September 30, 2013 in Uncategorized
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.
June 26, 2012 in Questioning rules
This article from Daily Makeover (why do I even get this in my email?) talks about what you can (supposedly) judge from someone’s shoes. I have mixed thoughts on how true it is …
My own opinions are more about artistic preference, and that hints at personality … or even then maybe not.
I don’t give a lot of thought to footwear, except how much I abhor the locally ubiquitous flip-flops, present even in inclement weather and formal gatherings. (REALLY?) I don’t notice men’s shows unless they are bright-colored sneakers with flashing lights. Yes, I think that’s cool.
On women, I don’t care for seeing high heels, but some women wear then well, depending on context of body type and occasion. Most do not. Three inches of chunky cork under the front is instant disqualification, while interesting binding and lacing around the foot or up the shin is an easy win. A pointy front or one that looks like it’s trying to quirt out compressed toe sausage is unappealing, along with anything else that looks uncomfortable, such as precariously balanced soles and toe-thongs.
Maybe I should write a full-length feature on this, just to rant and praise the glories of various shoes. Maybe a chart. Let me think about this …
The real question here I think is why we filter beauty instead of let it all in. Why are we trained to judge and outcast so easily? Even if there’s an anthropolgical basis for it that served us well once, I say it’s time to let go and just open our eyes … all the way.
So this is my hello, I’m michelle, let’s talk fashion post. I was in middle school when I was awakened to fashion. It began when I walked into class one day and my friend says to me, loudly, “What are you wearing?” I looked down at myself confused and replied..” um..clothes?” I didn’t understand. Didn’t everyone enjoy bright purple sequined T-shirts and patchwork jeans? It was since that’d day I became conscious of what I wore.
Ive always have a peculiar fashion sense, made up of sequins, bright colors, and mixed patterns. Eventually tho kids become aware of things such as their image and desire the popular image. I too delved in the quest for popularity. So trying to fit in I sacrificed the universes gift of individuality and traded in for the assembly line persona. Below is a picture of me, Hollister, kissy duck face, fake tan..oh the works. This became who I was when fashion turned from self expression to conformity.
This tragedy continued all through middle school, high school and leaked into college. Once I got to college I realized people didn’t care about how funky you dressed. There was a whole world out there and people were finally becoming comfortable with sharing who they were truly to that world. I thank all those who wore themselves confidently, it gives other the permission and opportunity to shine as well, including myself. I began to slowly work in who I was and to wear the things I knew I wanted to wear. Eventually the evolution has led me not only to solidly express myself through fashion but in turn has anchored me, and continues to, into the strong confident women I am today.
To me, fashion says a lot more than, oh she payed a lot for that, or wow how trendy. Personally fashion is a outward expression of who you are inside. This does not mean I limit myself to this mindset. Just like the quote, don’t judge a book by its cover, i do believe that you can misjudge someone by what they are wearing. Ive grown to appreciate All varieties, shapes, sizes, colors, and textures of personality people wear.
So this is me, my story and evolution of fashion over the years!
Love and light!