This simple runway-themed category, Three is a Trend, from the Harper's Bazaar fashion blog has me inspired. I've never found the time, strength or sanity to pull this kind of post out of a fashion week (let alone a series) so I doubt I ever will, but ooh I wish!
What a nice way to quickly get a feel for the upcoming seasons.
Now, as for this being done with what's currently in stores, that I could do. I always have the sanity for some shopping! In order to do this, they would need to be micro trends or sub trends, but I still feel like I'd need an entirely different name. I'm guessing it would revolve around those times when seeing a sub-trend (of a trend that's so me?) or trend combos (neck bows + camel!) x-number of times has made me want it.
Beyond that I just have to think more. Maybe the combo idea has more to it?
Anyway, here are some preview images from the H.B. blog.
Peplum for all.
Birds for the dames.
If you don't yet know what this is or about the Independent Fashion Bloggers, then you are probably not a blogger, but just know it's a great group of great blogs so you'll enjoy the links down the page. :-)
I'm getting back into posting these, for many reasons I stopped and many more why I hope to continue. I do think this means I must share more of my own content in between, but that's a good goal.
Now that I'm taking many ensemble photos per week (Fashion Week's getting in the way of most of everything else though), it shouldn't be hard to blog nearly every day, and usually more than once (or twice). Also because of that, since this "roundup" I've started and may continue to write entries along a major theme this week, work or weekday wear as those pertain to Fashion Week and generally dressing in new ways, but in my own way. (A recent ensemble post of mine was basically in the "new theme" because of my new confidence!) I know I'm starting to gather more inspiration for ensembles to switch things up outside my own brain, but I'm also inspired by the catwalk and boisterousness of Fashion Week, itself (a topic obviously present and mentioned in the theme description below), and I plan to follow a challenge I've set for myself soon. For now, busy busy busy! And we'll just see how much I can even fit into my writing for one day! ;-)
On to the great links for this Sunday evening, while I've laid back some this (Fashion) weekend, but isn't it so needed?? You can enjoy these and enjoy more content back here tomorrow. -Ella
Links à la Mode: The IFB Weekly Round Up
Working the new season with fabulous new discoveries.
I’ve been overwhelmed by the quality of the submissions and I hope you’ll enjoy reading these as much as I have. This week the issue of workwear is tackled whether as a fashion blogger you’re heading to Fashion Week or you’re not sure how to translate your everyday style to the office. The latter is a dilemma I’m often confronted with when dressing for work. Through the links I have also gleefully discovered some wonderful designers to dreamily sigh over the work of; these garments would most definitely fit into my wardrobe perfectly, be it in the smart section or the purely frivolous one.
- A La Modest Reintroducing the morality within green ethical fashion
- Bachman’s Sparrow What better way to greet the new season than a beautiful, one-of-a-kind statement necklace?
- Beyond Fabric Enhancing your image: posture and body image.
- Boheme Noir Ten ways to style the classic Chanel jacket young & fabulous.
- Fabulous Finds Girl Ann Wiberg creates future vintage by recycling materials with Trash-Couture.
- Fashezine Inspired by the sensuality of Joan, the determination of Peggy, and Betty Draper’s elegance, a girl goes mad for Mad Men.
- Fashion Limbo Brand Love or I Want What She’s Wearing – How brands fail to get me and what/who truly inspire me
- Grit and Glamour Staying true to you when dressing for dress code.
- Hello beauty! Review and makeup lesson video with the NARS Fall 2010 Collection with NARS National Makeup Stylist Janice Daoud
- Intrinsically Florrie Exploring the historic city of Bath in style.
- Manda Bear Fall Outwear Finds, Beauty Goodies and other Treasures.
- Mis Papelicos A first Ebay buy and what to look for when shopping online.
- Oranges and Apples A vintage wedding dress on a budget, plus some ideas for styling it.
- Poetic and Chic In which I spot the most beautiful pair of Louboutins and get inspired.
- Pull your socks up! What do you do with an inherited, precious and much-coveted family heirloom?
