StyleCaster recently did an article on Lean In, a nonprofit organization that is partnering with Getty Images “to offer a series of photos that showcase women and families in more empowering ways”. For a better idea of the type of stock photos we can expect, head on over to A Cup Of Jo.

This week actor Charlotte Rampling (68) was announced as the new face of NARS Cosmetics, and we heard that Jessica Lange (64) will star in the next Marc Jacobs Beauty campaign. “Are older models here to stay?” asks journalist Anne Karpf, who wrote an interesting analysis on the current state of affairs.

The Guardian also reports that body adornments like piercings are more regularly seen in mainstream fashion magazines these days. One example is model Daria Werbowy sporting a nose ring on the cover of British Vogue’s March issue, a first for the influential fashion mag.

Fab Links from Our Members

April is sharing tons of shoe candy with us: 21 loafers with an edge, and a slide show with more than 400 catwalk footwear looks from the various international Fashion Weeks.

For the seamstresses among us, Caro found some modern minimalist style patterns on BurdaStyle.

Laurinda reports that Lululemon angered their customer base by banning customers who try to resell their clothing online. They relented following negative publicity from the Business Insider article.

Columbine likes the idea of a modest fashion show, and enjoyed BuzzFeed’s report about Christian Fashion Week, that among other creations, featured jewellery made by women rescued from sex trafficking.

On the forum we’ve been talking about matching design elements and colours to our own natural appearance. In that vein, Vildy thought that Janice’s post on working with art as outfit inspiration was lots of fun.

Adorkable loves this little girl and her paper dresses.

Marlene is thrilled about the “Back to Basics” direction Gap is taking this season. She also found this Desperately Seeking Simple post interesting, because she wants to simplify her closet but finds the journey harder than expected.

Deb and Angie would both like to share Sally’s post that helps you hone your scarf style. Angie also points us to another of Sally’s posts that discusses how to pick your cold weather dressing battles.

Ornella enjoyed this BBC article about the little black dress, as “it’s always interesting to wear and read about”.

In this TED talk Australian journalist Tracey Spicer addresses the issue of how much time women put into their grooming and why. Deborah found her comments about the expectations of women in the media — and the workplace — very interesting.

Wise words in this video fromĀ 85-year old Betty Halbreich, Bergdorf Goodman’s first personal shopper. Her humility and openness to all people has always moved Isabel.