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Suggested Reading: 5.30.11

By May 30, 2011 Links, Suggested Reading


This summer is queuing up to be a scorcher! If you’re in the US, Memorial Day is here (May 30th) and it marks the beginning of summer complete with barbeques, pool parties, road trips, endless food and everlasting fun! Here are this week’s Suggested Reading links. Hope you’re enjoying the sun, staying out of the heat & having lots of Stylish Thoughts!


Edited by Fajr Muhammad at Stylish Thought

If fashion is one thing; it’s fun! Whether fashion bloggers are chronicling their ensembles, spring cleaning their wardrobes or finding the perfect colored jean they are loving their clothes. In IFB we discuss fashion from so many angles we often forget the fancy of style and what keeps us blogging: our passion for fashion. This week’s Links A La Mode features advice for the perfect poolside ensemble, a comprehensive Q & A on San Fran style and a walk down fashion’s memory lane. At the heart of each post are the lovely clothes we wear and adore.

Links A La Mode: May 26th

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Linka A La Mode: More than Meets the Eye

By May 2, 2011 Links

Fashion blogging is all about community. Each month I edit the weekly Links A La Mode roundup for Independent Fashion Bloggers. It’s a great way to see what the community is discussing, blogging and loving!

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.



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Suggested Reading: 4.22.11

By April 22, 2011 Links, Suggested Reading

I really want to thank everyone that commented, read, tweeted and enjoyed “10 Things I Wish I Had Known about Blogging” post. I’m so glad those lessons could resonate with the blogging community and the comment section was popping with each bloggers’ own lessons!

This Saturday from 1-3pm, myself and other Philly fashion insiders will be speaking on a panel with Philadelphia University’s Black Retail Action Group. It will be a great afternoon “Talking Fashion” and discussing Philly style, blogging and the business. Come out and support!!!

Contact to RSVP.

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Suggested Reading: 1.7.11

By January 7, 2011 Links, Suggested Reading


The first full week of 2011! The energy and excitement in the air is palpable. I’m so excited for what’s in store this year, I wish I had a crystal ball.  Thanks again to everyone who took the survey. It was really insightful to see your thoughts on this blog and what you want to see more of. Get ready, cause 2011 is going to be a wild ride!  So far, in 2011 I’ve come across some intriguing, entertaining and great links.


Hope everyone is having a productive start to 2011. Let’s keep the momentum going!

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Suggested Reading: 12.17.10

By December 17, 2010 Links

{This is exactly how it feels! lol }

This week went at lightning speed and slow motion all at the same time! The holidays are here and it seems that I’m being taunted by covet-able gift guides and delicious holiday cookie trays that are invading my office. Oh well, here’s to the excess of the holidays; the shopping, the spending and the gluttony!

IFB Links à la Mode: December 16th

  • 365 Fashion Rehab: Confession of a (Reformed) Shopaholic
  • A la Modest: Quit Wearing That! You Can Still Look Good in a Potato Sack!
  • Beango: A sketchbook that’s a dream gift for a fashion designer
  • Button Owl: Will losing weight really make you happier?
  • Dirty Hems: DIY Sweater Leggings
  • Fashion Limbo: The Rant – Christmas shopping, I hate you
  • Fashion Lover: Q&A Interview with Tex Saverio, Indonesian fashion designer extraordinaire who was dubbed the “Indonesian Alexander McQueen” by the internet.
  • Fete a Fete: Guerlain Sur Mes Lèvres: Spring 2011 Makeup Sneak Peek
  • Finding Tokyo: There’s no such thing as a fashion age limit!
  • The Fashion Pawn: The B.O.B Series: The 8 Commandments of Blogging
  • Grit and Glamour: Friend Friday: Let’s Stay Together
  • Holier than now: Her story is history: the vintage-inspired mood board collages behind my Market Publique/Erstwhile Style vintage holiday lookbook
  • Independent Fashion Bloggers: How to promote your blog with an event
  • Wit & Whimsy: Gift Guide from WIT & Whimsy featuring several IFB members
  • Little Miss Makeup: ROCK CHIC: Runway-inspired smokey eyes tutorial
  • Shrimp Salad Circus: Reblog content controversy . quality, quantity, or just crap?
  • Stylebizzare: New year, new wardrobe? 7 tips to restyle your closet
  • the Citizen Rosebud: Inspiration real citizens
  • Taste & Style Files: If you’re neglecting your hunny, well then this one’s for you, babe! A reminder to stay in focus & in touch amidst our blogger frenzied lives
  • The Coveted: Pimp your style with a feathered hat.

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Suggested Reading: 12.3.10

By December 3, 2010 Links

Holy smokes Batman! Can you believe that it’s already December? We’re ushering out 2010 and 2011 is coming full speed ahead. I’m brimming with excitement for what’s in store for 2011 and recapping all of the amazing things that have transpired in 2010.


