Today as been a bit of an up and down ride for as as we got bad news from our accoutant, great news from some publicists, and then more bad news about the economy in general but we are able to keep a brave face thanks to our amazing community.
The Coveted writes about Junko Shimada's not quite ballet flats that are a new spin on a classic point shoe. We aren't quite sure we would be able to wear them but they sure are fascinating!
Trust Your Style gives an interesting spin on the basics with a post she titles "Love+Price+Longevitiy= Dress of Trends" That is the sort of equation we are interesting in solving!
Temptalia has a set of tutorials on achieving beautiful and wearable pink makeup looks. They are so good we think even we could manage the pink without making us look like we have a bad case of pink eye.
Platinum Blonde does Little Red Riding Hood. My what big accessories you have my dear!
Vie Couture turns us on to a new handbag designer Claudia Canova. The color blocking is extremely attractive.
Human beings are lazy, busy, impulsive, inert, and irrational creatures highly susceptible to predictable biases and errors. That's why they can be nudged in socially desirable directions. A nudge is thus any noncoercive alteration in the context in which people make decisions. The libertarian paternalism behind it is rooted in Thaler's [author of the study] lifelong fascination with the power of small, seemingly innocuous details — the arrangement of food in a cafeteria, the drawing of a small fly in the bowl of a urinal, a pattern of lines on the road — to influence people's behavior.Perhaps Anya Hindemarch's I'm Not a Plastic Bag frenzy wasn't just designed to garner attention and sales. Maybe it was a subtle nudge to help us live better more sustainable lives. OK, we admit it might be a stretch. Fashion designers don't know shit about public policy nor do we wager they care except as it affects import tariffs. But designers do know a thing or two about affecting behavior. In fact, inciting desire and actions against all rational thought is something that the industry has perfected. Thus if you combine our penchant for behavior modification with a desire for change you get a text book example of New Paternalism. The tote bag just may be our summer savior. Sure you can buy an expensive canvas tote bag like the Hermes Garden Tote but there are plenty of classic affordable options like the Eddie Bauer Canvas Tote just waiting to help you make better decisions. And it is just so much easier to forgo a plastic bag when you are running errands if you have a roomy tote on your arm. So go buy a tote. It will help a fashion house and nudge you towards slightly more sustainable behavior patterns. And its entirely up to you. Except you know you REALLY want to buy one. Go buy a bag! And then ponder free will.