Hautelinks: Week of 3/22/12
Refinery 29 answers 29 of your most perplexing fashion questions, from whether “pony hair is actually made from ponies, to what the heck Prorsum means anyway.” The illustrations are lovely, too.
Super cool idea for a blog: The Composites features composite sketches of literary characters based on their descriptions in the books!
The Frisky talks Fashion, Feminism, and the Power of Self-Expression. Do you believe you can love fashion AND still be a feminist? We sure do!
We love A Pair + a Spare’s Asymmetric Hem Mini Skirt tutorial. Very chic and spring-perfect.
Fashionologie breaks down the top fashion trends for Spring 2012. Which trend is your fave and which will you be skipping this season?
Strapped for cash and want to get your BFF a gift? Check out these hilarious & unique gifts under $ 25, from a Breakup Recovery Kit to bacon-flavored frosting (eww!).
Believe it or not, the styling world goes far beyond just Rachel Zoe (though we love RZ!): Hollywood Reporter names the top 25 most powerful stylists in the world.
Oldie but goodie: A Beautiful Mess on How to Style a Messy Bun.
Also from A Beautiful Mess, a super cute vintage book sewing kit DIY. Adorbs.
Inspired by: Surfer Girl Style, from our friend Lauren, La Petite Fashionista! Old school surf style is so perfect for spring.
So cool: Pinup Girls Before & After, from Retronaut.
Color/design geeks, you will love this: Pantone Color Tarts!
FabSugar shows you how to make retro, pastel-tipped sunglasses.
Israel is taking a stand against unhealthily thin models. I love the idea of “Photoshop disclosure,” but I’m not sure if the other legislation will make much of a difference. What do you think?
How to Clean Your Makeup Brushes, from Stylelist. This is non-negotiable, guys, especially if you break out.
Haha this is crazy: Everyone Lady Gaga Has Ever Looked Like. Wilson the volleyball; it’s uncanny!
How 5 Super Rich Places Got Such Fancy Names, from Mental Floss. Who knew?
Also from Mental Floss, 8 Female Fighters of World War II – inspiring.
Refinery 29 examines both sides of an age-old beauty product debate… fat or skinny mascara brushes?
Got a cute guy? Want to show him off? Cosmo shows you how to take a profile pic-worthy photo with your man. (This would work just as well with a special lady, too!)
Also from Cosmo, rainy day hairstyles for those upcoming April showers…
There are no words. You’ve just been Rick Rolled.
April Fool’s Day is coming up, and Two Sexy Geeks shows you how to troll your friend’s computer. Evil but awesome.
Comics Alliance does a critique on the quirky fashions found in the video game franchise Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney.
If you’ve been feeling a little overwhelmed by technology and constant notifications, The Quiet Place is where you need to go! (Sidenote: My ADD is showing; I found myself angrily closing the window after the first 10 seconds….)