Favourite Internet Finds Lately
Happy Saturday everyone! I hope you are enjoying your weekend, whatever you are doing today. As for me, I am painting, blogging (obviously-haha) and hopefully doing some sewing later on. (The skirt that was supposed to only take a few hours and I was to have finished two weeks ago!) I thought that today, I would just share a quick post with some online articles and such that I have found recently. And these photos which I have taken lately, some of which I have shared on my Instagram, but not here. Have a great weekend everyone!
- Fashion Revolution and Future Learn with the University of Exeter have joined together to create a free online course called, appropriately, “Who Made My Clothes”? I don’t believe there are too many more days to sign up for this course, as the free one expires in August, (you can upgrade to $39 for the course, which gives you unlimited access to the course) The course is designed to help you find out for yourself where your clothes are made and what “we, as active global citizens, can do to enable change.” I have just barely started it, but it promises to be really good. So, if you are interested at all, hop over and enrol now! There are not very many days left to join.
- This interview with Elizabeth Cline, the author of “Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion” is a really great read. (If you’ve been reading my blog for any amount of time, you’ll remember that her book is what started my interest in ethical fashion. Seriously, this book should be required reading!) She’s also got some links to other helpful resources to evaluate brands. Have you read Overdressed?
- I always like finding new blogs to read. A few months ago, I discovered the blog Mr. and Mrs. Rat, when “Mrs. Rat” left a comment on my blog, so I went over to hers- and immediately went through her entire archive! She and her husband make many of their clothes (and recently participated in Me Made May), she has such a great sense of style featuring many 70’s-does-historical inspired looks, and is an extremely talented artist as well. Their blog is now one of my favourite to follow. Seriously, go and check it out!
- These blog posts are a couple of years old, and I first stumbled upon them a couple of years ago when the live action Cinderella first came out, but I reread the posts recently (after watching Cinderalla again). I love costume design and it is so interesting to see all of the details that go into creating really good costumes that enhance the story, and emphasize certain aspects while being subtle about it at the same time. Read the articles here: Cinderella Style Part 1 and Part 2. Do you like finding out about the behind-the-scenes of movie costuming?
- Klara from A Robot Heart recently dyed her hair platinum blonde- it looks so great!!! And, it is really making me want my platinum pixie again. . . (Pre-blogging days, though you can see the remnants of it here.) I won’t chop all my hair off again, as it has just gotten to a really nice 20’s bob length, but boy is it tempting! Do you go back and forth between what you want for your hair, or do you tend to stick to one tried-and-true style?
July 23, 2017 @ 1:03 am
Hope you are having a lovely weekend and that you get your sewing done. Off to check out Mr and Mrs Rat, sounds interesting.
July 23, 2017 @ 7:12 pm
I did get my sewing done- thanks 🙂 And I hope you had a lovely weekend too!
July 23, 2017 @ 11:00 am
Thank you for including me, Nicole! That is so kind of you.
I always enjoy it when you include your landscape and still life photos on your blog. They are beautiful—you have a wonderful eye for the way color and texture interact.
July 23, 2017 @ 7:13 pm
Thank-you so much! And I was most happy to include you in my post- because I truly enjoy your blog ♥
July 24, 2017 @ 3:47 pm
Thank you for featuring me, Nicole! It was so nice (and a big, warm and fuzzy surprise!) to find my blog linked here together with such lovely words about my hair! <3 Re your question, I used to stick with what I know in the past but recently I'm on a 'more is more' path and am changing stuff all the time! :). Feels good. I feel I will finally settle for something tried and true but right now experiments are in order!
I'm off now to check out the course you also linked to, I totally NEED to take it.
Thanks again and have a lovely day!
July 24, 2017 @ 3:54 pm
You are so welcome! ♥ Experiments are good sometimes- otherwise you never find out how new things might suit you!
And I hope that you enjoy the course too!
July 28, 2017 @ 11:42 am
While I was aware of many of the issues discussed in Overdressed, the book was still an eye-opener, and I agree, should be required reading, since it seems so few people care about who makes their clothes. Thank you for the link to the interview.
Oh, a blogger who loves 70s-does-historical-fashion!? I can’t click fast enough!!!
July 28, 2017 @ 8:40 pm
You are welcome for the link to the interview! Too bad we can’t just force everyone to read the book 😉