Carousel: Week Ending 5th March 2010

AliceFrom Welcome To Wonderland. Thanks, Johanna!

Hello Friday! In the words of Bruce Forsyth, nice to see ya, to see ya nice! What do you have planned for this weekend? If I had to guess, I’d say a large number of you are going to go & see Alice In Wonderland. I’m undecided as to whether I’ll go this weekend! Might be too wild & cray-zee for me… !

If you’re skipping the crowds comme moi, here are a bunch of tasty internet morsels!

You may recall last week’s Things I Love Thursday had a picture of a model wearing amazing makeup! Very clever nonpareil Skye did her own interpretation… I love it!

Olympians’ daily food choices are important as their rigorous training! (Shocking, I know!)

5 foods to eat for healthy, glowing skin! If you’re too lazy to go through the slideshow, here’s the summary: tomatoes, green tea, berries, fish & seafood & brown rice! (The Dish drinks green tea like it is going out of style, is 9 years older than me & I SWEAR does not have A SINGLE WRINKLE. That’s a good enough case study for me.)

Looking at curvy women ‘gives men the same high as alcohol or drugs’ from the Daily Mail.

According to research, figures such as Beyonce’s also light up the male brain in the same way as illegal drugs. Acknowledging that the findings were not groundbreaking, Dr Steven Platek reckoned: ‘Hugh Hefner could have told us that by showing us how many zeroes are in his bank account.’ … The study is one of several recently to offer hope to Miss Average. In December scientists announced that men don’t hanker after women whose legs go forever. And last month they said having a big bottom is good for health.

Chocolate slavery… No joke! Read up!

Rainymood = perfect sleep, instantly. Thanks, Neil!

What I Learned From Anna Wintour via The Huffington Post. Thanks for the link, Danielle! I find Anna Wintour extremely fascinating. “On to the next”, indeed!

Become an Unforgettable Woman. …Your thoughts?

I like this & apparently George Carlin did not write it! OOH SCANDAL! Thanks for the link Mary!

My friend Zoetica is a) clever & b) beautiful. She received a package of Sugarpill Cosmetics just like I did, & you can see what she did with them here! Bravo!

I totally love F*ck Yeah Chubby Girls. Seeing all these girls who LOVE their bodies, who feel confident & look sexy in just their underwear & look like they are having SO MUCH FUN gives me tingles.

I discovered EFT Magic the other day. Awesome!

David Barton Talks: Fashionable Legs. For gym bunnies, or aspiring gym bunnies!

Men have feelings too… who knew? (Just kidding…) Read about the Men’s Warrior Weekend, & thanks to the now well-known self-wedded nonpareil, Crosby, for the link!

How to: focus in batches & some happy relationship maths (& proof every woman needs a plumber) by Sarah Wilson.

Doozers and losers: my favourite business mistakes from Danielle LaPorte’s White Hot Truth. Essential reading for any savvy girl.

OkCupid, Kill Me makes me glad I’m not dating. But hey, don’t give up hope! I met Dishy on OkCupid!

Witch tower is a nice Tumblr. I feel like witchy stuff is “in” right now. Maybe it is a function of the cold weather?

Kate from Lovelorn Unicorn wrote about this amazing stationery shop. HELLO, LOVER! Sometimes in my most distant daydreams, I fantasize about having the time to write letters again. One day!

Characteristics of a Self-Actualizing Person… This is great, rank yourself!

Listed below are a series of 16 characteristics of a self-actualizing individual as described by Abraham Maslow. Self-actualizing here is defined as a person who is in the process of fulfilling their potential. After slowly and thoroughly reading each characteristic, rate yourself on the scale listed below that characteristic from 1 to 10.

Astro-Query: What Would You Tell Your (Slightly) Younger Self? Good question! The comments are great.

Australians! Get involved with The Road Trip! It’s a road trip that will be happening around Australia in May with MakePovertyHistory, & it’s a way for young people to raise awareness about poverty. Thanks to Patsy for letting me know!

