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May 7, 2012
3:10 pm
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Redrah
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jpa said
I get the impression that Sal is very much about quantity not quality.

Oh god, she is.  Witness her cringing at the post in her link roundup (that, to be fair, she did actually share) that dared to suggest an alternative to consumerism!  I wish one of her commenters had asked her what her problem with the post was, and what sort of radical conclusion she thought it had.

 

(Oh, innnnnnteresting — I went back to the post to check her wording, and she edited out all her waffling.  God, what I wouldn't kill to see the comments that she rejects in the moderation.)

May 7, 2012
5:46 pm
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BeanyMalone
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Redrah said 

 

(Oh, innnnnnteresting — I went back to the post to check her wording, and she edited out all her waffling.  God, what I wouldn't kill to see the comments that she rejects in the moderation.)

 

 

Me too.

 

May 9, 2012
6:56 pm
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KoiPolloi
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I enjoy Sal's Friday links sometimes, but I'm beginning to realize that I don't understand this connection between body acceptance and omg fashion. On one hand we have lots of information about how to love ourselves, and on the other we have suggestions to help us hide that round tummy. I'm supposed to play both sides? I don't think that's the message women need to hear.

 

This exactly. It's such a confused message, and she even seems to know it, because she talks often about being conflicted about what she advises. I have a feeling if she ever resolved it in her head, she wouldn't need the blog anymore.

She also definitely has a process addiction with the shopping. I know because I've been there and I recognize all the logic she uses.

Now I'm dying to know what the consumerism comments were that she deleted.

May 10, 2012
1:39 pm
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KoiPolloi said
Now I'm dying to know what the consumerism comments were that she deleted.

It was along the lines of, "This idea is fascinating to me, even though I cringed at some of the lines in the article:" She deleted the second clause – honestly, I think she made it seem like a bigger deal than it was by editing it.

I think Sal is way more interesting when she writes honestly about her shopping addiction. As long as she's having fun with her outfits, that doesn't bother me one way or the other, even when she looks goofy as hell. But when her sartorial obsessions stop being fun and start turning toward a darker place, she's a lot more interesting to read.

May 10, 2012
2:35 pm
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HAND CREAM UP MOTHERFUCKERS
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I just can't get over her shit eatting chipmunk grin and the way she constantly is staring off to the side. I suppose its fitting she lives in MN because she really does look like a gopher.

 

Plus I just can't get behind the hair. Someone can pull of the short hair and look great – but there aren't many of them, and she is for sure not one of them. According to her crazy tat explanations (how to have classy tattoos = put them on your neck!), she used to have super long hair. I can understand wanting a change, but why go in the complete opposite direction of good hair, and do this to yourself?

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May 10, 2012
2:56 pm
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Franish said
Plus I just can't get behind the hair. Someone can pull of the short hair and look great – but there aren't many of them, and she is for sure not one of them. According to her crazy tat explanations (how to have classy tattoos = put them on your neck!), she used to have super long hair. I can understand wanting a change, but why go in the complete opposite direction of good hair, and do this to yourself?

Plus, I cannot even believe that Audrey Tautou was her inspiration for the short haircut.  Literally, this is the picture Sal said she brought with her to the salon when she first chopped her hair off:

I mean, shit.  Remind me never to go to the salon Sal goes to.  Part of the blame is on Sally because she clearly does not style her hair or use product the way Audrey must…  But that cut is just NOT the same.

I hesitate to say this last part because I really don't want to be too mean or shallow, but the reason Audrey looks so fucking gorgeous with her hair like that is because she's fucking gorgeous in general…  Sal said she feels "gamine" with her short hair.  I'm sorry, but Audrey Hepburn is gamine.  Sal looks like Alfalfa with that hair, ESPECIALLY with the lack of styling.