- Retro Chick Retro Style for Autumn: Lena Hoschek Autumn Winter 2010
- Seven Deadly Cyns Death by Cosmetics- the dangers of harmful ingredients in our beauty products and what you should look out for.
- The Coveted What to Wear to NYFW
- The New Professional How high is too high for heels in the office?
- Wit & Whimsy Designer on the Rise: Whitney Pozgay
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By the way, I knew when I started this up again (posting these, I get so busy I feel I don't blog enough to clog up the timeline) that I'd forget to submit my link. No really, I did. :-) (And I had a lot to choose from.)
Well, on to the goodness.
When Fashion Gets Ethical
Edited by Retrochick
The ethics of Fashion can be a blurry area. With so much to think about when we buy, from construction to provenance, how can we pick our way through such a minefield of issues and emerge with our ethics intact?
We all have a duty as consumers to be as informed as possible about the purchases we make, and this weeks Links à la Mode can help. Amongst this weeks picks Fashion in My Eyes talks about locally made fashion, Style Eyes discusses Organic Cotton, Hello Beauty buys some recycled sneakers, Oranges and Apples sorts the wheat from the chaff in second hand clothing and Shrimp Salad Circus brings you natural make up.
Once your done being educated we also have a good smattering of fashion frivolity to be getting on with too, and there’s even more on the original forum thread!
Links à la Mode : April 29
Fashion has Brains
Edited by Ashe
Every week I am always surprised by the selection of posts we receive here at IFB. I think back to before I started my blog, the discrimination I felt working in retail and adoring fashion, because it was shallow and it wasn’t academic. Now I look at the community I am a part of and think– how could anyone accuse fashion enthusiasts of being shallow? Or fashion designers, lovers of style? Indeed, like any frowned upon medium or niche, fashion has brains; it has ingenuity, it has controversy, it has creativity, and it has depth.
This week I want to celebrate those putting fashion and intellect together, to show that there’s more than meets that glittering eye…
Oh, and if you’re looking for something to do this summer… IFB is looking for interns!
Links à la Mode : April 22
- Agent Lover: – On The Search For The Perfect Retro Bathing Suit!
- Alice in Stilettos: – Interview with Edgy, Up-and-Coming Designer Chelsea Sutrisno
- Bay Area Style File: – Interview with Model turned Eco Friendly Beauty Brand owner Josie Maran.
- Bobbins and Bombshells: – Fashionable History: Lilly Dache – A True Fashion Success Story.
- Denim Debutante: – Meet US-Made NAEM Denim and Win Your Own Pair
- dramatis personae: – Back to the Future
- Fashion Pulse Daily: – Cynthia Rowley for Roxy Spring 2010
- For Those About to Shop: – Crystal Renn’s inspiring story of transformation may make you think twice about modelling industry:
- krameymartin: – Being pregnant doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice your fashion sense. Check out this post to learn how to jazz up simple maternity pieces.
- La Chanelphile: – “The Allure of Chanel” by Paul Morand with Illustrations by Karl Lagerfeld
- M.I.S.S.: – The Rag Trade: The Sale Mentality. This week’s article looks at how we will get consumers to break the sale mentality and pay full price again.
- Night Watch: – DIY Tutorial: Burberry Prorsum F/W 2010-11 Inspired Blazer
- Oh, the Places You'll Go!: – ASOS Curve Models – Plus, or not plus enough?
- Oranges and Apples: – Some thoughts on weight, fat activism and health
- Poetic & Chic: – Hamish Bowles, European Editor at Large for Vogue, visits the de Young in San Francisco to announce a new Balenciaga retrospective slated for spring 2011.
- Retro Chick: – Made To Measure – Dresses for those who aren’t a standard size
- shrimp salad circus: – DIY Spring Flowers Headband/Belt for Under
- The Coveted – Craving Miu Miu Clogs?
- the fashionate traveller: – Discovers the emerging Japanese fashion trend Dolly Kei, as seen through a visit to Grimoire, Shibuya’s premier vintage store.
