Sunday, January 25, 2009

Dress Up: Joan Holloway Paper Dolls

We just heard that the cast of Mad Men picked up the Screen Actors Guild Award for best ensemble in a TV drama. Congratulations all around! We're itching to see what her curviness Christina Hendricks was rocking on the red carpet, but we did find something fun to pass the time while we're waiting. Joan Holloway paper dolls! These were created by the very talented Dyna Moe (who designs lots of other cool Mad Men stuff, by the way). Download outfits from season one and season two. Hey, if we can't have these clothes in real life, at least we can have them on paper. Which outfit do you covet most?


Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Michelle Obama's Inaugural Ball Gown? Amazing. Here's Why.

There was a lot to celebrate about the inauguration, but I did an extra little cartwheel (Okay, a cartwheel in my mind. But it was a good one.) when I saw that Michelle Obama's gorgeous ball gown was designed by Jason Wu.

The executive director of Jason Wu's studio is Michelle Taveras, one of the role models I interviewed for You're Amazing! As a teen, Michelle spoke about the media's influence on girls in the U.S. at the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, China. Today she is a leader in Jason Wu's company. Clearly this is a woman who knows something about making history. Here's a piece of advice she offers to girls everywhere:

"I think we grow when we step out of our comfort zone. We feel uncomfortable and vulnerable and that's OK. It is only then that we are strong and bold enough to tackle our fears and evolve to the next level."

Keep taking risks and taking it to the next level, Michelle. It's working for you!