Lovely Links: 9/15/17

Weekly Kitty:

Simon in the round.

Sarah Anne’s retro-influenced ensemble is so perfect for early fall. Love the collar on that dress!

Dark florals are another great transitional option for summer-to-fall wear.

This season, fashion ads were more inclusive than the runway shows.

Speaking of laudable campaigns, the new Eileen Fisher fall ads are all about inclusion and power.

I’ve sampled at least six bras that claim to minimize digging into your tender back parts, and this front-close Montelle bra is the only one that really works for me. I learned recently they’ve discontinued the style, so I stocked up! (C-cups and above, so you smaller gals might try the Spanx Bra-llelujah. Not quite as smooth, but close.)

This article warns that focusing too much on online personas and comparisons disconnects us from our essential selves.

Joi adds a pop of pale yellow to her pale pink outfit. Gorgeousness ensues.

“We’re wasting our time and muddying our message by striving for perfection wrapped into an individual garment. We’re hurting the reputation of the industry by insisting that others prioritize ethics over quality. After all, shouldn’t quality be an ethical category? It is right and good to stay informed and weigh various ethical criteria, but we are lying to ourselves and discouraging others by acting as if we have, or are even capable of having, it all figured out.”

FashionABLE has a relatively new sustainable denim line that looks fab!

Loved this preview of new fall pieces from a variety of sustainable lines, including Hackwith – a local fave.

Amanda embraces the embellished denim trend, adding a crisp blouse.

I’m honored to have contributed to Flight & Scarlet’s post on queer movies you should watch right now.

The Conditions We Create to Stall Self-Love

L’Oreal, Munroe Bergdorf & The Problematic Relationship Between The Beauty Industry & ‘Diversity’

A leather pencil skirt balances out the formal vibe of a tie-neck blouse in this fun outfit.

I’ve talked endlessly about the stain-removing wonders of Palmolive dishwashing liquid, but have to do so again. As I mentioned on Facebook a while back, I used this stuff to remove seeped black tattoo ink from a white tee shirt. Took every trace of the ink away in one wash. No lie.

Artist Nicola Scott, who draws Wonder Woman, says, “I’ve thought of it as sort of part of my job to give as many female body types as there are possible, to think of different kinds of female body language, to really flesh out the female characters and make them as diverse, if not sometimes more diverse, than the male ones. I will actively female gaze a lot of my male characters …”

Related: The Beauty and Strength of Wonder Woman

Allure vows to ditch the term “anti-aging.”

How everyday language casually stigmatises obesity – and what to do about it (Thanks, Jori)

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