Showing posts with label links a la mode. Show all posts
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Thursday, June 23, 2011

Links a la Mode


Edited by Jessie Thorpe of Denimology
Summer is here and it's very exciting to see the change in everyone's wardrobe and more pop of color. Inspiration roams the streets at every corner! It's hypnotizing. It's hard to keep money in my pocket... I'm sure many of you can relate. Besides what I observe outside, Fashion blogs are a key influence to my style. Bloggers constantly make me smile from ear to ear and from season to season as I watch them transform.
I'm looking forward to flowing dresses, ripped up shorts, hot bright colors, basic tanks, bold accessories, This list might go on forever. Below you'll find a lot of food for thought.

Links à la Mode: June 16th

  • 1972 Projects - DEPARTURE: Christophe Lemaire's Hermès Debut

  • aNewFoundLove - The Body Shop's New Bronze Collection +  campaign to STOP sex trafficking of children and young girls !

  • All The Cool Kids - My Little Pony as some colorful fashion inspiration...

  • All The Fuss - Power Clashing: We Do It Because We Can.

  • Beautifully Invisible - Guest Post: How to Not be a Savage Blogger – “Follow Back” Alternatives for New Bloggers

  • Boheme Noir - Retrospective: The medieval warrior women of Dior Couture fall 2006

  • Chasing Louboutin - A few minutes with Rachel Roy and Karina Petroni

  • Codos on the Window Sills - A historical approach to why skinny=good

  • Denimology - JustFabulous Launches Premium Denim Line!

  • Dress With Courage - An exploration of the influence of celebrity culture on sartorial choice

  • Fashion Bucket - Dressing for your body shape. Featured this week: Petite.

  • Fumiko Kawa - Mutli-Purpose Style: Lace Cardigan to Haute Headwrap

  • Former Parades - Blogger meeting + outfit: we spreaded the blogging love last Sunday at a Dutch fashion blogger meeting!

  • Madeline Quaint - Why buy handmade? Some tips and arguments after a visit to a Design Bazaar

  • Made To Travel - Rock the bright stripes trend on your fingertips with this easy mani.

  • Midnight Cowgirl - How to do a Photo Shoot on the Cheap

  • Out Of Order Design - Cover Me In Rainbows: A beginners guide to the color wheel, color blocking and color combining

  • Sugar & Spice - How to... Colour Block: .

  • The Fashion Turd - An Decora styled outfit post inspired by all things Japanese on the web

  • TheStylishButterfly - How Thor inspired me to discover the science of Christopher Kane fashion


    Wednesday, June 15, 2011

    Links a la Mode & Giveaway Winner

    It's that time again mes cheris, the sun is shining, the birds are singing, and another Embellisher is about to become a giveaway winner!

    {merci Bri}

    And the winner of the Savannah Bee Company Tupelo Honey is... Karen!!

    True Random Number Generator  9Powered by RANDOM.ORG

    I will leave with a honey inspired cocktail to top off your great Savannah find!

    {Merci Charlotte}

    Tupelojito (mojito mix up)

    20 ounces Savannah Bee Tupelo Honey
    12 ounces warm water
    10-12 medium limes
    Crushed Ice
    1 small bouquet of fresh mint
    Light Rum
    Sparkling Water

    Directions: Combine 20 oz. of Tupelo Honey with 12 oz. of warm water. Stir mixture together until honey has completely dissolved (easiest to pour into sealed container and shake). Place ice into a pitcher. Pour the honey water syrup over the ice. Cut limes in half and juice in juicer. Pour into mixture. Squeeze the bunch of mint sprigs, add as much rum as you like, and top with sparkling water. Stir. Add more Tupelo Honey, mint, or limes to your taste. Enjoy!

    The Love Letter

    Edited by Vahni of Grit & Glamour

    It's  been a cerebral and cathartic week in the fashion blogosphere—the  wheels were turning in your stylish little heads about all manner of  contemplations. Why do we hate ourselves? Why do we tell ourselves that  we're not worthy? Why do we categorize and judge other bloggers by their  style? Or their handbags? Several of you had a come-to-Jesus moment and  realized that's just a whole lot of malarkey. And I'm so glad you did.

