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Hautelinks: Week of 9/23/10


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* TIME did a feature on A Day in the Life of a Fashion Week Model, and it’s a great behind-the-scenes look at the industry.

* Non-fashion-related but worth reading: If you’re one of the thousands of college students who uses your debit card constantly, you need to get familiar with the new overdraft rules that will go into effect at banks everywhere!

* Ready or not, it’s already time to talk Spring fashion! Refinery 29 lists the spring fashion week trends they love.

* The Dos and Don’ts of Transitioning Your Wardrobe Into Fall, from Glamour magazine. Good tips!

* The New York Times did an entire article on Brad Goreski, of the Rachel Zoe Project. Love him!

* Fifteen Genius Hair Ideas from New York Fashion Week – lots of unique inspiration!

* This had me laughing so hard: What it means when you say “literally,” from The Oatmeal.

* I’m pretty sure it’s impossible not to like Nicole Richie. This interview with her proves it.

* If you share my addiction to french fries, you might want to read this guide to the unhealthiest fries, so you know when to avoid them!

* So interesting: Interview Magazine did a feature on The Art of New York Fashion Week, discussing the art movements and artists that designers were inspired by this season.

* If you’ve ever looked at another girl and thought “She REALLY shouldn’t wear that,” Already Pretty explains why that phrase is incredibly damaging. I agree 1 million percent with this – this type of talk needs to stop, and it’s part of why we never do posts on “what not to wear” on CF!

* People Magazine has compiled their list of 2010’s Best-Dressed People, featuring women, couples, and moms-to-be. I have to say, most of my fave celebrity fashion icons made the cut – did yours?

* 5 Life Lessons from High School Movies.

* I know opinions are mixed on Taylor Momsen, but in this interview about her style, she doesn’t come off as badly as usual!

* Kinda surprising: Best Buy says sales of the iPad have cut their laptop sales in half! Do any of you guys own iPads? I’ve always wanted one but can’t think of anything I’d really use it for…

* The Budget Fashionista tells us what to buy (and avoid) at Target.

* How to Prep Your Skin for Fall Weather, via BellaSugar, dishes out some tips we could all use. (I know my skin totally changes come September!)

* BellaSugar also shows us how to look good under fluorescent office (or classroom!) lighting.

* Glitter nail polish is officially back! I know my middle school self is jumping for joy right now. What about you?

* On the subject of sparkly nails, Jazzi McG posted a great disco ball-esque glitter nails tutorial. (Which I attempted myself, too – see my not-as-good-as-Jazzi’s-but-still-fun glitter nails here.)

* Refinery 29 found tons of hot fall dresses for under $100!

* If you’re in need of some style inspiration, check out Glamour’s portfolio, Young & Posh (which was photographed by blogger-extraordinaire Garance Doré!).

* Five of our favorite fashion bloggers were chosen by Forever 21 to style looks for fall! Not only are the looks perfect, there are some great interviews with each blogger, too.

* Ten things we learned at New York Fashion Week, from the Guardian. I share their love of Carine’s tweets!

* Um, wow: Chanel Could Sue You for Using the Word ‘Chanel’ as an Adjective.

* The Cavewoman’s Guide to Good Health. Okay, the theme of this article is super-cheesy (and the photo at the beginning makes me laugh), buutt, the tips are actually pretty good.

* Cosmo has some great sneaky tips for getting what you want, including getting a bartender to pay attention to you, and getting your roomie to stop being such a slob. Now if only they had tips for scoring a front row seat at Chanel…

* Wanna cop the fresh-faced beauty looks you see on Glee? BeautyBloggingJunkie found out which skincare product the Glee makeup artist uses on the cast!

* In case putting off your homework while reading this list isn’t enough for you, Crushable has 12 more ways to procrastinate.

* HotBeautyHealth has 8 crazy cool nail trends seen at the Spring 2011 shows.

* If you’re a Gleek like me, you’ll love CollegeCandy’s dream lineup for Glee Season 2. An NSYNC episode would be amazing, although nothing can top the anticipation I’m feeling for next week’s Britney episode… Tell me I’m not alone!

That’s it for this week! Hope you guys enjoyed. As always, let us know what you think by leaving a comment!

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11 Responses to “Hautelinks: Week of 9/23/10”

  1. 1
    September 23rd, 2010 at 3:55 pm

    Wow! That chronicle that TIME did of a day in a model’s life is fantastic!

