Thursday, October 21, 2010

LINKS À LA MODE: The Blogging Diaries- Introspects, Insights, and Inspirations

Friends, I just wanted to do a quick post today and thank all of you who follow me. Today I noticed I was lucky enough to be in this weeks Links A La Mode By IFB. For those of you who don't know what IFB (Independent Fashion Bloggers) is, its a great online community for us fashion bloggers. IFB puts out a list every week of what they feel represents blogs that week and pick what they feel are the best at portraying that subject matter. Below are all the links of the great blogs that got pick this week. Thank you all who read my rants, rave and sometimes just fashion blubber. I always get excited and overjoyed at new comments and readers. I just don't do this for myself but for you guys as well. If there is anything you guys want to see on here or just have questions about let me know!


Edited by: Marie Denee of The Curvy Fashionista

As bloggers, we often find ourselves looking to other blogs for inspiration. Sometimes we look to our closets, magazines, or in the mirror. This week’s roundup fashions some of the most introspective and insightful posts from bloggers who reach across the blogosphere as they look for ways to build upon, contribute to, and pull inspiration for and from the fashion world.


  • 365 Fashion Rehab: Lessons from a (Reformed) Shopaholic: A beautiful handbag repaired (for free!). One more reason to buy quality over quantity.
  • Boheme Noir: The first ladies of Vogue – a closer look at the most important editors in chief.
  • Daisy Dayz: Friend Friday: How to learn from your mistakes and let your blog grow
  • Devilishly Pleasurable: Reflecting on the evolution of my blog and tips for better blogging!
  • Fish Monkey: The notion of flattering dressing is oppressive and unnecessary. Rather than conforming, why not chose a different shape?
  • Hazel Eye Personality: Who has what it takes to be the next big and game changing designer? It takes a lot of time, passion and sanity to make it in the fashion world.
  • Independent Fashion Bloggers: Work Smarter, Not Harder–3 Ways to Massively (and Permanently) Increase Your Traffic.
  • Miss Viki: “Love Me” and what is wrong with our beauty ideals, if anything?
  • No Guilt Fashion: I put on my game face and tried out my biggest fashion trend fear
  • Passionista Place: qvc, hsn…oh my! find out why home shopping networks have become a bit of an addiction for a modern passionista like me.
  • Seamstress Stories: Reflections on the role that mirrors play for our body image and self-perception.
  • Showcase Edge: Indie Fashion Goes Back to the future. A look at designers who hand-make clothing inspired by times of the past
  • Sidewalk Chalk: I’m a poser, baby: 7 steps for posing naturally in outfit photos
  • Stylish White Female: Transitioning from vegetarian to vegan: Some things are hard to give up. Fur is not.
  • Taxonomy of my Wardrobe: Shopping the Wardrobe. My version of this month’s Harper’s Bazaar Buy Now wear Forever list selected from my own wardrobe.
  • The Coveted: Three Way With a Long Chiffon Skirt
  • The Curvy Fashionista: Nordstrom reaches out to plus size fashion bloggers to collaborate on its newest plus size endeavor- Sejour
  • The Demoiselles: She is not a fashion blogger. She’s just a woman, sitting in her bathtub.
  • The Simply Luxurious Life: In a world that seems to be changing quicker than the seasons, what does it mean to be a lady?
  • The Wondergirl: retail-me-not: waxing poetic on two interesting happenings of late in the world of specialty retailing.
  • Vogue Mornings:How not to lose motivation when blogging, a few quick solutions to the problem many bloggers face.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Work, Wedding, Play!

As November is creeping along ever so fast, my hunt begins on trying to find a great dress and look for a wedding. On a hopefully nice November weekend, my cousin will be getting married. The hard part is to find a great dress that will keep myself warm and that is what i love about this look. The high collar, long sleeves and the silk still makes it feel glamorous. Have your hair up and pair it with a set of amazing vintage chandelier earrings!

Also another thing I know we all will start doing soon in the coming months is Christmas shopping. As much as I love Christmas, I really hate shopping for the occasion but I know I am going to have to man up and do it! It will also help by having great looks to wear when your dodging slush puddles and black ice. With these great biker boots, your toes will stay nice and warm and comfy along with a nice shearling lined jacket!

Now that the weather is starting to change, it is time to change your work style as well. As much as I hate packing my summer skirts and dresses away until next season, I am loving the tailor men style suits for women. I also love wide leg trousers and great blazers and this is the perfect set to move into warmer clothes for the office.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Calling all crazy designers!

Who is the next fashion designer to change fashion as we know it?
Every so often a fashion designer emerges and changes everything we know. These designers don't just make beautiful clothes but are true artist. Be it Marc Jacobs, Alexander McQueen, or even Hussein Chalayan, these designers came and blew everything out of the water. Their collections are more than pieces of cloth sewn together, they are pieces of art because whether it's the colour and mix of fabrics, they can actually transform and morph those into something else.

We all love something new, at least I do and that is why I fell in love with fashion so much. It's always changing and always evolving. These are the designers that push the boundaries and limits, always think a step ahead of everyone else.

The thing is we have seen these collections season after season and as much as we love them, who will be next? Who is going to be the next big thing to come and push the limits even further? Who will be thinking 10 steps ahead of Marc Jacobs? What will the next armadillo shoes or coffee table skirt be?

I think that is what makes fashion fun. You can not just be "normal" or "average" or even completely and utterly sane. There is just no such thing in fashion. If you think you are sane and normal and work in the fashion industry, sorry but you won't be around for long. Just wanting to be in fashion you have to be a little crazy. Whether your a perfectionist or just a born leader that doesn't know the word no or can't, it is a dog eat dog world in fashion and you have to prepare for battle.
So who is ready to step up to the plate and be the next crazy and close to insane fashion designer? Who are you and what is your name? Lets hope you make it and stick around for awhile. I know I'm excited to meet you and see what you got!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Milan and Paris Round up S/S 2011

All of the fashion shows all month were beautiful and amazing. From Marc Jacobs to Chanel, everything was gorgeous.

Sarah Burton debut her first full collection for Alexander McQueen. There was a lot of debate on whether she had what it took to carry on a full collection. But she definitely proved herself to be thenext to carry on his story. After seeing the collection myself, I was pleasantly surprised and excited. It was as if she brought a new life to the collection and released all the tension in what the past collections held. Alexander McQueen would have been proud to see what she did.

In Paris, Karl Lagerfeld had another amazing runway show. The set was an amazing Parisian chic garden with a full string orchestra. Just to put in perspective how big the set was, each model's walk was 5 minutes long.

Every show was amazing this season and I am now very excited to see what everyone will do for the next.

Check out all the shows and details on

Chanel S/S 2011

Alexander McQueen S/S 2011

Louis Vuitton S/S 2011