12 March 2010

Link-tastic! 12 March 2010

I'm a rampant bibliophile (we have very little wall art because it takes up bookshelf space), so I always get excited when fellow writers put up reading lists. Here are two great bibliographies to look into: one on fashion theory and another on sewing.

What goes into a custom jewelry design, and why can it be so costly? WendyB tells you everything you need to know.

I'm not the only one with mixed feelings about fast fashion - or the only one who makes it last beyond its one season of intended use.

Speaking of mixed feelings about fast fashion, I'm kind of craving the over-the-top Christian Siriano shoes from... Payless?! (But seriously, check out those heels.)

I love black lipstick, and I've seldom seen it done so well. Ooh, the yellow eyes look so amazing... I may have to play with this look, especially because there's a very helpful step-by-step tutorial!

I may have found a new favorite fashion designer most people haven't heard of (but should). A Victorianish (yet, somehow, 1940s) wasp-waisted down puffer coat in a rich shade of plum sounds like the perfect combination of warm and eccentrically stylish to me!

Controversial fashion is nothing new. I'm intrigued that the extra-long hatpins were defended, not as a fashion statement, but as the 19th-century version of pepper spray.

I think fashion mags have gone a little downhill a bit in the past 130 years, don't you?

My beautiful, talented friend Ellan is at MIT, making photoreactive, animatronic fabric butterflies. How cool is that?

The wonderful writers at threadbared continue to make me think... and feel a bit uncomfortable (in that good, challenging, keeps-me-on-my-toes way). I'm still processing their essay on consumerism, fashion hierarchies, and authority and democratization in fashion, and suspect I will be for a while.

Have a great weekend, Fabulous Readers!


  1. Thanks for linking to me ... twice! I'm glad you like Byron. I think he's really talented and I REALLY want to try on that puffer jacket!


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