    And  you know what else bloggers realized? That blogging has enabled you to  embrace you. The real you. With your flaws and imperfections, no matter  your skin color, weight, or age. In her post, A Love Letter to Personal Bloggers, Anika eloquently captured what many of us feel when we begin to understand the deeper significance of blogging:

    You  inspire me. Your outfits, your book reviews, your thoughts, your  replies to my comments. You make me feel good about me. When I visit  your site you make me feel that I matter, that we are equal, never mind  if I am a blogger or not. When I am reading your blog it does not matter  how thin/fat/popular/lonely I am, when I am reading your blog I am  hanging out with you, knowing that you are hanging out with me too.

    ...Darling personal bloggers, you are impacting our culture, our trends, our lives, me. Thank you for that.

    And  this is my love letter to all of you. It takes tenacity, guts,  patience, creativity, and time to blog. Love you, be you. Care, share,  go forth, and go blog!

    Links à la Mode: June 9th

    SPONSOR: Women's Tees at Shopbop: 291 Venice, Vince tops, Alexander Wang tees, So Low tops, Daftbird, Sauce tees, Ksubi, Three Dots, Marcus Lupfer, Rebecca Taylor, Blue Moon, Velvet tees.

    Friday, May 6, 2011

    Links a la Mode

    Tipped Off

    Edited by Meghan Donovan at WIT & Whimsy

    This  week's Links a La Mode demonstrates the one thing we fashion bloggers  aren't afraid to do. Give advice. With all the shopping, hunting,  reading and networking we do across a multitude of channels, it's no  surprise that we develop certain skills when it comes to finding the  best bargain, tracking down the ultimate vintage find or just knowing  how to dress for our body type. Read up on all of this week's posts  featured in Links a la Mode for a wealth of information for everything  from dos and dont's to curbing those nasty little shopping habits we all  can be guilty of here and there.

    Links à la Mode: May 5th


    Tory Burch at Shopbop: Bags, Wallets, Clutches, Dresses, Shoes, Flats, Sandals, Sunglasses, Shop the Runway & Outlet Sale

    Friday, April 29, 2011

    Links a la Mode

    More than Meets the Eye

    Edited by Fajr Muhammad at Stylish Thought

    When  you visit a fashion blog you often see a stylish blogger posing in a  perfectly, put together outfit with gorgeous scenery. What you don't see  is the work that goes into curating and maintaining a fashion blog. This  week the theme across IFB was outfit posts: what deems an outfit  worthy, what goes into creating a stunning visual post and ultimately  the comments (some not so nice) that we receive as style bloggers.  Ultimately, blogging is a way to express our love for fashion and  personal style but as this week's links can attest to, there is much more  to fashion blogging than meets the eye.

    Links à la Mode: April 28th


    New Sunglasses at Shopbop: Stella McCartney, Tom Ford, Ray Ban, YSL, Marc Jacobs, Carrera, DITA, Gucci, Phillip Lim & Super Sunglasses

    Thursday, April 21, 2011

    Links a la Mode

    Things Are Gonna Change... I Can Feel It!

    Edited by Jessie Thorpe of Denimology

    On Monday morning, my life will change. I am having my muffin top and all of my shiny silver stretch marks removed from my fleshy, live-giving form. I'm having plastic surgery, a tummy tuck to be exact, and yes I'm talking right out loud about it. This decision has had my head in a tizzy fashion wise, sending me searching for some fashion guidance to compliment my new figure. I've really been inspired by nostalgic what-comes-around-goes-around fashion trends, feel good fashion and a variety of "Top (insert number here)" lists.  90's trends seem to be popular in the fashion blogosphere; you kids are talking about sheer clothes, color blocking and threads ripped to shreds. I'm really appreciating the inspirational instruction given by all you clever e-journalists. We've been instructed on how and what to wear for the season, how to pamper little ol' you and feel good about it too!

    Links à la Mode: April 21st


    New at Shopbop: McQ, Dsquared2, Three Dots, Monrow, DVF, 7's, RLX, DKNY, Havaianas, Missoni, MAXAZRIA, IRO, & VPL

    Friday, April 15, 2011

    Links a la Mode

    Operation #Uplift

    Edited by Vahni of Grit & Glamour

    Oh  no. It's The-Coveted-gate all over again. As much as I wish I could  start this week's roundup with a glowing review of positivity, the sad  truth is that the blogosphere is rife with accusations of trademark  infringement, side-eye, competition, and bitchiness. Ladies and gents,  it is time for this to stop.

    I'll never understand why people  feel the need to tear others down, or pass another's content—or  identity—off as their own. Blogging dynamo Cece of LoveBrownSugar noted this week that she's had enough of the side-eye in fashion, and  frankly, so have I. Last week, Cece issued an #Uplift Challenge: Find at  least one female you don't know personally and tell her something that  makes her feel beautiful. Don't get "#Uplift"? Be sure to read Beautifully Invisible's post—a Twitterless blogger is like Lady Gaga without a mic!

