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Dries-y and Breezy

Do you ever feel like you're stuck in a style rut? You know, skirt + blouse, pants + cardigan, jeans + tee, blahblahblah boring. I hate that. When I do feel that way, I look elsewhere for style inspiration--usually to my fellow bloggers or recent designer collections. I was procrastinating doing research and checking out some of my favorite blogs, when I came across a photo from Dries Van Noten's Spring 2010 collection. I immediately remembered a...

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Well suited

Watching Casablanca last weekend put me in the mood for a little suit action--but with a feminine touch. The lacy blouse is was a Gunne Sax-ish Little House on the Prairie dress I picked up at a thrift store a while ago, which wound up hanging out in my trunk (aka "storage") for the better part of a year. I finally dug it out and attacked the dress with a pair of scissors in a half-hearted...

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How to create a simple text logo

Reading this post on Before&After reminded me of something that's been bugging me lately: bad logos. [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="450" caption="No! Bad logo!"][/caption] Look at number 5. Now look away quickly, then look again. Yep. Chalk it up to my typographic tendencies, but I've noticed that many solopreneurs and small business owners take one of two paths: Scenario 1: They get excited about their products and/or services and try to fit information about everything they ...

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I can haz exploitation?

To quote Tavi's kick-ass post about Terry Richardson's pervasive perversity: And, let's clarify: you don't love women just because you have sex with them and like taking pictures of their ladyparts. I'm not saying that's all Richardson does, but "love" entails "respect" and also "the basic human decency to not use pictures of someone's lady parts for your photography show without her permission" and also "the basic human decency to not pressure a girl into giving...

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Style Sample Magazine mentioned in WWD!

From the May 7, 2010 issue of Women's Wear Daily: "A free digital magazine focused on and written by fashion bloggers, Style Sample just released it's sixth issue [actually, it's the seventh issue]. While the base site is more of a boon for bloggers (it provides plenty of how-to info and technology tips), it also allows readers to click through to the issues. And that's where an overload of creativity lives. Although it's a bit meta...

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