Thursday, 7 July 2011

Links à la Mode: The IFB Weekly Roundup

Ask and you shall receive

Edited by Vahni of Grit & Glamour

This blogging's been around a while now, and many are realizing what a rewarding endeavor it is, on a sartorial and psychological level. One thing I love about blogging is the opportunity to ask a question, ponder a theory—and have others share their thoughts and opinions as well. In this week's roundup, several bloggers reflect on the positive influence blogging has had on their lives and self-esteem. (Superb! Yay for blogging!) Others ruminated on everything from whether style is really subjective, to whether fashion as an exhibit is a trend. Or not.

Stumped for post ideas? Want more engagement with your readers? Been contemplating the style-related proclivities of society? Ask, lovelies. Everyone has an opinion, and most are chomping at the bit to share. But the most wonderful aspect of this kind of engagement is not more comments. Those are nice, yes. It's through discussion that personalities are revealed and relationships are forged. Your readers aren't just a little avatar and some words. They are vibrant individuals—and your biggest fans!

Links à la Mode: June 30th

  • Alex Drake Vintage: 10 Things I Like About the 1980s

  • Angela Osborn: 6 Lessons Learned from Coco Chanel

  • Any Second Now: Heartfelt lessons and thanks in this first year of blogging.

  • Beautifully Invisible: We Are Women. We Are Beautiful. We Are Real.

  • Beyond Fabric: On personal style and individuality—because redundant is the last thing you want to  be.

  • Blah Blah Becky: Proof that it's always worth trying a trend: cropped tops without muffin top.

  • Boheme Noir: Fashion Show Coverage: Roberto Cavalli S/S 12 Menswear

  • Bubbling with Elegance and Grace: Fashion Designer Exhibitions: Is this the new trend?

  • By Anika: Closet check: Do your clothes make you feel good about your self?

  • College-Style: #Trending in Milan: Using Twitter to keep up with girls' and guys' fashion #trends

  • Divergent Musings: Five ways that blogging has improved my life (it can improve yours too)!

  • Grit & Glamour: Worker V:2.0 (Ode to the Pencil Skirt)

  • Hippie Lace: You Cast Your Spell On Me: Spell & The Gypsy Collective

  • Idee Fixe: Kindness: A Tale of Kindness, Generosity, and a Vintage Coat

  • KP Fusion: In the business of blogging, is style really subjective?

  • My Orange Stilettos: Just because you're short doesn't mean you can't wear a midi.

  • Oranges and Apples: On "going out" clothes and sexual attractiveness.

  • Seamstress Stories: Boundaries on body confidence and a culture of bonding through body bashing.

  • Style Sizzle: 10 fashion lessons learned from living in the desert.

  • The Stylish Butterfly: The advantages of being the worst dressed—it works for Helena Bonham Carter!

    Day Dress Sale at Shopbop: Nanette Lepore, 3.1 Phillip Lim, DKNY, Lela Rose, Daftbird, Tibi, Red Valentino, Rebecca Taylor, Lucy in Disguise, Shoshanna, & DVF Wrap Dresses

    If you would like to submit your link for next week’s Links à la Mode, please register first, then post your links HERE. The HTML code for this week will be found in the Links a la Mode group will be published later today. ~Jennine



    1. Congratulations, Joy. It's about time.
      x Viv

    2. Hi Viv!
      Thanks for your kind words.
      You should have a blog too :)
      J x

    3. Thank you Joy. I am following you now, and adding you to my blogroll inmediately.
      So lovely to make new friends.
      Have a great weekend.

    4. Thank you so much! It's an honour to be following you and being in your list. Have a great weekend too.
      Joy xx

    5. Congratulations Joy on your blog post making Vahni's list on LINKS À LA MODE


    6. Hi Lee,
      Thanks so much! I'm over the moon being picked by Vahni. Hope you're having a great time in Berlin.
      Joy xx

    7. Congratulations, Joy.
      So happy for you. You deserve it.

    8. Hi See! Thanks for visiting and for your kind words.
      J xx

    9. Congrats on the Links a la Mode! What an honor. I read those links frequently :)

    10. Hi Joy:) Thanks to you I can visit new, lovely blogs:)) great post!!!

    11. Hi Flara,
      Thanks. That's good to know. I love all the blogs on IFB actually :) Thanks for visiting again.
      Joy x

    12. Thanks Katie. Indeed, an honour. I'm truly grateful to Vahni, who is a good writer. I'm a big fan of hers as you can tell.
      J xx

    13. I love the 80s too. I had a mickey mouse and donkey kong game & watch!

    14. Wow! Played those games too.
      Great memories!
      Thanks for visiting. Have a great week :)
      Joy x

    15. Congratulations! I grew up in the 1980s too.
      Great post!

    16. Thanks Dee.
      Have a great weekend.
      Joy xx


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