yes, it's been a long while! i know...
and it may still be a while before i can devote the time (and mindspace) to the typical lengthy lists of deep questions/long, insightful (heh!) observations i usually pose along with the links in question in my (not so) random links posts.
why? because my newly born babe needs me! :) and, honestly, it's only been about two weeks out from her birth, and i am still recovering. it took me days and days to put this together (it used to take just a few hours, max)! oy, how times have changed.
anyway, i thought i'd share some notable stuff i've come across in past weeks, albeit in what i feel is a very truncated fashion (for the time being). those pesky links are piling up!!
-uk-based fabulous mag asks: so which woman has the perfect body? seems women favor a skinnier figure, whist men favor more curves. is there such a thing as an "ideal figure"? what's YOUR idea of the "perfect figure"?
-according to WWD (who FINALLY have a nice selection of free content available online, yay!), (fashion/lifestyle) magazine circulation is down, down, down. magazines may not want to face it, but...is it possible that the increasingly fast and easy digital access to visual/design/fashion content is honestly doing print mags who specialize in similar fare in? whatever the reason, it's clear their bottom lines are suffering...
-remember tavi of style rookie? i mentioned her here a while back. the NY times' T magazine recently published a round-up of adolescent style bloggers you might want to take note of...
-according to counterfeit chic, the UK's house of lords has issued a "speeding ticket" to fast fashion:
"in its report on 'waste reduction,' the rapid production of cheap clothes involves the use of low quality materials in garments of high complexity, which makes it difficult to capture any value from the material at the end of the garments' lives. mr alan wheeler, National liaison manager at the textile recycling association, commented that "fast fashion" items were "harder to re-use" and that there was "not much thought about how recyclable an item is at the end of its useful life.'"
more on the same from the independent...
and of course, the quick and dirty:
-jamie is my friend and former neighbor from my bushwick, brooklyn loft-living days. he's the man behind the known universe. he and his (new) wife, deborah, recently acquired a mannequin that looks suspiciously (and apparently, intentionally) like model kate moss. they are having fun dressing faux kate in deborah's outfits. answering the pleas of some of his friends, jamie's started a fluffy little blog called kate moss mannequin modeling deb's outfits daily, that documents these dress-up sessions, replete with descriptions and stories about the featured threads. jamie and deborah, you guys are, uh...silly. but...it's awesome. i'd love to see where this ends up going, if anywhere! ha.
ETA: keep updating, you guys!
-i like the catorialist better than that snooty sartorialist. *grin* (via buzzfeed)
-who knew? apparently wallace and gromit are the latest style icons...they're featured in an ad campaign for harvey nicols (an upscale department store chain in the UK). i'm tickled, for one... (via the daily mail)
-this discussion, where do you buy bras? in the ravelry group the bust line (where it's all about fitting and flattering the bustline you have) is FAB-U-LOUS. good go-to suggestions for gals of small and large sizes alike.
-on the subject of knitwear, the telegraph just offered up a PDF of 5 free, updated, chic vintage knitting patterns taken from lise-lotte lystrup's new book, vintage knitwear for modern knitters. i'm particularly in love with the fine gauge zig-zag scarf pattern! but the sweater patterns on offer in said PDF are pretty darn sweet too.
-how to bleach your jeans, a tutorial by that's just my vibe. awesome. what would be even more awesome, imo? wearing your awesome bleached jeans with one of the aforementioned vintage sweaters, knit by you...
-meta knitting ala slip slip knit: knit a scarf made from i-cord. (via craft:)
-that ever-so smart and savvy nubby twiglet shows us how closet organization is done...go girl!