- The Fashionista Lab: – I gave up shopping and gained a new perspective on using and building my wardrobe (hint: shoes are important)
- True Queen: – Warning: Men In Skirts – Examining a taboo trend that attempts to go mainstream
Before you read this piece of beauty-equality fabulosity, note it comes from the blogger from Already Pretty. It's not just esteem-boosting and not just pretty, but beautiful writing!
If you hate skinny jeans and prefer bootcuts because they balance you out, wear 'em and screw the trend-hounds. If you want to wear foofy vintage dresses every single day because you feel fabulously feminine in them, do it and screw the buzzwreckers. If you think your collarbone is the sexiest thing ever created, wear scoop necks and boat necks and square necks and never ever don a collarbone-masking scarf, and screw the naysayers. Whatever you dislike, avoid it. Whatever makes you feel delighted to be alive, wear it.
And here are some of the bloggers' style shots from AP's piece. Their individual links below.
Casual Converse Chic! It can be done. Yay. I was thinking so with this style of sneaker's non-bulk, so I bought a cute inexpensive version - but I'll show you those shoes later! (They're in the mail.)
Be sure to read the entire, lovely, post on Already Pretty.
Women's blogs in the photos, respectively: Yammering Muse, Jeremy & Kathleen, Eek!
I'm sure many fashionistas in NYC got the flu or some bug this February. I mean, with the horrid health care in America, it's bound to happen more than in London! I posted a London schedule and then fell ill the very weekend in which I was going to actually work right through.
I didn't believe in flu shots, but um ... now I do, the risk just isn't worth it for me. (Mild asthma still makes the flu worse, ugh.)
So now I've rested enough for no more excuses. Here's a list of resources for those like I...
When I get a little bit more time I will review news and shows from London and Milan, and posts might come from that. If anyone has a good resource or schedule for Milan, comment or write!
As Mercedes-Benz / New York Fashion Week comes to a close tonight, here are the top places to review all the shows and clothes.
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And here is the schedule for the next week in fashion,
Greenwich Mean TIme:
Friday 19th February
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Saturday 20th February
Be Chic Mag got a hold of some big designers' sketches for the collections about to debut at Fashion Week. Luckies! Previewed here is Milly. Visit BeChicMag for more.
I am a little bit late to post this roundup, but I didn't want to miss publishing these intriguing links, featuring yours truly...
The Countdown Begins
Edited by Dramatis Personae
The countdown has begun–not only until the end of the year–but until the end of the first decade in the 21st century. That’s kind of amazing to think about. Styletastic and Sway, Sway, Away! both look at fashion from the Oughts with two distinctly different visions. [the3st] interviews the founder of ModCloth, while Wicked & Whimsy reviews Closet Confidential (by the hilarious Winona of DaddyLikey fame!).
Since this will be my last edit of links a la mode for this year, see you all in 2010!
Links à la Mode : December 17th
- 39thandbroadway.com: – How Brands Get Burned By Celebs
- A Typical Atypical: – Suffering from Buyers Remorse: The Real Deal
- Brunette and Pink: – Makeup Tutorial: Leighton Meester Inspired Winged-out Smoky Eye Look
- DailyDivaDish – Create a sparkling New Year’s look with the Tarte Treasure Chest Giveaway. Enter to this limited edition kit.
- Friend in Fashion – Sugar and spice and all things nice – Unearthing the unique designs of the fabulous, Arizona based designer Monique Martinez, through the captive lense of Galaxie Andrews.
- Grit and Glamour: – The Trend Conundrum–rends are a tricky thing; what makes some women look so pulled together is not a wardrobe full of the latest styles and trends, but the ability to know which ones to avoid.
- i'm the it girl: – My Love Affair With Hermes and the Great Debate: Kelly or Birkin?
- Idiosyncratic Style: – 12 Great Holiday DIY Projects – give something special this year (even if you are short on time and money)
- kaKofonie Of si(gh)lenS: – My most amazing (and green!) find this year: Denim Therapy, a company who will restore your tattered favorite jeans to like-new condition. Seriously.
