Blog crushes of the week: for a dose of urban femme realness, check out the Tumblrs Femme Dreamboat and A Style Enthused Young Woman. After reading these, my heart went pitter-pat. Then I went and put on lots of bright lipstick. Lots.
And for my USA and Europe readers, here is an enchanting Wellington sewing blog by my friend Joy – not just great sewing projects, but a lovely slice of Kiwi life – A Charm of Magpies.
Let’s say you love retro looks, especially the curve-flattering silhouettes of the 40s and 50s, but you stop short of the full-scale vintage-pinup-everything look. This discussion at You Look Fabulous about “bombshell” style is for you. And me. More on this soon, in fact.
The sweet urbanity of those Tumblrs reminds me that I am going to be in the U.S.A. later this year. I’ll be there from May 4th to June 4th. My itinerary: New Haven, CT; New York, NY; Philadelphia, PA; Bryn Mawr, PA; Los Angeles, CA. When I’m in New Haven and Philadelphia, I have some free time. Just sayin’!
Finally, a 21st-century remix of an 80s classic. Hot pink hasn’t looked better since.