LINK LOVE with a TWIST, April 18, 2011

LINK LOVE with a TWIST, April 18, 2011

Each week, Link Love comes to life because of you.  You may be the author of a post that left a lasting impression.  You may be the reader who chose to share it here.  Or, you may be the reader who is  just discovering it today.  Whatever role you may play, Link Love wouldn’t be possible without you.

So sit back, grab a cup of coffee, and check out the latest submissions.  These are the best posts of the last week – as chosen by you.


Arash Mazinani – Are Europeans More Stylish than Americans?: My first selection this week is a follow-up to a post by Bangs and a Bun featured in the April 4th edition of Link Love.  Instead of stating one side is more stylish than the other, Arash takes a different approach and encourages his readers to share their opinions.  I know he’d love to hear your thoughts as well.

Bonjour Simone – Fashion and Feminism: It’s a Nice Day for a White Wedding: This is the first of two submissions by Franca of Oranges and Apples.  “This [post] was part of the Feminist Fashion Bloggers’ theme on Finance this week and looks at the crazy wedding industry,” shares Franca.  “As a bride to be I am constantly amazed by all the things weddings are supposed to have that I never even know about, and this post had me nodding along all the way!”

Chappals vs. Stilletoes – Are you kidding me?: Bella Q of The Citizen Rosebud shares this powerful post on child labor.  “The Polka Princess over at Chappals vs Stilletoes usually keeps her subject matter light – fashion, outfit posts, and her amazing photography,” says Bella.  “This time she aims her lens at child labor and captures beautiful images of a disturbing subject.”

fuyume – The Best Blackberry Apps for Bloggers: I love mixing in a few Link Love posts focusing on blogging tips each week.  Although I am an iphone-addict myself, I know many Blackberry lovers out there will find Faye’s post quite helpful.  Here she discusses 6 apps she deems worthy of a closer look.

LoveBrownSugar – Stilettos & Side Eyes: The UPLIFT Challenge: This wonderful post by CeCe of LoveBrownSugar is taking the fashion blogosphere by storm.  If you happened to miss it in last week’s Links à la Mode roundup, both Eboni Ife’ of  The Fashionista Next Door and Fabienne of The House in the Clouds share why you should check it out:

“[CeCe] started the #UPLIFT hashtag on Twitter recently and followed it up with this post on uplifting other women. Women can be so cruel to one another! We all know that teenage girls can be really mean, but you’d think a grown woman would have grown out of that by a certain age. Not so much! As an adult the side-eyes are a little more subtle, but I have definitely seen it! I also think that as bloggers, we have put ourselves in a position to really become the victims of this cruel behavior. But why? Why are women so cruel to each other?” – Eboni Ife’ of The Fashionista Next Door

“I think it’s so sad that women are raised to believe there’s only room for one star but collectively we’re so much more beautiful. When women empower each other it’s no longer a single flower but a garden full of blooms, each unique and beautiful.” – Fabienne of The House in the Clouds

Eat the Damn Cake – stranger (with baby) on a streetcar:  Jamillah of made-to-travel shared this post because she found it #UPLIFTing.  “After reading about the “sideways glance” on LoveBrownSugar, it’s really wonderful to see how a simple compliment from a stranger made Kate’s day,” said Jamillah.  She also enjoyed Kate’s take on random compliments: “the awkward or awesome reactions.”

Rusty Sarcasm – Twitter: Following vs. Listed:  As someone who is essentially a twitter-list-virgin, I loved this submission by Casee Marie of The Girl Who Stole the Eiffel Tower.  “Heather’s article explains the purpose of lists on Twitter and how to properly use them; information I was pretty oblivious to as someone relatively new to the prospect of using Twitter for networking purposes,” shared Casee. “Understanding how lists work has given me a whole new perspective on social media. I could be one of the few people who wasn’t in the loop on this one, but if by chance there are any others out there I’m sure they’ll find this immensely helpful!”  I was out of the loop as well – what about you?

The Sartorial Nerd – Marie Antoinette: Lessons in style, life, and finance: Mrs. B of Mrs Bossa Does the Do was quite taken with this post, and with good reason!  “I love the idea,” said Mrs. B.  “She uses the profligate Marie Antoinette as a means of learning lessons about fashion, such as rule-breaking and responsible spending.”

Scientist Chic – Glamour at JaegerJamillah’s second submission this week takes an interesting look at some of the history behind the Jaeger label.  “As a scientist herself, Lizzy appreciates the beginnings of UK line Jaeger and details the inspiration of Jaeger is a zoologist!” shared Jamillah.  Be sure to check out Lizzy’s amazing photography as well!

Wendy Brandes/The Huffington Post – The Fashion Writer and the other ‘S-Word’:  Do you follow Wendy Brandes on The Huffington Post yet?  After reading this submission by Franca of Oranges and Apples, you will want to!  “I’m submitting this fascinating and thoroughly researched post by Wendy Brandes on the Huffington Post on the use of the word ‘squaw’,” shared Franca.  “I learnt a lot and I think it’s great to see fashion terminology challenged.”


