In this series, I highlight some of my favorite finds from across the week. Whether they’re informational links, awesome new products, or fun pictures, I hope you enjoy! If you’re interested in seeing past Weekly Favorites, check out past posts here.
Ray actually sent me this article from Yahoo discussing whether Christian Siriano might be the next billion dollar designer. I’ve loved his designs and aesthetic since 2007’s Project Runway, but I loved learning more about his business decisions beyond the red carpet. It’s great to see someone to following their heart and achieving big things, and all under 30 years old!
Those of you that follow me on Instagram (@semisweettooth, also on the right panel > ) know that I’ve loved Sarah Jenks for quite some time now. Her “Live More, Weigh Less” challenge pushes your boundaries to make you comfortable truly experiencing life, rather than purely looking at the scale. In this blog post, she explores being a part of an art exhibit that celebrates the female human body. This post made me think about pieces of my daily life differently. That’s what I call a great article.
In doing research for yesterday’s blog post, I spotted an article on StyleCaster about 15 Things Every Fashion Blogger has on Her Desk. It’s completely tongue-in-cheek and I was laughing out loud on each page. I related to one page, but they are so right about random magnifying glasses and $60 candles.
Loving this bicycle wine rack from Etsy
In looking up ballet costumes, I happened upon an article in the New York Times about Madeleine Vionnet, who is the godmother of design. She was a primary competitor to Coco Chanel, but hid from the spotlight. To give a bit an idea of how Vionnet has impacted our society today, she created the first empire waist dress, as well as providing health care, strong training, and good salaries to all of her employees. And this is all prior to her closing shop right before WWII in 1939. The dress above is made with silk tulle, panne velvet, and horsehair with a silver lamé underdress and Lesage embroidery. Stunning.
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