LINKS À LA MODE: WEEKLY ROUNDUP 05/12
My post about hems made it to this week’s Links à La Mode! Hope you enjoyed it and take a look at all the other great posts on the list! Thank you for following!
Edited by Vahni of Grit & Glamour
Savage Beauty. Don’t tell me you haven’t heard the paradoxically exquisite title of the Alexander McQueen exhibit currently mesmerizing the fashion world and the blogosphere. I mention it for two reasons. First, a couple bloggers in this week’s roundup show you the exhibit in New York—as well as a satellite version in London—through their own lenses. So if you didn’t know about it, check out their posts and resurrect your fashion cred.
Savage Blogging. Now that’s my title, and while it was inspired by the McQueen exhibit, it also characterizes the approach many bloggers take, as well as entries this week that speak to the issue. Want to be haute stuff in the blog world, like The Sartorialist? Think it’s all a numbers game? Well, I certainly hope not. That is savage blogging: when your objective ceases to be the art of it, the connection, and you are devoured by an obsession with your numbers. When you get so big that you forget you used to be a nobody until fellow bloggers read your blog and lifted you up. When you stop conversing, and simply become a talking head. With a camera. No thanks.
As blogging and social media mature, many are finally realizing what my mama told me years ago: You get more flies with honey. Don’t be savage bloggers, loves. When you give and interact genuinely, your star will shine, I promise you. Your numbers will grow, and people won’t write you any “open letters” to remind you that you’ve gotten a little too big for your britches. Honey, honeybuns. Got it?
Links à la Mode: May 12th
- A Reason to be Fabulous: The classic white button-down remixed for work and play.
- Best of Bklyn: The six shoes every girl should have for a complete shoe wardrobe.
- Beyond Fabric: How to solve your hemming conundrums.
- Boheme Noir: The 20 most pointless designer accessoires ever.
- Brunette Blogging: Blogging Commandments — do’s and don’ts for bloggers.
- By Anika:Colouring outside the lines, in fashion and in life.
- Consider Me Lovely: Things I Now Know For Sure (lessons in blogging)
- Dozen Dresses: The First-Timer’s Guide to Shopping In Paris
- Decoding Dress: An open letter to Scott Schuman (The Sartorialist)
- Finding Tokyo: Why do you blog? It’s not about numbers….it’s about the connection.
- Grit & Glamour: Shots You Never Saw and What They Taught Me
- HauteWorld: Harvey Nichols brings “Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty” to London.
- Her Catwalk: 7 More Ways to Stop Impulse Spending
- IFB: How to Break the Ice at Events
- KP Fusion: Moment of Honesty: What’s the purpose of your blog?
- Letters to Daria: Travel in style or comfort?
- Lights So Bright: The difference between leopard and cheetah prints.
- NY Don’t Leave Me: Tackling sandals and socks!
- Shoeperwoman: The Trouble with Dresses
- The Citizen Rosebud: The I.O.U. Project—a new online venture aiming to make a difference.
- This Is A Yes: Alexander McQueen Exhibit at the Met
LINKS À LA MODE: WEEKLY ROUNDUP 04/28
Great news! My post about the Moroccan tunic was selected for this week’s Links à La Mode! Thank you all for following!
Edited by Fajr Muhammad at Stylish Thought
When you visit a fashion blog you often see a stylish blogger posing in a perfectly, put together outfit with gorgeous scenery. What you don’t see is the work that goes into curating and maintaining a fashion blog. This week the theme across IFB was outfit posts: what deems an outfit worthy, what goes into creating a stunning visual post and ultimately the comments (some not so nice) that we receive as style bloggers. Ultimately, blogging is a way to express our love for fashion and personal style but as this week’s links can attest to, there is much more to fashion blogging than meets the eye.
