In Chicago style, or barring that, in Generally Accepted Historical Practice, how should one capitalize the following sentence, which discusses the "Isthmus of Panama" (which is undoubtedly capitalized when it appears in full): "The canal crossed the isthmus." or "The canal crossed the Isthmus."? (My CMS subscription has lapsed and I can't afford a re-up, alas.)
Book about style/clothing for a woman in her mid 20s wanting to look her age and put together a new wardrobe [more inside]
How can I dress older now that I'm 25? [more inside]
We're trying to start a vintage clothing business! How do we source the best clothing at the best prices?
How do I source reasonable to high quality vintage clothing at low prices [more inside]
I'm trying to decide whether or not to cut my hair (as well as how to cut it), and I think I'm boring everyone around me with my endless dithering. [more inside]
Where should I look for information on becoming a bespoke tailor (through books/self-education, training, and/or apprenticeship) in the United States? [more inside]
Where can I find more "animal fiction" like this? [more inside]
Do you have any suggestions for a fun, short haircut for straight hair that will look good on both a guy and a girl? [more inside]
Where am I NOT looking for great women's clothes which aren't too expensive? I'm a UK size 18 (US size 16, I think), and shop in all the usual UK high street places that go up to that size. I'm looking for clothes which are a little quirkier and more interesting than what you can find there. [more inside]
Does anyone make a stylish laptop case? [more inside]
Are there any books out there in the vein of The Artist's Way and Apartment Therapy, but for clothes? [more inside]
Where else can I shop for structured, simple-but-fashiony basics? I am a woman in my late-20s. [more inside]
The era of skinny women's jeans has been here for a while, but I've still got a closet full of my perfectly good boot-cut and flared jeans. Can I wear these judiciously (even among young people) without looking embarrassingly out-of-touch? If not, should I try to alter them, or is there a chance they'll come back into style in a year or two anyway? [more inside]
Why won't <colgroup> style properly? [more inside]
Image link with some examples. I need help coming up with a concise description of this hairstyle, preferably using hair/fashion industry standard terminology. [more inside]
I recently realized I look, dress, and act like my mother. No, my grandmother. I'm 26 and I need help knowing how to look my age. Help? [more inside]
I volunteered to do my own makeup for a wedding in which I am one of the bridesmaids. I don't typically wear much makeup, but I thought, how hard could it be? I got a bunch of nice stuff from Aveda and am testing it out, watching tutorials, etc. but I seem to be having an eyeshadow fail (and maybe some other stuff). [more inside]
Any recommendations for rain boots that look good while not killing my feet? [more inside]
Hi all, I have long caucasian wavy-curly hair, and I'm looking for a stylist who really understands (ideally specialises in) curly hair. Someone who can work with the natural texture and not expect I'm going to straighten it or blow-dry it (complete masochism in a rainy climate...) I'm willing to travel for a good cut so can anyone recommend me a stylist or a salon in London, Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam....?
Please help me figure out cute outfits when wearing athletic running shoes all day in the summer. I have to wear these for my severe flat/ pronating feet and cannot wear sandals in the summer but still want to look cute and sporty. I am a healthy middle aged woman who travels a lot, walks a lot, lives in a small town and generally has a casual lifestyle. (I would not wear them out to dinner--don't worry) just errands, housework,yard work,family bbqs) I don't need help figuring out my fall and winter outfits because sturdy cute boots are my lifesaver but since in summer I cannot wear sandals I need help with cute sneaker outfits. Please don't suggest Converse or other "fashion" sneakers because they are not sufficient. (i tried!). thanks so much for your help!
Pajama jeans: Where and when can I rock them? If at all? And will casual third party observers be able to tell in wearing fake jeans? [more inside]
Ladies! Can you help another lady out by helping her man find the right handbag? [more inside]
I want to find my personal style, but I don't want to be categorized as fashionable or trendy in any way. You might not be an independent film costume designer, but maybe you can help me find blogs or sites for inspiration. [more inside]
Tell me about document control for the beginner, without specialist software? [more inside]
Help me find a not-outrageous tailor for casual women's clothing in Seattle. [more inside]
Help me find a new style of eyeglasses. Specifically rimless glasses. [more inside]
Point me to some fashionable, lightweight purses that could attractively accommodate this camera insert and a smallish budget? [more inside]
A silly question: what "closet organizer/style manager" app for Android will allow me to easily take and store pictures of my actual outfit (ie. me wearing clothes), along with storing pictures of individual pieces from my wardrobe and their arrangements (ie. a "blueprint" for my outfit)? [more inside]
For my job: I told a customer I'd try my best to find a specific pair of sunglasses, model/brand, but I'm having trouble doing that. What sunglasses does Agent Coulson wear in 'The Avengers'? Picture link inside [more inside]
Help me dress my age, but still be me. [more inside]
My new boss is totally different from my old boss. Help me persuade my colleagues not to hate him. [more inside]
I am very vain and particular about my hair, which I wear in a parted pompadour. I would like to carry a quality gentleman's comb, possibly with a case. Something with a vintage, classy look that elicit admiration and envy. Can you help me find this comb on the internet or in Chicago? [more inside]
What Python and PHP source code can I read to become a better programmer? [more inside]
My department chair thinks I dress too nicely for academia. Is this solid career advice, or is he just being a curmudgeon? [more inside]
What's a cool/quirky nail polish look for a 30-something with an otherwise nondescript sense of style? [more inside]
I need a source to help me decide best dress shapes and styles for my body. [more inside]
I would like to buy a men's jacket like the one Stockhausen is wearing in this video. I'm not sure what the style is called. Any ideas on search terms and/or links to specific jackets for sale? The color is not particularly important -- it's all about the style.
I am currently studying a dance-based course at uni, which requires a day-to-day wardrobe of stretchy, comfortable clothes (leotards, singlets, leggings etc.). Easy enough. But I need warm things to chuck on over the top of my dance gear in between classes and I'm sick of trackies and hoodies. Help me find some inspiration. [more inside]
Suddenly, and for no obvious reason, my Wordpress installation seems to have lost its style sheets for all of the admin interface. The blog is fine, by the way. What the heck do I do to fix it? [more inside]
Is there a name for the kind of aesthetic you find in Sailor Moon, the Sixth Doctor's TV intro, and Robot Unicorn Attack? What's the history of the whole magical-sparkles-in-space thing, and where can I find more of it? [more inside]
How do I wear this blazer and not look like an idiot? I have absolutely no idea how I am going to wear this. I'd like to dress it up, with maybe a white shirt and tie, but what colors? And what color pants? I am totally confused as to why my mom would buy this for me as a gift.
Can someone point me to that recent article which was talking about how movies from previous decades were clearly of that stylish era but that it is hard to tell apart movies starting in the 1990's until today except for maybe computer and cell phone technology?
I desire a new bag. Something sturdy to carry my laptop* and books in. Something I can easily kart around on my bicycle (on my back, shoulder, or otherwise a flexible paneer). I'm based in London, UK. Budget floating around £100ish. Give me inspiration people! [more inside]
Do you own UGG boots ? Could you tell me a little bit more about your experience wearing them ? [more inside]
What are some good resources to learn how to decorate for Christmas? [more inside]
My clothes aren't fitting right anymore, but I haven't gained or lost weight. What's going on? [more inside]
How do you develop a sense of aesthetics in interior design? [more inside]