Sunday links, 2/1/15

ice on piers and water

Fa(t)shion
Fatshion February starts today, woohoo! I will be participating, although I might not do it every single day.
-Check out Finnish indie plus size designer Minnaleena Jaakkola.
-Affatshionista has updated her list of plus size bloggers who wear a size 24 or larger.
-Marianne has a lot of feelings about Target’s new plus size line.
Danielle Brooks’ dress at the SAG Awards is everything.
-Pink poofy dress porn: the Giambattista Valli Spring 2015 Couture Show.

Fat Acceptance
Fat and Weight Science is a new Facebook group for discussion about weight-related science without a diet focus.
-The Abundant Bodies track at the Allied Media Conference has put out a call for proposals.
Weight loss and size acceptance.
This is an essay about a fat woman being loved and getting laid.
-Tess Munster/Holliday has been signed by a major modeling agency, woot! Jes analyses why so many people hate Tess Munster (and other happy fat people), and Amanda looks at the messages Tess is sending and asks how she, and the rest of us, can do better.
No, really, treat the PROBLEM.
-Leah writes about fat-shamers.

yellow ship reflected on icy water

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Holiday gift guide: Small Business Saturday

If you’re looking to support small businesses tomorrow, or any time this holiday season, here are some pretty/shiny/interesting ideas to check out–most of which are $25 or under. Also see the guide to black-owned businesses that I posted yesterday, and Kelsea’s awesome series of gift guides.

For the Francophile
collage of gift items for francophiles

2015 Paris photo calendar, Georgianna Lane, $25
Paris in Peony set of 5 cards, CoupCoup Designs, $10. Emily of CoupCoup made a discount code for Tutus and Tiny Hats readers, LAURATUTU: it’s good for $10 off any purchase of $50 or more, through December 12th.
French macaron necklace, Fatally Feminine, $15
Paris postcard set, the Paris Print Shop, $5

For the lover of all things cute
collage of cute items

Picnic at the Park print, ShanaLogic, $16
Starwhal the Narwhal! plush, ShanaLogic, $24.95
Kitteh pair dish, Migration Goods, $20
See You Space Corgi sticker, Megan Lara, $4
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Sunday links, 3/16/14

pie crust nutella and peanut butter hamantaschen

One of my friends made delicious hamantaschen with pie crust instead of cookie dough for my Pi Day party on Friday!

Fa(t)shion
How to overhaul your look in 4 easy steps.
-A bunch of Fatshionista members talk about their experiences with Gwynnie Bee, the plus size clothing rental company (which I will be reviewing soon, I promise! I did a monthlong trial back in November and haven’t gotten around to writing about it yet…)
-I love everything about this colorful goth bridal shoot. Dark tulle gown and dark makeup + vintage-y pastel flowers = YES.
-Olivia and her friends look adorable in the new Cut for Evans collection.
-Cat reflects on Fatshion February.
-Total fashion inspiration: every single outfit in this post of pictures from a makeup expo.
Tokyo’s street fashion is ridiculous and amazing.

Fat Acceptance
-“Tall people are afflicted with tallness in exactly the same way fat people are afflicted with fatness.”
-Ragen answers a few common questions about HAES.
-Liss writes about two studies about anti-fat bias that don’t think they’re about anti-fat bias.
Someone stole a picture of Rachele in a bikini to sell a diet program.

Climate and Sustainability
-Everything Rebecca Solnit writes is brilliant, and this piece is no exception. If you read one thing this week, make it this: By the way, your home is on fire: the climate of change and the dangers of stasis.
100% renewable energy is feasible and affordable, according to Stanford proposal.
-A really cool new idea for renewable energy: catching waves with a seafloor carpet.
Offshore wind farms could tame hurricanes before they reach land.
Strawberry trees offer free solar charging for gadgets.
Fertilizing crops with pee sounds gross, but also really useful.

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Friday links, 1/11/13

First of all, I’ve been nominated for a Shorty Award! So if you have Twitter, go vote for me.

Winston the porcupine wants YOU to remember to be awesome.

Fa(t)shion
19 Reasons why you miss getting the Delia*s catalog. So much nostalgia!
Nicki Minaj’s 14 craziest outfits. I haven’t really listened to her music, but I love her style. I’m glad she’s designing a fashion line, although I’m not holding my breath that it’ll include my size.
-How to temporarily color your hair with eye shadow.
17 great pieces of geek clothes.
-Relatedly, this Etsy shop has amazing custom-made geeky skirts. I want the Firefly one!
-Lauren from Pocket Rocket reflects on 2012: a year of living fatly and proudly.
-Tiny hats: not just for humans anymore.
Elegant Tim Burton-inspired wedding inspiration: can this be my life? I love the be-flowered tiny hat, and the groom’s black outfit with a pop of purple. And the candles wrapped in lace and ribbons!
MAC put a female bodybuilder in a makeup ad and it’s beautiful.

Fat Activism
Harriet Brown on weight bullying by parents.
The year of fat creativity.
15 ways we body shame without knowing it.
A fat mother’s conundrum.
Stop projecting your misconceptions about fat onto my life.
What if I’m not comfortable with my weight?
I’m your worst nightmare.
-This is awesome: Shame-less ad #1.

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Friday Links, 11/16/12

It’s Friday. Why not start off with some fun fluff?

FA
-The ridiculousness of the concept of “extra weight.”
A few thoughts on Love Your Body Day.
Five things every gym should already be doing.
-Surprise! Our friends’ attitudes about their bodies influence our own.
-An interview with an awesome fat yoga teacher.

Fa(t)shion
-Passing this along from Fatshionista: a request for Pinterest users willing to be interviewed for a school project.
Jessica Dee’s Etsy shop has gone live! I think my favorite piece is this brocade skirt.
-This Firefly shirt, which I found through Natalie, is just amazing.
-From the other Natalie comes this unedited rant about looking into fatshion’s navel. She makes so many good, important points–make sure to check it out. I have a lot of thoughts about all of it, and may expand them into a post later.
Worker abuse is a fashion don’t.
-This Etsy store sells gorgeous, cheap appliques that could easily be made into necklaces by adding a ribbon.
-Through Sal’s post on warm winter tops and jackets, I found the gorgeous clothing brand Desigual. They only carry up to a US 14, booo. But if you’re an in-betweenie, check them out, because their stuff is unique and amazing. I would especially want this shirt if it came in my size.
Seven cute, quirky, and possibly rule-breaking plus-size sweaterdresses.

Other
-A new advice column I like: Turning the Screw.
Identity politics and grammar in the developmental writing classroom.
30 things you don’t have to have by 30.
Why Occupy’s plan to cancel consumer debt is brilliant. Seriously, this plan is so creative and amazing, it just makes me want to jump for joy.
The last neighborhood I loved: Rockaway, Queens.
Ask Lesley: How do I stop accidentally offending people all the time?

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A Day in Pictures: My 27th birthday party

Today is my birthday! Huzzah!

I had a party on Saturday, which consisted of 1.) hanging out at my place (originally supposed to be a beach party, but it was rainy and cold), 2.) dinner at one of my favorite restaurants, and 3.) hanging out at my place again, dressed as characters from Firefly. There was Cards Against Humanity, a Dr. Horrible singalong, and much general merriment. The hanging-outage continued into the next day with an informal brunch, dinner, and Spaceballs-watching.

In summary: my friends are wonderful, creative, and geeky. I am lucky to have such awesome people in my life.

Yup, that’s a Hello Kitty tiara. $1 at Claire’s!

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