  2. 2
    September 23rd, 2010 at 4:11 pm

    I have an iPad that I got as a gift. I don’t do much with it. It sees like an oversize ipod (for me). While you can read books/magazine and check emails thats about it. It doesn’t offer as much as laptops do. But thats just my view on it

  3. 3
    September 23rd, 2010 at 6:11 pm

    “…we never do posts on “what not to wear” on CF!”

    maybe not to the extent of what the linked article is saying, but i would have to disagree a little with this statement.

    i like the CC article about glee…though it must have been written before this weeks aired, since they did the guys did billionaire with that new guy. i’d especially like to see them do pat benetar…i see it being rachel vs. everyone else. :-P

  4. 4
    September 23rd, 2010 at 6:39 pm

    KD – Curious to know which posts you’re referring to… if you mean the ranty post about flip flops in March that I wrote back in ’07, that’s probably the one exception. (And we don’t cover stuff like that anymore.) I ask because I can’t tell you the number of times readers in the past have asked us to cover fashion don’ts or “what to wear if you’re plus-sized” (as if plus-sized ladies aren’t allowed to wear whatever they want!) or “what to wear to hide my fat insert-body-part-here,” and I say no every time. That’s not what our site is about and that’s not what it’ll ever be about. If you’ve gotten that vibe from us, I’d be curious to see which posts gave it to you so I can change them. It’s really important to me that CF remains a positive place, and that we don’t promote hatred of any kind here.

  5. 5
    September 23rd, 2010 at 7:35 pm

    Zephyr, fabulous as usual! I spend so much time on these each week. I really like the Oatmeal! I had never seen or heard of it and I spent a good 15-20 mins browsing the comics.

    The blog about not saying “She shouldn’t be wearing that” was really eye opening. I will definitely think twice now before I comment on posts. I think I am generally a pretty okay commenter, I can’t really think of another way to describe my comments, but I think for the reader spotlights in particular, I could be less judgmental. The only way I disagree with the article is when it comes to workplace and special event attire. Someone on the blog commented on how wearing tight or inappropriately short skirts and such to work hurts women in the workplace. I totally agree. We do not have to limit our style, but if women want to be taken seriously we should dress the part

  6. 6
    September 23rd, 2010 at 8:20 pm

    Omg. I am the biggest GLEEK ever and those suggestions for the lineup were freaking awesome. It made my heart pound in ways only fellow Gleekers could appreciate. Thank you so much for this post! :)

  7. 7
    September 23rd, 2010 at 8:59 pm

    I’ve no idea what I’d do with an iPad, myself… but my 7 year old niece has one. I’m not even joking. SHE doesn’t even know what to do with it.

    I haven’t checked out the links yet (they’re open in other tabs right now), but I just wanted to mention something before I forgot! I got a pair of t-strap heels from the Gucci outlet a while back, and I’ve no idea what to wear them with. Perhaps a post talking about what different kinds of heels (pumps, platform, strappy, peep toe, t-strap, etc, the list goes on) work best with, outfit-wise? That might not be very well articulated, but not being a huge heels person, myself, I’d really like to learn about all the different kinds! :)

  8. 8
    September 23rd, 2010 at 10:59 pm

    @ Christa: What to wear with T-strap heels sounds like something I could cover in a post coming up! Thanks for the idea :-)

  9. 9
    September 24th, 2010 at 12:09 am

    I think CF sort of makes suggestions on what not wear sometimes, like avoiding Ugg boots or vera bradley /longchamp bags.

    However, I don’t think CF ever singles out a body type as not being able to wear something or needed special instructions for getting dressed, which is what I think that article was really getting at and a main reason why I’ve been reading CF for so long.

  10. 10
    September 24th, 2010 at 1:49 pm

    Lalalina – I’m so glad the article made a difference for you! Many people used to be judgmental of our Looks on Campus features, however I’ve noticed a trend towards being more open-minded and supportive of different styles among commenters here on CF, which I love! Also, I do agree with you on dressing for special occasions and work functions, which have dress codes and special rules to be followed. Otherwise, however, people should feel free to wear whatever they want!

    Taylor – Ha! Glad you liked it too! Are you excited for the Britney episode? I’m pretty much counting down the days…

    Julie – Hm, you do have a point. We aren’t the biggest fan of those items, mostly because they’re worn to DEATH on college campuses. But I don’t think we’d ever go as far as to make fun of someone for wearing them or tell them they’re a fashion disaster because they did. As a fashion blog, we don’t like cliche/worn-to-death items, but we’d never do a post about hating on people who wear them…

    BTW, I’m really glad you’ve noticed we don’t do that body type stuff! It’s funny, I’ve received SO many requests for it and always have to give lengthy explanations as to why we won’t cover that. It’s awesome to hear from readers who understand why we don’t do it! :)

  11. 11
    September 27th, 2010 at 9:55 am

    I think there’s definitely a difference between criticizing the item itself, which CF has done and which I don’t see a strong problem with, and criticizing how it looks on someone, something I can’t think of offhand as having seen here.

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