Thank you to everyone who took the time to submit their favorite post of the week!

If you would like to submit a post for inclusion in the next edition of Link Love with a TWIST, please do so here.

If you would like to publish this post on your own blog, the code can be found here.

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  • Elaine April 22, 2011, 5:38 PM

    Thanks for the list! I can’t wait to check ’em out!!

  • Simone April 20, 2011, 7:58 PM

    Thank you so so much for including me and thank you Franca for submitting me! Feeling really lucky to be included among such great bloggers. Can’t wait to read the rest of the submissions!

  • Anika April 20, 2011, 2:30 AM

    Thank you to you ljubavi and to everyone submitting links! I am exited to read the posts, thank you all for broadening my horizons! Happy easter dear B. Ja mislim na tebe svaki dan. Pusa! <3

  • Beautifully Invisible April 20, 2011, 11:28 AM

    Hvala Anika, and Happy Easter to you as well! I hope you enjoyed the posts. I ja mislim na tebe uvek! XOXO 🙂

  • Polka Princess April 20, 2011, 12:54 AM

    OMG!!! Am so honored by this post! Thanx a bunch Bella dearest for thinking me worthy of mention here………… are a real sweetheart!!! 🙂

    And Beautifully Invisible, thank you so much for including me in this list………I just made a humble effort to bring today’s social issues in front of my world-wide readers as I see them through my lens………glad you liked it! :))

  • Beautifully Invisible April 20, 2011, 11:29 AM

    I was happy to include your post! The images really are haunting – you are an extremely talented photographer, and the end result was both striking and strangely beautiful at the same time. I was thrilled Bella nominated you for inclusion!

  • Sartorial Nerd April 19, 2011, 10:17 PM

    Thanks for including me in this list (and thanks to Mrs. B for submitting my post). These are some great posts and I’m happy to included in such illustrious company.

  • Beautifully Invisible April 20, 2011, 11:33 AM

    I loved your post. You had me looking at Marie Antoinette in a completely different way! Hope its the first of many Link Love inclusions!

  • Casee Marie April 19, 2011, 6:58 PM

    Just catching up – there are so many blogs on this list I haven’t visited before! I love this series.

  • Beautifully Invisible April 20, 2011, 11:34 AM

    Thanks Casee – your Rusty Sarcasm submission was one of my favorites. I was completely clueless about how to best use Twitter lists until I read that.

  • Madison April 19, 2011, 3:21 PM

    These are all quite wonderful!! Who would have thought a great question about style locale… the incredible feedback received.. I loved Arash’s angle on his post! I also enjoyed the Rusty’s Sarcasm post as well in addition to the others.. Now off to read Chappals vs. Stilettoes!! Thanks B!

  • Beautifully Invisible April 20, 2011, 11:35 AM

    As always, thanks for your feedback and participation in Link Love Madison! Europe vs. North America has turned into quite a hot topic!

  • WendyB April 19, 2011, 3:18 PM

    Ooh, thanks for including me!

  • Beautifully Invisible April 20, 2011, 11:36 AM

    My pleasure!

  • Arash Mazinani April 19, 2011, 2:57 PM

    yeaaah thanks for submitting me I’m glad you liked the article, I’m still getting comments now so it’s definitely good to head people’s opinions on the matter

  • Beautifully Invisible April 20, 2011, 11:38 AM

    I think its a buzz-worthy topic for sure. Its really interesting to read how much people think culture and society are the deciding factors!

  • fuyume April 19, 2011, 5:29 AM

    awww thanks for the nomination B :: and im glad you found it useful Jamillah 🙂 yayyy my 1st inclusion in B’s link love with a twist – sooo happy!

  • Beautifully Invisible April 20, 2011, 11:39 AM

    My pleasure Faye – I know if I used a Blackberry I would have loved your post even more! LOL

  • Tanvi April 19, 2011, 12:18 AM

    Great line up! 🙂

    ♡ from ©

  • Beautifully Invisible April 20, 2011, 11:41 AM

    Thanks Tanvi, glad you enjoyed it!

  • Jamillah April 18, 2011, 11:15 PM

    Yaay! I’m so happy Kate and Lizzy made it to the list. I hope everyone enjoys their blogs as much as I do.

    I love the range of topics everyone submits. So wonderful. Thank you for another wonderful list of posts, B.

    P.S Fuyume’s Apps for Blackberry=life changer for me and my blackberry; also Rusty Sarcasm’s Lists vs Following was a great education for me too. Thank you both again for the really valuable info!

  • Beautifully Invisible April 20, 2011, 11:42 AM

    My pleasure Jamillah – I am really happy that you are enjoying this series, and thank you for contributing each week!