Links à la Mode: April 28th
- Best Of Bklyn: Wardrobe Emergency Kit
- Beyond Fabric: A Pinch of Ethnicity
- Consider Me Lovely: Blush + Gold
- Dress with Courage: Dealing with Negative Comments
- Elle Enchanted: On Fashion Blogging
- Fashioned By Love: This Strange World of Fashion
- Fashion in Films: Safe vs. Sexy
- Fashion Limbo: The Rant- Skinny No More
- Forever Amber: Adventures in the Magic Garden Centre
- Grechen Blogs: Why I Stopped Reading Fashion Blogs
- Grit & Glamour: On the Unexpected Beauty of Social Media
- Independent Fashion Bloggers: Blogging Against Adversity
- Lady in Lycra: Address Your Style
- Over 50 Feeling 40: Pondering Much More than an OOTD
- Sample Twenty Nine: Comment Courtesy
- Stay in the Lines: Breezy Blocking
- Stylish Thought: What I Wore- Fallen Robots
- The Fashion Grove: There are Ghosts Towns in the Ocean
- The House in the Clouds: Tattoos. Expression or Accessory
- The Quirky Martini: The Buzz about Fashion Bloggers
- Un-Stitched: Creating Amazing Outfit Posts
LINKS À LA MODE: WEEKLY ROUNDUP 03/10
Great news! My post on “Everyday Essentials” made it to this week’s Links à La Mode from the Independent Fashion Bloggers website. Also, be sure to check all the other great posts!
Making it Your Own
Edited by Vahni of Grit & Glamour
Wow…I’m a Links à la Mode editor…can you believe it?! So thrilled to have the opportunity to discover new blogs and compelling posts to share with all of you. That said, give me two minutes in the pulpit, and my “better blog” sermon starts welling up, totally involuntarily. So allow me a moment to share what I am looking for when I review submissions. It’s pretty simple: Be creative and original, tie your post into beauty or fashion, use proper grammar and punctuation (spellcheck and proofread before publishing), and credit your photo sources. Always.
And on to the list…bloggers were in deep thought this week, pondering ethical fashion and feminism, male gaze and Marthettes. But in case you need to escape the heavy stuff, there is: denim! Happy reading, and as you peruse and comment on this week’s posts, why stop there? For every comment you leave, why not check out the blog of the person who commented above you and comment there too? It’s a great way to expand your mind—and your readership.
Links à la Mode: March 10th
- ALinetoZ: An Open Letter to High-Waisted Jeans
- Arash Mazinani: How ethical are you when it comes to fashion? A look at the hypocrisy often involved in being ethical in fashion.
- Beyond Fabric: Men’s daily essentials—inside one man’s bag holdall.
- Corinne Monique: Cellissimo: a music-meets-fashion photoshoot inspired by high fashion ad campaigns.
- Dress With Courage: Are you more likely to buy something if the model looks like you?
- Designed By Ann: Reading glasses are suddenly fashionable—so here are makeup tips for girls who wear glasses.
- Free Honey: On moving to wordress.org: 5 must-know tips for new bloggers.
- Fishmonkey: On The Man Repeller, the male gaze, and its role in shaping fashion choices.
- Grit & Glamour: Klout: What it is and Why it Matters
- Holier than Now: Spring’s Most Beautiful Lace Looks—5 Ways for < $50
- In Her Stilettos: How to organize your jewelry while traveling—cheaply and stylishly.
- Made-to-Travel: Asos Africa—the incredible ethical makers of this gorgeous line—oh! and it’s on sale!
- Melina Bee: Life and style tips inspired by Sophia Loren.
- Obsessive Coolness: On the relationship—or surprising lack thereof—between talent and success in fashion blogging.
- Oranges And Apples: Thoughts on Marthettes, blogging about ‘feminine’ stuff, and perfection.
- Pretty Shiny Sparkly: A chic and easy way to wear the double denim trend.
- Sidewalk Chic: Six ways to showcase accessories in outfit photos.
- Sugar and Spice: Natalie Portman is effortlessly eco-chic at an Oscars after-party—in an inexpensive dress that hits H&M next month.
- Trés Awesome: The weather may be crappy but that didn’t stop people from being out and about with their bright and beautiful umbrellas.
