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April 23

Help me track down this awesome necklace!
So, I was watching a thing on the Science Channel tonight, and one of the women on the show was wearing this great boombox necklace; you can see a picture here. I've been searching online for one like it, but surprisingly, I haven't had any luck. The ones I have found lack the details that I really want: I don't want just a little charm; I don't want one that hangs from one corner (I love the way the original is attached to the chain at both corners); I don't want plastic. I would really prefer silver, at least in color. Help?
posted by sarcasticah at 8:33 PM - 7 answers
Why are Nike's basketball shoes so narrow?
I'm looking for an article or a good explanation for why Nike's basketball shoes are so narrow. Basketball players are some of the bigger/taller people on the planet, so what gives? [more inside]
posted by cashman at 12:38 PM - 4 answers

How to wear a shawl fashionably
I am knitting a lot and I love the look of so many of the shawl patterns available. Different shapes, different sizes, solid ones, lace ones, etc. I want to make some, but I worry that wearing them is going to make me look frumpy or geriactric. I know it can be done but... how? [more inside]
posted by PuppetMcSockerson at 6:43 AM - 20 answers

April 22

Socks that may or may not exist
A plea for socks for a fussy, fussy, fussy man. [more inside]
posted by A Terrible Llama at 4:11 PM - 23 answers

Makeup Geeks: As a beginner what should I buy and bookmark?
I'm interested in learning about applying makeup, starting from zero knowledge. [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 7:36 AM - 31 answers

Tailor needed to copy shirts, coat in Minneapolis-St Paul area
Looking for a professional or skilled amateur the metro area to make some clothes for me by cutting up and copying existing clothes! [more inside]
posted by Frowner at 6:33 AM - 2 answers

April 21

An SPF-free tinted moisturizer?
I went all feminist hulk and threw away all of my make up, but now I kind of want some tinted moisturizer as my skin isn't really adjusting to the climate of my new home. (Breakout city!) I need something that is SPF-free, and for a complexion similar to Kerry Washington or Mindy Kaling, and I've never seen tinted moisturizer any darker than something meant for like, Eva Longoria. I'd prefer if it was made from all natural ingredients, was fragrance free, and didn't smudge, and I'm also on a budget- I would like to keep it under $20 if possible. Thanks!
posted by Enchanting Grasshopper at 6:23 AM - 16 answers

Help me make this Britney Spears backpack less Britney
I want to upcycle this glittery pink Britney Spears backpack into a more grown up bag. Preferably black. Does anyone have suggestions? Images inside. [more inside]
posted by bluelight at 5:36 AM - 16 answers

April 20

Clothing, maybe a bit of Class, a little unique, smaller price tag?
So, for the longest time, I have coveted some of the vests sold by San Fransisco alt clothing store Five and Diamond such as this. I like getting occasionally dressed up and I tend to favor stark contrasts of a white collard shirt with something else (a vest a tie etc.) when I do. I am looking for something like that but, as in the linked vest, with a little extra pizazz That being said, I don't get dressed up often enough these days (nor do I necessarily make enough money) to rationalize dropping that much money on a single item. Anyone have cheaper ideas of where to find similar items?
posted by sendai sleep master at 8:29 PM - 3 answers

Where do I find clothes for a plus-size 10 yr old girl?
Help us find clothes for a 10 year old plus-size girl! [more inside]
posted by Sal and Richard at 8:07 PM - 7 answers

Where can I find a quality women's corduroy blazer in San Fran?
I've got an unexpected day free in San Francisco tomorrow and I'd like to do some shopping. One thing I haven't been able to find back home in Sydney is a nice corduroy women's blazer. I had one years ago in a lovely dusty pink and I wore it til it fell apart. Anybody know if they're "in" this spring and where I can find one in the city? (Colour doesn't really matter.)
posted by web-goddess at 6:52 PM - 5 answers

April 19

Where's my shirt?
Please hope me find a replacement for my favorite rugby shirt. [more inside]
posted by Thorzdad at 12:12 PM - 5 answers

What would James (or Jane) Bond wear? (versatile enough for ANYTHING)
How can one dress (men or women) in the morning and be prepared for ANYTHING. Any given day might unexpectedly include very active outings or very formal appointments? Sure, a change of clothes is handy -- BUT THERE'S NO TIME, Q! [more inside]
posted by GPF at 11:32 AM - 5 answers

Smelly in my merino
Within 2 days I smell in my merino baselayer. Do I just have super bacteria on my right armpit, or do other people with merino wildly exaggerate their experiences? [more inside]
posted by facehugger at 10:54 AM - 18 answers

Can someone recommend some cheap but good silver/white hairspray please.
Can someone recommend some cheap but good silver/white hairspray please. I have dark brown hair, but want to dress up as a character (Kakashi from Naruto) that has silver/white hair. Can anyone recommend a good tin of hair spray that is cheap but works well please. PS I live in the UK.
posted by sockpim at 10:16 AM - 2 answers

Cool Mens Clothes That Fit
Where can I find cool clothes outside of the normal mens range in regular sizes? [more inside]
posted by xingcat at 10:01 AM - 8 answers

April 17

Looking for graphic t-shirts that aren't terrible
I've decided that I want to get a few graphic t-shirts for the summer. I've found a few designs on Spreadshirt that I like, but I've never used the service before, and I'm sort of nervous about their general quality. Overall I'm wondering if anyone has experience buying from them. If not, then do you have experience buying from other store-fronts that sell custom printed shirts from a broad range of artists? I'm looking for a wide range of designers, and as few clever puns or of-the-moment pop culture references as possible. I'm interested in abstract designs more than stuff that's text or brand heavy. Ideally this would be about 20 dollars per shirt.
posted by codacorolla at 6:26 PM - 13 answers

Can you recommend a tattoo artist in Vancouver, BC or maybe Seattle?
My wife is looking for someone to do a floral tattoo somewhat in the style of this tattoo or this tattoo. Any recommendations would be much appreciated. Thanks! [more inside]
posted by Nelsormensch at 10:42 AM - 4 answers

April 16

Need an Easter dress, plus size, short notice.
My grandparents are very elderly and chances are very good this will be at least one's last Easter. I hate dressing up, in dresses especially, but doing so always makes them absolutely delighted. So, I spent a lot of time taking measurements and stuff to order something well ahead of time from an online retailer who has been making excuses for weeks and finally said they'd refund my money because they can't get my order to me after all. Well... okay, clothes aren't my forte at the best of times, I need emergency fashion assistance. [more inside]
posted by Sequence at 11:23 AM - 30 answers

April 15

How should I cut my long, very fine hair?
Help me decide on a haircut! I have very fine, mostly straight hair that is currently about an inch and a half past my shoulders. I'd like some ideas for haircuts (without going short). [more inside]
posted by aka burlap at 8:10 AM - 12 answers

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