Instagram! We’re at @corsetstyling.

Kileen shows us a fantastic way to wear yellow and black without looking like a bumblebee. Subtle and chic.

Speaking of color, on this week’s Fox 9 Buzz segment, we chatted about color blocking, from beginning to advanced.

This comic outlining how privilege works is outstanding. Thorough, informational, and educational without being shaming or judgmental. (Via Feministe)

Allison’s mix of floaty femininity and rocker chic gets me every time.

Gracey is also killing it in a moto this week. LOVE that look.

Put this on a shirt and I will buy a billion of them. Wonder Women!

This post offers tips for minding and reframing negative self-talk. (My thoughts on the topic here.)

“Normcore—it was funny, but it also effectively captured the self-aware, stylized blandness I’d been noticing. [My friend] Brad’s source for the term was the trend forecasting collective (and fellow artists) K-Hole. They had been using it in a slightly different sense, not to describe a particular look but a general attitude: embracing sameness deliberately as a new way of being cool, rather than striving for ‘difference’ or ‘authenticity.’ In fashion, though, this manifests itself in ardently ordinary clothes. Mall clothes. Blank clothes. The kind of dad-brand non-style you might have once associated with Jerry Seinfeld, but transposed on a Cooper Union student with William Gibson glasses.”

Kristy shows off her polka-dot pencil skirt, oversized plaid scarf, and pug puppy. Yup.

68-year-old Charlotte Rampling is to be the new face of Nars. So THAT’S awesome.

Designer Suzanne Lee is making clothes from microbes. Biocouture!

A great reminder that burgundy, oxblood, merlot, and all colors in the dark red family will go with virtually anything. Here, a dark berry skirt adds a splash of color to an otherwise black and white outfit.

Local artist Anna Miller sketches her outfits instead of photographing them. I pretty much want everything she wears. And, turns out, I also want everything she paints.

And from the Department of Random: Adorably perplexed kids react to rotary phones.

Also: How would John Travolta mess up YOUR name if you won an Oscar? I’m Sorley Draw.

P.S. You can now search for outfits by color! Go to the homepage and hover over the word “color” in the top nav bar to see options.

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