Weekly News Update

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  • The Cut shares Adele’s makeup artist’s under-eye concealer tip: eye primer, like Marc Jacobs’s Coconut Eye Primer, shown here.
  • Forbes shares how women can improve their “executive presence” with communication, gravitas, and perceived identity.
  • Racked shares a look back at Amelia Earhart’s clothing line, “which aimed to combine her love of fashion with her love of aviation.”
  • Boston Magazine reports about the hurdles, barriers, and empty gestures women face in the workplace in America’s most progressive state. (Thanks to a reader for sharing.)
  • Above the Law shares some of the best Biglaw firms for women who want to make partner, according to Law360‘s Glass Ceiling Report.
  • Huffington Post reports that the new White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci commented on Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ hair and makeup on national TV, but later claimed he was talking about himself.
  • The New York Times asked women who were almost CEOs, “why don’t more women get that No. 1 job?”
  • The New York Times also reports that more women are suffering from rhabdomyolysis, “a rare but life-threatening condition often caused by extreme exercise,” particularly from spinning classes.
  • The New York Post reports on what foods are fraudulent, according to the new book, “Real Food Fake Food,” by Larry Olmsted.
  • Inc. explains how to participate in a class action lawsuit if you purchased a laptop, phone, or tablet between January 1, 2000 and May 31, 2011.
  • Advice from a 20-Something offers five ways to say no like you mean it.
  • Laugh of the Week: Elle shares advice from Samantha Irby: “Eat the whole damn doughnut.” Irby offers other insights in her book of essays, We Are Never Meeting in Real Life.

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  1. This section from the article on French Moms really struck a chord with me.

    “We resign ourselves to these big pressures, and focus on the small stuff we feel we can control: the most effective Lego organizers, the best baby food makers, the toddler soccer teams. But it’s the ability to go to work and know your child is safe, and that you can afford that care and even look forward to a real vacation, that’s mind-bendingly life-changing.”

    • SuperAnon :

      I definitely get where you’re coming from, but I found this article to be a little tone-deaf. How many moms do you know who would have a pearl-clutching heart attack if they found out their kid(s) had been served veal at day care? I absolutely agree there is a lot to be done to improve the expectations/burden of parenting in this country, but simply copying France is culturally maladroit and not likely to provide real peace of mind for American working parents.

  2. Dress-less in Seattle :

    Can anyone help me find a dress for my cousin’s wedding? She just asked me to be a bridesmaid. The wedding is one month away and on the opposite side of the world (so Rent the Runway is out because there is no way I’ll be able to return it in time). The dress must be floor-length, chiffon-style, either green or coral, in size 0P. Ideal price range is around $200 though I would happily spend less. Is that even possible? I think some of you are really good at obscure shopping requests–please work your magic!

    • Off the rack at David’s Bridal? I was pleasantly surprised with their options the last time I was a bridesmaid. Was going to suggest J Crew bridal as they had tons of chiffon style bridesmaid dresses, but looks like they are no more?

      • KateMiddletown :

        They got rid of their bridal over the winter. (I snagged my dress for $240 during the clearance though!)

      • You might find an old J Crew bridesmaid dress on ebay or posh for super cheap?

    • KateMiddletown :

      Any color green? Here’s one from Nords: http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/alfred-sung-shirred-chiffon-cap-sleeve-gown/4164089?origin=category-personalizedsort&fashioncolor=APRICOT

      Lulu’s is great for quick one time only stuff (it’s meant for junior’s sized so with the Petite it might be perfect!)

    • Doesn’t come in petite, but could be hemmed maybe?


    • BHLDN from Anthropologie has a lot of long green dresses: http://www.bhldn.com/bridal-party-bridesmaid-dresses-green/?cm_sp=LEFTNAV-_-SUB_CATEGORY-_-BRIDALPARTY_DRESSES_GREEN. They’re all over $200, but some a couple are close.

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