LINK LOVE with a TWIST, May 10, 2011

LINK LOVE with a TWIST, May 10, 2011

If this is your first time reading Link Love you might be wondering what makes it different from all the other Link round-ups out there.  It’s simple really.

The posts included below weren’t all picked by me. Most were actually submitted for inclusion by others.

Each of the links below left a marked impression on a reader, who then decided they simply had to spread the wealth and share it with you.  All I did was put the list together.

I hope you enjoy them!


Arash Mazinani – Dress Sizes & Self Esteem: Size is a subject that comes up again and again in the world of fashion.  Stephanie of The-Loudmouth was particularly impressed with the way Arash approached the subject here and wanted to share his post with everyone.  “I’m nominating ‘Dress Sizes & Self Esteem’ by Arash Mazinani,” she said.  “It’s such a relevant and true post!  The variance of sizing between labels is an issue that needs to be addressed.”

The Beheld – Why I’m Not Looking in a Mirror for a Month: Ashe of Dramatis Personae was so inspired by this post that she sent me a tweet about it to ensure it’s inclusion in this week’s Link Love roundup.  I am ashamed to admit that said tweet completely slipped my mind until she reminded me about it this afternoon. Sorry Ashe, and sorry Autumn of the Beheld!  Here it is now for everyone’s reading pleasure.  I know everyone will enjoy this post as much as Ashe and I did. It’s a beautiful study of self-perception and how something as simple as not looking in a mirror could impact our lives.

Daily clothes fix – Stop and start:  Fabienne of The House in the Clouds finds herself continually impressed by Emma of the Daily clothes fix.  “I’m nominating ‘Stop and Start’,” said Fabienne. “Simple and true to the spirit of outfit-of-the-day posts, it exemplifies the level of creativity that is demonstrated regularly by Emma. No outfit resembles the next, often there’s a theme and her use of color is unmatched.”

decoding dress – Dear Sartorialist, Let’s Chat About Fashion Blogs: This post was favored by both Anika of By Anika and Franca of Oranges and Apples this week.  I have to admit it was one of my favorites as well. Anika put it best when she said:

“I am nominating Allysons post because it really interesting. She addresses some recent comments made by Scott Schuman of The Sartorialist in an interview with In her post Allyson defines and reclaims the concept of personal blogging, and I absolutely adore her unapologetic approach to it. In her words; when personal fashion blogs “are at their best they’re not really about the clothes, not anymore. They’re about the people.” Amen to that!”

Esme and the laneway – how I… curl my hair – ragcurls: I am always looking for new ways to style my hair, and I absolutely loved this tutorial on rag curls by Esme.  I’ve tried pin curls before, but am completely fascinated by the concept of rag curls.  Not only do her curls look gorgeous, this is definitely kinder to your hair than most of the popular curling methods used today!

Fuyume – My Battle with Weight and People’s Perceptions:  I loved this post by Faye of  Here she opened up and gave her readers some insight into her personal struggle as someone deemed clinically underweight.  She discusses the negative impact of our society’s propensity to label and categorize people based on their weight and/or body type and begs the question – when will we stop defining one another by our size?

The Girl Who Stole the Eiffel Tower – Our Huckleberry Friend: Remembering Audrey Hepburn:  Tribute posts may be commonplace in the blogosphere, but this beautiful piece by Casee Marie is anything but common.  “I looooove Casee Marie’s take on the extraordinary Audrey Hepburn,” shared Jamillah of made-to-travel. “Casee illustrates Hepburn’s beauty goes way beyond her gorgeous exterior and her list on “How to really capture Audrey’s style” is flawless.”

I am Style-ish – Vintage Chanel Bags: Where to buy:  This amazing guide by Tiffany of I am Style-ish goes beyond Chanel bags.  I had to share it with you because it’s a great resource for anyone on the hunt for high-end vintage products.  Tiffany shares her tips and educates her readers on everything from trusted sellers to how to spot fakes.  Bookmarked.

No Signposts in the Sea – On personal style, blogging, and our narratives:  Franca of Oranges and Apples decided to nominate this post because it is so well written, thoughtful and honest.  “Waves talks about her feelings about how she got into style blogging to cut down on buying clothes, but how despite everything, fashion blogging can actually fuel the desire to consume, as well as help us manage it,” shared Franca. “Of course, through this post she proves herself to be so much more than just a simple style blogger!”

The Taxonomy of My Wardrobe – What Wedding?: The world was crazy with Royal Wedding fever earlier this month.  Did you catch it?  I resisted as best I could, but ultimately found myself glued to the TV.  In the midst of all the hoopla, Mrs B of Mrs Bossa Does the Do found herself moved by Veshoevius’ post: “Not only does she provide a reality check on the nauseating media coverage and the realities of the wedding for us Brits, she also finds a more chic way to express patriotism.”

trust your style – art inspired: hans hofmann, the golden wall:  I think this submission by Heather of Style Confessions is just amazing.  “Usually I don’t find posts featuring groups of clothes pulled off the internet all that interesting. But the lovely Mary Jo of “Trust Your Style” has been doing an interesting twist on the concept,” shared Heather.  “She’s taking current fashion trends and tying them together with famous works of art. This one, on color blocking, is really fabulous.”


