In December we always see lots of “best of 2013” roundups, and as this is our last Link Love post of the year, I wanted to share a few that caught my eye:

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Care2 sums up seven ways clothes can be bad for your health. Joy says some of these dangers are obvious, but she hadn’t given much thought to the fact that jewellery and clothing could contain dangerous chemicals.

Annagybe was intrigued by this article on how spandex almost ruined America’s money.

E recently discovered American Age Fashion, a blog written by a retired historian that gives us a fascinating look into historical clothing choices of women over fifty in the US.

Makeup artist Tal Peleg creates miniature works of art with eye makeup. Her Princess and the Pea is Manidipa’s favourite.

Geargirl has been enjoying the capsule wardrobes and Style Advent Calendars on Into Mind.

Angie thinks the brilliant proportions in this outfit are genius: “An A-line midi with flat high-vamped shoes is hard to wear, yet this wearer makes the proportions look flattering. I attribute that to three important details: pointy toe shoes, a defined high-rise waistband in the same low-contrast colour (black), and a high-contrast, waist-revealing crop top. All of which elongate the leg line to prevent the ‘stumpy-factor’.”

Pil would like to share an envy-inducing article about tailoring.

Ironkurtin disapproves of feminism being linked with marketing, but finds it interesting that it is in fact a trend, examples of which you can see in “The 7 Most Inspiring Campaigns for Women in 2013“.

As an inherently RATE person, Shevia found “The Politics of Looking ‘Sloppy” very interesting.

Here are two books that Vicki thinks will put some humour into the holidays and new year: Freeman Hall’s “Retail Hell: How I sold My Soul to the Store“. And for those who love cats in character: “Downton Tabby” by Chris Kelly.

Caro enjoyed this clip about the collaboration between Yohji Yamamoto, one of her favourite designers, and former editor at Vogue Paris, Irene Silvagni.

Linda Grant’s article “When Mods Grow Up” caught Vildy’s attention because she describes how youthful style tends to evolve, and postulates that hippies have aged the worst by “despising what fashion is all about: surface, appearance”.

Why I Love History“, the latest post at The Fashion Historian made La Belle Demimondaine giggle and think at the same time.

FlorenceFearne discovered The Brain Scoop, an awesome science-y YouTube channel hosted by Emiliy Graslie who in this episode addresses some of her concerns about sexism and internet bullying.