bad career moves

SJP

Sarah Jessica Parker, SJP, as she is commonly know, she got slammed. She got slammed because she showed up at the Metgala “looking old.” She got slammed, trolled, belittled, and degraded.

Apparently, she made some “bad career moves.”

It was as if she had no right to be seen on the red carpet! It was like “what are you doing here amongst the young and beautiful, you 53-year-old has been?” And it really pissed me off, so in the future, I’m going to do more to voice my anger.

It’s occurred to me lately that we downplay the form of discrimination that is ageism.

And in this reactionary age, any and all forms of discrimination have to be called out in a consistent manner. What are you doing lately, to voice your concerns, that you may not have in the past? 

“Aging is a bad career move.”

Andrew Hanssen, Professor of Economics, Clemson University

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the capsule wardrobe that captures it

Wardrobe NYC

Capsule Wardrobe

If you could buy a high quality, capsule wardrobe that perfectly aligned with your style, for a very reasonable price, would you?

Sound like a complicated question?

It’s not, and I say yes! This, at Wardrobe NYC, is the capsule wardrobe that captures it for me. I recently found this brand, and I’m more excited about it than I have been about “meer” clothes in a long time. First, let’s parse this. What’s a capsule wardrobe? 

“A collection of clothes and accessories that includes only items considered essential.”

There’s one definition. I’m going to “bag” (no pun intended) the accessories part of it though. I have my own accessories, and I consider accessories to be really personal items.

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the purge, the revolution continues

The Purge

That was me yesterday, standing in front of my ever more meagre wardrobe. I was purging during the revolution, purging during Fashion Revolution Week. I was taking a serious look at the shambles I’m responsible for: skirts that never were quite the right length, shoes bought for a special occasion, that will never be worn again, pants I meant to have shortened, but never did.

I don’t mind saying, today I feel “cleaned out.”

Every year I get more and more brutal with my purge. The space in my closet and dresser drawers opens up, and my husbands clothes are taking over, because he will never throw anything out. This year I was especially vicious.

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bigger questions—walk sew good

Bigger Questions

This is Gab Murphy, of Walk Sew Good. She is one of the women that the authors Brera and Nesi paid “tribute” to in their book, “Everything Is Broken Up and Dances: The Crushing of the Middle Class.”

Gab Murphy and Megan O’Malley walked the talk, literally, they walked 3500km through Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, and Thailand. They collected stories about brands, retailers, and people who are making local, sustainable fashion. Gab and Megan did a big thing and they asked bigger questions.

Not all of us can do what they did, they went beyond the “one little question” I talked about in yesterday’s post.

Transparency

There’s a lot of talk about transparency, transparency in business and transparency in government are two big ones. I happen to believe that transparency is everything and that, contrary to what those who work in an opaque world would have you think, being transparent is seldom “dangerous.” 

Below is the text of the Instagram post, that accompanied the picture above. I’m showing it here, in its entirety, because it’s a fantastic example of the way to ask some bigger questions about what you wear and who made your clothes.

In the end, it really is all about transparency. 

Like the kid who’s trying to hide the mess they made, if those in the fashion supply chain are trying to hide something, you know it’s bad.

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