I’m working with sustainable style company Article 23 to give away a DARLING cross-back top! We’ve only got one and it’s size 8. If you’re a North American resident and a size 8, click here to comment on Article 23’s Facebook page to enter the drawing! Ends July 17.
A few months ago, I did a style consult for the gorgeous and unspeakably talented Alexandra Franzen. She wrote about what she learned from her experience working with me right here!
I’ll be speaking at the Maple Grove Library on Monday, July 29 at 6:30 p.m.! Come hear me talk about style, self-image, and dressing your best.
Have you picked up your copy of Thirty Pretty Projects yet?
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This simple, lacy drop-waist frock is amazingly elegant.
“It was the first day in a year I’d gone without eyeliner. Even my mom was so used to seeing me made up she’d confused my bare skin for exhaustion.”
Many of you have likely seen this video of Dustin Hoffman talking about his experience filming Tootsie and how it relates to socially sanctioned ideas of beauty … but perhaps you’d like another look. (Thanks to all who sent this along to me.)
The panels on this printed dress make for such a fabulous design.
“So what is the solution? As mentioned before: it is to make ‘the combination of contrasting bodies as ubiquitous as the socially accepted ideal.’ We need MORE pictures showing ‘inclusivity’ of all body types. Together. Positively. Forever. And ever. Amen.”
A chambray and denim mashup makes for a classic-cool summer ensemble.
Last week, I was confronted with sizeism at the mall while shopping with a client. Find out what I did about it here.
“I realised that my previous refusal to engage with what I saw as unnecessary and excessive grooming was a luxury afforded to me by the fact that as a healthy 27 year old woman of average looks, height and weight, I didn’t need to do much to look all right. But when my hair fell out, I certainly wasn’t above painting eyebrows on my face or donning a synthetic wig. I never left the house without them. I didn’t always want to wear the wig. So why didn’t I…well…simply, not? Because I was afraid of people reacting to my ugliness, that’s why.”
Ever wondered how to wash your hair in space? Of course you have.
A pair of drapey, harem-inspired pants are chic and comfortable, even in horrifyingly hot weather.
This article titled “Singing the Lesbian Blues in 1920s Harlem” is a fascinating read, and also provides some truly fabulous images of iconic women singers in tails, tophats, and dapper fedoras.
Reminder: Joss Whedon is still fighting the good fight.
“It makes people very uncomfortable if you describe yourself as being ‘ugly.’ Social mores seem to dictate that they must respond in a Pavlovian way with, ‘No, you’re beautiful.’ And it gets awkward.”
This author examines sex-positivity in theory and practice, and asks some touchy questions about how this movement might be harming people.
And from the Department of Random: Fabulous local blog Heavy Table shows us what’s in Prince’s fridge. With illustrations. Hint: Yak milk.
Additionally: Here’s what happens when a bug joins us for outfit photos.