Links We Love: Week Of April 12th, 2015

By Stephanie Baladi
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The sun is out, the snow is finally melting, and the rain is falling. At 3 weeks away, the end of the semester is just out of reach. While we should all probably be studying up for all of the end-of-the-year projects and tests that are coming up, we all need a break every now and then, and these articles are just the relief you’ve been looking for!

Marie Kondo has written four books about “the art of tidying” – unfortunately, for now only one has been translated in English. I wish I could say that I would be the type of person this book would work for but I know I hang on to things for that perfect “just in case” scenario to come along. But, I’m definitely going to try out her recommended method of folding and hopefully get my drawers to close with ease again.

Ever since Cate Blanchett asked the camera man panning-down and zooming-in on her figure “Do you do this to the guys” at last year’s Golden Globes there has been an outcry to ask women more than just “who are you wearing”. This article from New York Magazine plays devil’s advocate (and makes some good points) saying that it would be rude to not recognize the effort put in by the celebrities’ stylists, hairdressers, and makeup artists. Read the article and tell us your thoughts!

This interview with editor of LOVE magazine and stylist Katie Grand praises Kendall Jenner for proving herself in an industry that doubted her. Grand goes so far as to hail Jenner a “supermodel”. My perception of Kendall Jenner is that she is the epitome of the Instagram model. I’m willing to admit I’m probably biased because of her family and how she got her start, but I will never rank her alongside the likes of Gemma Ward.

FashionToast was one of the first fashion blogs I ever read. I was entranced by how seemingly simple and thrown together Rumi Neely’s outfits were. Now Neely has launched her own fashion line and they’re what you would expect – very simple, very light and very flowy. While the brand isn’t exactly budget friendly (the least expensive item is a linen tank top for $90) I’m curious to see how far it will go.

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