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.

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  • Racheal Alonzo December 20, 2011, 3:24 PM

    Wow you almost never hear about the struggles some women have with being underweight. So it was extremely refreshing to read about Faye of Fuyumes and her fight with gaining weight. Very refreshing

  • The Waves May 17, 2011, 3:38 PM

    I am really late, but thank you so much for including me in this list of posts! I feel honoured!

  • Madison May 11, 2011, 3:09 PM

    Goodness me, I’ve been away too long! These are wonderful, I have not read them all, but will certainly do so! Great line up B! Nice work everyone! xo

  • Mode Plus May 11, 2011, 7:22 AM

    Making some time to go through the list. There’s always an interesting post/blog to visit. Oh oh, it is a risk, my blog list is way to long to handle 😀

    • Beautifully Invisible May 13, 2011, 12:40 PM

      HA! I feel your pain. My blogroll has grown, but it’s worth it. There are some very talented bloggers out there that this series has introduced me to!

  • Alexis of NorthOnHarper May 10, 2011, 5:51 PM

    YAY!!! So Glad Heather nominated “Trust Your Style”!!! I really think that series is a great one!!!

    • Beautifully Invisible May 13, 2011, 12:41 PM

      I agree! Her blog was a new one to me and I am completely hooked. I love the idea behind this series – very unique. Glad you feel the same!

  • Autumn May 10, 2011, 2:22 PM

    I’d read this before the edit and was all, “What a great bunch of ladies!” so it’s a particular delight to be included! Link Love w/a Twist always yields great material.

    • Beautifully Invisible May 13, 2011, 12:43 PM

      I feel so bad that I didn’t include your post when I first published this! Ashe had recommended yours via Twitter instead of on the blog page so I completely forgot. Glad to have been able to remedy it sooner rather than later!

      Thank you for the kind words about the series, so glad everyone is enjoying it!

  • Lauren Nicole May 10, 2011, 1:55 PM

    Great picks. I’m very excited to read about Faye of Fuyumes battle with being underweight. It’s usually the other way around!

    Lauren Nicole of Front Row Spectator

    • Beautifully Invisible May 13, 2011, 12:44 PM

      Thanks Lauren! I think it’s an issue that many people deal with, it just seems to be discussed less than the overweight side of things. I am glad that Faye opened up and shared her experience with her readers!

  • Jamillah May 10, 2011, 1:12 PM

    OH I just read Arash’s piece and it is so flippin’ good. I’m so glad it’s included here.

    Going over to read the other links now. As always thank you B for providing a place where we can all share our favorite posts. It’s so the best thing ever.

    • Beautifully Invisible May 13, 2011, 12:48 PM

      As always it is my pleasure Jamillah! I am happy that I can put this series together for everyone to enjoy. Look forward to seeing what the results are for next week!

  • Casee Marie May 10, 2011, 12:46 PM

    Wow, thanks so much to sweet Jamillah for submitting my post and for the kind words from both of you! I’m touched, and honored to be up there with so many spectacular bloggers. Arash’s piece on dress sizes was brilliant and such an eye-opener. (Coincidentally I just came across a dress that belonged to my grandma; the label reads Size 16 but it looks like it would fit my Size 2 sister. Oy.)

    • Jamillah May 10, 2011, 1:14 PM

      My pleasure Miss Casee…it was really a job well done.

    • Beautifully Invisible May 13, 2011, 12:50 PM

      You should write a post about your discovery – I love reading about stuff like that. It really is ridiculous how sizing has changed. I try not to care about tags anymore but it gets me every once in awhile… and then I get upset! I guess it’s just apart of being human, right? (The being upset part, not the crazy sizing!)

      • Casee Marie May 15, 2011, 6:59 PM

        Really? I have quite a bit of vintage around here but I never thought about doing a post about it. It’s all too small for me but as I realized with the FTF blog event there are other ways to post about clothes than OOTDs! Maybe I’ll try something. (:

  • Anika May 10, 2011, 11:43 AM

    Hi sweetheart, I can not tell you how much I love your link love series. I LOVE it! Such great reads. Thank you for bringing us all closer together. Velika pusa! <3

    • Beautifully Invisible May 13, 2011, 12:53 PM

      It is my pleasure! My part in this is small… the success of this series relies on everyone else sharing their faves!

  • Bella Q May 10, 2011, 11:38 AM

    As usual a great round-up of good, nay great blog reads. The Hans Hofmann post is amazing and I never would have found it save for this Link Love, love.

    • Beautifully Invisible May 13, 2011, 12:51 PM

      That was one of my favorite discoveries this week as well. I love that this series is introducing everyone to new bloggers – that was the whole point!