“…it often helps to find someone whom you admire for their style and commitment to modesty, and try to imitate their wardrobe. Ask this person where they shop, and for their advice on finding some stylish yet modest outfits…”
(yes, I’m joking around a bit with the photo, though I think the link has information worth considering … photo credit to Tinker*Tailor)
Unitarian Universalist minister Peacebang, aka Rev. Victoria Weinstein, has dress and grooming tips for sensible women in the public eye. And advice for prudent men, too. Beauty Tips for Ministers. Who knew?
(pic — of Serbian Orthodox priests unlikely to take any interest in beauty tips — by Doc Kozzak)
In his review of Paul Fussell’s Uniforms: Why We are What We Wear, David Klinghoffer says, “there seems to be a widespread human need to live inside a narrative: to feel you are part of a storyline that exceeds in importance and excitement that of someone who merely gets up in the morning to go to work or school, comes home at night, goes to sleep, and does it all over again the next day, and so on for decades until he finally collapses and dies. To create meaning in life, it’s common for people to fantasize — not to give themselves over entirely to daydreams but to import dream elements into their daily existence. Men and women accomplish this in various ways — for example, by joining organizations or attending schools that conjure romantic images of a glorious past. They also do it by putting on certain clothing, which likewise conjures the wearer into a story, a narrative.”
(photo of a Muslim Malaysian police officer is by Magalie L’Abbé)
Julie Sadler uses her Collage Clearinghouse blog as a place to keep track of all kinds of information about collage.
Of herself, Sadler says, “I am a collage artist. It fits me like a glove. My talent is in melding things together that once were apart. I gather pieces of life from here and there, sort them, re-arrange them and make them mine. both in my mind and on paper. What other medium can translate this like a collage???”
(the pic? A re-run of one of my own collage/gluebook images)
Among other things, Halalapalooza offers customer rankings of online stores for Muslim clothing. Here, for example, are the customer rankings for Shukr.
(the pic? Shukr’s Faux Wrap Buttoned Skirt)
Are you having an outdoor wedding this summer? It’s not too late to grab a bunch of these sandalwood fans and have them available for your sweltering guests.
I had my (plain and cheap) sandalwood fan with me at a concert last week (remember Enuff Z’nuff?) and was very grateful to have remembered it.
Here’s a bit about the history and lore of using fans. Did you realize that at one time there was a ‘secret language of fans?’ Yup. For example, if you touch your fan to your right cheek, it means ‘Yes.’ Left cheek? ‘No.’
(photo credit to kellychu)