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Re: Ladyfashun

Post by Ellie » 11 Feb 2019, 22:02

I probably can't wear this headwrap anyway because cultural appropriation, but it is, as the kids say, goals.

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Re: Ladyfashun

Post by nicole » 12 Feb 2019, 00:27

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Re: Ladyfashun

Post by Ellie » 12 Feb 2019, 00:32

Oooh! That's very encouraging -- thank you!
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Re: Ladyfashun

Post by Aresen » 12 Feb 2019, 00:35

nicole wrote:
12 Feb 2019, 00:27
Actually!

https://thewrap.life/pages/appropriation
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Re: Ladyfashun

Post by JasonL » 12 Feb 2019, 14:28

nicole wrote:
12 Feb 2019, 00:27
Actually!

https://thewrap.life/pages/appropriation
Ahaha we want sell more stuff and put this disclaimer on but good luck having that save you on twitter.

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Re: Ladyfashun

Post by Rachel » 12 Feb 2019, 18:23

Ellie wrote:
12 Feb 2019, 00:32
Oooh! That's very encouraging -- thank you!
There are lots of modern Orthodox women who cover their hair and get very creative with head wraps. Then when someone drags you on Twitter, you can accuse them on being anti-Semitic! Because that also always works out well.
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Post by Jennifer » 12 Feb 2019, 18:38

If my face and head were the right shape to pull that look off (they're not), I'd love to have, and know how to wear, a couple of headwraps for either bad hair days or "can't be bothered with my hair" days. Though I'd play it safe and avoid African-themed patterns (which generally come in colors that clash with my complexion anyway, so it's not like that would require any sacrifice on my part).
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Re: Ladyfashun

Post by Jennifer » 13 Feb 2019, 23:06

Ever since clicking on a certain link, I am now seeing "Wrap Life" ads on every website I visit. [Glares at Nicole]
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Re: Ladyfashun

Post by D.A. Ridgely » 13 Feb 2019, 23:32

Jadagul wrote:
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(When I was at Cambridge, basically everyone had a college scarf, which got worn everywhere. The ones in the store were stiff and scratchy, but the students who'd had them for a few years had lovely soft ones).
Yep. I got such a scarf (made in Cambridge, in fact) many years ago as a gift but the damned thing was unbearable for the first several winters I had it and thus rarely used. There isn't much call for wool scarves in Texas, so it hasn't gotten much use in recent years, which is a bit of a shame because it was just starting to get broken in.

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Post by Jennifer » 10 Mar 2019, 17:21

Quick fabric question for those in the know: is nylon equivalent to rayon in terms of reluctance to hoard humidity? I have almost completed the mammoth task of expunging ALL cotton garments out of my warm-weather [eight farking months out of every twelve] wardrobe and replacing them with fibers that stay relatively dry; all that remains is replacing ALL of my socks and undergarments, which of course is where my frugalness superpowers fail me because I will NOT buy such things secondhand. So I've been buying some rayon items, and am seeing good deals on moderately attractive nylon equivalents .. but I don't know if nylon is "safe" for such conditions. My impulse is to say "Hell no," but that's because I'm associating them with "nylons," a.k.a. "pantyhose" which are absolutely NOT humid-appropriate. (Hell, until IIRC Nicole set me straight, I used to think rayon was off-limits because it's an artificial fiber.) Would nylon undergarments be suitable for my humidity-reduction plans?
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Re: Ladyfashun

Post by nicole » 28 Mar 2019, 11:15

Jennifer wrote:
10 Mar 2019, 17:21
Quick fabric question for those in the know: is nylon equivalent to rayon in terms of reluctance to hoard humidity? I have almost completed the mammoth task of expunging ALL cotton garments out of my warm-weather [eight farking months out of every twelve] wardrobe and replacing them with fibers that stay relatively dry; all that remains is replacing ALL of my socks and undergarments, which of course is where my frugalness superpowers fail me because I will NOT buy such things secondhand. So I've been buying some rayon items, and am seeing good deals on moderately attractive nylon equivalents .. but I don't know if nylon is "safe" for such conditions. My impulse is to say "Hell no," but that's because I'm associating them with "nylons," a.k.a. "pantyhose" which are absolutely NOT humid-appropriate. (Hell, until IIRC Nicole set me straight, I used to think rayon was off-limits because it's an artificial fiber.) Would nylon undergarments be suitable for my humidity-reduction plans?
Sorry I missed this...I would think it would not be as good because nylon is actually made from polymers, from my understanding. But I'm sure there are high-quality versions/blends that would have good properties for this.
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Post by nicole » 28 Mar 2019, 11:16

Can someone fucking explain to me what the point is of a lace overlay on a bra? E.g., the stuff Thirdlove sells.

