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.
Tag Archives: Fashion
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.
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.
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.
Here is the Lingerie Standard…and no it’s not Vicky’s
As women, a great emphasis is placed on our physical appears, either by the media or by our individual selves. Quit often, we delay feelings of confidence and happiness until the mythical physic is attained. As I get older I know that as women our focus should shift from insecurity to feeling good. Once we make the decision to feel good and indulge with what makes us so, the externals follow naturally. I know there is no surer way to feel good than with sexy, beautiful lingerie and Frou Frou Fashionista is in full supply of this feel good tonic. Lingerie is the topic all the time as addressed by the blogstress Allison (who also owns, what else, a lingerie store with her mother called Faire Frou Frou). While the commentary regarding the posts could be more informative, and more links to the actual lingerie designer’s sites could be more plentiful, I still really like this blog. Firstly, because it provides a visual education as to the plethora of options available to women. Secondly, Allison’s blog has provided me with the names of lingerie designers and brands, I have to admit, I never knew existed. Thirdly, she show cases lingerie on model thin women (we’re used to that) and normal sized women (that we’re not used to). Finally, she has taken an important fashion necessity and put it out in the open where it should be, for the masses. Lingerie is not a dirty word (although taking a look at some of the women in my club locker room you’d think it was), it’s the hidden expression of femininity and sexuality (that’s not a bad word either ladies) that creates the outward expression confidence.
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.
Need Ideas for Actually Living a More Serene Sophisticated Fabulous Life. Stop Here.
I am not exactly sure how to describe A life More Fabulous in words. It would be simplistic to describe it as a an inspirational blog in the genre of fashion, residential interiors &c. It is much, much, more than that. Therefore, I think it best to describe to you the feeling I get when I read it: Calmness, Serenity, Longing, Hopefulness, Thankfulness and most importantly Possibility. The blogstress has a way of providing narration that conjures the readers’ imagination and ability to live the way in which she describes. You only have to read a Life More Fabulous’ weekend entries to say: “Yes, that is what I am going to do this weekend.” There is no impossibility in the suggestion at all, it’s all do-able. The narration is perfection. It induces action on a cerebral and physical level. My only question is: “Did the blogstress work on Madison Avenue?” Her narration is that perfect. The site’s photography only works to enhance the narrative. The blogstress’ powers of observation regarding something as simple, and often overlooked, as the beauty and energy of fall is captivating. But be clear, my intention is not to mislead you in believing that any selling, in the traditional sense, is going on here in this blog. Rather, what is being offered is all the emotion that I mentioned above. Which I believe can only lead to A Life More Fabulous.
French Women (nothing more need be said)
I have always wanted to have that “certain something” that French women are known for possessing and exhibiting on a daily basis. Since my name is french, I naively believed I could easily have it too. But I was wrong, but not unhopeful. I just have to study “it” and then apply “it,” and Garance Dorè will help me get “it”. I love this blog. The blogstress is a French woman, who is an illustrator and collaborator with French Vogue and the Gap who has her french blog translated to English. What I love is her inside access to: for example, the Editor of French Vogue (Carine Roitfeld), other famous French women (who I have yet to learn but will), Dolce and Gabbana (the men who make the label), and the runway shows (Paris, Milan, London, NYC). Then the blog gets even more loverly (if that’s even possible) when you add her Sartorialist like pictures of women on the street in Paris (and whatever city Garance is in that day) with commentary. After reading her site I am longing for the French allure. I am longing to dig into the depths of Garance’s archives. I am longing to be a constant visitor…and so will you.
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.