Filson x Shinola Bixby Bicycle
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.
A new ride
One of the most discussed topics of the past years has been global warming and the contribution of C02 emissions to that effect. This concern has led to worldwide innovations in several fields, aiming to deliver more environmentally friendly products, preferably described as sustainable for added projection in the market.
The transportation industry as a major player when it comes to carbon dioxide emissions’ rankings, was greatly affected. On this note there’s much each of us can do to change the paradigm, be it opting for public transportation, starting a car pool or embracing hybrids. Despite all the recent additions and innovations to the vehicle stock (Segway comes to mind), I’d like to focus on one of the oldest, and still to this day, most beloved of all: the bicycle.
The number one choice for millions of people worldwide, it has become a part of the urban landscape for cities such as London, Milan, Tokyo or Paris. Granted, it’s not for everyone, especially if you live in a place with uneven topography, but other than that you should consider the option. It’s a win-win deal: cheaper, greener, healthier and, let’s face it, more stylish (depending on your ride of course). Remember Scott Schuman’s and Tommy Ton’s pictures of dapper Italian men perfectly suited up, riding their bikes in such rakish ways?
I’ll leave you with my brother’s ride, along with some of those pictures to get you inspired…
My brother’s fixed wheel bike from back when he lived in London.
Photos by The Sartorialist