I was totally ready for Lucky FABB, the Lucky magazine fashion and beauty bloggers conference held here on the west coast, or so I thought. I haven’t attended many conferences in my life. (As a designer I’ve spent most of my time working at a desk. We were rarely sent off to talk to the trade.) It cost a pretty penny to attend FABB and I wanted to get the most out of it so of course I prepared my bag the night before and arrived early. Well, I tried, which brings me to my first point. Continue Reading →
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I write a fashion blog. What’s more, I read lots of blogs about fashion, personal style, street style and beauty. I like discovering the formerly unheard voices of women who wear the clothes the apparel companies manufacture and the magazines glamorize. I like the critique, the stories, and the often complete superficiality of what someone wears on any given day. I like the style advice even if I don’t agree with it. And street style photography? I love it! How else will I ever know what the cool kids are wearing in Milan, New York and Paris? Beauty blogs are their own niche but I love them too and read several. I was not an early adopter of all the internet had to offer, but now that I’m into it I am really, really, into it.
The internet has empowered me. I am no longer tied to what the fashion magazines want to show me. I can go out and find it myself without ever leaving my home, and I thank the fashion bloggers for that. But there are plenty of people who don’t agree with me. There is as much criticism out there as there is love for this medium that I have embraced. Every so often it seems like it’s hip to dish fashion blogs, and although I’ve found articles criticizing fashion blogs going back as far as 2010, recently there’s been another wave. Now, I can’t disagree with all of it but much of the criticism seems to stem from people disliking the way fashion blogs have evolved. Here is a smattering of the complaints and rebuttals I’ve found on the internet. Continue Reading →
My husband and I had an argument over these shots. I think it might have been the first time we majorly disagreed on a set of photos.
As a designer I know that to really love a project I need to have control over what I’m doing. My favorite clients are the one’s that allow me a certain amount of creative freedom. If I’m designing something for myself or a loved one you can bet I want creative control. I don’t even like it when my family makes suggestions on what to cook for dinner! Knowing this I try very hard to let my husband do what he wants with the photos for this blog. Often I’ll pick out my favorite shots and maybe I’ll make some suggestions on retouching (yes, I’m vain.) but other than that I try to let Hugo have complete creative freedom. He picks the angles, camera equipment, and setting. I pick out my clothing for the photo shoot. Later, after we’ve chosen our favorites and he’s done whatever post-processing he desires, I put them up on the blog and write about them. Continue Reading →
Many positive changes have occurred since I started blogging about my personal style a little over a year ago. I have made new friends and connected with a community of people who are passionate about fashion. My husband and I are having a blast scouring the city for cool locations to shoot photos. I lost the baby weight that I carried around for 10 years and beautiful new clothes fill my closet. I dress much more stylishly now than I have in a long time. Continue Reading →
There are dozens of fashion, style and beauty blogs on my Google Reader list. My favorite posts feature photos of the blogger’s personal style, but I also enjoy lifestyle articles, recipes and beauty reviews. It’s so much fun seeing what my favorite authors are reading as well, so I’m always happy to come across “Best Articles of the Week” kind of posts with links to other websites. Normally I post my favorite articles to Twitter and if I have time I leave a little comment too, but for the last couple months I’ve wanted to do more. It took The Citizen Rosebud’s amazing article on aging, fashion and Advanced Style to finally push me into creating a “Link Love” post here on The Style Confessions. So with no further ado, here are a few posts that have touched me in some way over the last few weeks. I hope you enjoy them as much as I have. Continue Reading →