weekender, earth day
There are lots of pictures in this weekender. I hope you like looking at them as much as I like curating them for you.
New Instagram to follow www.instagram.com/ecofashiontalk.com/
Picture of the week
I was a bit surprised that this turned out to be this week’s picture of the week. I thought it was a rather boring picture of red tulips and that’s all. I had forgotten that today would be Earth Day, so now this picture seems appropriate. I’m sorely tempted to preach here, but I lack the strength. I’ll just leave you with this reminder.
Remember my enthusiasm for Heist tights? Remember how I said I love their esthetic? This week, I received this in an email advertisement. Remember how I talked about the body-positivity movement in this post? As a former yoga teacher, I love this picture! You know how people talk about the “yoga body?” Well, like they say, everybody is a yoga body.
I, like so many others, am enamored of these two beautiful young girls. They are Lara and Mara, 11 year old twins from Brazil. The photographer, Vinicius Terranova, first captured them, and now they have become the darlings of the fashion world. This, is what I love about this industry, the ever increasing drive towards diversity. To read more about Vinicius Terranova and the twins go hear.
“I think my message to the politicians who have within their power the ability to make change is, ‘Do you really, really not care about the future of your great-grandchildren? Because if we let the world continue to be destroyed the way we are now, what’s the world going to be like for your great-grandchildren?”
Preach lovely Jane, Preach!
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Picture of the week
Is it the pink hair, the Pellegrino bottle, the wine in her hand, or just the overall wonderful feeling that soon we’ll be dining alfresco?
Trending and I guess I’m not over it
I’m not over baskets, and this week I found what looks like a lovely basket for $72.00 That’s much better than the one from Anthropologie for $318.00, and it’s actually more my style. Look at me, I’m shopping around, not just shopping. This basket comes from the General Store, a store located in Venice Beach, California. The General Store’s clothing, jewelry, and home goods are what I’d call “California Sophisticated.”
Venice Beach just happens to be the place that one of my favorite fashion and style bloggers, Garance Doré, moved to. Ms. Doré recently changed the name of her eponymous blog to Atelier Doré. The format is much the same, the quality remains high, the attitude, predictably, is a bit sunnier. I find it very hard to accept Garance’s move, and I predict she’ll be back on the East Coast in 3-5 years. In the meantime, Garance and I have the same basket.
See give receive
Let me tell you about O-cercle. Ocercle is a kind of cooperative for small designers/makers. The way it works is, you get to see the vision, the moodboard in a sense, for a designer’s upcoming collection, then you give a “donation” to the designer to create the vision. In return for your support, you receive credit for up to double the price of your donation to purchase the designer’s pieces. If you want to support small makers, this is an excellent way to actually do it. What you get are unique, high quality things, from people you’ve gotten to know through the process, and also a very good deal.
Perhaps it’s past tights wearing season for most of us, perhaps not. Nevertheless, I just received some tights from Heist. They are not giving me a thing, but I can truly say that I will never buy any other tights. Tights have always been a love hate thing for me. Since I wear skirts and dresses even in the winter time, I need to wear tights. Forget what I guess are still called panty hose. None of the tights I have owned in the past have been what I always dreamed they could be: comfortable, attractive, long wearing, and most importantly, “non slip.” At the age of 60, it seems very déclassé to go around tugging on your tights because they are slipping down.
The first time I wore them, my beautiful “fig” colored Heist tights stayed up from the moment I put them on—through a long day—to the moment I took them off. The tights come in several denier, a denier is a unit of mass density of fibers, the higher the denier, the more opaque the tights, low density then determines sheerness. Maybe the most brilliant thing about the Heist tights is the waistband. We’ve all experienced the horrendous sensation of a constricting waistband seeming to be cutting us in half at the waist. These tights give you a choice of a low or high waistband that hugs, not cuts. Now that I’ve told you everything else about the tights, I’ll add that the company’s esthetic is just wonderful.
“I don’t like answering to other people’s philosophies. I don’t have any philosophy, I just believe in stuff. Either I believe in something or I don’t. Like, I believe in the Rolling Stones but not in the Dave Clark Five. There’s nothing philosophic about it. Whenever I’m linked with a movement, it pisses me off.”
You see, I have barely been able to squeak out two posts this week. Rather than feel guilty again, I’d rather celebrate the good things I’ve been doing lately. More to come.
What do you want to know, see, hear about?
New Instagram to follow www.instagram.com/gloriousbroads/
Maryjane Fahey, the woman behind Glorious Broads, is a new friend and a glorious broad herself. I love the joyous, straight forwardness of her approach.
Picture of the week
If you don’t already know, I take pictures of women from behind because in the beginning, I found it hard to ask women if I could take their picture, now I just love what I see. There’s a whole other person there and different details to observe.
People liked this picture, and it tells me that my followers like simplicity and have good taste!
Trending but I’m kind over it already
I’ve always loved beach baskets like this one. This year they’re are hundreds of variations of woven baskets and bags around. There are huge embroidered ones, flat round ones, and the plain French style market-basket. If I have the money for high quality things, I never regret buying quality, however, this basket at Anthropologie cost $318.00 and that just pissed me off.
Random quote because you’re not scared enough
“Every two seconds an area of rainforest the size of a football field is cut down. Despite their immense value, nearly 50% of the world’s forests have already been lost. When forests are cleared, they emit CO2 back into the atmosphere and put humanity on a dangerous collision course with the worst of climate change. In fact, deforestation accounts for around 20% of global greenhouse gas emissions caused by humans — about the equivalent of emissions from all of the cars and trucks on Earth combined. Deforestation rates continue to climb each year as our population grows.”
I’ve been feeling guilty about not posting more lately. All of the truisms regarding being a blogger keep sloshing around my head. The do this and do that of life always get me down.
I’ve been working with people younger than me lately, and I’m really liking it. In the process, I’m making connections to other people who are interested in seeing different generations collaborate more often. I’m not talking about sharing an office with some millennials, or marching side by side but actually working on inter-generational projects together. Not sure how I feel about that word though: inter-generational. It kind of sounds like we could be talking about some kind of gene therapy.
After last week’s weekender I got a comment and questions about where to get some slow fashion leggings and t-shirts. I answered the reader with some links to some companies and one organization. The organization is Project Just.
If you want one place to go to read about slow and ethical fashion, for now anyway, this is it. The women who conceived of and lead this organization are professionals with a cause and that’s a serious mix. I’m warning you, they are looking for members but they do state that right up front.
If you’re serious about wanting to learn about and support the slow fashion movement, do check them out.
What’s bugging you? Do tell.
New Instagram to follow www.instagram.mowhawkblock/
I don’t know much about Michelle aka: Mowhawkblock, but she’s my new favorite on Instagram. Check her out, she’s edgy, elegant, and grey.
Picture of the week
I love taking pictures, and about once a week I get a good one. I know it’s good because people on Instagram tell me so. This is this week’s picture.
I was lucky enough to be chosen as a “Favorite Style Blogger” by AARP and #disruptaging. I am in some great company and very happy about it.
This year, like no other year before, I am finally sick of all my black clothes. They’re actually bumming me out!
I have become a “swimsuit” whisperer. More to come about this for sure. The dreaded swimsuit purchase is coming, and maybe I can help.
stylist, non stylist
Sometimes I think I need to be a stylist, because I see so many women who are unhappy with the way they dress. They’re ready to admit it, but they don’t know what to do. They’re wearing frumpy clothes and fast fashion and they’re unhappy about it. I think however, I would call myself a “non stylist.”
What’s bugging you? Do tell.