Why you need a lint brush, and how to use it

January 5, 2011 in Fashion by alliemcc

Welcome to part 1 of my series on style tools everyone should have— if you wear clothes, you should think about investing in all or most of the tools I’m going to tell you about.  I plan for this to be a monthly feature.  If you have questions or requests, please send them my way! Allie @ AnalogueChic . com

The Lint Brush

Image via Amazon (affiliate link)

What is it?

It looks a lot like a double-sided hair brush, with a cushion of velvet in place of hair bristles.  It is a cousin to the type of lint roller that looks like a roll of toilet paper (if the toilet paper were replaced with masking tape) on a stick.

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Why you need a pill shaver, and how to use it

February 2, 2011 in Fashion, Style, Style Tools, Sustainability by alliemcc

Here's the next part of my monthly series on style tools everyone should have– if you wear clothes, you should think about investing in all or most of the tools I’m going to tell you about.  Taking care of your clothes is better for the environment and your budget.  If you have questions or requests, please send them my way! Allie @ AnalogueChic . com

 

The Pill Shaver

 

What is it?

No, it has nothing to do with pharmaceuticals.

It's a handheld device that looks like a mini electric razor. Think Norelco.

There are other types, such as a comb-like razor, or a sweater stone, but the mini-razor kind is probably the most common.

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Why you need flash tape, and how to use it

March 2, 2011 in Fashion, Style, Style Tools by alliemcc

Here's the next part of my monthly series on style tools everyone should have– if you wear clothes, you should think about investing in all or most of the tools I’m going to tell you about.  Taking care of your clothes is a boost for the environment and your budget.  If you have questions or requests, please send them my way! Allie @ AnalogueChic . com

 

Flash Tape

Photo via Amazon.

What is it?

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What happened to the Analogue Chic Amazon Shop?

July 6, 2011 in Style Tools, The Business of Fashion by alliemcc

They don't wanna play with us anymore.

Here is the actual letter I received regarding the end– just for Connecticut residents– of the Amazon Affiliate program .

 

Hello,

Me: O hai.

For well over a decade, the Amazon Associates Program has worked with thousands of Connecticut residents. Unfortunately, the budget signed by Governor Malloy contains a sales tax provision that compels us to terminate this program for Connecticut-based participants effective immediately.

I see. So you're not prepared to play by the rules like a brick-and-mortar business? OK.

It specifically imposes the collection of taxes from consumers on sales by online retailers – including but not limited to those referred by Connecticut-based affiliates like you – even if those retailers have no physical presence in the state.

We opposed this new tax law because it is unconstitutional and counterproductive.

Not sure I agree with you there…

It was supported by big-box retailers,

Not surprising…

most of which are based outside Connecticut, that seek to harm the affiliate advertising programs of their competitors. 

I'm not sure they care about us little affiliates. They are already getting pretty big tax breaks here…

Similar legislation in other states has led to job and income losses, and little, if any, new tax revenue.

I would like to see your data on this.

We deeply regret that we must take this action.

I'm sure.

As a result of the new law, contracts with all Connecticut residents participating in the Amazon Associates Program will be terminated today, June 10, 2011.

Oh. Thanks for the advance notice.

Those Connecticut residents will no longer receive advertising fees for sales referred to Amazon.com, Endless.com, MYHABIT.COM or SmallParts.com. Please be assured that all qualifying advertising fees earned on or before today, June 10, 2011, will be processed and paid in full in accordance with the regular payment schedule.

Yippee. All three cents.

You are receiving this email because our records indicate that you are a resident of Connecticut. If you are not currently a resident of Connecticut, or if you are relocating to another state in the near future, you can manage the details of your Associates account here. And if you relocate to another state after June 10, 2011, please contact us for reinstatement into the Amazon Associates Program.

I'm not sure that I would wish to be "reinstated" if I were to move to another state. You might suddenly shut down again for some other reason.

To avoid confusion, we would like to clarify that this development will only impact our ability to offer the Associates Program to Connecticut residents and will not affect their ability to purchase from www.amazon.com.

Oh no, of course not. But won't I have to pay sales tax on those purchases? But you're not closing down in protest?

We have enjoyed working with you and other Connecticut-based participants in the Amazon Associates Program and, if this situation is rectified, would very much welcome the opportunity to re-open our Associates Program to Connecticut residents.

Regards,

The Amazon Associates Team

Peace out.

So, if you were wondering, that's what happened to my nifty little Amazon Affiliate Shop filled with handy dandy style tools.