LINK LOVE with a TWIST, March 28, 2011
This edition of LINK LOVE covers a wide range of subjects ranging from labor issues to female empowerment to sex to the Ukulele! Our submissions include a moving tribute to the late Elizabeth Taylor, musings on self-photography, some killer vintage Persol sunglasses, and a red maxi dress perfect for Mexico. Read on for all this and more!
bangs and a bun – Music & Porn: This post left and impression on not one but two of our Link Love participants. Faye of Fuyume decided to nominate the post because “[it's] about sex in music videos and how its representative of society’s obsession with sex and its effect on today’s youth.” Her thoughts were seconded by Mrs B of Mrs Bossa Does the Do.
Be Fabulous Daily – This day in history: This was a last minute submission by Terri of Rags Against the Machine that came to me with a simple message. “Please, please, please include this post by Cynthia at Be Fabulous Daily. Very important!!!” said Terri. Terri was right. Cynthia’s post focus on labor issues and she makes a lot of points that will leave your mind reeling.
A Butterfly by Day – What if we all just loved who we are: Bella of The Citizen Rosebud came across this incredible post via Mis Papelicos‘ Facebook page. “Yeah, it’s a scene stealer,” says Bella. “The blog is called Butterfly by Day, and the article is a calling out to the self-critique, and societal critique of women’s bodies. I am guilty of self-body loathing. This is my wake-up call.”
By Anika – Friend Friday: Fashionable Feminism/ Unapologetic Chic: There has been a lot of buzz around the blogosphere lately about feminism and how it relates to fashion. My first submission for the week comes from a powerhouse of a blogger who consistently impresses me with her beauty, talent and wisdom. Not only did I love Anika’s approach to the debate, she managed to sum up my thoughts in one succinct sentence: “when fashion and empowerment come together it is a case of unapologetic chic.”
Dramatic Personae – Disenchanted: Many bloggers, myself included, tackle the subject of blogger burnout at some point in time. Ashe’s approach here, however, was different from what I typically see on the blogosphere. I decided to share her words here because not only does she speak of her disenchantment with her blog, she speaks about the steps she has taken to overcome it. She shares the lessons she has learned while illustrating how easy it can be to lose focus of the things that are the most important to us.
Forelsket – Uke|Affairs: The Way I am & Hope for the Hopeless: This is the first Link Love submission by the lovely Jenmarie of SHE and Sprinkled Dreams. “Britta of Forelsket has recently started to share with her readers her superb skills with the Ukulele, oh and did I mention she also sings? The combination of the two is just lovely,” says Jenmarie. “She is very talented and obviously quite confident in front of the camera. You’d never guess that she just started playing!”
Full Time Fabulous – vintage persols baby: This post is the perfect testament to why Kristy Eléna is a blogger everyone should be following. What’s the recipe for a great fashion blogger? Fabulous style? Check. Talent? Check. Undeniable beauty? Check. But Kristy goes beyond that with her posts. She infuses her writing with wit and humor while offering her readers a glimpse into her life. While living in Milan she shared that part of her world with us. Now, in NYC, she does the same. She consistently shows, as she does here, that she is a true cosmopolitan woman.
The Girl Who Stole the Eiffel Tower – Brontë, Godard and the Art of Self-Portraits: This was one of the best posts I read last week because of its sheer honesty. Here Casee broaches the subject of self-photography and how she is challenging herself to include more original images on her blog. It is a wonderful post about her struggles with and growing acceptance of herself as a photographer and a blogger. Plus, even as a novice, her photography is already amazing!
Mrs Bossa Does the Do – Friend Friday: Wearing Your Beliefs on Your Sleeve: Jessica of This Girls Vintage decided to nominate a post by Link Love regular Mrs Bossa Does the Do. “I… really enjoyed her answers to the feminist based questions we had in the [Fashion Beauty Friend Friday group] this week!” said Jessica.
northwest is best – The language of fashion: Speaking of Mrs Bossa Does the Do, in addition to seconding Faye’s nomination above, Mrs. B. had one of her own this week. “Fancy something a lot scathing, and a little bit cheeky?” said Mrs. B. “Northwest is Best’s post on the language of fashion – and her handmade anti-fashion zine – entertained me yesterday, and gave me plenty to think about when it comes to the messages of women’s mags.”
November Grey – Spanish Lullaby: This nomination, by Tanvi of The Fabulous Life of Not-so-Rich and Infamous, had me packing my bags for Mexico as soon as I read it! “[November Grey's] posts are always a treat with her gorgeous face and impeccable style but this one takes us away to Mexico (or like they say it Meh-hee-Ko),” said Tanvi. “Nothing shouts summer like a bright red Maxi, Hat and Blue feather earrings. Sometimes you need inspiration in the form of pictures and her’s are worth a thousand words.”
vivandlarry.com – Mother Courage: Remembering Elizabeth Taylor: There were many tributes dedicated to the late Dame Elizabeth Taylor last week, but I agree with Casee Marie of The Girl Who Stole the Eiffel Tower that this was one of the best. “This touching piece by Andrew Budgell of DameElizabethTaylor.com was written especially for VivAndLarry.com, a tribute site dedicated to Vivien Leigh, Laurence Olivier and classic cinema,” said Casee. “I thought it was a beautiful remembrance of Elizabeth Taylor, the woman behind the icon, and the things she accomplished in her life, all in the words of someone who truly and passionately admires her legacy.”
Thank you to everyone who took the time to submit their favorite post of the week!
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