Lovely Links: 10/4/13

LOTT is recruiting for fellows! Do you know a Twin Cities woman who could use some help developing her leadership skills? Please send her our way.

Registration is open for community ed classes! My Dressing Your Best class will take place on November 4 in Cottage Grove and November 13 in Champlin.

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Former olympian Casey Legler is the first woman to sign with an all-male modeling agency. (Thanks, Ann)

Don’t go thinking that burgundy, wine, and oxblood are gone with the trendy wind! Here’s a simple, sleek outfit that features maroon skinny jeans.

Rick Owens did something fascinating with his runway show: “Owens had invited the college-age American women (members of four different step teams), to Paris, to help him express his personal aesthetic — one rooted in nontraditional beauty, confidence, and power. They modeled his spring collection, though none of them had the towering height or the reedlike physiques of the typical runway strutter.” Lots of interesting commentary and varying views on this choice, including some who found it radical and others who think it was offensive and blatantly racist. I was moved to see strength and individuality in a forum that typically makes women into “walking clothes hangers,” but understand it was more than a little problematic. (Cheers, Melinda.)

Jen shows us – with fabulous photos – how she used a 15-piece capsule to build 75 outfits. Amazing!

Wondering if you should take the plunge and get a pixie cut? This amazing post will help.

Cyn’s print shirt dress and sandals make for a bold, beautiful look.

This post paints a portrait of body dysmorphic disorder. The author is a man.

Stop Telling Women to Smile is an art series by Tatyana Fazlalizadeh. The work attempts to address gender based street harassment by placing drawn portraits of women, composed with captions that speak directly to offenders, outside in public spaces.” (Via Yes and Yes)

Great and easy tips for color repetition and bookending within your outfits, two techniques that create unity.

How stunning is Tanesha in this wallpaper print sheath?

One way to make a media fast more meaningful? Take Rosie’s suggestion and track your media consumption for a few days beforehand, noting how each interaction makes you feel.

This post and chart give step-by-step instructions for applying facial oils.

Lovely Maricel of My Closet Catalogue is working her way through the first group of Thirty Pretty Projects! Follow along with her progress and read her insights.

“My mama’s feminism is inherited but unnamed. She taught me how to own my feminism like I own myself. She taught me how to be a feminist by being herself.”

Imogen shares some great tips for keeping your looks contemporary and modern. Especially love her insights into fabric, fit, and cut.

A graphic tee and pink tuxedo blazer are on-trend and fabulous with boyfriend jeans.

In other graphic tee news, Mattie pairs a Minnie Mouse top and red polka-dotted skirt, taking Minnie to the max. LOVE.

ASOS Black – a trend-focused, runway-inspired sub-line – has just released a collection for ASOS Curve, the retailer’s plus size line. And there was much rejoicing!

Simple, straightforward, and actionable: The hater’s guide to self-confidence.

Truly, you can never go wrong with bright red and leopard print. Especially if one of those is in pencil skirt format.

“I am both thrilled and dismayed that Nina Davuluri won the 2014 Miss America pageant. Over the next few months, I will attend to this inevitable conversation of explaining why it’s not just as simple as another win for Indian-Americans and why these types of wins might actually be setting us back further than we even imagined.”

A great little nudge about how you should talk to yourself.

Love the look of skinny leather pants, but can’t afford or fit them? Have I got a tip for YOU.

“Part of her own winning comedic combination is [Rebel] Wilson’s physical humor, of which the show has plenty. Its genius resides in her ability not to make you feel uncomfortable with her body, but, rather, to make you feel uncomfortable about your uncomfortableness with her body.”

This woman posted a Cosplay photo to Facebook, and it fell into a spiral of Internet hate. She fought back.

New York City has just launched a campaign that aims to boost the self-esteem of girls and young women.

The print on this fabulous pencil skirt is somewhere between a floral and geometric. Florometric?

“In other words, diets do not just strain bandwidth because they leave us hungry. They have psychological, not just physiological, effects.”

The ever-trustworthy Barking Dog Shoes team offers picks for seven comfortable classic pumps.

And from the Department of Random: Every Tuesday on Facebook we do a round of Sudden Death AKA “would you rather” that is fashion-focused. This week, I stumbled upon what Buzzfeed calls the 15 Hardest Would You Rather Questions. Be warned: Some are a little raunchy/disturbing. But seriously, “Would you rather change gender every time you sneeze or not be able to tell the difference between a muffin and a baby?” I’ve got nothing on these folks.

Additionally: Catleidoscope. (Blame Weesha for this one)

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6 Responses to “Lovely Links: 10/4/13”

  1. Meg

    Thanks for the links as always Sal.

    For a lady-liking type, the link to Casey Legler’s pics should have some sort of warning. Gosh…

  2. Becca

    So many awesome links!

    Re: the Rick Owen show… One thing that has always been abundantly clear to me in my line of work is that no matter what you do, you’ll never make everyone happy. There is NO WAY to represent everyone all the time. I think his risk taking and fearlessness in this extremely judgmental society is something to be admired.

    Re: Lara Croft. That is so incredibly unfortunate, but good for her. The internet is vicious sometimes, but it shouldn’t keep people from doing what makes them happy.