Belle’s Weekly Reading: October 11, 2013

Oct 11, 2013

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1) Malala Yousafzai, the young Pakistani girl who was shot by the Taliban for promoting girls’ education, was on Jon Stewart this week, and the clips are amazing. I was so moved by her work that I donated to her foundation The Malala Fund, an organization that promotes female empowerment through education.

2) Gap is selling a black tight that they call “Maximum Heat” and claim will keep you warm on a chilly winter days.  I think I’ll just stick with my fleece-lined tights.

3) I’ve been reading a new-to-me blog called Gal Meets Glam that’s worth a read.  It’s not professional fashion, but I like the way the author mixes colors and patterns.

4) Zara is selling the most incredible clutch.  It is black with a metal frame and winged-ornament for a clasp.  And it’s $59.  All the gorgeousness of McQueen, a scintilla of the price.

5) House of Cards fans: The show’s co-creator says that the show will only run for two seasons since the leads “like to do movies” more.  Can’t remember the last time I wanted to see a Robin Wright or Kevin Spacey film…probably not in this decade.  Maybe they should stick to the award-nominated, barrier breaking show?

6) I headed over to the W Hotel on Wednesday for the Man Repeller book release party.  C. Wonder had set up an “arm party” shop featuring some fantastic bracelets.  I loved this two-tone link bracelet.  If you like to blend white and yellow metals, it would be a great piece to help you pull them together.  I also like this bejeweled crystal bracelet and this black resin, chain cuff.

7) The best acting that I have ever done is pretending that I like to eat salad.  Though these ten farmer’s market salad recipes might make me rethink that.

8) Club Monaco is selling sweaters with a printed silk liner and an open back.  They look like you’re wearing a chic, silk blouse under a backless sweater.  I think I’m in love with the navy one…or maybe the grey.

9) T-Mobile is changing the rules of cell phone ownership, forcing the other carriers to follow suit. The New York Times has a rundown of all the archaic rules that the network in pink is helping demolish.

10) I found a new YouTube makeup-guru who I am obsessed with, she completely demystified cream blush for me.  She uses MAC Cremeblend in the video, but since I’m just starting out, I went with Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush in Pink Plum.

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  1. GoGoGo says:

    That list of salads includes a tasty looking recipe for sesame zucchini noodles–the kind where you physically turn your zucchini into noodles with a julienne peeler. (Also called “zoodles,” a kind of awful, but descriptive name.)

    I’m no expert chef but I just bought a julienne peeler and started making these. Recommended! Delicious, cheap and does not take much time. Thumbs up to that recipe from me.

    • Belle says:

      Agreed. I bought a mandoline last year and I love that damn thing. It makes cooking a breeze. No more damn slicing and chopping.

  2. Tessa says:

    If you like the occasional YouTube makeup tutorial or video, I recently found I Covet Thee and you might like her: https://www.youtube.com/icovetthee

    She’s in the UK and also has a great blog: https://www.icovetthee.com

  3. S says:

    So disappointed about House of Cards.

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