Lovely Links: 5/6/16

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Naot Footwear is partnering with Schuler Schoes for a trunk show and donation event! If you swing by any Schuler location in the Twin Cities May 5 – 7 and try on a pair of Naots, the company will donate a pair via Good in the ‘Hood. Buy a pair, and Naot donates two!

If you’re in New York and free this afternoon, swing by the Gudrun Sjödén store in Soho for a celebration!

My friend and colleague Dr. Anupama Pasricha of St. Catherine’s University will be hosting a fashion show at the MN History center as part of the Beyond Bollywood launch on May 10. If you can’t make the event, the exhibit runs through July 10 and Dr. Pasricha also contributed an Indian textiles exhibit.

LOTT will be hosting an open house in partnership with Urban Growler on June 12! Meet the fellows, chat with the board, and find out how to become a mentor or fellow next year. Tickets here.

Young Survival Coalition (YSC), the premier organization dedicated to young women affected by breast cancer, is bringing them together for the YSC Regional Symposium on Saturday, June 4, 2016 in Minneapolis. Register here.

Weekly Kitty:

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Simon, scoping out Harriet’s hammock while she is elsewhere.

Lisa is warm-weather ready in floaty coral layers.

DapperQ’s Style Dossier feature always highlights amazing style – love this interview with spoken word artist Naa Akua.

“You’ve probably thought long and hard about cultural appropriation. You know what it is and why it’s a form of racism. Maybe you even called out a friend or two. But the question remains, how can you stop yourself from culturally appropriating?

3 Reasons to Love Your Skin

Graphic tee, distressed denim, and bold yellow accents – what a fabulous triad.

Selling more boots! My Steve Madden combat boots and Born Lorezas are on eBay right now.

Many of these may be familiar already, but this post serves as a great reminder: 7 Ways to Demand Supply Chain Transparency and Put an End to Fast Fashion.

Alison shared her experience shaving her facial hair using the Tinkle, a product designed for shaving brows, upper lips, and other delicate areas. I’m definitely intrigued, as she says it’s a total game-changer.

Erica shows how a bright lip and pedi can perfectly bookend a neutral outfit.

More Than My Scars: Radical Self-love and the Self-injured Body (Discusses self-harm, a tough read)

“As every single person on the Internet knows, women who dare to enter the public eye are regularly pilloried. … But as 19th century apothecary Lydia E. Pinkham might attest, none of this is particularly modern ….When Pinkham first put herself on a bottle of her bestselling Vegetable Concoction, men sent her hate mail, harping on her haircut and her ‘cast-iron smile.'”

Threads for Thought’s Ezra tee is my ideal fit – shirttail hem, scoop neck, and not too long or clingy.

Who knew a ruffled cardi could look so perfect with acid-washed skinnies?

Grechen shares some images from the brand Arkins, which makes stunning sustainable clothing that is perfect for office wear. Hurrah!

What if we flipped the image-obsessive paradigm?

Assa looks like an elegant badass in her peplum top and mesh midi skirt.

I felt a lot of guilt being a model, knowing that I was in those images girls compared themselves to. … when I was 23 or 24 I got into a very heated conversation with this photographer in London once because he looked through my book and he pointed at one of the pictures and said, ‘You shouldn’t have this picture in your book. You look out of proportion. Your legs look too heavy.’ I think it was the straw that broke the camel’s back. I looked at him and I’d just had enough.”

This back and chest acne spray works. Really – my dermatologist told me he uses it for his own back acne and now I know why. (Sign up for my newsletter for a full review!)

Jean gives Banana Republic’s updated Sloan Fit pant the thumbs up for petite women.

Loved this interview with Christy Rilling, who tailors for the Oscars, the Met Gala, and Vogue covers.

7 Things You Might Not Think Are Fat Shaming That Definitely Are

Lately I’ve been stalking Catherine Malandrino’s cutout dresses on eBay – love the asymmetry and edginess she captures in her designs.

Kudos to SheaMoisture for this:

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