New research suggests that “…giving ourselves a break and accepting our imperfections may be the first step toward better health.”
This post on belting, corsets, and their cultural implications is a fascinating read.
Apparently, my wish is her command: Miss Plumcake follows up last week’s post on shopping smart with this guide to spotting knockoffs on eBay.
We’ve got Oscar recaps and rehashes galore over at the Glam/BlogFrog Red Carpet Community.
Remember, weight ain’t nothin’ but a numba.
This post offers an explanation for why 50s vintage dresses often don’t fit modern women, and some alternative suggestions.
Barely on Earth dons a butterfly-print dress and cowgirl boots to head to the rodeo. LOVE.
Lady Smaggle explains why aging isn’t scary.
I was asked to talk a bit about vintage shopping for GalTime – check out the interview!
Definatalie’s summary and roundup of findings and reflections on Fa(t)shion February is insightful and astute.
The newly-formed “Sustainable Apparel Coalition” promises to give consumers “… a much more detailed view into the supply of fabrics, zippers, dyes, threads, buttons and grommets that come together to form the clothing they buy, as well as what impact the creation of that clothing has on both people and the planet.” (Via No Signposts in the Sea)
College Candy picks out nine adorable pieces from the latest L.L. Bean offerings.
Care to share some of your favorite websites for buying clothing?
Fabienne looked so lovely in her rosette belt and lavender tunic, I actually gasped when I saw her photo.
It’s a lot of reading, but well worth your time: 26 bloggers wrote about their favorite feminist fashion icons this week.
Sea of Ghosts shows us how a biker jacket and floaty dress can be perfect companions.
My post about uses for fashion tape got picked up by BlogHer! Sweeeeet.
Even magazines that are supposed to focus on overall health have started harping on weight loss. And in really tricky, guilt-focused ways. Margarita explains this insidious trend.
Although I didn’t know how to care for it as a kid, I never fought my curly hair or tried to straighten or wrangle it in any way. But I know many women who’ve suppressed their curls for years, so I loved reading Ami’s story about embracing her inner curly girl.
Not sure how I missed this, but Minh-Ha has started a new blog called Of Another Fashion. Tagline: “An alternative archive of the not-quite-hidden but too often ignored fashion histories of U.S. women of color.” Crikey, Minh-Ha rocks.
And from the Department of Random: First position is HARD. (Via Yum & Yuk.)