Carousel: Week Ending 16th July 2010

Photo by Ellen Von Unwerth.

If you’re heading to the land down under any time soon, you might want to check out Jaded Vixen’s Guide To Melbourne!

I am in love with Awkward Family Pet Photos. Can’t even tell you.

Sarah Wilson tries a cool self discipline technique. I tried it too. It works for me!


Customer: “Oh, I just love your accent! Are you British?”
Me: “No, ma’am. I’m a New Zealander.”
Customer: “Are you Aussie?”
Me: “No, I’m a New Zealander.”
(It continues…)

Dyslexia: Fabulous Guide To Success by smartie-pants nonpareil Siobhan!

Are you an organising extremist? Thanks Dani!

I love reading about Doc Sorrow’s med school adventures.

Ellen Von Unwerth shoots Madisyn Ritland in a very homage-to-Madonna kinda way.

The Manifesto Of Encouragement is BRILLIANT. Click. Read. Add.

Oh my. Have you seen What Courtney Wore Today?

From Wired — Self-Service: The Delicate Dance of Online Bragging. This piece is excellent! I love it.

In fact, James Fowler, a political scientist at UC San Diego who studies social networks both online and off, has shown that positive networks built on cooperation and altruism tend to thrive, while negative ones tend to dissolve. “Apparently, evolution favors behaviors that cause us to disconnect from mean people,” he says.

Ross Hudgens talks about authenticity in marketing (& a lot about blogging).

On Monday, I met Kelly aka The Glamourai. She is lovely! I just started reading her blog & I love it like mad. Here, she shows you how to make a DIY scarf dress!

The Blogger’s Guide To Hustling: Networking, Promoting & Getting Your Blog OUT THERE! by Corinne of Frock & Roll!

DAR: A Super Girly Top Secret Comic Diary is totally cute! Why did I not know about this before?!

I Write Like… This one has been doing the rounds. You put in some of your writing & it will tell you who your writing style is most similar to. Apparently, I write like David Foster Wallace, & I’m pretty okay with that.

The Book Inscriptions Project is fascinating!

10 Things Prince Taught Me About Fashion. Yes!!!!!!!!!!

Where We Design is a look into office spaces.

2 Ways You Think Yourself Unhappy (& 10 Things To Do About It from Tiny Buddha.

I love this shoot that my darlings at Wildfox Couture styled for EXIT magazine. Atlanta, Little Cherry Bomb. It’s really cute & sexy, kind of retro American classic… I can’t describe it, I just adore it.

Feminism Doesn’t Sparkle: What Twilight Teaches Young Girls.

This is great! Colour Coordinating Clothes. I’m going to be bookmarking it!

$30 Date Night! Fantastic!

Eight Tips For Finding Your Syncrodestiny from Crazy Sexy Life.

Here’s a fab video from Kris Carr about making the transition from the SAD (Standard American Diet) to a more plant-based diet. I love Kris! Isn’t she fantastic? Check out that pink streak, too!

Angel’s yummy round-up: Mermaid Corpseflower Honey. Also, I miss her!

Ask Nubby: What Was Your Teenage Style Like? I love this post! Too cute.

Pretty Raw is great!

Mookychick is an “alt.girl community” & it’s fantastic!

Why men should care about interior decorating. HELLO every man PLEASE read this! Send it to your single male friends! Your slovenly boyfriend! Your less-than-tidy brother! It can be your good deed for the day.

It doesn’t have to be perfect, it just has to look like you’re not planning to kill yourself.

Am I Nuts?! Professional analysis from people who know. Yep!

Pale & Proud: Why I Won’t Be Getting a Sun Tan, No Matter How Much It Annoys People.

Can someone please bring me cheesecake in a mug?!

Alright! That’ll do! Enjoy your weekend, & stay beautiful!