Otherworldly Plants & Links à la Mode  

A photo of some otherworldly, spermatozoa-like plants to kick off your weekend. I will be spending mine between the pool and my air conditioned apartment as it is supposed to reach the mid-90s here in this wonderful desert.

In more exciting news, I was featured in IFB’s Links à la Mode this week so if you happen to be stuck inside due to the heat be sure to check out some of the other exceptional blogs highlighted below.

Links à la Mode

Fashion History, Doing it Yourself, and Breaking Stereotypes
Edited by: Marie Denee of The Curvy Fashionista

My first week editing the Links à la Mode and it was such a pleasure to peruse the latest jewels from the blogosphere! Imagine viewing the history of fashion through the lens of a exhibition or a syllabus of what you wish was taught. How about taking inspiration from the latest Jeffery Campbell shoe and tricking out your own for less? Better yet, let’s talk about the “nude” trend and its color classification, and while we are at it, let’s question the newest movement in advertising campaigns: Unretouched and real beauty- a breakthrough or a publicity stunt? From fashion tips, finds, and favorite things, this week’s links a`la mode will satiate your hunger for full frontal fashion!

Links à la Mode: June 24th

  • Bay Area Style File Shoptalk: Stript Wax Bar
  • Bonne Vie Is “nude” a problem? Or just a color palette?
  • Fashion Butter How to deal with the girls (dressing a larger chest)
  • Fasshonaburu looks back at the fashion rules she set for herself at the beginning of the year to see how’s she’s done following them
  • Fish Tank Fashion Are “unretouched” and “real beauty” advertising campaigns just a publicity stunt?
  • Grit and Glamour Photography for the Amateur, Stagefright-Afflicted Blogger
  • Hello Beauty have a new makeup lesson video with the Bobbi Brown Beach Collection and Treatment Lip Shines on hello beauty! The lesson is by Bobbi Brown education executive Katrina Rau.
  • Intrinsically Florrie From 50s swimwear to an 18th century duchess’s wardrobe; a look at her college’s fashion exhibition
  • Living Embellished Take a course in Fashion History…you know, what you always wished your college offered!
  • Lovely & Lavish With the help of a stylish scarf you can transform an everyday getup into a chic outfit, Lovely & Lavish explores this season’s best accessory!
  • Meowsk Dressing for the playground, reminiscent of recess.
  • Miss Jones and Me Shares a Few of her Favorite Things
  • Miss Vinyl Ahoy DIY Jeffrey Campbell Tick shoes for under $20!
  • Profresh Style Combining prints & textures
  • Retro Chick Frock love: Hot picks from the world of reproduction vintage
  • Simply Luxurious Summer items to add to your wardrobe
  • Stylish Thought Everyone Loves a Quirky Girl: Examining quirky style and women who dress the part
  • The Coveted Under the Sea, Closeup view of Cynthia Rowley’s Resort 2011 Collection
  • The Curvy Fashionista The opening of Full Figured Fashion Week NYC 2010
  • Wicked Whimsy How to build up a versatile & comfortable array of shoes
  • Tog and Trappings Les flâneurie: How observation of life can inspire creativity

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