Archive for July, 2012

July 24, 2012

Ameila Earheart: Well-Dressed Feminist

Today on Ameila Earhart’s birthday, we celebrate the accomplishments of  an inspiring woman who made history.  As a pilot and author, her journeys set records and won her distinguished awards. She helped women achieve their dreams of entering the aviation field by helping establish The Ninety-Nines, an organization of women pilots and as a counselor at Purdue University. Amelia was able to break the barriers of gender and gain the respect she deserved in a male dominated field.

Here’s how you can recreate the look of the “queen of the air,” who has become such an American icon.

(Haute Hippie Pants, The Row Jacket, Topshop Scarf, Rag & Bone Shirt, MICHAEL KORS belt, LeBunny Bleu Oxfords, Belstaff Jacket)

July 24, 2012

Is this real– Period Tracker Lite?

Ok, so if anyone follows my blog you could probably guess that I am not that hip with technology, yes I can navigate my macbook enough to successfully maneuver the Adobe Suite, but I recently got my first iPhone, which is sadly just a 3GS. Anyway, the other day when I was at work, my coworker announced that there were 5 days left until her period. This particular statement did not seem strange to me until she showed me her iPhone screen that was covered in pink hearts and a tracker that clearly said “5 days left until your period.” My first reaction was, what the hell? I was totally put-off by the happy faces and butterflies. I mean first of all if my period is in five days I better have some stormy clouds and trolls, amiright?

Another comical aspect of this app is that the description says it is “simple and cute.”  Let me reiterate that there is nothing cute about a period.  I also don’t understand the relevance of the tree branch, but clearly I don’t get this, and as I researched this app I found there is a Lite and Deluxe version.  I understand that some ladies need to track their monthly visitor, but why does it have to look like this? I think it is a true reflection of the weird culture we have developed around menstruation– from “girly” Kotex commercials to “cute” period apps.

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