This makes me happy. There’s a whole blog, Paleo-Future.Com, that focuses on images of the future that people in the past have held. Lots of Disney stuff, of course, but other very fascinating pictures, videos, and other resources.
Nate sent me two links that you might be interested in. First comes Capsters, culturally sensitive sportswear for Muslim women:
Created by young Dutch designer Cindy van den Bremen, Capsters are sleek head coverings made from comfortable, stretchy fabrics… Covering a woman’s head and neck as stipulated by Islamic or cultural tradition, they make it possible for women to participate in sports and physical activities without having to worry about their headscarves shifting.
Of more interest to me personally are TOMS Shoes, socially-conscious footwear that are taking the LA fashion scene by storm:
Not just casual chic slip-ons that were spotted all over L.A. this summer, TOMS Shoes give new meaning to ‘two for the price of one’. For each pair purchased (USD 38), TOMS gives a pair to a disadvantaged child in South America. Materials and shoes are produced and manufactured in Argentina under strict ‘no sweatshop’ guidelines, ensuring fair labor practices and minimal impact on the environment.
Good to hear about these things. Perhaps my dream of a Whole-Foods-like clothing store is getting closer to feasibility…
It is true that the “women” you see in fashion magazines don’t truly exist. Even Cindy Crawford has said “even I don’t wake up looking like Cindy Crawford.” Now you can watch the evolution from reality to fantasy. I had to watch it twice.
Families Weight Comments May Harm Girls for Years is the title of the article. This may seem obvious, but I sure wish someone had pointed that out to my parents. You know, diet programs at age eleven are 1) never a very good idea and 2) really hard on one’s self esteem, not to mention waistline. I have heard that kids will self-regulate their eating quite unselfconsciously. Thus, if one presents healthy options — both for eating and excercise — that should be all the “commentary” necessary.
Good article from the New York times about ritual and fashion at a gay wedding between a former seminarian and a former monk, complete with huppah. Good read.