Get angry, not “nonchalant”

I, a middle-aged middle-western middle-class-income gal can indeed be snooty enough to say, "Not Impressed" by the Isabel Marant collection at Nordstrom. In fashion spreads I've goggled over the 'coolness' of the Isabel Marant clothes that show up, especially on actresses who slouch about on chaises and sofas looking like they don't really care about … Continue reading Get angry, not “nonchalant”

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Cold-Shoulder Warriors

On October 17, 2017, Reese Witherspoon spoke at the Elle Magazine's Women in Hollywood event, and she explained that she, like so many stars in Hollywood and women in the larger world, was sexually assaulted -- for her, as a young teen girl. Ms. Witherspoon is best known for her 2001 role as Elle Woods … Continue reading Cold-Shoulder Warriors

What (I wore when it) Happened

In June 2016 Hillary Clinton accepted the nomination in a white pantsuit designed by Ralph Lauren. The outfit echoed a man's suit jacket, with widened lapels, a deeper v-cut in the front, and a wider skirt to the jacket. She wore white on white on white, a deliberate reference to the deployment of white by … Continue reading What (I wore when it) Happened

Mean girls

Grace's life is undone, dismantled, broken apart when her husband Robert declares his undying love for his law partner, Sol. With the loss of their life partners, their social position, and their homes, Frankie, Sol's soon-to-be ex-wife, and Grace create their own unique bond of female friendship. In the Netflix series Grace and Frankie starring Jane … Continue reading Mean girls

Suit Up for the Fight

Muhammad Ali (born Cassius Clay in 1942) straightens Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's (born Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor in 1947) in this Time Magazine photo from 1967.  They were in Cleveland -- Ali had refused to enter the draft, taking instead an anti-Vietnam War stance. A group of athletes, including young Kareem, met to support his decision. I recently heard … Continue reading Suit Up for the Fight

Nine to Five

What do women at the top of both power and money wear to work? They don't wear tight sheath dresses; they don't wear pencil skirts; they don't wear tight blouses or top. They do wear pants, fuller skirts, blazers and more blazers, they wear heels and flats and mid-heel loafers. They wear up-to-date patterns, off-beat … Continue reading Nine to Five

21st Century Suffragist

For the 21st century woman who is still sick about November, still angry that a majority of white women chose someone who holds women in such low esteem, and for the woman who is determined to fight for a nation that chooses diversity, tolerance, love, kindness, this post is for you. So let's try translating … Continue reading 21st Century Suffragist

Round & Round We Go

image: twitter @mayersinger, located on pussyhatproject.com This astonishing image from the Women's March on January 21, 2017 is the result of a grassroots organizing effort. No corporate sponsorship, no central organizing body. And there's two forces at work here: a Women's March, developed spontaneously online and then running like electrical signals along old, old networks of … Continue reading Round & Round We Go

“Wonderful line”

Kellyanne Conway, the president's "counselor" who functions as his press mouthpiece, promoted the president's daughter's clothing line on national television this week. " "Go buy Ivanka's stuff," Kellyanne Conway, counselor to President Trump, told Fox & Friends co-host Steve Doocy. Ivanka Trump has a "wonderful line," Conway added. "I own some of it. I fully, … Continue reading “Wonderful line”

Blood Red Mad

So while we know the whole nordstrom-defense reflex is silly, it is satisfying to feel that shopping at nordstrom or nordstromrack is a way to fight back. So here is a blood red outfit for your consideration. All items pulled from Nordstromrack.com and most on sale right now. Not because they aren't doing well, but … Continue reading Blood Red Mad