She looooves that hammock.
Some events of note for locals:
– Full Fashion Panic: Part of MN Fashion Week, and directed by the unspeakably talented Samantha Rei. The show will feature six emerging local designers, a DJ, and Emcee Mistress Jean Bardot. 2 p.m. Sunday, 9/27, at MCAD, $15
– Nordstrom Beauty Bash at Ridgedale: The Nordstrom team sent me a box of goodies in advance of this preview event, and it promises to be fab. Learn about beauty trends, see demos, scoop up samples and a free gift. Friday, 10/2 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Ridgedale Mall.
The shape of Mia’s simple blazer is ever so elegant.
“We run around in T-shirts that say ‘Real Women Do XYZ’ or ‘Real Women ARE XYZ.’ We post these memes and quotes and think they’re funny, but what are we really doing? We’re actively engaging in this game the media loves to play with us. The game of ‘I’ll hate you so I can hate me less.’ We play it, we teach our friends how to play it, and eventually we teach our daughters how to play it. It’s gross.”
Related: The latest from FCKH8 is a video titled “Feminists vs. Photoshop.” (Video depicts women in their undies and includes swears)
Wear colors that make you happy. Period.
A mother shares how she is navigating gender norms with her transgender daughter.
“the older I get the more my process is about creating this ‘no makeup makeup’ look. Not about trying to look younger or different, but just trying to not have people ask if I have the flu. I don’t have the flu, I’m just a normal 40 year old woman and no way did I wake up like this!”
Carelia is killin’ it in her one-shoulder blouse and rhinestone brooch.
Ever stop to think about the gray hair double-standard? Guys with grays are dapper and debonair, but most women are pressured to color and cover theirs.
Related: The Style Crone is growing her hair out to silver at 72, and shares her thoughts.
Steph pairs her red coatigan with a bright yellow top and leopard flats – such a fabulous combination.
The inaugural post for Rookie’s new column Body Talk is flat-out fabulous, and contains the line, “Your body is fundamentally deserving of acceptance, autonomy, and respect regardless of its form.”
Fair Anita has a new collection of jewelry available online, made in Ethiopia by women artisans from spent bullet casings. Amazing stuff, and a very intense form of recycling.
“It’s okay to be afraid of gaining weight: You’ve been taught all of your life that this is a legitimate and important fear, and I hope you can acknowledge it and give yourself space to address that fear in a loving and compassionate way. But I also want you to know this: You may not gain weight when you ditch diet culture, but if you do, it’s okay.”
This dusty rose color makes me look like a zombie with the stomach flu, but dang it looks gorgeous on Jean.
On the Mad Mimi blog, I wrote about listening to your newsletter audience’s needs.
Leah reviews some picks from Sourpuss Clothing, which carries retro/rockabilly styles many of which are fabulous for big-busted women.
Greetje styles her printed wrap dress with primary colored layers – so fun!
“If gender neutral clothes are only made for and marketed to the parents of little girls, it is less a sign of gender equality and more an indication of the misogyny that is so ambient in our culture. There is such a devaluing of anything traditionally feminine that we’d rather chuck it out triumphantly than ever demean our boys with it.”
And from the Department of Random: 15 Pets That Look So Much Like Food It Will Make You Uncomfortable
Additionally (Cheers, Allie):
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