    As you explore this week's list and head into the weekend, I leave you with this thought: "Women with wings," Sacramento, of Mis Papelicos,  wrote, "use their wings not only to fly, but to cuddle, to shelter, to  back, to push and to hug." What are you using your wings for?

    Links à la Mode: April 14th

    • Aquí: Thrifty Threads: Six unique ways to wear a vintage silk scarf.
    • Beautifully Invisible: 10 Things about your blog that drive me crazy.
    • BonBon Rose Girls: An interview with Kimberly Hendrix, the eco-conscious designer of k. hendrix.
    • Consume or Consumed: A detailed account of being fitted by Intimacy bra fit specialists.
    • Designed by Ann: What (not) to wear when going shopping.
    • Dress With Courage: Anorexia, competition, and the quest for blogger win.
    • FashionablyNumb: A tribute to the queen of bohemian chic, Anna Sui.
    • Fashioned By Love: The colour of joy, sunshine, and daffodils—there's the right shade of yellow for everyone.
    • Grit & Glamour: What V Wore: On the {Bur}berry last day.
    • IFB: Coveted Media Intern Search
    • LoveBrownSugar: Stilettos & Side Eyes: The UPLIFT Challenge—insights on the reasons we choose to "compete" instead of cooperate.
    • Mis Papelicos: One year blogging and women with wings.
    • Notes from a Stylist: Ever wondered what a Scotsman wears under his kilt? Kiefer Sutherland and Chris Noth bare all at the Dressed to Kilt show.
    • Oh, The Places You'll Go: Plus size gorgeous—catwalk curves and City Chic.
    • Shoeperwoman: A warning to all bloggers: A first-hand account of when someone tries to take your brand/trademark.
    • StyleLab: Why Blogs are like dogs and other advice on blogging.
    • Styling You: Why I need three styling irons. Truly.
    • The StyleCave: Long live McQueen.
    • The Style Confessions: 10 reasons to love fashion blogs.
    • The Taxonomy of My Wardrobe: Our right to wear the trousers—and why we shouldn't take it for granted.
    • This Girl's Vintage: Getting that vintage dress to fit you perfectly: its all about the undergarment.


    Shopbop Dresses: Black, Sundresses, Wrap, Print, Cocktail, White, Work, Jersey, by Lanston, Tucker, Shoshanna, Parker, & Obakki

    Thursday, March 31, 2011

    Links a la Mode

    Fashion: Forever Evolving

    Edited by Collette Osuna of Statements in Fashion

    Hello everyone! I'm super excited to be making my debut as an IFB Links a la Mode Editor this week. As I visited each link, I was reminded that each had the exact thing in common with the next, that Fashion is Forever Evolving.

    From  your Mothers fashion advice, a beauty "how to" video, or a legendary  icons passing, fashion is always changing and taking form in a new  shape. I am constantly thriving to acquaint myself with the "fashion unfamiliar." This weeks links did just that for me. I'm thrilled to be a new member of the IFB family and cannot wait to see everyone's posts throughout the upcoming year!

    Links à la Mode: March 31st


    Shopbop Sunglasses: DITA, Karen Walker, Retro sun, Tom Ford, Mosley Tribes, Ray-Ban, Phillip Lim, Marc Jacobs, Carrera, & Chloe

    Thursday, March 10, 2011

    Links a la Mode

    Making it Your Own

    Edited by Vahni of Grit & Glamour

    Wow...I'm  a Links à la Mode editor...can you believe it?! So thrilled to have the  opportunity to discover new blogs and compelling posts to share with  all of you. That said, give me two minutes in the pulpit, and my "better  blog" sermon starts welling up, totally involuntarily. So allow me a  moment to share what I am looking for when I review submissions. It's  pretty simple: Be creative and original, tie your post into beauty or  fashion, use proper grammar and punctuation (spellcheck and proofread  before publishing), and credit your photo sources. Always.

    And  on to the list...bloggers were in deep thought this week, pondering  ethical fashion and feminism, male gaze and Marthettes. But in case you  need to escape the heavy stuff, there is: denim! Happy reading, and as  you peruse and comment on this week's posts, why stop there? For every  comment you leave, why not check out the blog of the person who  commented above you and comment there too? It's a great way to expand  your mind—and your readership.

