I love fashion. I love first ladies. With the recent release of the Jackie O. recordings it got me thinking again about fashion and first ladies. Now I can admit that not all first ladies are fashionable. Therefore, they all don’t deserve fashion blogs and/or books dedicated to their style. I also have to admit that for my taste, I’ve never been alive during a presidency in which I truly observed the first lady to be fashionable. I’ve done two things with the latter statement: 1) dated myself, and 2) excluded princesses (Diana) to be exact. Now regardless of your political views we have another real fashionable first lady. Luckily for people like me, Mary Tomer Byun, or “Mrs. T” saw early on what many of us would want… a chronicle of Mrs. Obama’s style in a blog called Mrs. O. An online picture book of sorts. What I love the most is how up-to-date all the images are. We don’t just get to see Mrs. Obama’s fashion sense during formal appearances or occasions but also at the local Target store. Because, she like us has to get some necessities. If you like style attached to a first lady I suggest Mrs. O. There’s no better way to see how one of the most influential women in the world dresses from day to day.
Category Archives: Fashion
I’ve never really seen anything like it. I love lingerie and I know men do too. But this information is really for women. There is a place, a comprehensive place, that is full of information and pictures about lingerie. This may not seem like a big deal, but the amount of information is a big deal. This is why Traecle, the blogstress, really can call herself The Lingerie Addict. In addition, The Lingerie Addict has a Tumblr site with some very beautiful images, like the one above, and some provocative ones too. If you want you eyes open to the world of lingerie it’s best you go to an addict, The Lingerie Addict.
I’m not really one to troll the blogosphere for things to buy. Don’t get me wrong, I like purchasing beautiful things. But I also like making them, staring at them, and eating them (a beautiful cupcake or cookie that is). I get to do all of these wonderful things, and so will you, when you visit Eat Drink Chic. This is delightful blog by Amy Moss a Graphic Designer turned professional blogger. This blog is a combination of DIY, art, furniture, fashion, food, stationary &c. If you’re looking for beautiful, stylish things to buy, look at, eat or do..then Eat Drink Chic is one of the best places to stop.
They don’t make enough adult picture books. In fact, why is it assumed that once you’re past the age of 6 your visual acuity heads for the hills never to return. I’m all about imagination, but lay it out for me sometimes-especially when it comes to my fashion. Advertisements be damned-just show me the goods without the copy. If you think like me you’re in luck and you’ll appreciate the art of blogging even more. Because this blog is about Fashion, Bitches! Really this is what the blog is called. It is simply a picture book of fashion-Haute Couture, street style, hair, makeup, and style trend setters past and present with a little miscellaneous thrown in for good measure. The blogstress, Lauren has truly made this her own. Clearly, her blog’s vision has transformed and matured as time has gone on (which most blogs do). I have to tell you I spend inordinate amounts of time looking through the images (and hearting them). If you love fashion and inspiration as much as I do, you’ll spend lots of time on this site too. Because when it gets right down to it, it is…it’s just Fashion, Bitches!
Interior design blogs, just like fashion blogs perplex me. Where do they find all of these good images all the time? But a great interior design blog has more than good images. It has a flare, a style of its own only best expressed through an interesting blogger. Therefore, it may not be fair to call Escapade simply an interior design blog, because it hits, fashion, DIY ideas, and Esty finds all done in a stylish way. Clearly Sharalee Mushore, the blogger,
has more interests and points of view she has to express. Express she does, in an interesting way. I’ve spent hours at a time on this blog getting inspired and motivated. This leads me to the best part, Ms. Mushore’s Inspiration for the week. They are good thoughtful quotes that propel the dullest of spirits upward. Here is my favorite. If you want to be inspired visually and emotionally I think it best to take an Escapade. It is only during these times that our thoughts and dreams collide turning into action.
A picture is worth a thousand words, especially if it has a point of view and is styled right. So the picture at left should tell you a bit about the blog Mrs. Lilien- Styling House, and the blogger Mrs. Kelley Lilien. By trade this Mrs. Lilien is a graphic artist and prop stylist (i.e. the image at right). By night, she injects the blog community with style and flair, through her witty post prose, and her colorful, energetic, sense of style and flare. Who knew mojitos went best with a Elizabeth and James Kimono Maxi dress? You didn’t, nor did I, but we can learn. Let us never forget about the 7 success driven persuasions in our life lifetime (number 2 being above). Most people pretend to be glamorous. Some people are glamorous and never share the wealth. Few people are glamorous and let us in on how-to be too. If you’re interested in the latter, I suggest a visit to Mrs. Lilien- Styling House.
I’m about to tell you why this Chick Named Hermia is throughly entertaining
Since we keep it simple here at The Blog Revue on Sundays, I’ll give you a brief run down as to why you should read A Chick Named Hermia. She’s funny, sarcastic, blunt, amusing & so obviously herself. Her blog is like reading a comedic (albeit) wacky screen play at times, a really great short story at others, or a secret diary on occasion. The content is here, there, and sometimes everywhere but you won’t mind a bit. Most importantly, the blog is unique & so is A Chick Named Hermia. Cookie-cutter was so 2005…welcome to now.
