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stylecasting it up!

22 Jun

ever wanted to go to a party at a hair salon? I didn’t even know I wanted to but I realized I did on Wednesday night.

Sponsored by StyleCaster, Teddie Kossof Salon, SecondCityStyle, Sebastian  Professional and ChicagoStreetStyle this networking event brought together a wonderful group of women, all decked out in amazing clothing, and ready to get glamed up. O! and did we!

That’s right. This is the best part: You could get your hair styled by one of the stylists from Teddie Kossof Salon… while sippin wine and jammin to dance tunes…

My stylist was Mindy. She is awesome. She got her inspiration from my vintage sailor inspired outfit and went retro. I went from having a high bun to a faux-bob with retro waves in the front. reallly amazing! and it took ten minutes. it was so dramatic that when i got home everyone thought i cut my hair.


the other great part was meeting new friends.

It was wonderful to meet Francia from Chicago Blogger Network and Meghan and Abbie from Stylecasters. the ladies rock. I even had a chat with Amy from Chicago Street Style. keeping it low key.

yes, oddly this event was in the suburbs but it was totally worth it. The Teddy Kossof Salon is an awesome space (it has 2 floors and over 30 stylists)  and the stylists are amazing. worth the drive.

(pssst! win a gift certificate if your the first to comment on this post!)

yup! this stylejuncture event was a total success! cheers to starting the weekend early and right!

Fashion Origami!

29 Mar

I live in a small town, needless to say we hang at my friend’s houses most of the time, there’s nothing more to do, except go to the bar and that gets boring. While at one of their houses I noticed this awesome paper dress:

I asked my friend what it was and she said: Fashion Origami! I thought it was so cool. I hate origami, mostly because I suck at it. Here is the shirt I made and the shirt my friend made:

See what I mean?

However, I really like the idea, it’s a way to spend time clearing your mind and focusing on making something creative. As a grad school student I really appreciate whenever I can be creative.

This is the brand that my friend had. It costs about $12 plus shipping and brings a lot of already cut paper and the instructions. Below is my friend’s collection… that  green bow-tie piece is actually supposed to be a bra…

Of course, this also has an effect or maybe reflects trends already present in fashion. This blog has a good sample of this connection http://ajurettemagablog.blogspot.com/2010/11/origami-inspired-fashion-designs.html

And for an everyday sense of how to bring origami into our lives here’s an awesome pic from London Fashion week…get inspired!

pic from: http://blog.stylesight.com/street/sculptural-style/attachment/london-fashion-week-fw-12-sculptural-fashion-origami-minimalism-120

We’re on Pinterest!

5 Feb

Over here at FashionFoodFeminism we try to stay up on our technology/social media. The newest thing we’ve started (and are slightly obsessed with) is Pinterest. This is a social media tool that allows you to create virtual pinboards. You can “pin” things that you see on blogs/wesbites that you frequent and categorize them into various boards. So, if you see a recipe that you like here, you can “pin” it to your “have recipes” board for later usage.

The social media component is really interesting as well. You can log in with your Facebook or Twitter and you automatically have “friends” on Pinterest and can look at their boards, repinning as you please.

Speaking of social media here is a picture I repinned from Pinterest:

how i would explain social media to my mom.


I will say that it is a total time suck just like most social media. And sometimes I find myself  pinning things for my home that I will probably never be able to afford. Or recipes that I’ll never make. Or things for a wedding that I don’t think I want to even have. And I do enjoy doing all those things.

So go ahead and find us:

Vera and Phaydra’s Pinterest’s

You can also find me (vera) on Instagram: @missverasays

Go Pin! Enjoy!

Whale Friendship Bracelets

5 Oct

Since I think most of us would agree we would rather be a whale than a mermaid it reminded me of one of my favorite items on Etsy.  I have had this saved in my favorites for over a year now.  This bracelet is made by Mary Beth Heishman of I Adorn U.  This bracelet is brass and says Best Friends.  One for you and one for your friend.  It is also available in silver and you can have the bracelets customized with your names for no extra charge.


If you don’t wear bracelets she also has necklaces.  My favorite is this silver Amies which is French for friends.

sometimes it rains. and two hours later it’s hot as hell.

5 Oct

The Bay Area has hard to predict weather. Summer doesn’t start until September and then it starts raining. Oh! The rain! I had never experienced such debilitating rain in my life before I moved to Oakland. It will seriously rain for a couple hours in the morning and then sometime in the afternoon it’s 75 degrees out and you need to change your outfit.

You could wear a variance of all of these items throughout the day:

As well as clothing, your taste and cravings for food will vary throughout the day. I could go from craving a bowl of hot steamy kimchi stew to a deluxe double scoop of sweet cream ice cream.

Vintage Finds at Seek

4 Oct

Seek Vintage is a cute boutique on Chicago Avenue.  It’s cozy and not overwhelming.  Carefully curated with vintage gems. I like to think about my purchases so I walked away empty handed.  I absolutely adored and definitely would not have had to think about buying the sailor shoes, but they were too small for me!  They were a 7.5 and I usually wear a 9.  My feet are ginormous compared to the rest of me.  It was a sad day indeed. Here are some interesting items to check out.

liberal feminism paradox: illustrated

4 Oct

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