    Links à la Mode: March 10th

    • ALinetoZ: An Open Letter to High-Waisted Jeans
    • Arash Mazinani: How ethical are you when it comes to fashion? A look at the hypocrisy often involved in being ethical in fashion.
    • Beyond Fabric: Men's daily essentials—inside one man's bag holdall.
    • Corinne Monique: Cellissimo: a music-meets-fashion photoshoot inspired by high fashion ad campaigns.
    • Dress With Courage: Are you more likely to buy something if the model looks like you?
    • Designed By Ann: Reading glasses are suddenly fashionable—so here are makeup tips for girls who wear glasses.
    • Free Honey: On moving to 5 must-know tips for new bloggers.
    • Fishmonkey: On The Man Repeller, the male gaze, and its role in shaping fashion choices.
    • Grit & Glamour: Klout: What it is and Why it Matters
    • Holier than Now: Spring's Most Beautiful Lace Looks—5 Ways for < $50
    • In Her Stilettos: How to organize your jewelry while traveling—cheaply and stylishly.
    • Made-to-Travel: Asos Africa—the incredible ethical makers of this gorgeous line—oh! and it's on sale!
    • Melina Bee: Life and style tips inspired by Sophia Loren.
    • Obsessive Coolness: On the relationship—or surprising lack thereof—between talent and success in fashion blogging.
    • Oranges And Apples: Thoughts on Marthettes, blogging about 'feminine' stuff, and perfection.
    • Pretty Shiny Sparkly: A chic and easy way to wear the double denim trend.
    • Sidewalk Chic: Six ways to showcase accessories in outfit photos.
    • Sugar and Spice: Natalie Portman is effortlessly eco-chic at an Oscars after-party—in an inexpensive dress that hits H&M next month.
    • Trés Awesome: The weather may be crappy but that didn't stop people from being out and about with their bright and beautiful umbrellas.
    • Try It On Me: The resurgence of the denim shirt—not just for cowboys!


    Shopbop Jeans: Citizen's, Seven's, Juicy, Joe's, Hudsons, Paige, James Jeans, Vince, True Religion, J Brand, & Siwy

    Wednesday, March 2, 2011

    Links a la Mode

    Making it Your Own

    Edited by WIT & Whimsy

    One of the best parts about fashion is that it is translated differently by everyone.  It’s infused in everything we do in many respects and this week’s Links a la Mode highlight that whether your style is haute couture or vintage, trendy or thirfted, style is very much ownable and deeply personal.

    I’m thrilled to have this be my inaugural editing of the IFB Links a la Mode, looking forward to seeing everyone’s posts throughout the year!

    Links à la Mode: March 3rd


    Shopbop : Wedge Sandals, Rodarte, Skirts, Juicy Couture, Yogawear, Sunglasses, Jeans, Jewelry, Lingerie, Shoes, Bags, & Dresses

    Friday, February 4, 2011

    Links a la Mode

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    So long, farewell

    Edited by Thom of The Sunday Best

    Here  we are, face to face, a couple of silver spoons. My run as an editor  for this venerable list is coming to a close, and as it does I'd like to  take a moment to reflect on what makes the internet such an awesome  place. Ahem. It's you. Yes, you! I don't get to read as much online as I  once did, and this list kept me in touch with the, dare I say it,  zeitgeist of style writing. I was often amazed at the diversity of  topics you writers were willing to tackle. Keep those keyboards  clacking, stay strong, and be good to the incoming editors. We are only  human.


    Links à la Mode: February 3rd


    Shopbop Sale:  Splendid, C&C, Vince, Elise Overland, YFB, IRO, Gwen Stefani, Nili Lotan, Ella Moss, James Perse, LNA, Velvet

    Friday, January 14, 2011

    Links a la Mode

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    Reflections, Realizations, and Resolve

    Edited by: The Curvy Fashionista

    After  we blazed into the new year with resolutions, ideals, paired with moxie  and gusto, we also came into the new year with questions, self  realizations, and new inspirations. This week's round up features some  of the most though provoking, feel-good, and reason to re-examine your  closet!