- Try It On Me: The resurgence of the denim shirt—not just for cowboys!
LINKS À LA MODE: WEEKLY ROUNDUP 02/17
Great news! My post on getting a new ride has just been selected for this week’s Links à La Mode from the IFB website! It’s really an honor to be featured on this list along with all the other great blogs. Thank you all so much for your support!
Fashion Week’s Inspirations
Edited by Marie Denee of The Curvy Fashionista
During the midst of New York Fashion Week, fashion took another direction. Beyond the beauty of an artist’s creation, fashion bloggers take their inspirations to raise questions, reflect, challenge the status quo, create and fashion pieces of their own, and analyze the trends in digital and social media- nevertheless, fashion inspired. With this inspiration comes an eclectic look into this week’s Links a la mode.
Links à la Mode: February 17th, 2011
- Alterations Needed: Getting a dress altered - before, after, and the thought process in between.
- Beyond Fabric: Embracing a more stylish ride
- Brunette Blogging: Blog Seasons - How different seasons have an impact on your blog
- College Girl: Liberty London Girl spares her time to answer some in depth questions about her blogging experiences and gives amateur bloggers some exceptional advice in the process…
- Dressing With Courage: Valentine’s Day lingerie: Take back the sexy
- Fashion Writes: Let’s Get Digital. Digital. Women are small in numbers in the always-enhancing and ever-evolving tech side of the fashion industry, but we as fashion bloggers are going to begin skewing the curves.
- Independent Fashion Bloggers: A blogger’s moment with Anna Wintour at Milk Studios
- Katrya-Kyla: “Print vs Video: The Industry’s New Plan of Attack”
- Khola’s Kloset: Looking Back: The models and images that made fashion special
- Lariza da Blog: my struggle with the vanity of fashion blogging:
- Metallic Kiwi: Top black models emerging within the industry.
- Most Serene Rabbit: Is there really such thing as ethical leather? Why is there a double standard when it comes to ethics In the fur and leather industries?
- Previously Owned: BEHIND THE GLITZ- Q&A with designer Carolina Rodriguez about her food/fashion/music inspiration
- Same Sensibility: Rihanna just ruined your Valentine’s
- Scrap and Run: Why I remix
- Seamstress Stories: High heels yay, headscarf nay? Double standards in the symbolic value assigned to female clothing.
- Style by Santina: My “Happy” Weight: When the Body and Brain Disagree
- The Button Owl: Why your creative space identifies the real you just as much as your outer image.
- The Coveted:Running into Anna Dello Russo at NYFW
- The Curvy Fashionista: “DIY Diva” inspiration with Be Vain or DIY Trying
- The Demoiselles: Crystal Renn on body image and pressure from the media.
LINKS À LA MODE: WEEKLY ROUNDUP 02/03
My post Faithful Companions has just been selected for the Links à La Mode of the Independent Fashion Bloggers Website! It’s great to make it to the list once again, among such talented bloggers and articles alike. Thank you all!
So long, farewell
Edited by Thom of The Sunday Best
Here we are, face to face, a couple of silver spoons. My run as an editor for this venerable list is coming to a close, and as it does I’d like to take a moment to reflect on what makes the internet such an awesome place. Ahem. It’s you. Yes, you! I don’t get to read as much online as I once did, and this list kept me in touch with the, dare I say it, zeitgeist of style writing. I was often amazed at the diversity of topics you writers were willing to tackle. Keep those keyboards clacking, stay strong, and be good to the incoming editors. We are only human.
