LINK LOVE with a TWIST, April 4, 2011
Do Europeans really dress better than Americans? How would you define the term “ curvy“? If you are a fashion blogger – why? Why do you blog? Are you comfortable in your own skin? How do you deal with unexpected life challenges? These are just a few of the questions that this week’s LINK LOVE submissions will leave you asking. Read on for the goods!
bangs and a bun – Europeans Dress Better Than Americans: Fact: This is, I hope, the first of many Link Love submissions by Madison of Fashion Tales! She decided to nominate the post because “the lovely Muireann elaborated on her viewpoint of European style vs. American, and though she raised some great points, it was even more interesting to also read the comments/feedback left on this post by others.” I tend to agree with much of what the author said. How about you?
Beautifully Invisible – Social Media Dashboard: Why You Should be Using One: I have to thank Marissa of The Well-Appointed Catwalk for submitting this post. I am delighted that it has proven to be useful for so many of my readers! Marissa said that she decided to submit this post because “it’s exactly what I was looking for in an explanation and made me feel 100% more knowledgeable and completely overwhelmed by what I should be doing at the same time.” I am sorry it left you overwhelmed – but hope it helped overall!
the DUSK zone – I Can Do Anything: Elle of Elle Enchanted was inspired by this wonderfully moving post. “This week, Dusk shared a post about being comfortable in her own skin despite a skin condition that shows, and feeling beautiful,” said Elle. “I know that’s something that’s so difficult for many women, me included, so BRAVO to Dusk for sharing this, and being brave.”
Fashion RECON – Fashionably Professional & Life Choices: “This personal post about life and professional choices really struck a chord with me,” said Franca of Oranges and Apples. “I think will do for lots of other people in this economic climate.” I agree. this was one of the most honest posts I read last week, and I am sure many others will feel the same!
feministified – FFB: Reflections: Anika of By Anika’s first submission to Link Love is a powerful one. “I was really moved by Ariana’s post on feminism and her relationship with her own body. As I was reading it I couldn’t stop saying yes, yes, YES! After some contemplating, Ariana realizes in her post that she expresses feminism in the way she dresses by not accepting and conforming to society’s view of her.” said Anika. “She now knows that she is lovely and that she is free to love her self and her body and celebrate that by wearing what ever she damn well please. Her account of this voyage is so honest, moving and jubilant. Basically she had me at hello.”
Full Time Fabulous – the importance of fashion blogging: In this post, Kristy Eléna responds to Franca Sozzani’s now infamous article on fashion bloggers and takes a look at the “why” behind fashion blog – why do we do it? Stephanie of the-loudmouth was impressed with Kristy’s words and the resulting conversation. “She begins a discussion about why we blog,” said Stephanie. “Everyone should join in!!!”
interrobangs anonymous? – FFB: Learning from Other Women: This was the second submission of the week by Franca of Oranges and Apples. “This week, the Feminist Fashion Bloggers posted about reflections and things they have learnt from other women,” said Franca. “Millie has consistently produced wonderful, strongly argued FFB posts and this one about recognising the diversity in feminism is no exception.”
JEZEBEL –Sartorialist Calls Fashion Blogger “Curvy,” Shitstorm Ensues: Link Love regular Bella of The Citizen Rosebud shares one of the most controversial pieces of the last week. “I can’t even get started on the conversation this topic ensues, but Jezebel hits some salient points regarding Schuman’s (the Sartorialist) comments on a blogger of a non-size 0 proportions and calling her curvy. Go read it, and respond.”
Style Confessions – The Style Confessions: My pick for inclusion in this week’s LINK LOVE roundup is a new blog! The first time I saw Heather Fonseca’s drawings I fell in love and had to check out her design blog. In recent months, much of the focus on that design blog has shifted to fashion, which could only lead to one natural conclusion: the birth of Style Confessions! As for why should you check this new blog out, Heather says it best: “I think one of the reasons we read fashion blogs is to see real women, not the perfection presented to us in magazines.” That is what I want to see. If you feel the same, get clicking!
Thank you to everyone who took the time to submit their favorite post of the week!
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