    Links à la Mode: January 13th

    • 365 Fashion Rehab: New Year, New You. You don't need a whole new wardrobe to be on trend
    • Beautifully Invisible: Children and the Fashion Industry: When are they TOO young?
    • Confessions of a Fashion Editor: What makes a blogger?
    • Dress With Courage: A fashion survey forces a closer look at my love affair with denim.
    • Fashion Limbo: A woman's right to (pretty) shoes - why you should never stop celebrating yourself
    • Fashion Writes:  What influences, motivates, drives, and empowers women's decisions on  buying certain trends (or not buying!): popularity vs. the struggle and  desire to stand out and remain original.
    • Freeda Style:  The clichés "Everyone's a critic" and "I don't know art, I just know  what I like" apply every single day. Are you just getting dressed, or  are you a wardrobe artist?
    • Grit and Glamour: Friend Friday: Goals, Imperfection, and Finding Your Voice
    • Holier Than Now: Closet Full of Money: My System for Recycling Clothes for Cash (or Karma)
    • I’m Freestyling: I love clothes, wearing them, buying them, feeling them—but all love has its limitations...
    • Independent Fashion Bloggers: Three Easy Ways to Improve Your Blog in 2011
    • Mischief My Dear: Gilt vs. Ideeli (Members Only Shopping: A Review)
    • Mode Stylist: push the boundaries of style with who you are.
    • Modern Day Damsel: Sprucing up my wardrobe - 10 items I absolutely have to buy this year
    • Pretty Shiny Sparkly: The Secrets to Successful Fashion Blogging
    • Revas Rags to Roses: What I look for in the Blog-O-Sphere
    • Satoriography: A how-to post for surviving winter without sacrificing your style (or any limbs to frostbite).
    • Sugar and Spice: MORE Cash Than Dash - have fashion magazines lost touch with their readership? Do fashion blogs do it better?
    • Taxonomy of My Wardrobe: Ever feel like you can't relate to the snooty editorials in fashion glossies like Vogue? Well you're not alone.
    • The Curvy Fashionista: This hair of Mines- A love story
    • The Demoiselles: Is fashion-sharking just as bad as body-snarking?


    Shopbop Jewelry: Gorjana, LaMer, Nixon, KORS, Freelook, BINNS, Juicy, Noir, KJL, Alkemie, Alexis Bittar

    Thursday, August 5, 2010

    Links a la Mode - The Embellished Life Made the Cut!

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    Looking back, moving forward?

    Edited by: Florrie Clarke of Intrinsically Florrie.

    This week's links bound across time as we go from the first incarnations of the handbag, to both the glamour and reality of the mid-20th Century and the modern phenomenon of online shopping. And when, in all this, will women be happy with their bodies? Debenhams may now be using unretouched images alongside the photoshopped, but the Daily Mail and the UK's new equalities minister have decreed a new, and for a lot of us unattainable, body shape for us to aim for.

    Links à la Mode: July 29th

    • Amanda Lee: How to Do More With the Clothes You Have [Instead of Buying More]
    • An Early-Life Crisis from Academia to Art: My 26th design project on my quest to teach myself to sew and reach 52 in a year! Also includes my own sleeve sewing tutorial and this week's project stats :
    • Beyond Fabric: A thought on online shopping - is it worth building your wardrobe online?
    • Blah Blah Becky: LOVING iconic British brand Whistles' AW10/FW10 lookbook
    • Brooklyn Posh: starting to love thyself : the health/weight debate
    • Beautifully Invisible: 10 curvy women - past and present - who are the epitome of sexy.
    • Dramatis Personae: Ch-Cha-Chain- Coveting & Craving Chain Jewelry
    • Fashion Limbo: 90s nostalgia after a party on a boat. I go through some memorable teenage-hood highlights
    • Independent Fashion Bloggers: Fair Compensation Manifesto
    • Intrinsically Florrie: Looking to the French pâtisserie Ladurée for design inspiration.
    • Make the World a Prettier Place: Are women tired of distressed jeans and messy buns? It is time to leave this trend behind and dress up - even for everyday life!
    • Malvestida: The Headress day... a day that's all about sharing creativity!
    • Mariel's Castle: Experimenting with the newest nail trend
    • Oranges and Apple: On glamorising vintage life
    • Retro Chick: Friday Frock Love: Poppy Valentine
    • Scene On the Street: NYC: Mod Scientist - Scene On the Street
    • The Coveted: American Living $250 Gift Card Giveaway
    • The Demoiselles: UK department store shuns retouching...why can't we live in the UK?
    • The Embellished Life: Do you have a hankering for handbags? Enlighten yourself with the heroic History of Handbags on The Embellished Life!
    • The Fashion Police: Why size should never be a fashion statement
    • What 2 Wear Where: Mad Men Mania: effortlessly polished Betty Draper
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