Links à la Mode: February 3rd
- Aesthetics and Audio: “God, you’re skinny”
- Arash Mazinani: The Adonis Complex - men and body image
- Beyond Fabric: Faithful companions
- Brunette Blogging: Blog bashing
- Chic Steals: Fashionista’s dilemma to sourcing your clothing
- Digital Traveler: Kids and high fashion
- Dress With Courage: Suit yourself
- Fashezine: On blogging and other drugs
- For Those About to Shop: The great used clothing challenge
- Grit and Glamour: Trademarks - What you need to know
- Independent Fashion Bloggers: Fashion Week Tech Survival Kit
- Lust, Love, Lose: 100 words on life
- Ruby Slipper Journeys: Why I’m going on my first ever shopping ban
- Starting From Scratch: Loving every body
- The Coveted: Layering up with Wool and the Gang
- The Demoiselles: Nine West’s wacky email campaign
- The House in the Clouds: Favorite body parts
- The Loudmouth: Nudity - Naughty or Natural?
- The Sunday Best: The law is meant to protect, not bully
- The Styling Dutchman: Blogger bitching
- Those Graces: On being a feminist beauty blogger
LINKS À LA MODE: WEEKLY ROUNDUP 12/30
I’m really excited to have been selected for this year’s last Links à La Mode from the Independent Fashion Bloggers website! Furthermore, this has a special meaning since the post is about my family. Thank you all and be sure to check the other great posts on this list!
Also, I would like to wish you all a Happy New Year filled with personal and professional success and, of course, dapperness!
Edited by Ashe Mischief/Dramatis Personae
After being a Links a la Mode editor for years, it’s really refreshing to come back and edit our end of 2010 edition! It felt so timely, too— the end of a year. So many new, exciting things to look forward to. New ideas, people, inspiration. That’s where this round-up came from: inspiration. It’s my hope that these posts will inspire you, as they’ve inspired me— as a reminder to step outside your boundaries to try something new. As a reminder to look at the world around you. To be bright and brilliant and love fashion & style. To treat yourself well, to love yourself, and feed your mind & body all you need to thrive— and hopefully inspire and help you to be the person you want to be in 2011.
Hope you all have an amazing New Year!
Links á la Mode: December 30th
- Antares: Alfa Scorpii: Mori girls style is an amazing street style trend, the mixture of ethnic, folk, lolita-style and others.
- Awakened Aesthetic: Araks Yeramyan’s lingerie is both ethical and effortless.
- Beyond Fabric: On Family History - Vintage Family Pics
- Big Girl. Small Budget. Tiny Town.: Using the 12 Days of Christmas as style inspiration. A 12-verse song translated into 12 winter looks
- Boheme Noir: 10 Ways to Wear Tartan & Plaid
- Circle City Style: High Fashion in the Style of Gemma Teller
- Dramatis Personae: If I were Another Girl… Inspired by Eastern European Boho Style
- Fasshonaburu: Why is that most “Flatter Your Shape” articles will feature petite and curvy, yet rarely both in one person?
- Fuyume: Is the rise of Asian models a fad?
- The House in the Clouds: Shine your light on me: A reminder to all women that we are more beautiful and interesting collectively.
- I’m the It Girl: Colour Trends S/S 2011: From Runway to H&M
- Independent Fashion Bloggers: Setting Blogging Resolutions for the New Year
- Liv Lux Magazine: How to Ease High Heel Foot Pain [Video]
- Lust, Love, Lose: Lust- Maggie Matich’s Lavender Hair
- Just B Blog: B Festive: Hair Tinsel the perfect holiday hair accessory!
- Miss Vicki: Crossing the line between fetish and fashion
- Modly Chic: Typical New Year’s Resolutions— Blogified.
- MoMoMod: I’m bound to believe that Catherine’s definitive, effortless, and lady like style is perfect in its own right.
- My Fashion Lust List: Fashion Related Health Problems
- The Coveted: Snow boots for urban sludge
- The Red Dot: Fashion Illustration therapy: review of three of the best fashion illustration blogs of the moment - Do they have influence on our style and looks?
- Watch This Place: In a world where ‘shocking’ is no longer shocking, I consider whether the ‘rock-‘n’-roll-bad-girl’ has lost her edge.
LINKS À LA MODE: THE IFB WEEKLY ROUNDUP 11/18
Great news! I’ve been featured in this week’s Links à La Mode from the IFB website!! Also, be sure to check out all the great posts below.
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