Lovely Links: 5/31/13

I met blogger and filmmaker Elizabeth Giorgi this week, and we had a fabulous time talking loudly and gesticulating at each other. She’s smart as hell and a total kindred spirit. Please take a moment to watch her short film, Tidal Wave Girls, which traces the trajectory of feminism. And pass it along if you’re so inclined.

Tidal Wave Girls from Elizabeth Giorgi on Vimeo.

Bodies of Water: Honoring Our Jewish Bodies,” a new workshop at the Conservative Adas Israel Congregation in Washington uses the mikveh – a somewhat controversial practice – as a tool to help girls and young women develop a positive and healthy body image. (Thanks, T.)

Allison’s flirty bustier and flowy skirt make her look right at home on the beach.

Shall we play Plus Size Clothing Bingo? (Via The Beheld)

Wonder Woman comes from the land of Amazons! A matriarchy! And she is not threatened nor inherently paranoid of other women, which is still common with a lot of female characters in pop culture today. She is interested in justice, reformation, empathy, compassion. What a compelling character!”

AND! I can hardly explain how much I enjoyed this history of Wonder Woman and plea for a movie featuring the character. “An action packed, empowering film with a multi-racial and multi-ethnic cast of women represented as intelligent, physically powerful, resourceful, capable, strong, independent, complicated, vulnerable, flawed, compassionate and beautiful.” I would probably go see that movie every day it was in the theaters.

What a fabulous way to style a graphic tee with interesting and varied touches.

Anyone planning to pick up Revenge Wears Prada: The Devil Returns when it comes out next week? I had no idea a sequel was in the works.

Ashley interviewed young women at her college and asked them “When you hear the word ‘feminism,’ what do you think of?” Also see her notes about how many people drew a complete blank.

Allie offers some practical tips for dressing a top-heavy figure.

“Some researchers have found that fat talk is so embedded among women that it often reflects not how the speaker actually feels about her body but how she is expected to feel about it.”

The romance between ballet and fashion continues as Azzedine Alaia and Riccardo Tisci make their costuming contributions.

Tweaking your style can feel challenging, but evolving it? Despite seeming like a daunting task, there are many reasons why evolving your style can be beneficial and constructive.

This just might be the perfect leather moto.

These silky, high-waisted pants look comfy AND chic. Double bonus.

Peter examines how dressing choices may reflect attitudes about community and respect for others saying, “It does seem unfortunate that many people no longer know how to identify good fit, or quality construction or fabric. We’ve lost a great deal of this kind of cultural knowledge — the stuff we took for granted a few generations ago (and which was often taught in school). It’s not coming back.”

Heather Hazzan describes her journey from being a miserable “straight sized” model to being a happy, body-loving “plus sized” model. (Thanks, Jenny!)

Love the layered proportions created by this blazer, tunic, and skinnies.

I’ve got a trip coming up in a few months that will involve shopping, but in a city I know nothing about. Pretty excited to hear about ShopTrotter, which allows you to plot a shopping route based on an online map. The site includes 80 cities worldwide – my own isn’t currently on that list, but my destination is! – and although it isn’t 100% comprehensive, it looks like a great place to start.

One dress, 29 looks. Amazing!

If you’re a New Yorker and you’re plus-sized, definitely check out Big Fat Flea which is coming up on June 9!

Sandal season is upon us. Here are some simple tips for avoiding blisters. And treating them if they beat you to the punch. (Via The Beheld)

Ashe looks smashing in a simple halterneck dress and classic sunnies.

Got a Feline Friday double shot for ya over on Facebook.

This post explains how to find a peplum top that will work with your proportions and figure. So helpful! (Via YLF)

The ever-wise Winona shares six bikini body truths to keep in mind this summer. Yes to all.

“We know, as girls, that we’re supposed to care about how we look, since everyone is always talking about how girls and women look as though it’s a really big deal. And we know, simultaneously, that it would be best if we could look as though we don’t care very much how we look, but also look as pretty as possible, at every given moment. Women are celebrated for being beautiful, and celebrated even more for being beautiful when they aren’t even trying.”

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4 Responses to “Lovely Links: 5/31/13”

  1. Sarah

    The plus size clothing BINGO made me laugh so hard! So, so true. Of course now I have Macklamore stuck in my head…”40 dollars for a t-shirt? That’s just some ignorant b*tch sh*t!”

  2. Patti @ NotDeadYet Style

    Awesome – I just checked ShopTrotter and found a consignment a few blocks from our NYC apt, that I’d never seen before (and I thought I’d seen them all : >) thanks Sal! And great reads, as usual.

  3. Liz

    Thanks for featuring my film! Thought of you this weekend when Matt Smith announced his departure from Who. Oh, how my dorky heart weeps.