WHY IS THIS A THING, WHY WOULD YOU JUST PUT LACE ON TOP OF AN OPAQUE FABRIC LIKE THIS, THIS ISN'T A WEDDING DRESS IT IS A BRA

https://www.thirdlove.com/products/24-7 ... tte-bra-13
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Re: Ladyfashun

Post by Jennifer » 28 Mar 2019, 14:42

nicole wrote:
28 Mar 2019, 11:16
Can someone fucking explain to me what the point is of a lace overlay on a bra?
Pfft, I've been wondering that all my life. I'm guessing it's related to the unnecessary and downright ugly tiny-bows or tiny-flowers used to decorate/mar the majority of women's underwear: tiny "you could fit four of these on a dime" flower in the front center of the underpants, tinier "you could fit four on a dime and have room left over" bow between the cups of a bra (which itself may or may not be covered with equally unnecessary lace).... pffffft. [/Middle finger]
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Post by lunchstealer » 28 Mar 2019, 16:44

Obvs I have zero first hand experience but I've always assumed that the lace fringe around the edges was to diminish the for want of a better word panty line along the edge of the cup, but I can only guess that the lace overlay over the cup itself is to ensure that no one mistakes it for menswear, which is of course a serious problem in today's society.
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Re: Ladyfashun

Post by nicole » 28 Mar 2019, 17:21

Well they do make totally plain ones. I’m just like, if I want lace, it’s to be see-through.
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Re: Ladyfashun

Post by Jennifer » 30 Mar 2019, 22:40

Knowing that sufficiently thin rayon is acceptable to wear in very humid conditions has made a WORLD of difference to my ability to put together an environmentally appropriate wardrobe, and for that bit of knowledge IIRC I have Nicole to thank. Today I bought my first-ever pair of "Atlanta summer pants" attractive and flattering enough that I likely would've bought them even had I found them in New England! (If anyone is looking for hot-n-humid clothes but disdains thrift stores, a LOT of my "nice" pieces, including the pants I bought today, have the "White House Black Market" label--though so have many pieces I remember finding and rejecting because they were made of polyester. IOW, YMMV.)
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Re: Ladyfashun

Post by Ellie » 07 Jun 2019, 17:45

When traveling last week I saw this stunning tall zaftig blonde woman in a gorgeous cream-and-navy-striped jumpsuit, and all I could think of was this article you posted :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Ladyfashun

Post by Hugh Akston » 07 Jun 2019, 21:29

Ellie wrote:
07 Jun 2019, 17:45
When traveling last week I saw this stunning tall zaftig blonde woman in a gorgeous cream-and-navy-striped jumpsuit, and all I could think of was this article you posted :lol: :lol: :lol:
Maybe you should have followed her into the restroom and asked her if she needed help getting it off. In a totally non-creepy way of course.
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Post by Jennifer » 17 Jun 2019, 17:32

PSA: This is something I've suspected for awhile (after noticing certain differences in various Atlanta-summer garments of mine), but did not confirm it until reading Wikipedia just now: most rayon has essentially NO heat-retaining ability, which makes it ideal for people living in very hot climates (especially very hot and humid climates). According to Wikipedia, "Rayon fabrics are soft, smooth, cool, comfortable, and highly absorbent, but they do not always insulate body heat, making them ideal for use in hot and humid climates, although also making their "hand" (feel) cool and sometimes almost slimy to the touch.[19]"' (FWIW, I can't say I personally noticed any "slimy" feel in my rayon clothes ... at least, nothing above the baseline "sliminess" already present when every square centimeter of your skin is sweaty.)
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Re: Ladyfashun

Post by Ellie » 13 Jul 2019, 21:40

I've recently been window-shopping* for a blonde wig. Wigs that are all one uniform color are available but surprisingly uncommon. Much more popular are wigs with darker roots, in what I assume is an attempt to look more realistic (makes sense) and ride the ombre trend (would make sense if that trend hadn't already passed). Considering that one of the reasons I'm hesitant to bleach my hair again is that root upkeep was a bitch, I'm not terribly drawn to giving myself dark roots ON PURPOSE.

* Or whatever the internet version is. Browser-window shopping?
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Post by Jennifer » 13 Jul 2019, 21:47

There's a weird type of shirt I've been seeing lately, and I wonder if there is a specific name for it? At first glance it looks like a regular button-front bouse ... but when all the buttons are undone, the bottom front pieces of the shirt are still sewn together, meaning you STILL have to put it on the way you would a pullover.