May 10, 2012
9:49 pm
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Cleavage, Back Fat, and Muffin-tops
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OK, I have a theory.  The short hair isn't what bothers me about AP's look.  I like short hair on lots of women, myself included.  What bothers me is how nowadays that damn grin looks so manic and forced.  Here's my evidence:

 

Early picture on her website:

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Her smile here looks like it fits her, it looks natural, and does not look forced.

 

http://www.alreadypretty.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/convertible_details.jpg

 

This one however, it looks like she's forcing out as big a grin as possible, as if to say "Dammit I love myself and I"m fabulous no matter what you think".  Or maybe I'm crazy, which is possible.  But I swear that first picture looks so much better, and I don't think it's the hair.

May 10, 2012
9:51 pm
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I don't know why that first picture doesn't show, but just copy/paste this link: http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_Wegm2iRtFk4/Sq_XU6e5hxI/AAAAAAAAEXM/cNdK8by_Q6g/s1600-h/salfall09_117_sma.jpg

 

And I Love that blue dress, but why with the dark green shoes?  Is that a normal fashion concept I don't get? 

May 10, 2012
11:01 pm
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crapsalot said
OK, I have a theory.  The short hair isn't what bothers me about AP's look.  I like short hair on lots of women, myself included.  What bothers me is how nowadays that damn grin looks so manic and forced.  Here's my evidence:

 

Early picture on her website:

[Image Can Not Be Found]

Her smile here looks like it fits her, it looks natural, and does not look forced.

 

http://www.alreadypretty.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/convertible_details.jpg

 

This one however, it looks like she's forcing out as big a grin as possible, as if to say "Dammit I love myself and I"m fabulous no matter what you think".  Or maybe I'm crazy, which is possible.  But I swear that first picture looks so much better, and I don't think it's the hair.

what the hell are those "bangs". It looks like they were cut with plastic scissors.

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May 11, 2012
3:35 am
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Sleeve Kitty
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I do see the difference..it's in the intensity of the grin. However, the long hair, big earrings and paler lips seem to go some way towards diverting attention away from the grin as well.

May 11, 2012
9:25 am
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Evil Kitteh said
I do see the difference..it's in the intensity of the grin. However, the long hair, big earrings and paler lips seem to go some way towards diverting attention away from the grin as well.

I agree. Some people aren't meant to have attention drawn to their mouth (and I would know…my upper lip curls under when I smile and then it gets gummy and its not cute…which is why I can't wear dark lipstick because it just makes me look…welll, like this). If she wore some winged eyeliner and mascara to focus on her eyes instead of her gummy smile, she would be so much better off.

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May 11, 2012
9:48 am
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Franish said

Evil Kitteh said
I do see the difference..it's in the intensity of the grin. However, the long hair, big earrings and paler lips seem to go some way towards diverting attention away from the grin as well.

I agree. Some people aren't meant to have attention drawn to their mouth (and I would know…my upper lip curls under when I smile and then it gets gummy and its not cute…which is why I can't wear dark lipstick because it just makes me look…welll, like this). If she wore some winged eyeliner and mascara to focus on her eyes instead of her gummy smile, she would be so much better off.

Sal's hair looks so much better in the linked photo (long/wavy)!

jessica quirk has the same issue with the gummy smile. it is weird how both continue to insist on these crazed wide open smiles. it really is to add to the illusion of "so effortless! i feel great in my clothes!" etc.

May 11, 2012
10:24 am
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HAND CREAM UP MOTHERFUCKERS
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jessica quirk has the same issue with the gummy smile. it is weird how both continue to insist on these crazed wide open smiles. it really is to add to the illusion of "so effortless! i feel great in my clothes!" etc.

This picture is haunting. Why is she tipping over?

 

But yes, this is exactly what I mean about the smile (and I've said it before about her). I understand that lipstick really adds to your face…for some people. But if these women want to photograph themselves on a daily basis, learn your angles. Girls like this shouldn't take weird side profile shots with gummy smiles in all of its glory.

 

Or, ya know, calm down on the clown smile and smile like a normal person. Train your mouth to not to look delusional.

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