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.
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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!
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.
Chichi: That is what this blog is
fantastically smart and chichi blog (you’ll have to go to the blog to find out what chichi means), called A Chichi Life. This blog has some of the best Haute Couture pictures I’ve seen (click on the image and it get’s bigger and lovelier), but that is not the smart part. The blogstress, Tawney, has an extraordinary artistic, historical, and cinematic grasp which she uses as a comparison with the fashion before out eyes. Take the A Chichi Life blog image used in this post. The similarities between the Degas sculpture and the Giles Spring 2010 dress are uncanny. Does she have the direct line to the designer to ask what the inspiration was for the collection, or is she just that smart? I’m banking on smart. In some of Tawney’s post we get a brief (and not boring) fashion history lesson (see the similar styles between the Gossip Girl’s fashionable tights and Louis XIV’s-even my husband found the similarities amusing). While A Chichi Life is a new blog (since June 2009) and posting could be more frequent ( I only say that because it’s worth looking at everyday), it’s worth perusing because it’s simply chichi.
“Intelligent Luxury”…yes it does make sense
I love it when I find an almost perfect blog for its genre. I say almost perfect, only because perfection is not manifested in anything or anyone. You may be asking, “What connotes (almost) perfect?” The Luxe Chronicles does for a start. Helene, the blogstress, has created that elusive combination of: subject knowledge, intelligent analysis, humor, esthetic, up-to-date information, and daily weekly postings (minus the weekends) about luxury goods. I’ve been a fan of The Luxe Chronicles for over a year now, and I believe Helene sums up her blog’s mission the best: “The Luxe Chronicles is a collection of interviews, profiles and musings on various aspects of the luxury industry and occasionally, a rant on our celebrity obsessed culture and the dumbing down of our collective sense of style and esthetic. I would like The Luxe Chronicles to be an honest discussion about luxury, not only as an industry but also as a concept and the blurring of the lines between consumption and style.” See, even her description is smart. I simply cannot add to it, except to say that in a luxury obsessed culture we should know what we’re really being sold. It’s patriotic to love and want your luxury goods. It’s equally as patriotic to question their relevancy, their delivery, and their necessity.
Come to Australia with me, the New Fashion Editorial Capital
One day 19 years ago, a young woman, in her junior year of high school told her mother she wanted to go to Parsons School of Design in NYC (for fashion design of course). Her mother, said, “No. Go to a real college and then I’ll support you going to Parsons.” That young woman became a art major and then an attorney, and Parsons never happened. But her love of design and fashion in general never ceased. This is why I L.O.V.E. Dust Jacket Attic. The site has the finest compilation of fashion editorial photography I have seen on the web to date.
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Why learning What its all about is so Interesting
The Devil Wears Prada happens to be one of my favorite movies, thanks to Miranda Priestly and Nigel. One of the best lines in the movie is what Nigel says to Andy Sachs while in line at the Elias Clark cafeteria: “That’s what this multi-billion dollar industry is about anyway…inner beauty.” Well, if you really want to know what Nigel was talking about visit The Business of Fashion. Editor Imran Amed has created a conglomerate of articles from various sources in his blog to tell you what is going on in the world’s leading industry. The information ranges from the share price of a given company to the launch of new brands, to the take overs of old. It was not until I found Mr. Amed’s site did I know that the business of fashion is written about almost on a daily basis (which now it seems so obvious). While for some the thought of business can be boring, like an good fashion site, the blog’s posted images will still draw you into clicking on one of Mr. Amed’s found articles. While the blog is streamlined and has the visual appeal of a website, it remains traditional in the fact that it has a searchable monthly archive and search function for your favorite designer, brand or company to get all related article posts. Therefore, if you have more than just a passing interest in fashion, and want to get down to the nuts and bolts, or dare I say needles and thread, then visit The Business of Fashion regularly…as Miranda said to Andy (when Andy laughed and stated that she was “still learning about this stuff,” during the run through) “However that blue represents millions of dollars and countless jobs and so its sort of comical how you think that you’ve made a choice that exempts you from the fashion industry when, in fact, you’re wearing the sweater that was selected for you by the people in this room. From a pile of stuff.”
To be Chic you must read this blog
The blog Chic in Paris is a new find for me. My affinity for it is bordering on obsessive (not in the creepy way) but in the way that: I wish I got invited to the Paris shows, met and knew all the designers, and purchased some of the most amazing clothing and accessories on earth. I thought my enviable longing for someone else’s life had ceased since I’m well out of my 20′s and that decade of insecurity…but no such luck. Ms. Tabak has unconsciously thrusted me to the past. She does so with close-up pictures of accessories and runway models wearing dresses that only some of us dream about, as their design precision, tailoring and materials scream “select few only.” She also has the talent of providing relevant, knowledgeable information about the subject at hand without being too wordy and never being pretentious. Did I mention the personal photos posted with Ms. Tabak, and let’s say, every famous designer on earth. In all seriousness, for the love of fashion read this almost daily blog. Then you’ll realize you don’t have to live in Paris to dress as if you’re Chic in Paris.
Before you get yourself in a tizzy…I did state that some of the blogs that would be Revue”d” would be obvious (read the About page if you missed it).
Ironically this is one of my favorite blogs (as with many others), but I noticed I didn’t have it bookmarked, which has since been remedied.
Why the Sartorialist is so Great.
While many fashion sites give you the whose who of the celebrity world and what their wearing and who it’s made by and what it costs, The Sartorialist knows and shows that true fashionistas are on the street-in any city, of any gender, of any color, of any age, of any profession, wearing anything. It doesn’t get bogged down in designer names and what is “in” and what is “out”. Heck it doesn’t even get bogged down with words. Yet on an almost daily basis we are graced with stunning photographic images of how people really look and what we can become, if we choose, if we aren’t there already. What I really love…is I can become deluged in the sublime pleasure of looking at only “Men of Milan” or “Women of New York.” Which ever category I choose. If you remotely care about what you look like, male, female, or in between, you may want to begin with The Sartorialist. It is inspiration at its best.