Athena Magazine

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Move over paper dolls October 19, 2008

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In the 1940s, my mom had paper dolls. In the 1970s, I had this awesome game with a sticky board and sticky cutouts of wardrobe pieces. It was like my own plastic version of paper dolls where I could mix and match to create outfits. Move over paper and plastic dolls, now we have Polyvore. You can mix and match web fashion images to create your own fashion sets and share with your other similarly style-minded Polyvore friends. This could be truly endlessly entertaining, if you are the sort who can never get enough of making outfits. See you on Polyvore.


Now That’s Wicked October 2, 2008

If Athena were all grown up into a real web site, she would want to be just like Updated daily with chief editor Liz Nonnemacher of Chicago at the helm, the site tagline is “Independent Shopping for the Wickedly Fashionable.” Liz is an indie fashion expert, and her mission in life is to get women out of the mall and into the wildly fashionable world of independent designers. As Liz says: “I knew that there had to be others out there like myself who were tired of seeing the same big-box stores in every town in the U.S. We help women whiz through a world of fashion that they never knew existed.” Now that’s wicked.


Feel like a Front-Row Girl at Fashion Week September 9, 2008



I know I’m probably the last girl on earth to discover, but I still have to rave about it. The site has the most unbelievable coverage of Fashion Week ever. I’ve attended many times, sweating it out for standing room, and believe me, this is better than being there. Dare I say it’s even better than Front Row (which I have experienced on very rare occasion.) And you don’t have to agonize over what to wear to the tents. Not only can you see the entire line of each show daily (along with years-past archives)—you can add pics to your look book and make notes! It’s perfect for the home designer or sewer figuring out what to create for next spring. I mean, isn’t that what we’re all doing right now? Click here to visit.