Shoe brand Gram, the brainchild of Swedish designer Alexis Holm and his business partner Anna Stenvi, bases the retail price of their footwear on the weight of each shoe.

The Guardian reports that “British men now spend more than women on their footwear“.

I found this photo series taken in an old family-owned shoe store quite fascinating. The store was open from the 1940s through the 1960s, and remained as it was for over forty years. It’s interesting to see several unfamiliar-to-me brands, the footwear styles of the times, lots of black and brown, and then several pairs of Converse sneakers popping up.

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Caro found the fact that some people felt these mannequins condone obesity really disturbing. She would love to know what other Fabbers think.

Lyn67 recommends reading Sally’s useful post on different bras for different needs.

Angie loved the Chanel S/S 2014 show for its architectural modern tweed with lots of cheeky ’60s Modness, a hint of boho, some arty avant-garde, and heaps of ladylike fabness. She also adored the happy colours, refined styling, romantic swagger and refreshing silhouettes. 

Deb says that everything you ever wanted to know about mascara is in this article. It is interesting because it talks about the product formulas and the brushes.

Diana enjoyed this video about the making of the Chanel cashmere two-tone cardigan at their factory in Scotland. She was impressed by how much of the process is still done by hand.

Ironkurtin thought that this Rick Owens show, with women from American college step teams wearing the clothes instead of models, was awesome.

Lisa Pippus talks about an idea Vildy had never given much thought to: how if your own kind of beauty wasn’t validated by family, you tend to admire the opposite of what you are. Lisa then continues with tips on how to use your style crush to your advantage.