Esme discusses how you can wear colors that clash with your skin tone more easily if you tweak your makeup.
Totally digging Rocquelle’s color blocking and long lace cardigan.
“… when I hear ‘you’re beautiful,’ more often than not I feel as though I need to stop whatever I’m doing in order to continue being beautiful.”
Sherry looks dynamite in her fab orange frock and lovely purple cardigan.
Still can’t imagine wearing them, but I do love Kobi Levi’s whimsical shoe designs.
Once again, Patty has sewn a dress that makes me ache with object lust. AND she shows five fabulous ways to style it. She’s basically my idol.
Between a Racial Rock and a Gender Hard Place, an insightful analysis of a new batch of TV shows lauded for featuring female leads, points out that, “… if we boycott absolutely everything, we don’t give creators time to grow, change, and get better. But lines are continuously crossed, and it is eroding the tentative gains that nonwhites in entertainment have fought for.” Such a great read.
Weesha takes the basic tee and skirt formula, and knocks it out of the park. Dig those ruffles!
I absolutely adored this tribute to Frida Kahlo which explains how she dealt with decades of back pain by creating amazing plaster corsets that illustrated her suffering. What a brilliant, strong, driven, genius she was. (Via Yum & Yuk)
Lilli rocks a belt with a heart-shaped buckle. AND the gorgeous pair of Wittner platforms that I’d totally buy if it didn’t cost a bajillion bucks to ship ’em from Oz.
“To you, writing about cupcakes and drinking ‘vintage cocktails’ is a sign that we’ve left badassery behind. To me – to many of us – badassery and toughness aren’t mutually exclusive with cupcakes.”
College Candy has some tips for staying fashionable on a college budget.
Kyla looks so fabulously rockin’ in her leather jacket and pleated maxi.
I loved Miss Plumcake’s take on the Codie Young/Topshop flap that’s making the rounds this week. She says, “Topshop hired a very skinny model and through photography and Photoshop made her look even skinnier because that was the exact look they wanted. They got busted and now the blame and vilification is falling on the shoulders of a teenage model who, she insists on her blog, is just naturally thin.”
Keri’s take on pink and red worn together is fresh and fabulous.
Psychotherapist Martina Verba is conducting a study on eating disorder recovery, and is hoping to recruit women of color to contribute their stories. Click through for more information.
Can’t say I’m thrilled to hear that choker necklaces are “in” for fall, but these shirt collar necklaces might be a fun and funky substitute.
These vintage ads for Wate On remind us that current societal pressures revolve around thinness, but there was once pressure to be curvy. And that, in the end, it’s all about controlling women’s bodies.
Tiffany combines kelly, cobalt, and plum beautifully. I fully intend to copy her.
Australian designer Gisela Ramirez has a very simple message for clothing manufacturers and stylists who say that the only flattering clothes are the ones that hide all our jiggly bits and make us look as tall and thin as possible: F*ck flattering.
An from the Department of Random: Putting Food Network Hosts Under the Hogwarts Sorting Hat.
One more from the DoR: I believe this week needs a little bit of Eddie Izzard to round it out. And so, I give you the Welsh Pavlovian Cat Experiment. (Vid contains swear words.)