Category Archive: Fashion and Style

Feb 14 2014

Fashion Friday: On Looking Like a Middle-Aged Lady

Greta in striped jacket and boots

There’s a pattern I’ve been noticing when I shop for clothes or get dressed in the morning. If I try something on and think, “This makes me look like a middle-aged lady,” I immediately reject it and put on something else. If I look at an article of clothing on a store rack or in …

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Sep 30 2013

My Light the Night Walk Dare — The Bubblegum Pink Manicure

Bubblegum pink manicure 1

So Freethought Blogs has gotten into the Foundation Beyond Belief/ Leukemia & Lymphoma Foundation Light the Night game, and has started a virtual team! Even small donations help — it really does add up. As of this writing, we’ve already raised almost $6000! For each $1000 we raise, I’ve promised to do a different forfeit …

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Sep 14 2013

Fashion Friday on Saturday: Atheist Shoes


There was some fabulous fashion at the Director’s Reception (tonight? last night? what do you call it when it’s after midnight but you haven’t gone to sleep yet?) for the 5th Atheist Film Festival. (Happening today, Saturday, September 14 — you can still get tickets at the door.) In particular, there were loads and loads …

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Sep 12 2013

Ilk Necklaces by Surly Amy!

ilk necklace surly amy blue and purple

Are you one of Greta and Jen’s ilk? Then say it to the world with a Surly Amy necklace! The commentariat here seems to have named themselves! PZ at Pharyngula has his Horde, and now I apparently have… the Ilk. (As in, “Jen, Greta, and their ilk.” And yes, I’m more than happy to share …

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Sep 08 2013

Where I Got the Science Nerd Chic Accessories

When I put up my recent post about my Science Nerd Chic outfit for the Academy of Sciences’ “Nightlife at the Museum” Fashion Night, several people expressed admiration for the accessories — especially the shoes. So I thought I’d let you know where you can get them. The shoes are the Icon, made by Hades. …

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Sep 06 2013

Fashion Friday: Science Nerd Chic

Greta at Nightlife at the Museum Fashion Night 1

It’s been a while since I’ve done a Fashion Friday post, and I need something happy and frivolous to write about right now. So I want to show you the outfit I wore to an awesome event: the California Academy of Sciences’ “Nightlife at the Museum” Fashion Night. Like many museums, the California Academy of …

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Jun 29 2013

Fashion Friday on Saturday: Deena and Gunner’s Wedding

Deena and Gunnar wedding 18

It’s been a while since I’ve done a Fashion Friday post, and this one seemed especially pertinent right now, what with it being LGBT Pride Weekend and the same-sex marriage and all. Ingrid and I went to a wedding a few weeks ago that was a fashion extravaganza. Our friend and hairdresser Deena married her …

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Mar 25 2013

Runway Recap: “I’m Not Here to Make Friends”

Project Runway Season 11 Episode 9 Michelle 1

“I’m not here to make friends.” If you’ve ever watched any competition reality show, you’ve almost certainly heard this line. There’s even a YouTube video montage of dozens of reality show contestants saying the damn thing. More than one. This week, on Project Runway, it was Richard’s turn to utter these timeless words. And it …

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Mar 18 2013

Runway Recap: Hunka Hunka Burnin’ Love

Project Runway Season 11 Episode 8 Daniel and Patricia

How do you make men look sexy? This week’s Project Runway challenge: Make performance wear for the Thunder From Down Under male stripper group. It was a difficult challenge for a lot of reasons: making men’s wear is always hard on designers who mostly make women’s wear, what with the different body shapes and all. …

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Mar 14 2013

Runway Recap: But What Do You Mean By “Prom Dress”?

Project Runway Season 11 Episode 7 Amanda and Michelle 1

There’s this basic problem with certain design challenges: on Project Runway, and in life. The problem is when people don’t give you clear specifications for what they want — and then judge you for not having accomplished it. This week’s PR challenge (okay, last week’s, I was on a speaking tour last week and only …

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