Monthly Archives: July 2010

Once upon a product placement…

Young Adult Novels Plumb New Depths Of Product Placement by Anonymous,, February 20, 2008 About a year ago, I was desperate to review Dial L For Loser from the New York Times best-selling tween book series The Clique. I … Continue reading

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Oh that “kooky” Holly Golightly/Carrie Bradshaw

Is Audrey Hepburn To Blame For Carrie Bradshaw? by Sadie Stein,, June 7, 2010 A new book blames Audrey Hepburn for SATC2. Okay? Sort of? Everyone knows that Truman Capote wasn’t sold on Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golightly, and … Continue reading

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“Ladies, welcome to Fight Club.” – Lizzy Bennet

Welcome To Jane Austen’s Fight Club “The first rule of fight club is one never mentions fight club. No corsets, no hatpins, and no crying.”

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In the words of that lovelorn teen Taylor Swift, “go pick out a white dress” … 1890 style

Ah, the big princessy wedding gown. It was worn through the early/mid Victorian era (when Queen Victoria made white the bridal colour), in the 50s by Grace Kelly, and in the 80s by Princess Di. But what about wedding fashion in the non-poofy decades? For … Continue reading

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And you thought the wedding industry was nutty now…

The Art of Dressing a Bride, March 1894 “Of all people in the world the French are the ones who most positively combine sentiment and frocks. The rich lace, the costly jewel, the much-trimmed gown never belongs to the unmarried … Continue reading

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No more bosom friends?

Why Would You Want To Keep Your Kid From Having A Best Friend? By Sadie Stein, From the NY Times: “Increasingly, some educators and other professionals who work with children are asking a question that might surprise their parents: … Continue reading

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