Lovely Links: 9/30/11

Been meaning to post this hilarious song for AGES: “Fashion is Danger” by the always stylish Flight of the Conchords. (Careful, there are some nude mannequins in the vid.)

Twin Cities fashion lovers, take note! Jill is hostessing a giant clothing swap this weekend, and you can still attend.

Should we reward cosmetics companies for campaigns that acknowledge there’s more to beauty than a pretty face? Or is it still just clever marketing?

What a fabulous concept: Discovering and owning your power color.

Sarah looks incredibly chic – not to mention radiantly happy – in her lovely pink frock and fun faux fur vest.

As you can imagine, I adored Angeline’s post titled Fashion Don’ts that I Do.

Be big. Be wonderful. Holler about your dreams from the top of the highest tower. Wear colors. Look up when you’re talking to someone. Tell them what you really think. Believe that you are worth being heard.”

Kristina lets a jeweled bib necklace peek out from beneath a blouse collar, and dang, it looks amazing.

If street style photography interests you, this short video on street style shooters at fashion week will fascinate you.

Ashe shares her favorite shops that cater to both plus and non-plus sizes. (Most of these don’t offer petites, but you can check Alterations Needed for her outstanding recommendations.)

More than a little jealous that Goldenmeans found the long sought-after brown and white polka-dotted “Pretty Woman” at the polo match dress. AND paired it impeccably with a yellow cardi and heels. Sigh.

Gingham and bold florals make for a marvelous pattern mix.

Twenty iconic male film roles in which Helen Mirren would have ruled. Hilarious and true. (Via Feministe)

“There is an assumption that  fashion has something to do with beauty, and it is easy to see why – this is a basic myth that the fashion industry relies on.” (Via The Beheld)

Imagine what life would be like if we stopped ‘shoulding’ ourselves. If we stopped feeling guilty about our choices or pressured to make choices we know aren’t right for us.”

On a slightly related note, this marvelous post discusses the dangers of constantly striving to be “good enough.”

College Candy highlights 10 underdog style icons, including Elizabeth Olsen, Pippa Middleton, and Kat Graham.

Bike Fancy is making me miss my bike commute. Although I was never a “get gussied and ride” bike commuter myself, I admire those who go that route!

Patti shares her tips for finding, selecting, and wearing tall boots when you’ve got wide calves.

This marvelous post offers some pointers to help get you in the right mind-set to embrace the compliments you’re paid.

Tips for how to look pulled together when you’re not a “suit person.” Love ’em!

“You don’t have to be young. You don’t have to be thin. You don’t have to be ‘hot’ in a way that some dumbfuckedly narrow mindset has construed that word. You don’t have to have taut flesh or a tight ass or an eternally upright set of tits. You have to find a way to inhabit your body while enacting your deepest desires.” (Via Feministe)

Madrid-based artist Yolanda Dominguez exposes the artificiality of fashion editorials by juxtaposing photos of non-models striking model poses with the original images. Brilliant.

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14 Responses to “Lovely Links: 9/30/11”

  1. lynne allard

    Sal, I too love that dress; and scene in Pretty Woman. If I remember rightly, this is the outfit she wore telling Richard Gere’s posh girlfriends that she was just using him for sex :). An almost identical fabric is in my local fabric store, and the dress is on my ‘to make’ list! Thx for linking! Lynne

  2. Dionne

    Love that Flight of the Conchords link! (and it shows just how much of a geek I am that I instantly recognized Jemaine’s outfit as a Babylon 5 uniform. Yup. Total geek.)

  3. sarah

    wow, sal – what a roundup of linkage goodness! I’m with Patti – that Dear Sugar letter is a powerful anthem of self-acceptance. WHAT a find. Many kudos.

  4. Rebecca D

    What a great collection of links. My Saturday morning is made complete by your Lovely Links. I love that you follow Patty Snug Bug and now I follow her, too, and I adored the Sugar advice column – “you have to find a way to inhabit your body.” Bless you for finding that and sharing that.

  5. Ashe @ Dramatis Personae

    Thank you for sharing my list, Sal! I will say, at least half DO offer Petites as well– ASOS and Dorothy Perkins both have a Petites section, while eShakti asks for your height with each purchase. Ureshii is custom made, so again, you can have it made custom! I just didn’t focus on that element as I was focusing more on size of item vs. height of buyer– something I should edit for!