Friday, January 22, 2010
(Can't wait for summer...)
I am going to make a wall like this in my house next year.
I just found the most amazing blog--anthroholic. Color me obsessed.
Elaine's Q&A warms my heart. And check out her gorgeous wedding dress!
An awesome article on why so many models are now posing lying down (and hey, some bloggers do it, too!)
I lurrve this yellow skirt.
Sal's makeup tutorial is all kinds of awesomeness.
Up next week:
I haven't forgotten--posts on How to Accessorize a Winter Coat and How to Wear this Difficult-Colored Skirt (both by reader request).
The return of the Winter Style Project with posts on chunky layers and proportions.
A brief (okay, a little long) answer to a recent question by Melinda who asked about how my work affects the way I dress and whether I found the transition from college to graduate school and teaching difficult:
Yes, I have always dressed somewhat conservatively, initially out of shyness and later because it fits my classroom presence. When I began graduate school, I had an eye for collecting more professional pieces for my wardrobe and moving away from the jeans, tees, and zip-ups of college. For me, part of looking the part of an instructor and rigorous PhD student is about appearing professional (including being adequately covered-up). While I love a lot of looks with lower-cut tops or shorter skirts, I tend to be more comfortable and less self-conscious when my decolletage and my legs are covered. This, of course, is a personal preference, but it does align with general social expectations for how young teachers "should" dress. Come summer you'll probably see me in some tank-tops or shorter skirts, but I am all about less-is-more and I often feel the most beautiful when my style leaves something to the imagination. Still, I love seeing all different types of fashion and part of what makes style so compelling to me is that it offers us a way to wear art, to express ourselves, and to speak through other means--in this vein, I appreciate a wide range of styles and incorporate inspiration from many different places before I make it my own.
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