Diana LOVES the coats over at Cabbages & Roses. She is crossing her fingers that this British retailer comes to the US because the company’s core values of beauty, simplicity, longevity, integrity and sustainability are wonderful. 

London Kiwi really enjoyed reading an article in The Guardian about the The Magic of Marilyn Monroe. Actress Michelle Williams plays Marilyn Monroe in an upcoming film called “My Week with Marilyn”, which celebrates the star’s timeless off duty style. Here’s a super slide show on how to recreate Marilyn’s look in the movie. I want the orange handbag. 

Helen in Canada is looking forward to Madonna’s new movie “W.E.”. The movie is based on the true story of Edward VII and his love affair with a divorced American woman called Wallis Simpson. Madonna directed the movie and you can watch the trailer that accompanies a short commentary in the Huffington Post. 

Vildy points us to The Daily Prep, where Muffy Aldrich offers a contrarian view about jeans. No one in her family owns jeans and they lead a very outdoorsy life. 

Laurinda is intrigued by wool fibres, namely why most wool is itchy yet cashmere is often not itchy at all. She found an interesting article about wool fibres on The Girl From Auntie explaining the phenomenon. It’s all in the scale of the fibre. 

Kappy enjoyed looking at Lisa Leonard’s “What I Wore Wednesday” because she has a fun and approachable style. 

Vicki liked the advice on how to soothe dry winter nails and hands in the Los Angeles Times. If home remedies are your thing, be sure to read the suggestions. 

Rae wholeheartedly agrees when Sal from Already Pretty considers the taboo against altering high-end items. If you own it, you have the privilege of altering it. Cheers to that! My motto is: Your wardrobe items are there for you — you are NOT there for them. 

Inge was excited to find out via Rizzoli that Lizzie Garrett Mettler, the author of Tomboy Style, has also written a book about the history and evolution of this style. 

MaryK says to check out the party dresses at belle maison, her favourite decorating blog. MaryK loves the Trina Turk frock right at the bottom.   

Tarzy shares her fun article on the Barbie Collector about Personal Color Analysis that’s illustrated with Barbie dolls. Barbie asks you What’s Your Season? Thanks to all YLF’ers who contributed to her research.

Brenda recommends browsing through The Vivienne Files. She thinks the blogger is great at laying out wardrobe items that work well together.

Ana, who adores historical fashion, was fascinated with a post about Tinted Glass Spectacles of 1830 in Two Nerdy History Girls. Sunglasses have been around a long time, ladies!