Thursday BARB UP January 17, 2017

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I read a lot of blogs written by women who embrace fashion. Not couture, but every day fashion. I am a fan of women who blog. Their approach to dressing. Their embracing of the mirror selfie. Their love of their bodies. It pleases me to no end to see a post where a woman is posing in her days outfit, whether it is in her backyard or in front of the mirror. It makes me so happy when a woman asks whether she should wear something or not. It makes me want to leap with joy when a woman is proud of her choice of the day, so much so that she wants to share how she looks with a community of digital friends and followers. It all points to this: women of all ages have a place in the digital stratosphere as they do IRL. For myself, as someone who has had a complicated relationship with how her body moved in the world, how it had been received and perceived by the world, the fashion-leaning bloggers are an affirming mission statement. A reminder to me that we can continue to lead by example. By embracing who we are, who we have become, in the most modern way possible, sharing. It’s a powerful to know that as we get older, we have found a formula to loving our bodies as well as ourselves. How lucky are we to be able to have arrived at that bastion of harmony.

A conversation with my Gynecologist.

Samantha Bee: “Any kind of sexual harassment or coercion is unacceptable.”

Ashleigh Banfield: “We do not attack people for their age, or their highlights or their lipstick because it is the most hypocritical thing a woman who says she supports the women’s movement could ever do and that’s the caliber of the woman who was given all of this power and was able to wield this power.”

Bridget Bardot: “Regarding actresses, and not women in general, it is, in the vast majority of cases, hypocritical, ridiculous, without interest. This takes the place of important themes that could be discussed. I have never been a victim of sexual harassment. And I thought it was nice to be told that I was beautiful or that I had a nice little ass. This kind of compliment is nice.”

Own your anger.

I was on Gabriella Mirabelli’s podcast UpNext. Have a listen!

Okay, not buying anything is pretty, pretty great. Especially because coveting lets me dream of Very Nice Things. Like this bag, from Prada.

Oy, the “sexy silver fox” routine.

If you’re a fan of Frances McDormand and want to have a FM marathon, here’s your starter kit.

And now have a laugh with Jackie Kashian.

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