I'm stilling thinking about (and reeling over) this spread from Harper's Bazaar, shot by Karl Lagerfeld and styled by Carine Roitfeld. On the same day, The New York Times published a story tackling serious issue of racism in fashion titled "Fashion's Blind Spot." Clearly, the industry has a long way to go - but do you think there has been progress overall, or does the fashion industry just find more politically correct ways to reinforce dominance of a thin, white, young beauty standard?
You might already know Butter LONDON for their truly awesome range of Nail Lacquers (and if you're not, they're "3-free" - meaning no formaldehyde, no toluene, and no DBP, and offered in amazing colors). Welllll, they're finally launching their much anticipated Bespoke Colour Cosmetics Collection, with a dose of London's Punk Rock sensibility injected throughout the collection. Butter LONDON is going on tour at Ulta locations across the US until August 29th, offering custom "Rock Overs." Check out the dates and locations here. My personal favorite items in the collection are the CHEEKY Cream Blush compacts!
And MORE in the Beauty Department...
Marc Jacobs Beauty has launched!! I'm dying to test these products out. Anyone gotten their hands on some MJ-approved beauté?!
Opening Ceremony's Sale is Still Going Strong...
I've just gotta share the wealth, here (knowledge is power). The Opening Ceremony sale is still going and has some amazing bargains. I'm serious. $12 Soludos, Christopher Kane shirts for under $100, Tsumori Chisato scarves for just over $50... I'm trying to resist the enormous amounts of temptation. Find it all here.
In Plus Size Fashion News
ASOS has started stocking even more lines in their Curve section! Introducing Junarose and Carmakoma to the roster - the latter of which is one of my favorite lines ever (and just presented their newest collection at Copenhagen Fashion Week!)
The Better Half
If you're having Orange is The New Black withdrawal and are looking for short snippets of love to fill your time with, take a few minutes to check out the new web series, The Better Half. It's about a Lesbian couple in Brooklyn who realize their relationship has gotten a little too "comfortable" and want to shake things up, in a totally non-dramatic way. It's hilarious and smart, and confronts lots of the stereotypes around same-sex relationship. They're all individually entertaining, but I recommend watching them in order! They're each shorter than 10-minutes long. Starring Lindsay Hicks and Amy Jackson Lewis.
Blogger Round Up!
Miss B of A Girl, A Style went to Brighton and the photos are so sweet.
Ragini of CuriousFancy posted an intensely personal account on dieting, privilege, and self-reflection. It's beautiful, emotional, and offers a great perspective.
Julia of Gal Meets Glam celebrated her wedding anniversary in the most amazing Valentino dress. Congrats to the happy couple!
This photoshoot on Gala Darling featuring her, Nubby Twiglet, and Rock & Roll Bride is just the dose of sparkle and glam that I needed on this gloomy Friday!
Sarah at Style It posted a great think piece about how dollars are spent in the plus market. I recommend a quick read!
Tanesha at Girl With Curves shares her wisdom on how to prevent a bag from sagging!