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 Jaeger: Jamillah’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!
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