If your week has been full of too many Christmas sweaters for comfort, and excessive layering for celebrations in colder Canadian climates, this week’s Weekend Round-Up is sure to inspire you. Some of our picks for this week provide an escape to warmer destinations via amazing fashion photography. Alternatively, if you’ve been watching too many holiday specials on tv and have a desire for some intellectual stimulation, we’ve got some good stuff on media literacy and fashion advertisements.
1. Closet Visit
Jeana Sohn curates this beautiful site, with polished, precise insights and photos of stylish folks whose je ne sais quoi translates well through the sparse, intricate photos. Read if you are as fascinated with It Girls as we are.
2. How I Met Your Style
Based out of Hong Kong, photographers Carmen Chan and Ken Wu manage to create intimate portraits of fashionistas of all backgrounds. The general aesthetics of the site will make you think of that cool sort-of acquaintance you see out and about, but don’t really know but would like to know more about.
3. Ms. Magazine’s “No Comment” archive
Sick of sexist, inappropriate, and just plain weird fashion advertisements? So are we, and so is Ms. Magazine. Their ongoing effort to call out and critique sexist advertising by simply posting their ads together regularly features fashion lines and stores with incredibly offensive campaigns.
BONUS: Joanna Chiu, an awesome journalist based in Hong Kong and hailing from Vancouver did an excellent series about sexist advertising practices on the Battered Women Support Services blog. Check it out here to learn more about media literacy!
ANOTHER BONUS: Have you seen Miss Representation, a documentary about presentations of women in the media? Watch the trailer or learn more here.
4. A Bevy Of
Courtney Burgam of A Bevy Of is one of our favorite bloggers out there!! She frequently blogs about feminism, and has amazing style. What has caught our eye in particular is the series of posts about her recent engagement and how that relates to her feminist views. A sampling of her precise and approachable writing includes, “What does it matter that I have glittery nails or purple hair? I do not allow men to walk over me in the office or in my personal life, I do no allow anyone to make me feel bad for being a woman, I am proud of my gender, I am a very self-confident person. So how is my love of kittens turning back the clock on feminism?”. Yea, we’re pretty obsessed.
The stylish broads behind Broadist, Caroline and Roxy sum up this awesome blog in their own words stating, “Broadist is a personal style blog that aims to promote radical self acceptance by addressing broader bodies and minds – starting with our own. We want to continue to learn how to value ourselves, and help others to do the same. We want to look and feel maddddd fly. Most of all, we want to be a part of the conversation.” Expect lots of body-positive style inspiration and wise words.