Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Anachronistic Apparel!

In lieu of a job altering situation, I've begun the the startings of my own small vintage clothing business! I'm loving it and can't wait to get my promotion ideas started : )
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Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Stripping to Be a Feminist

Don't you just long to swing 'round and 'round a sticky metal pole while letting those hot ta ta's of yours bounce about as a way to get a good cardio exercise? Oui, stripping! This is one of the trendiest, new workouts targeted at women. However, many women wonder how this might play on one's role as a liberated, bright, and modern woman. Some argue that this is as liberated as you get; by using one's body for personal gain such as good health, money (if that's what we're talking about), your man or woman's satisfaction, and/or a sense of sexiness. On the flipside, though, some argue that the act of stripping takes us back a few decades to times when the female body was objectified more often than not. Also, that stripping makes one look like a mindless sex toy.

I suppose it depends on the person and under what terms the stripping is being done. Overall, I think it's how you feel when you're humping the heck out of that pole; if you feel awesome, keep it up (the stripping of course)! And if not....well, then stop and go back to the pilates.

The Chintzy Outfitter

I love Urban Outfitters. It's a big time guilty pleasure of mine. However, I dispise their prices. The last time I paid UO a visit, I spied some lovely/cute/pretty/way neato headbands. The stretchy "band" part of it was made out of bra strap elastic and the applique was just, well, an applique. I thought how easy and simple it would be to fashion one of these $28 headbands on my own. And I did. All I had to do was buy a little bit of trim, a felt square, some beads, and the elastic. I then beaded the beads to the trim for a more refined and sparkly look (the beading took a while, about an hour, and is difficult to see in the photos, unfortunately), added a piece of felt to the back (for structure), then measured my head's circumference with the elastic, and sewed it up! Easy as that! I'm planning to make some more since they came out so well and look exactly like the headbands I saw at Urban Outfitters and Anthropologie. The only difference? Mine only cost $5 to make and enjoy!

My self-made head band

Expensive, lame $28 head band

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Jane Austen and Yeah, Zombies.

While on a recent outing to the local Barnes and Noble, I happened across a new/old, and surprisingly wonderful novel; Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. Yes, the former is the actual, standing title of Jane Austen's original and recently spiced-up (with rotting animated corpses) classic. The only apparent contrast between this "new" novel and the oldie is the presence of the post-mortem creepies who obviously must wreak havoc on the cast.
I don't know about you, but I am rearing to get my hands on a copy of this newly updated favorite.

Just look at that cover! Enticing!