Tuesday, November 30, 2010
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Friday, November 19, 2010
When fashion teaches you a lesson
Edited by: Marie Denee of The Curvy Fashionista
As fashion bloggers, we are often the ones sharing and giving advice about fashion. But what happens when fashion turns the table on us and teaches us a lesson or two? From learning how to be thrifty, coping through a crisis, or the economy, these fashion bloggers took a cue from fashion's lessons and turned them into a delicious and delectable read- and I have rounded these up for you...
Links à la Mode: November 18th
- Almost Sober Mag: Pull It, Push It and Come Back When You Proved It: Direct experience from a newly established independent publisher: a week as a fashion editor.
- Beyond Fabric: On the relation between Body Language and Fashion Photography
- Dedicated Follower: To Write Love on Her Arms - I join the movement and write love on my arms in honor of a lost friend.
- Exiled from the City: Throughout the past few years, there has been a paradigm shift in consumer variables and the function of fashion.
- For those about to Shop: Society must take some responsibility for the dangerous obsession to be thin.
- Freeda Style: "Appropriate Attire" Are ALL the old rules of fashion dead? Or should some survive?
- Haute World: Grace Kelly Exhibition: How a royal style icon can teach us a lesson in thriftiness.
- Heathers Design Blog: Musings on fashion now and fashion then, based on the exhibit "Fashioning Fashion" at LACMA.
- Independent Fashion Bloggers: Self-Promotion 101: It's not about you
- LivLux Mag: ComfortZones: Even Fashionistas get insecure when trying new styles.
- Make the World a Prettier Place: History of Fashion: The New Look (1947)
- Miss Vinyl Ahoy: I've read some negative comments about the 30 for 30 challenge, and wanted to explain more of what it is and why people should care about it, from my POV.
- Modesty Theory: Welcome to Hijabi Fashion Week- showcasing the style of Muslim women for various occasions.
- Oh My Massila: Reflections on the crossroads between fashion and feminism.
- Previously Owned: The tale of the "00s" Vintage and the mockery of the consumer... Are we becoming victims of the mass media?
- RetroChick: Why Fashion isn't Frivolous
- Return to Sender: Sometimes life gets in the way of fashion. How I Survive A Crisis
- Searching for Style: Fashion 101: Who Owns What. The lowdown on the big fashion conglomerates and the companies they own.
- Socialite Dreams: Sparkly, glam shoes are a must have for the holidays! Twinkle Toes: The Holiday Shoe Guide
- Taste and Style: Keep Being YOU.
- The Curvy Fashionista: How to determine quality in plus size fashion
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Monday, November 15, 2010
The clothes are beautiful in this editorial from the September 2010 issue of How to Spend It, called Ahead of the Curve.
Friday, November 12, 2010
Behind the clothes
Edited by: Florrie Clarke of Intrinsically Florrie
It's war of the underwear this week! What can lingerie do for our figures, what does body shaping underwear say about our feminist principles and how does our choice actually affect our health?
The post that will stay with me this week is The Button Owl's, which broke my heart. Fashion isn't just about vanity, but how we present ourselves to the world and this is all the more important when you have troubles to hide.
Links à la Mode: November 11th
- Any Second Now: Is it really practical financially to buy high-end clothing for children? Parents can be creative and frugal with wardrobe for their kids.
- Bachman's Sparrow: Heels usually get all the glory when it comes to fashion, but in this post I want to show you a few ways to kick the heel habit.
- Be Fabulous Daily: Why I'm throwing away my Spanx (and what I replaced them with... it's not entirely self-love).
- Fashezine: 4 ways to wear a basic American Apparel shirt, illustrated photography included.
- Forever Amber: Channeling Joan Holloway.
- Haute World: Deliciously fashionable: edible couture & more at Salon du Chocolat in Paris.
- Independent Fashion Bloggers: The Copywriting Scorecard for Fashion Bloggers
- Intrinsically Florrie: Dress success and another reason why I love the online fashion community.
- Love of Lace: A Lesson In Style From Europe: A comparison between ‘Secrets of French Girls’ and North American style.
- Modly Chic: How to read your google analytics and make blogging decisions based on your findings.
- Out of Order: Do-It-Yourself pom-pom headbands.
- Perfectly Indecisive: Pushing your fashion boundaries in summer (for those just heading into Summer not Winter)
- Retro Chick: Lingerie Love - Retro Shapewear from Gok Wan.
- Seamstress Stories: Can I wear a corset and still be a feminist?
- Simple Subtle Style: The Art of Layering for Winter.
- Style Every Day: How to travel with your jewelry.
- Style Geek: Interview with Dallas-Based Designer Sarah Jones of STATUS Talking about her line, how she started & the Dallas fashion scene.
- Style Symmetry: How To Purge & Pare Down Your Closet.
- Sweet Faced Style: Translating art into a look: An ode to Flaming June in an orange dress.
- The Button Owl: My best friend began dying when she was eleven years old as a result of kinder failure; "clothes are my defense".
- The Demoiselles There's talk of creating a "Photoshop Law" for fashion adverts. What do you think?
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Monday, November 8, 2010
Friday, November 5, 2010
The Power of Words
Edited by: The Sunday Best
One story dominated my thoughts this week, and I was glad to see an IFB member tackle it in a post. I'm talking about the Marie Claire article. I'm not going to link to it, or even say what it was about, since I assume you dialed in people are familiar with it. [Pulls out soapbox.] The problem with the article, and its apparently apologetic writer, isn't the ignorance it exhibited, or the hate it might engender, or even, I would argue, the sentiment expressed, although it was certainly the worst example of each. The problem was she used the most demeaning language she could think of to describe a group about which she apparently cares. She used this language and neither her nor her editors nor anyone at Marie Claire saw fit to deny it. And Marie Claire's ridiculous mea culpa, where they celebrated the "discussion" they had fostered, was like saying the Titanic sinking was good for discussions about marine safety. Worst of all was the author's own apology: "I never wanted anyone to feel bullied or ashamed after reading this". So you used the most demeaning language you could think of--edgy!--and called people gross--keeping it real!--and were shocked, SHOCKED, to find them taking offense. I would call her a liar but out of deference to liars, she might just be an idiot. Think before you write - words are powerful.
Links à la Mode : November 4th
- A la Modest: This is vintage...now.
- Beyond Fabric: Portraying the essence of Autumn.
- Closet Hound: Do you wear his pants in the relationship?
- Dans Mon Boudoir: Tying scarves for Fall.
- Daisy Dayz: Menswear trousers the new way to cover up this winter.
- Employed Panache: Finding new ways to remix my wardrobe.
- Grit and Glamour: Why I'm not on Weardrobe, Chictopia, Lookbook, or Hypeed.
- Houndstooth and Tortoiseshell: The retail blues.
- Independent Fashion Bloggers: 5 Sites to Strengthen Your Writing Skills
- Kitsch by Kat: Better than reality TV!
- One More: Taking a risk.
- Other Dutch Animals: Champagne sequins: Worn two ways.
- Seamstress Stories: Cuteness and female rivalry.
- Shopgirls Blog: Jewelry with a story to share.
- Sidewalk Chalk: 6 perfect photo locations that are right in front of you.
- Style Activist: I love me. And I don't care if you don't.
- Stylish Thought: Five lessons Nicki Minaj can teach you about personal style.
- The Coveted: Women at work.
- The New Professional: The long and short of it all.
- The Sunday Best: Caring about what you wear is just caring.
- Tickle Me Chic: Everyone deserves to be happy - a response to Marie Claire's "Should 'Fatties' Get a Room".