sorry so quiet this week. this time it's my fault...i've got a beastly head/chest cold and pretty much zero energy. bah.
but here you go! tons and tons of links to make up for the lack of post-age on my part!
-not many fashion announcements of fashion lines get me all excited and stuff, but damn, i'm looking forward to the much talked about marimekko/h&m collaboration, available in h&m stores starting in april 2008 (via the telegraph). beats all that target/go-international stuff by a mile, i say! marimekko! mid-century modern finnish goodness! WOO HOO! let's hope it lives up to the hype, i might actually cave and buy some. *crosses fingers*
see also: a preview of the marimekko/h&m collection at nitrolicious
-marc jacobs and his designs for his various labels have been so hit and miss/been boring the hell out of me for most of the last several years/seasons (what happened to all the good stuff he was churning out in the early 2000's? i miss the old, unfit, more creative marc! come back, old school marc jacobs!). one of the more interesting things he's churned out of late were the LEGO accessories he showed during the spring 2008 show. such a thing is so easy to copy it's silly! c'mon, who's he kidding, anyway??
so on that note: morgan of panda head shows you how to DIY your own marc jacobs-esque LEGO belt on a recent post on brightest young things...in this case it's WAY better than dropping a gazillion bucks for the real thing.
get a gander at what those studious smarties over at university of california at berkeley are wearing right now by checking out this slideshow of such over berkeley.edu. those berkley beauties have also launched their own fashion mag, bare, that comes in a quarterly format.
-vanity sizing: why does this still persist?? (via the seattle times) why can't we just pick a number for a size and stick with it? NUMBERS DON'T MATTER, whether something FITS you does. sizes are a joke. if i ever have my own line of clothing (ha!) it's all gonna just have measurements (bust, waist, hip, whatever's applicable to said garment)...none of this arbitrary random number crap.
-inspiration, ahoy! outsapop has posted 99 pages of clippings from her inspiration book. i suggest following her suggestion: also check out the inspiration book flickr group. some time ago (years now? wow.), i also posted some snaps of my favorite pages in my fashion clippings book (they start w/ that photo, scroll through). maybe i'll do that again. what catches our eye says so much about us, just like what we wear, collect, eat...and everything else!
-cycle chic is hitting critical mass! (pun intended) it's a good thing too: biking is good exercise, and good for the environment. forgo the odd spandex shorts, people: you can and should look stylish while pedaling around! make the effort! garner inspiration from the likes of london's cycle chic, copenhagen cycle chic (who's been mentioned here before, back in november!), and flickr's velocouture.
see also: this round-up of ridiculously cute bike baskets on cool hunting
and check out: wardrobe_remix's own madebytess, one of the most fabulous fashionistas on two wheels (or off!)...
-william good (the san francisco area goodwill venture that restyles discards that i mentioned here this past fall) is looking for a new lead designer. if i had 3 years of actual factual design experience, i might apply! perhaps you or a friend qualifies? spread the word.
quick quick and dirty dirty:
-i don't give a crap if shrugs are 'out', this nob hill shrugy pattern thing on knitty is lovely. and something that a preggy person with an ever-expanding belly like mine could actually wear *right now*. 'cept in a bright color or somethin', natch.
-a video about how "buttons are made" (via craft:). starring indie goddess miranda july. hee, hee, hee!
-a tutorial on linoleum printing on indie fixx. do it up on some fabric and make yourself some clothes out of it! yeah!
-these mary jane baby booties are so twee they make me squee!! i plan on making several for le girl bebe with various bits of leftover yarn (of which i have much).
again, send me your links! heard or seen anything cool around the nets you want to share? tell me and i just might put it here in a future (not so) random links post.
(need some ideas? send over bits of interest or suggestions on websites, cool links, other people's blogs, and news that others might find interesting too...fashiony, stylish things of any of those descriptions that you just can't keep to yourself!)
i'll post the highlights some of your sent-in links in another future post! (thanks to those who sent some my way!)