Okay, I warned you earlier. I managed to find a fur bra. A somewhat disturbing fur bra, but a fur bra nonetheless. The Handmade Puffy Tiger Burlesque Faux Fur Bra. Comes in bands 32 to 38, A to DD, and only in push-up varieties. Yours for just $35.
On one hand, that price is a relative bargain. On the other hand, it looks like this.
It is REALLY cold here today. More snow, more cold and wind chill warnings to boot.
Anyone want to start a petition to end this winter and get spring going a bit sooner this year?
The link to this was sent from a longtime Tumblr friend, who said he immediately thought of me when he saw this.
And with good cause. Years back I treated myself to something similar and it was wonderful to wear.
If you want this one, it’s by Figleaves.com, their Ava Silk Satin Chemise, in pewter for $117. (And while that sounds like a lot, having owned and worn something similar, it’s tempting…)
Speaking of Bras I Love to Hate and bras that give a pointy shape, she has a great blog post on how to alter a bra from pointy to round. Now it’s not for the faint of heart (or at least those who aren’t handy with sewing), but you can see the result above with a Freya Nieve. Not surprisingly you lose some volume in the cup with this alteration (so, as she points out, be aware of that if your bra is already a tight squeeze). But the difference is definitely apparent… and almost makes me want to brush up on my sewing skills.
It feels really rapid and shallow to follow the last post with something like this… but it’s before 6 am. Random is okay, right?
This is a variation on a babydoll by Curvy Kate I posted a while back, but in black. This is their Lola Babydoll, but in white. (Bands 28 - 40, cups D to K.)
I am not much for babydolls, but this is nice. (Although oddly, the blog Bras I Love to Hate found in her review that despite appearances in pictures I have seen of the this item, she finds that cups are quite pointy when worn. If that’s not for you (and it’s not for me), you have been warned.
Since it’s an odd hour of the day, why not start with something a bit different. I came across this project a few days ago and found the whole concept kind of intriguing. But instead of projecting my own words onto it, I will let the artist, Gracie Hagen, describe it for herself.
Illusions of the Body was made to tackle the supposed norms of what we think our bodies are supposed to look like. Most of us realize that the media displays only the prettiest photos of people, yet we compare ourselves to those images. We never get to see those photos juxtaposed against a picture of that same person looking unflattering. That contrast would help a lot of body image issues we as a culture have.
Imagery in the media is an illusion built upon lighting, angles & photoshop. People can look extremely attractive under the right circumstances & two seconds later transform into something completely different.
Within the series I tried get a range of body types, ethnicities & genders to show how everyone is a different shape & size; there is no “normal”. Each photo was taken with the same lighting & the same angle.
Celebrate your shapes, sizes & the odd contortions your body can get itself into. The human body is a weird & beautiful thing.
Photographer: Gracie Hagen
Well, this is earlier than I planned on starting my day… but I am awake and can’t get back to sleep. So I might as well wish you all a good morning and hope you all head into a fantastic Tuesday!
(And if you’re up/around, why not drop a morning hello? Let me know I am not alone at this hour…)
I just checked and 163 of you have started following over the past month. So a big thank you to each and every one of you! I really do appreciate all of you (and the long-time followers as well!).
I do like to get to know my followers and what they like about my Tumblr (or don’t like or wish they saw more or less of). So feel free to send me a note. I try to reply to all messages and questions I get.
(Just as an additional note, I am less than 150 followers away from 4000. Wow.)