- La Société de Mode | The Fashion Society: – Combats are stomping their way back into style
- Pursed Lips: – Thoughts/quotes on Lady Gaga as a powerful tool, if a difficult one to reach, for designers.
- Style on a String – Getting down to the wire: Gifts for the Stylish Geek who is kind of Girly too
- Styletastic: – As the 00’s are coming to en end, we look back at the fashion memories that will define the decade. Ah the memories!
- Sway Sway Away!: – Sway Sway Away! presents Caitie’s bitching and moaning on the worst trends of the Aughts.
- THE COVETED – Love it or Leave it : Rodarte for Target
- The Fashion Planner: – The Fashion Planner shows you how to make a jaunty beret.
- The Working Wardrobe: – Beware of “business casual” being too casual for the workplace.
- tick tick heart: – A focus on the varying fashions of some of our quirkier leading ladies in film.
- White Rabbit: – Pros and Contras of Artificial Nails
- Wicked Whimsy: – Closet Confidential: A Review
- [the3st]: – Success & Getting There: Interview with Susan of ModCloth.com
Edited by Dream Sequins
At this time of year, even the smallest decision can feel like the biggest burden. As holiday shopping season swings into full and relentless motion this month, the choices we make as consumers can often feel overwhelming. This week’s compelling roundup of reading explores these choices from every possible angle and makes it clear that as bloggers, we should feel empowered, not overwhelmed. Whether it’s writing about a specialty gift guide for a geek chic girl, choosing the perfect red lip color or even exploring the nuanced difference in quality between designer and mid-priced items, these choices are what make us unique and connect us as an independent fashion blogging community.
Links à la Mode : December 10th
- A Typical Atypical – Get into vintage 50’s housewife mode for the Christmas season!
- Bobbins and Bombshells – Fashionable History: L’Officiel de la Mode Archives
- Brunette and Pink – Holiday Makeup Inspired by the Sephora 2009 Holiday Sephora Catalog using Urban Decay Book of Shadows Vol. II
- dramatis personae – High Fashion & High Art… Two Worlds Apart? Thoughts, Arguments, & Solutions for the Knock-off Debate
- Dream Sequins – A bling-tastic evening at jewelers, Doyle and Doyle.
- Fashion Pulse Daily – Fashion Pulse Daily finally finds a handbag that meets her very particular requirements.
- Fashion X K8 – Spotlighting the stylishly subtantial Desirée Rogers and challenging the press’s idea that those who fill jobs seeped in tradition should not only maintain the “tradition” but refrain from being eye-catching.
- Fasshonaburu – Shopping for the Geek Chic Girl: Holiday shopping advice for the girl who loves fashion as much as video games, gadgets and Buffy the Vampire Slayer!
- M.I.S.S. – She’s Crafty: DIY Ruffled Suspenders
- Oranges and Apples – The Sapeurs: vibrant and elegant street style from the Congo.
- Rags to Reverie – A Fab Four Fanatic’s review of the Comme des Garçons x The Beatles collaboration.
- Retro Chick – Fashion Economics – Are low cost retailers forcing us to be wasteful?
- Sophisticated Insanity – Take a look at the lady behind Rare bird of Fashion: The Irreverent Iris Apfel
- Style on a String – Leggings vs. Tights: The difference, how to buy them and what to wear (and not wear) with them.
- Style Symmetry – Christmas Gift Ideas for Him, For Her and Secret Santa…
- The Bargain Hunter Extraordinaire – Two days ago, it was 36 degrees out…today, I didn’t even have to a jacket- that’s New England!
- THE COVETED – Love bold red lips? Check out the Ultimate Red holiday collection.
- TheWorkingWardrobe – Here are some tips on how men can work jewelry at the office without any raised eyebrows.
- Thrift Eye – Dreaming of Shearling: Save up for the nice stuff and be warm or go with the cheap and be cold?
- ventures of jenn. – A spotlight on Berlin label Reality Studio.
- Wicked Whimsy – Practical Quality: Looking into what the difference, if any, is between a mid-range item & a designer item.