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Best of the Looks, Best of the Books 3/11/11

2011 March 11

Today is not only a Friday, that most anticipated of days, it’s also Looks and Books’ one-year birthday! It was a year ago that I converted my old personal blog, Boston Bookbean, into the current iteration of Looks & Books (which I could not have done without the support and tech wisdom of this fine gentleman). My average daily readership has more than quadrupled since those early days, and I’m so thankful that people are continuing to read and discuss and allow me to keep writing. So thanks all of you! I’m very proud of this little blog and I hope this is not the last birthday celebration.

Best of the Looks:

I’ve been really digging gold and mustard lately, and this Malene Birger gown is so lovely.

Kate Spade tugs on my heartstrings again with these tipsy flats.

Step, Clap, Go! from Opening Ceremony on Vimeo. Opening Ceremony has paired with the Target Go! Designer collection to showcase the Bronx steppers, Bad News, as they perform in dresses from the collection. I’m not only excited to have a chance to get dresses I missed out on the first time around, but also that they chose to showcase real, talented women with real bodies to model their clothing.

Best of the Books:

This theater converted into a bookstore is so gorgeous. I want to go to there.

Michael Chabon, one of my favorite writers, is getting a new show on HBO. Count me in.

Have you guys been following the controversy over the New York Times reporting on the sexual assault of an 11-year-old girl? It’s a good lesson that language is so important in journalism, and also shows just how far we still have to go in changing the gender stereotypes ingrained into sexual assault and domestic violence.

Lastly, my thoughts go out to those in Japan and surrounding areas who are struggling with national devastation due to the tsunami today.

*image above via The Common State

2 Responses Post a comment
  1. March 11, 2011

    Happy birthday, lil’ blog! You’re all e-grown up now.

  2. Amanda permalink
    March 12, 2011

    The first anniversary is the “paper” anniversary… this ironic or appropriate?

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