IFB “Links a la Mode” – I was chosen!

Links a La Mode April 17, 2011For the last few months I have been trying, rather desperately, to write a post that is good enough to be chosen for the Independent Fashion Bloggers weekly top 20 blog posts, or Links A La Mode.  I am gushing with joy that my post on loving fashion blogs has been included in this week’s collection, and, I’m honored to be included  with some of my favorite fashion blogs including “Beautifully Invisible”, “Mis Papilicos” and “This Girl’s Vintage”.  Check them out if you haven’t already.  These posts really are some of the best of the week.


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?


  • 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.
  • Independent Fashio Bloggers: IFB is looking for interns!
  • 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, byLanston, Tucker, Shoshanna, Parker, & Obakki

* A big thanks to my friend Anne M Bray, who copied my part of this post from her google reader account so I could get it back up after being hacked.  Thanks again Anne!


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2 Responses to IFB “Links a la Mode” – I was chosen!

  1. Sharon April 23, 2011 at 3:57 pm #

    Congratulations on trying to and succeeding at being part of IFB’s Link A La Mode. I belong to IFB but, haven’t considered the links . . maybe I should.
    Anyway, the women with wings quote was very beautiful. I hope I use my wings in the same manner of the quote to uplift, empower, love and carry.
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    • Heather Fonseca May 2, 2011 at 5:44 pm #

      Thanks Sharon! I’m not always chosen but it’s exciting when it happens.