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Last night I dreamt of a dilapidated stone ruin where, if we jumped from cairn to cairn in the correct pattern, a secret door in the ground opened up and permitted us to enter an underground crystal cavern full of friendly cats.

On I Can't Wear Heels

Oh god, I mean, I love heels but FUCK HIGH HEELS. I spent my twenties trying to be a stroppy strumpet in seventies thrifted heels all the time; the result, I busted my feet out so badly that I can barely manage the lift you get from the average running shoe, and routinely twist my ankle while in winter boots. All those things they say about heels destroying your feet, they are true. The price of a confident walk in heels is CERTAIN DESTRUCTION of your feet before you reach forty. Heels are designed for a life in which the wearer is lifted bodily from the back seat of their Lincoln Navigator by a team of Swedish weightlifters and gently wafted down into an elegant, cross-legged position on a stool at a trendy brunch joint, & nothing else. Perhaps being a breakfast waitress in heels was a bad idea, I say now, as I consider collagen injections in my feet to save what's left of the fatty pads near my toes. Beauty in a flat is possible, it's necessary, it's a must.

Posted on April 20, 2015 at 3:24 pm 2

On Please Welcome Alexandra Molotkow

Hello & welcome!! (The Hairpin: the best secretly Canadian blog on the Web?)

Posted on April 20, 2015 at 1:47 pm 0

On "...saying she was single when she was maintaining nine husbands."

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Posted on April 10, 2015 at 10:39 am 1

On Controversial Opinions Post: The Moisturizer I Don't Like

@regina dentata @mirror_father_mirror - Ahh, yes, I want my face smooth like an embryo. Because the reason French Wine-Drinking Women Never Get Jealous Over Their Husband's Fat Affairs is that their faces are smooth like a fetus; the mere stroking of their own chin, still forming, soothes.

Posted on April 7, 2015 at 12:02 am 0

On "Cheap Sunglasses, Expensive Lingerie"

I usually use the calculation:"What is the price for this thing/How many wears will I get out of this" as my Should I Buy Costly Thing equation.
For me, that boils down to: EXPENSIVE shoes, purse, coat*, bras, hair colour, foundation, fancy dress, jeans, mascara, blush.
CHEAP: leggings, tights, stockings, sunglasses, jewelry, eyeshadow, lipstick, summer clothing.
Also, I believe that it's a fool's errand to ever buy nail polish, socks, undies, t-shirts, or body moisturizer that isn't at sale price.

*--If you're a vintage hound like I am, you will inevitably collect too many cheap coats that don't quite fit right; just buy the one you like best and get it tailored, trust.

Posted on March 30, 2015 at 2:14 pm 1

On The Unofficial Official Hairpin 3.0 Book Club: White Girls

Ooooh, this is exciting!! Have laid out my best book-clubbing caftan for the occasion.

Posted on March 12, 2015 at 12:22 pm 0

On Weekend Roundup / Open Thread

I've got "White Girls" on my nightstand too, just awaiting the requisite couple of hours to dive in and get a good head start on the book. Anyone else reading this? I do so love a Read-Along!

Also: As a dual resident, very much enjoying the hybrid Can-American flavour of The Hairpin lately, finding it Relevant To My Interests.

Posted on March 7, 2015 at 9:01 pm 0

On Weekend Roundup / Open Thread

Hello, Weekenders!!
Popping by to enthusiastically endorse the Womanzine project: http://toosexyandweird.com/ - - because who DOESN'T love getting something in the mail besides student loan statements and offers for Capital One credit cards with 29.55% interest rates, amirite??

Posted on November 14, 2014 at 4:49 pm 0

On Weekend Roundup / Open Thread

Hello, Weekenders!!
Popping by to enthusiastically endorse the Womanzine project: http://toosexyandweird.com/ - - because who DOESN'T love getting something in the mail besides student loan statements and offers for Capital One credit cards with 29.55% interest rates, amirite??

Posted on November 14, 2014 at 4:49 pm 0

On Weekend Roundup / Open Thread

@Rookie (not the magazine) (not that there's anything wrong with that) Eat-More bars! Hawkins Cheezies!

Posted on October 17, 2014 at 8:58 pm 0