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STYLE TIP: It is never a bad idea to wear coordinated folksy outfits with a friend.
(via fuckyeahpattieboyd)

STYLE TIP: It is never a bad idea to wear coordinated folksy outfits with a friend.

(via fuckyeahpattieboyd)

WOMEN IN ACTION

From a former librarian, take this as a major “We want to go to there”

operationmagpie:



The other night I passed by a salon window, and had to make a photographic record of this fantastic log of wash n’ wearcuts of yesteryear.* 
This book resonates with me a lot, actually.  Last month I went into the salon to get this wig re-shaped into something sexy, and somehow I ended up with “The Rachel.”  (This is the danger of telling a haircutter that you’re a librarian…there’s some sort of stylist creed that all librarians must look boring.)
So when I get my do-over ‘do this week, I may have to pilfer this book, to let them know I mean business…

*Also, note that they still have ALL of their holiday decorations up.  This place is all about making time stand still!

While we’re on the topic of mid-80s songstress style, we must also touch on Rachel Sweet, Kirsty’s labelmate on Stiff. RS later went on to ghost-sing the Hairspray soundtrack, and appear on Seinfeld (not in the coveted “Jerry’s girlfriend” role, but as Constanza’s girlfriend. Not fair!)

A gross friend of one of our exes would do this creepy thing where he both likened us to RS, then recounted his sexual fantasies wherein he would (REDACTED!) and then listen to her complain about getting a bum deal from the notoriously scammy Stiff.

Needless to say, we feel like we’re in a better place now, and can appreciate Rachel Sweet’s post-punk melasma without the burden of overt misogyny.

HALVSØSTRA TIL KIRSTY: a Norwegian lady-combo devoted to mandolin-tinged tributes to the “life and songs” of Kirsty Maccoll.  Steal this look!

Which is more perfect? Kirsty MacColl’s songwriting, or her hairdo on the cover of Kite?

lean on…

We were very startled to see our teacher munching on a Lean Cusine frozen special this evening when we arrived early for our Anusara class, and probably equally disturbed to SMELL the tex-mex-zesty-chicken aroma in a space we like to think of as DEVOID OF ALL FOOD, spare orange slices, tea without any caffeine in it, and the rare trace of Kombucha in a re-used bottle. ESPECIALLY since the teacher in question is not particularly LEAN. And then we go this old jingle stuck in our head, but it came with the silver lining of Lorelei Gilmore shilling frozen tasty, and we kinda called it even.

career advice for drew b.

We know yr looking for something fun and meaningful to do in the wake of GG and Whip It! (what is the likelihood that cast members of Whip It thought it might be apropos to spend an evening celebrating the film by doing whipits? )

How about optioning a Judee Sill biopic and starring in it? Serious folks will be up in arms, but they forget that Judee herself was rather silly, albeit a savant. We were listening to the Live in London sessions this morning, and her druggy jesus freak ramblings were strangely familiar in their dippy quality. (BTW, why is this combo out of fashion these days?)

Sure, Korine is sleazy (or was- word is he’s pretty much an indoor cat these days) and said something totally inappropriate to your old roommate. Sure, the dude who was in a band with your ex dated her, and so did your friend’s ex. (If more celebrities kept their dating lives OUT of of US Weekly and E! and dated the sorta dudes that you and I do, would our lives would be more interesting? We think not.)
Whatever, free yourself from such a patriarchal/high school mindset, and admit that she photographs well and wears great clothes- overall shorts and a Chanel bag?! And probably goes to the same beauty shop as Gwyneth or whatever, or else is part chinchilla because her hair is always perfect and is 100% real. What a fucking breath of fresh air you are, Chlo-dog.
We also liked when she told Vice that she’s obsessed with Herrand figurines. We are too!
thingsiatethatilove:

Opening Ceremony’s blog has a big Chloë Sevingy snapshot retrospective right now and she looks amazing in every picture.  I don’t want to fuck her or be her or know her as much as I want to like EAT HER UP LIKE A BAKED GOOD.  Chloë is delicious. (via the estimable Britticisms)

Sure, Korine is sleazy (or was- word is he’s pretty much an indoor cat these days) and said something totally inappropriate to your old roommate. Sure, the dude who was in a band with your ex dated her, and so did your friend’s ex. (If more celebrities kept their dating lives OUT of of US Weekly and E! and dated the sorta dudes that you and I do, would our lives would be more interesting? We think not.)

Whatever, free yourself from such a patriarchal/high school mindset, and admit that she photographs well and wears great clothes- overall shorts and a Chanel bag?! And probably goes to the same beauty shop as Gwyneth or whatever, or else is part chinchilla because her hair is always perfect and is 100% real. What a fucking breath of fresh air you are, Chlo-dog.

We also liked when she told Vice that she’s obsessed with Herrand figurines. We are too!

thingsiatethatilove:

Opening Ceremony’s blog has a big Chloë Sevingy snapshot retrospective right now and she looks amazing in every picture.  I don’t want to fuck her or be her or know her as much as I want to like EAT HER UP LIKE A BAKED GOOD.  Chloë is delicious. (via the estimable Britticisms)

workin’ it

We totally understand the marketing behind J Crew’s “Weekend Lounge” section, which is basically cashmere sweatpants and weird cotton thingies that you can’t wear out of the house. It’s to make you feel like you’re workin’ it when you’re sick/depressed/stuck in the house.

BUT! It’s all a lie, and one of the oldest there is! “Sexy invalid” is a common old-movie type for a reason, the reason being the impossible fantasy that we have of looking hot while feeling gross.

Instead, edit your loungewear wardrobe scrupulously, casting off stained camisoles and holey muumuus. Accept it for its functional qualities, and cast your aspirations further than your couch!

teh opposite of alluring

Jeez tumblr is having some problems!

So, if you work in some sort of techy-forwardthinking place where they take out all the walls and just have everyone sit in open space, you are like 1000% less to experience sexual harassment or dude weirdness at work. This is because the dudes you work with will hear you softly singing along to Mariah Carey, see you scratching yourself and updating your online food diary, smell your soggy tuna sandwiches, and generally observe your being disgusting.

If you’re planning to hook up with someone in this environment, you’re going to have to improve your manners, your habits, and probably your appearance. Basically, you’re going to have to become one of the secretaries from Mad Men, or at least stop farting at your desk.