Laura B. has been hugely inspired by a colour website called design seeds, which lists visual blocks of colour and colour palettes based on photographs. She has been using the information to put together colours in her own outfits.

“14 Designer Versions of The Ugly Christmas Sweater” reminded Annagybe of the time she had to find a Christmas sweater to wear to an ugly Christmas sweater party.

Kappy loved seeing cropped sleeved cardigans worn over swimsuits in this 2012 resort wear trend report

Ironkurtain shares a fascinating story from Luxirare Shoe Repair on how an indie designer completely redesigned a pair of vintage shoes.

Inge recommends watching this short video showing American designers in 1939 predicting fashion trends for 2000. They weren’t exactly spot on, but Inge liked the black and white retro film footage.The white pantsuit looks particularly modern. 

Janet points to an article describing how H&M puts real model heads on fake bodies for the pictures on their website. RoseandJoan found more info on the same controversy

Shoes of the Very Famous is brought to you by MaryK. AMAZING. 

Bella likes to indulge her inner princess and browse through Sartorial Splendour. Here’s a super write up of tiara terminology

This Inside Out Style video on how to measure body proportions prompted Vildy to take out her tape measure. She didn’t know that she had longer calves. It also made sense to Vildy that weight gain shows up more where your body is shortest. 

Jonesy loves all of the examples of bold, beautiful pattern mixing on the street fashion blog, STREETFSN. Very inspiring!

Fancy some really striking Christmas presents? How about a piece from Elizabeth Taylor’s jewel collection, which goes on sale this month. Ornella thought this might tickle your toes. 

Laurinda reminds us that December 16th is Free Shipping Day for more than 1600 US retailers.