March 2, 2014 in General
I wonder how much was the parents and how much was really the little girl, but either way, it’s awesome. Love the colorful ones.
January 30, 2014 in Questioning rules
Swimsuit and lingerie are a perhaps the front lines for changing women’s attitudes about how they see themselves. Now if only they could sell Men’s boxers or briefs using models that don’t have a sixpack!
Is it true that age places a huge restriction on what is appropriate fashion? The linked article suggests that types of clothing to accessories have a “retirement age”. I’m not convinced. Doesn’t it really depend on the person’s appearance, and more importantly, their audacity to be themselves?
February 7, 2013 in Uncategorized
So how do you all feel about hair sticks? I personally wear them almost everyday and have been using them in place of hair ties for months. They hold really well, are super hair friendly, and can be used in so many different hair styles. I don’t see them being worn often but I’m really such a fan! My favorite place to buy them is from sellers on ETSY .I’ll always recommend buying wooden sticks because they’re durable and don’t have the dangling (sometimes tacky looking) beads that get stuck in your hair. (And my favorite way to wear them is in this french braided style. )
Will they ever be “in?” I don’t know. It depends on if Zooey Deschanel decides to take a liking to them. Her demographic would love them because they’re almost as quirky as using a pencil to hold up your hair.
Anyway, what do you guys think? Cute alternative to hair ties or dead for a reason?
February 7, 2013 in Uncategorized
Found this on Pinterest:
Interesting hair gets my attention every time. It doesn’t mean I find it attractive — though it often does — but definitely puts it on my radar, which is arguably the purpose of such things. This would be a success on that count.
The full article, “The Beauty Department”, can be found HERE.
I came across this on a friend’s Facebook wall and found it refreshing … and a testament to the Internet.
Plus size women exist. They are not an endangered species. And they’re still women, suitable and worthy of attention and desire, right? Then why don’t they exist in mass media, and mass marketing? Are they a new species, only recently discovered inhabiting the blogosphere? I think I know why it feels that way.
Trends are just that, trends, which means they hold a lot of power, like the main part of a river is greater than its tributaries. Business models in a somewhat unconnected world (read “before the Internet”) tended to focus on these broader markets as the path of least resistance to volume sales. Niche markets always existed, but it has always been more of a challenge to reach a disparate, sparse demand.
Enter the Internet. Now anyone can search for what they want — no matter how rare of interest or bizarre — and find SOMETHING. In fact, niche markets are preferable in such a medium. Ever search for “gifts”? Why would anyone even try to be found on page one of Google, when it would be so much easier to compete against so fewer others in the “personalized mugs” milieu?
So what about full-figured women? No matter what your preference of body type, feature, or fetish, there are plenty of places for admiration or discussion of such things. The Internet does not have the filter of magazine budgets and television expectations because they are broader mediums (“broadcasting”) … that is until we have hundreds of channels, which is why you can now actually find shows on pawn shops, logging, and customizing motorcycles.
In America, there are more full-figured women (and men?) than ever before, but we don’t give respect to that in media where large companies call the shots. These companies want to define what is “normal” or “desirable” — but their days are numbered. Thanks to blogging and social media, consumers decide what they want, not what is available. And if plus women are mainstream, so should the fashion be.
And it will.