Instead of Trying to look like those women why don’t you try to be like these women. Or better yet, try being and loving yourself.
The rule at Blog Revue on Sundays is keep it simple. So, here it comes. “Eat when you’re hungry.” “Stop when you’re full.” “Drink when you’re thirsty (you can decide what that may be). “Sleep when you’re tired.” And for God’s sake (literally) “Start loving (or you can start with “like” if you want) yourself! Life is way to short and painstaking if you don’t.” If you need some inspiration then, bookmark, blogroll, e-mail, Digg it, or Share it, Plus Size Models Unite, the brain child of Angela and Elizabeth. This blog is a plethora of interviews with gorgeous real looking women…with…self esteem! Who knew? What is also fantastic about this blog is its interviews and focus on real looking women who are not models. You know, like all the women you actually know in your everyday life, and see in the mirror. Plus Size Models Unite is a God send. Don’t you dare ignore what God sends you.
Models do a Lot of Things all the Time. Who Knew?
How any one reader will feel about this post depends on many factors, just as the Victoria’s Secret catalogue. It will depend on your gender; age; self-assessed feelings about your looks and body; weight; dietary status (meaning are you on one or not); level of self-esteem or all things fashion. You get my point. Despite my fluctuating opinions about all the above (except the gender issue…I am and have always been and felt like a woman-thank God), I have to give it to the Modelinia blog. It has everything, and I mean everything, your could ever want to know about models…who they date, what they wear, what their latest cause or campaign is, what their specific exercises are &c. Really it’s a teenage girls dream, or maybe a young 20 somethings too. It is the most comprehensive blog I have found to date, on the Internet about models. While our culture is celebrity obsessed, I remember growing up in a model obsessed culture. Boy have times changed. But, because we are inundated with celebs all the time, I have to say I want my freakishly tall 20-year-old, 6″2′ women with perfect features back on the cover of my Vogue, Elle, Marie Claire, Tatler &c. magazines because what’s a late 30′s, 5″5 (maybe a wee bit shorter) women to aspire to.
Where blogging and a regular gal with fashion sense and style meet
Blogs are the new glossies (“magazines” for you style challenged). I keep saying this. And their presentation and content prove me right (or the person who originally coined this idea). But I’m longing for old school blogs again. Witty writers willing to share the intersection of their passion and life, sans millionaire blogging goals. While some of you may be thinking, “Not interested,” you should be. Cuffington is one of those blogs. The blogstress Catie Nienaber is a delight to read. She is a witty writer and her use of street slang is an unexpected, content related, nice surprise. Her real strength is her passion for fashion, but not in that obvious regurgitate glossy editorial pictures or fashion show frames way (although a few blogs do really well with that). Rather, she takes fashion and styles it (very well) on herself, in her own way, which fits into her own life (sans stylist…hello…ahh…every celebrity). But like all good blogs she’s more than that. She has that je ne sais quoi (“I know not what“) that mandates a revue, by you, of Cuffington.
The Sartorialist for Children, No Doubt
I don’t blog about family oriented sites enough. I certainly do not blog about children often, despite having been one and seeing them everywhere. I realize this. I do have an opinion about them though…and here it is. Nothing is more enjoyable than a toddler. A child’s joie de vivre is infectious, actually enviable. So what happens when you take a toddler’s joie de vivre, add it with street fashion, and sprinkle in Sartorialist like photography? You get Planet Awesome Kid created by Julia Samersova. It’s a chronicle of street fashion for children with links to the various sites of where the children’s items are from (don’t worry you will not be inundated with high-priced childrens’ labels). Equally as important is the general tone of the blog that lends homage to how great kids are, based on the fundamental premise that they are who they are and who they decide to be (like a fairy or a fireman) and nothing else, and they enjoy it (no self loathing here). The site has dabs of information about international childrens’ issues and organizations, and interviews with children’s illustrators. Yes, this is site about children, and it is great. So if you have children, know other’s children, or want to help children take a spaceship to Planet Awesome Kid.
What is James Wearing? Only the most stylish clothes to go to the most stylish places.
I want to tell you a story. It is about a blog about a man named James Andrew. His life is about style. He and his friends create style. He goes to stylish places. He dresses stylishly…oh so stylishly…which makes you ask, What is James Wearing, today? However, it would be simplistic for me to describe Mr. Andrew is just an interior designer with a blog focused on what he is wearing on any given day. In fact, he and the blog are more than that. Clearly he is a fashionisto (notice the masculine ending “o” as oppose to the letter “a” for fashionista), hence the title of his blog. However, his posts (and his About section) illuminate his love for life in general, the city in which he lives, the profession in which he works, the creativity of friends, and just beautiful objects in general. The title of the blog is extremely misleading in that the blog itself has so much more depth and interest to it. Mr. Andrew is a fun man to follow. So while it may seem that knowing what James is wearing is trival…trust me it is not.