Fashion and beauty blogs for the novice?
June 24, 2008 7:04 PM Subscribe
I am learning how to 'be' a girl, after years of hiding (literally) in badly-fitting guy clothing. Could you please help suggest web resources for the beauty/fashion aspect? Something like The Sartorialist would be nice, but with a critical eye and maybe a list of which stores have those pieces/products. (similarly/previously
, but without the focus on online resources)
posted by flibbertigibbet to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (26 answers total) 66 users marked this as a favorite
I'm only just beginning to dress like a girl, after years of the worst-fitting, tattered, ugly guy clothing imaginable. I need serious help, as I just don't get how dressing like a girl works, and the more frustrated I am, the more likely I am to just revert to my guy pants and brown XL hoodies.
I don't get colour matching; I don't get patterns; I don't think about silhouettes; I don't get makeup; I don't get hair care. I'm starting at zero, which makes looking at past questions along this line (like the one linked above, but there are more) truly overwhelming.
So, I was hoping to ease into a blog or website, which would have pictures of what everything discusses but that I don't understand. I'm a visual learner, which is part of the problem; just a simple 'list' doesn't help for this particularly problem. I really, really need to see everything.
Complicating this is a kinda 'mathematically improbable' body: petite in all but bust (32F, taking up so much real estate on my chest that wearing empire-waisted fashions is an exercise in disaster) and butt, with a bit of a stomach, and a waist that is closer to the breasts than to the hips. Nothing really fits without tailoring, which I can't afford. If some kind sage could recommend something for my kind of body, or a book that describe different body types, I'd appreciate it.