Some new things, some old things, and some sweet flower necklaces. These necklaces are big, bold, elegant, and full of visual impact. I love ‘em.
Jewelry Sets, left to right: › Continue reading
The high-waisted pants series continues! (Finally!) You can check out Part One here. Today, we’re looking at sailor styles. The sailor style pant is an iconic example of fashion appropriation: first, the civilian world appropriated a military style, and then the ladies took the mens’ pants and made them their own.
There are a few features that stand out when comparing › Continue reading
I’ve been spending quite a bit of time lately contemplating the content of my blog. What differentiates it from other fashion blogs? What do I have to offer that’s special and unique, or at least not done better by others? Sure, I enjoy my LOTDs and such, but others do them better.
I’ve finally hit upon my solution: Compare&Contrast posts. (Yes, it’s a terrible name for the category. Suggestions are welcome.) One of my favorite posts was Freckleface. It was fairly thorough, and I’m really interested in how similar products compare when placed next to one another. I’ve been meaning to do a jeans comparison post for ages, and when I saw GoGo’s plurk linking to Fashionphiles’ Who Designed It Better blog post, I realized I’d been sitting on my answer. (One thing this will NOT be: a who-ripped-who type of blog post. I’ll focus on genres, like holey jeans, hair in curlers, littleblackdresses, and the like.)
Edit for clarity: The post linked above is not a who-ripped-who post, and I’m sorry if that caused any confusion. I wanted to reference a blog that cemented my idea, and also to say that finger-pointing would not be part of what I do here. The two ideas are completely separate.
I’ve also been wanting to do more in-depth features of specific products/designers, with more pics showing more angles of the product. It means I won’t be able to turn out a blog quite as quickly, but I think I’ll be doing better work, and showing what I would want to see from a blog. In feature posts, I may also be doing a bit more reviewing, sometimes pointing out flaws as well as features of a product.
So, from here on out, What? Another Fashion Blog? posts will fall into three categories: Compare&Contrast, Feature, and LOTD. I could probably drop the LOTDs, but, damnit, I like them. After all, showing off cute outfits is why I got into this whole blogging thing. I’ve got a big skin feature coming up next, and then it’s on like Donkey Kong with the Compare&Contrasts!
Hair: Philotic Energy – Eira in Clinker
Skin: Blowpop N2 Elizabeth -tone C- 2.2 Cherry Blossom 2
Earrings: Dark Mouse Platinum Bling Earrings (previous group gift)
Necklace: Chuculet Ava – silver – necklace – pearly white
Blouse: Icing – Puma Jie in White
Dress: Vanitas Vesture – Flute Scribbly Dress – Red
Bracelet (R): Dark Mouse Silver Blue Bangles
Bracelet (L): Earthstones Bangle Set – Red/White/Blue (previous gift)
Jeans: Zaara Jeans – Classic – Indigo
Shoes: ETD Starley Pumps in Ostrich Pewter