I don't even get what the presumed benefit of these pullover-button hybrid shirts is supposed to be, compared to a regular pullover or a regular buttoned shirt.
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Post by Jennifer » 13 Jul 2019, 22:05

Ellie wrote:
13 Jul 2019, 21:40
I've recently been window-shopping* for a blonde wig. Wigs that are all one uniform color are available but surprisingly uncommon. Much more popular are wigs with darker roots, in what I assume is an attempt to look more realistic (makes sense) and ride the ombre trend (would make sense if that trend hadn't already passed). Considering that one of the reasons I'm hesitant to bleach my hair again is that root upkeep was a bitch, I'm not terribly drawn to giving myself dark roots ON PURPOSE.

* Or whatever the internet version is. Browser-window shopping?
I have never actually inspected full-fledged wigs, but after three years of living in a "majority minority" neighborhood, I know that genuine-hair extensions (always black or dark brown hair) are super-commonplace and not particularly expensive. I wonder -- hypothetically -- how well it might work if you were to buy a natural-hair brunette wig and then bleach/dye it blonde yourself? Maybe it would avoid the damage bleaching did to your real hair, in part because, IIRC, natural hair wigs and extensions pretty much ALL come from women in third world countries where hygiene standards are lower than ours. No modern mainstream American woman -- not even one with "strong and healthy" hair -- could sell her hair to a wigmaker, because if you keep your hair "clean" according to contemporary American standards, it's too brittle and weak to be cut off and refashioned into a wig.
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Re: Ladyfashun

Post by Ellie » 14 Jul 2019, 15:52

Jennifer wrote:
13 Jul 2019, 22:05
I wonder -- hypothetically -- how well it might work if you were to buy a natural-hair brunette wig and then bleach/dye it blonde yourself?
I actually know the answer to that hypothetical entirely by chance (somehow it came up in an unrelated discussion recently)! Almost all human hair used in beauty products comes from India or China; it's a heavily pigmented black that is very tough to bleach. Mostly it just turns orange. Somebody with access to professional chemicals and industrial equipment can do it, but not me.
IIRC, natural hair wigs and extensions pretty much ALL come from women in third world countries where hygiene standards are lower than ours. No modern mainstream American woman -- not even one with "strong and healthy" hair -- could sell her hair to a wigmaker, because if you keep your hair "clean" according to contemporary American standards, it's too brittle and weak to be cut off and refashioned into a wig.
This part I am just speculating, but I don't think it's that washing damages hair so much as most first-world women use a lot of product and heat-styling on their hair that damages it. Whatever hair "health" one gains from not washing is lost on third-world wig hair because it has to be treated for lice, parasites, etc. before being sold as beauty supplies.

It's probably a moot point anyway because there's no mechanism for collecting first-world hair and getting it to the market since the price you can get for a full head of hair isn't that great. Unless (coming back around to the initial point) you're a natural blonde, in which case you can get something like $1000 for your hair. And the wig that it makes will cost several times more than that!
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Post by Jennifer » 14 Jul 2019, 16:19

Speaking of hairstyles: modern humans have existed for about 250k years, and for the overwhelming majority of that time, I'd wager every human head on Earth that wasn't bald was covered in dreadlocks (which is basically the default style of any hair that is never cut, washed, combed or brushed). I recall once when I was miserably sick with a fever, and stayed in bed (and out of the shower) for six or seven sweaty, slimy days ... when I was finally well enough to bathe, change the bedding and otherwise resume normal non-sickness hygiene standards (and also, at that moment my hair was probably the dirtiest and messiest it's ever been in my life), before stepping into the shower I saw myself in the bathroom mirror and stared in fascinated horror at my hair -- it wasn't in true dreads, but the strands were frizzing and sticking and clumping together in a way that was obviously the first step to becoming dreads.

So I wonder -- when and where did the first Cro-Magnons get the idea of actually cleaning and styling their hair? Who first thought to try preventing those individual strands from getting matted together, and who fashioned the first comb for that purpose? And also, regarding that first person ever to sport a non-dreadlocks hairstyle -- did they actually go through the bother of combing out their dreads, or did they hack 'em all off and apply the comb to the new growth?
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Re: Ladyfashun

Post by Ellie » 21 Jul 2019, 11:07

Today Facebook wants me to buy this dress. It's cute and all, but how do you actually stand up straight in it without (in the immortal words of Project Runway) showing all the good china?
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