Vintage Jewelry = Eco-Friendly + Fashion-Forward

Are you thinking about Valentine’s Day gifts? Or, about sparkling up your own winter wardrobe? If so, please stop by our shop, Wilderside Jewelry, on Etsy. Why did The Wilders open a vintage jewelry shop? We love the environment. And, choosing vintage or antique jewelry to wear and/or gift, is a way to be gentle […]

Changes at Wilderside

No, not personnel changes at onthewilderside,com  You still have the same two irascible co-editors sharing the driving.  (And occasionally both grabbing for the steering wheel at the same time.) We have just moved around the navigation tabs on top to make room for our new venture Wilderside Ltd books, which you can access through the […]

Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire: A new eBook by Kimberly Wilder

Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire is the great-great-great-great aunt of Princess Diana and a relative of Baby Cambridge.

Why Geraldo and the 1% don’t need hoodies…

Five Reasons The 99% Wear Hoodies (and Geraldo Rivera and The 1% Don’t) 1. Hoodies cover a person’s head, and thus are an efficient way to stay warm. (I wonder how many mothers are angry at Geraldo Rivera for contradicting years of nagging to “Put your hood up!”?) Rich people do not need to wear […]

Thinking about Odetta: Peace Song for 1/21/2012

You Don’t Know My Mind, as sung by Odetta  (b. 1930 – d. 2008), is the Peace Song of the Day for January 21, 2012. This song expresses a strong sense of self and purpose. And, it brilliantly conveys the human condition of complexity of feelings, which is so important to conflict resolution, patience with ourselves […]

Emma Watson & Livia Firth book about Sustainable Fashion

Actress Emma Watson, boutique owner Livia Firth, designer Vivienne Westwood, and model-entrepreneur Summer Rayne Oakes are just some of the bold-faced names set to appear in Naked Fashion, a book about the “new sustainable fashion revolution.” Written by People Tree founder Safia Minney, with a foreword by Firth and To Die For author Lucy Siegle, […]

Got royal wedding fever?: Alternative eye candy (via Peace Couple)

The Duke and Duchess of Peace have devoted their lives to working for nonviolence and a world without war. They believe that the nature of other royal systems is ultimately to glamorize the military and/or to distract people from politics and real life with visions of celebrity. So, Duke Augustus and Duchess Susanna would ask […]

Peace Couple News: Kate and the other Duchess wear re-used jewelry

The full story, and a close-up of the ring are at the Peace Couple website: here. In the corporate media, you can find a lot of stories about the fact that Prince William has gifted Duchess Catherine with blue earrings which once belonged to her mother-in-law, Princess Diana. These earrings match Princess Diana’s sapphire and […]

Duchess Susanna’s Guide to Peaceful, Royal Fashion

Hope you will read the rest of the story, and visit our new website, Peace Couple: here. Duchess Susanna writes: Did you see the rude headlines? What a waste of time. “Pippa wears see-through dress to Wimbledon”. Hope you did not get fooled. It was a black, crochet dress, that looked like something my Grandmother […]

Just for Fun: Ian’s Jacket

KW writes: I always tell my husband that his coat makes him look like Grizzly Adams. We live in Long Island, New York, where a fringe jacket is just not acceptable (unless you are at Elwoodstock or a Folk Groovin’ Gathering.) Though, when we stayed on Bent Mountain and visited Floyd, Virginia, he finally found […]

Too-skinny fashion model debate turns to age discussions

It is good to be reflecting on this problem about the battle women have with fitting into our culture’s vision of beauty, and even more concretely, fitting into the “sample size” for models clothes. Hoping the energy behind this is determined and sincere, and that maybe others take up the cause. This article is a […]

Inauguration Evening: Michelle Obama’s gown

KW: The news event that many of us have been waiting for: What did Michelle Obama wear to the inauguration balls? She wore white. Which is sweet, like a young bride. And, the AP describes her gown in this way: “…a white chiffon one-shoulder gown… “Her full-skirted dress had a strap across her right shoulder, […]

My new fashion idea on Op Ed News…The Curtain Club

KW: Hope that our friends, colleagues, and blog watchers will consider going over to Op Ed News to read, rate, and buzz up my new article. (excerpt from) Op Ed News A Fashion Movement: Voluntary Simplicity and The Curtain Club by 2kiwipress/Kimberly Wilder What can one woman do to carry herself, her family, and her […]

Bad bras…good bras

KW: Some items from Victoria’s Secret seem to be making women sick. See better places to buy bras below. Buying an organic cotton bra, and bras that do not push and pinch as much can be good for your health. Hope that the Victoria’s Secret incident opens peoples’ minds to the fact that shoppers should […]

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