Monthly Roundtable: November 2009

November 27th, 2009 § 4 comments

For this month’s roundtable, we’re excited to introduce you to a recently started (as of August of this year) style blog by fellow academics. We were pleased to find another ‘academic style’ blog and are happy to introduce the co-ed writers of said blog to you, letting them describe their endeavor in their words:

A few months ago after a facebook conversation with some far-flung friends, I, along with a few fellow Fashionable Academics, decided to start a blog by that name.   All of us Fashionable Academics are in some stage of our academic careers, from assistant professors to PhD candidates on the job market this year, to PhD students about to take their candidacy exams.  We represent the Midwest, the South, and Canada.  While one of the things we do is share ideas about what we wore to teach in, to present in, to interview in, we also seek to explore some of the problems with caring about fashion as an academic.  (There is a reason that so many of those who commented on your last Monthly Roundtable said that you should err on the conservative side when dressing for a tenure-track job interview.)  I was excited to find academichic within a few days of starting this blog, and I’m happy to have this opportunity to create even more dialogue among chic and fashionable academics.  So please check us out: http://fashionableacademics.blogspot.com/ Thanks!

La Historiadora de Moda, Ariel, Ann Underfunded Humanity, the chemist-coture, and Megarita

Go check out this wonderful site if you haven’t already come across it on your own!

Meanwhile, the lovely Lauren of This Little Piggy Went To The Market wrote to us saying she’s been inspired by all the dress layering going on at academichic and tried her hand at wearing two dresses as well. We love the resulting coral and black combination:

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And thank you to the First Lady for sending us this picture from her personal photo album, showing how A. inspired her to belt her cardigans:

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Just kidding! Thanks, reader Erin, for sending this our way!

You may remember this gorgeous blue dress from our Reader Question post on what to wear to a winter wedding. Sassy Molassy (the reader in question) followed up with this lovely picture from the event, showing the gorgeous black pashmina she chose as a cover-up for the strapless gown. We love the way she tied the pashmina in the front, allowing for ease of movement while keeping the wrap in place. You both look very elegant, thanks for the follow-up!

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As always, if you have a question to offer up for discussion, or an image or link to share, email us and join us at next month’s roundtable event!

§ 4 Responses to Monthly Roundtable: November 2009"

  1. Luinae says:

    For the monthly roundtable, do we just send in pictures of us using the Academichic Fashion 101 concepts?

  2. Ladies, thank you so much for letting us take part in your monthly roundtable! It is an honor to be featured on your fabulous blog. Keep inspiring us to layer smart scholarship with smart attire!

  3. admin says:

    La Historiada de Moda – thanks for the great blurb! We were happy to feature you!

    Luinae – yes, you can send in anything you like, pictures that put the Fashion 101 concepts into practice are always welcome!

  4. Nadine says:

    Well, here’s me in grey jacket, winter-white dress and brown shoes like E the other day.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/22775726@N04/4136935276/
    Obviously I’m in the Southern Hemisphere so it’s a bit warmer at the moment!

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