In May 2010 you can be part of the 1000 young people who will again embark on a nationwide road trip to help end extreme poverty. We will be leaving from every major city in the country, from the 8th – 15th May, in order to spread the MAKEPOVERTYHISTORY message and raise awareness of global poverty. Through flash mobs, meetings with MPs and businesses, speeches at schools, music events and more, we will generate the groundswell of support necessary to achieve real change.

Mishka is an incredible makeup artist from Adelaide! I love her blog so much! There’s a lot of really informative stuff about makeup & extremely delicious photographs to keep you looking! Check out this Jessica Rabbit look, her fab Miu Miu sunglasses & this great concoction! It’s so rare to find a blog that makes you want to go back & read all the entries… This one definitely fits the bill.

Jealousy, Envy, the Green-Eyed Monster from dramatis personae.

Dita Von Teese EXCLUSIVE: gets up close and personal with the burlesque goddess:

The most important thing to remember is that there can be no real definition of beauty… that old saying that beauty is “in the eye of the beholder” is the truth. Being true to yourself and using what you’ve got it the best way, I’m really just a girl who is enhancing what she’s got, and that’s it!

It’s Springtime: 4 Timeless Thoughts on the Most Optimistic of Seasons from Positivity Blog. I love this!

I rediscovered Belle de Jour’s blog yesterday & am loving it more than ever. For those of you who don’t know, Belle de Jour wrote Belle de Jour: Diary of an Unlikely Call Girl which later became Secret Diary of a Call Girl (one of my favourite shows). Here are some of my picks from her recent posts…

Stereotype 2: “Women are never satisfied with anything I do!”

She knows you feel it, but she wants reassurance too. Your feelings are important, but they don’t keep her warm and safe at night. There is no way for her to be reassured she’s still in an equal partnership unless you find a way to show her – especially when it’s difficult, because the little things mean more then. She doesn’t care what you feel. She cares what you do.

Your cut-and-keep guide to what people say vs. what people really mean.

When someone says: “I wouldn’t pay £300 for that.” What they mean is: “I think a woman’s value, sexual or otherwise, is entirely based on her looks.”

Let me tell you about the best gift I ever received.

I had a narrow escape from being just another boring blonde – not to mention an early release from the cycle of self-hatred and frantic desperation that plagues many women as they age. Accepting my outward flaws helped me stop seeing them to the exclusion of everything else, and hey presto, most other people did too. Corollary 1a: The larger part of how people perceive you is how you present yourself.

A conversation between Alexander McQueen & David Bowie. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

“I don’t know if you heard, but we did this show, it was on water and we did this kind of cocoon for this girl made of steel rods and it was in the form of a three dimensional star and it was covered in this glass fabric so you could see through it and this girl was inside it, but we had all these butterflies flying around her inside it. So she was picking them out of the air and they were landing on her hand. It was just about the girl’s own environment. So I was thinking about the new millennium, how in the future thinking you would carry around your home like a snail would. She was walking along in the water with a massive star covered in glass and the butterflies and death-faced moths were flying around her and landing on her hand and she was looking at them…”

5 Ways To Travel More With Less from Zen Habits. Compulsory reading for international playgirls, jetsetters & nomads.

Time Out New York interviews Tim Burton, who, not surprisingly, has a soft spot for his goth fan base.

Fashion & The Shining made me laugh. “Uh oh. Husband going a little sir crazy? Good thing you’re wearing your watch. Now you’ll know the exact time when he tries to kill you! But at least you look comfortable. Heeeeeeerrrree’s cotton!” I like Does anybody date anymore? too. “You are going to kiss me at the end of this date, motherf*cker. It is going to be so f*cking pure and awesome that I should be able to hear Sixpence None The Richer playing in my head while it’s happening.”

Paris AW ‘10: The beehive is back! So ‘60s and so Mad Men, man. I love me a good beehive!

40 Songs I Will Always Love, Cool or Not from Raptitude.

I have a little cameo in this video by Yumna!It’s from our trip to The Standard NYC