Let’s close 2010 out with a bang!

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Suggested Reading: 11.19.10

By November 19, 2010 Links

A Fashion Mantra if there ever was one! {Source}


  • Almost Sober Mag: Pull It, Push It and Come Back When You Proved It: Direct experience from a newly established independent publisher: a week as a fashion editor.
  • Beyond Fabric: On the relation between Body Language and Fashion Photography
  • Dedicated Follower: To Write Love on Her Arms – I join the movement and write love on my arms in honor of a lost friend.
  • Exiled from the City: Throughout the past few years, there has been a paradigm shift in consumer variables and the function of fashion.
  • For those about to Shop: Society must take some responsibility for the dangerous obsession to be thin.
  • Freeda Style: “Appropriate Attire” Are ALL the old rules of fashion dead? Or should some survive?
  • Haute World: Grace Kelly Exhibition: How a royal style icon can teach us a lesson in thriftiness.
  • Heathers Design Blog: Musings on fashion now and fashion then, based on the exhibit “Fashioning Fashion” at LACMA.
  • Independent Fashion Bloggers: Self-Promotion 101: It’s not about you
  • LivLux Mag: ComfortZones: Even Fashionistas get insecure when trying new styles.
  • Make the World a Prettier Place: History of Fashion: The New Look (1947)
  • Miss Vinyl Ahoy: I’ve read some negative comments about the 30 for 30 challenge, and wanted to explain more of what it is and why people should care about it, from my POV.
  • Modesty Theory: Welcome to Hijabi Fashion Week- showcasing the style of Muslim women for various occasions.
  • Oh My Massila: Reflections on the crossroads between fashion and feminism.
  • Previously Owned: The tale of the “00s” Vintage and the mockery of the consumer… Are we becoming victims of the mass media?
  • RetroChick: Why Fashion isn’t Frivolous
  • Return to Sender: Sometimes life gets in the way of fashion. How I Survive A Crisis
  • Searching for Style: Fashion 101: Who Owns What. The lowdown on the big fashion conglomerates and the companies they own.
  • Socialite Dreams: Sparkly, glam shoes are a must have for the holidays! Twinkle Toes: The Holiday Shoe Guide
  • Taste and Style: Keep Being YOU.
  • The Curvy Fashionista: How to determine quality in plus size fashion

Hope everyone is ready for Thanksgiving! Have a great weekend!

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Suggested Reading: 11.11.10

By November 12, 2010 Links

Things have been pretty quiet around here. I promise I have a GREAT reason for neglecting ST. It involves vintage clothing, a photoshoot and my other baby Missfit Vintage.  Check out these links from Independent Fashion Bloggers.

My RSS reader is topping the charts at over 1000 posts so I’ll be holed up all weekend reading and finding great posts for next week’s suggested reading!

Links à la Mode: November 11th

  • Any Second Now: Is it really practical financially to buy high-end clothing for children? Parents can be creative and frugal with wardrobe for their kids.
  • Bachman’s Sparrow: Heels usually get all the glory when it comes to fashion, but in this post I want to show you a few ways to kick the heel habit.
  • Be Fabulous Daily: Why I’m throwing away my Spanx (and what I replaced them with… it’s not entirely self-love).
  • Fashezine: 4 ways to wear a basic American Apparel shirt, illustrated photography included.
  • Forever Amber: Channeling Joan Holloway.
  • Haute World: Deliciously fashionable: edible couture & more at Salon du Chocolat in Paris.
  • Independent Fashion Bloggers: The Copywriting Scorecard for Fashion Bloggers
  • Intrinsically Florrie: Dress success and another reason why I love the online fashion community.
  • Love of Lace: A Lesson In Style From Europe: A comparison between ‘Secrets of French Girls’ and North American style.
  • Modly Chic: How to read your google analytics and make blogging decisions based on your findings.
  • Out of Order: Do-It-Yourself pom-pom headbands.
  • Perfectly Indecisive: Pushing your fashion boundaries in summer (for those just heading into Summer not Winter)
  • Retro Chick: Lingerie Love – Retro Shapewear from Gok Wan.
  • Seamstress Stories: Can I wear a corset and still be a feminist?
  • Simple Subtle Style: The Art of Layering for Winter.
  • Style Every Day: How to travel with your jewelry.
  • Style Geek: Interview with Dallas-Based Designer Sarah Jones of STATUS Talking about her line, how she started & the Dallas fashion scene.
  • Style Symmetry: How To Purge & Pare Down Your Closet.
  • Sweet Faced Style: Translating art into a look: An ode to Flaming June in an orange dress.
  • The Button Owl: My best friend began dying when she was eleven years old as a result of kinder failure; “clothes are my defense”.
  • The Demoiselles There’s talk of creating a “Photoshop Law” for fashion adverts. What do you think?

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