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by Ashley on February 10, 2012

How to Not Hate Fashion (AKA On Being a Fashion Conossieur) from Wardrobe Oxygen is so refreshing. Think of it as your friendly reminder that just enjoying and appreciating things–whether they are films, coffee, chocolate or fashion, can be enough.

The World in 2000 as Predicted in 1910.  Funny how quite a few are true, but not in the ways we’d expect (like applying make-up with a button… there is airbrushed make-up!).

Let Us Now Celebrate the Aging Party Girl.  All I know is that I don’t want to live in a world where women are hated for being women and having the nerve to value fun over everything else.

Why Do Women Torture Themselves for Beauty? Would you get a hair treatment that required a gas mask? Because ladies are getting them!

On Reality and Different Approaches to Fashion Blogging.  I completely sympathise with the frustration of seeing all these model-pretty 22 year old girls who can make a living out of blogging or are in some other life arrangement…when I am struggling to just about keep my life on track. 

Reality [Why I Wore It]. Dee explores the topic similarly: The carefully curated wardrobes, the corporate sponsorships, the Instagrams from behind the scenes at the [insert brand name here] event — none of that connects with my life, my closet or what’s in either one of them. 

As a blog reader, what do you prefer? A construction and escape, or someone who shares their flaws & imperfections (and maybe solutions to get around them)?

Today is the day all the Mardi Gras parades begins– Happy Friday, bijoux!


Miss Tallulah Porkchop February 13, 2012 at 8:56 pm

I appreciate and value honesty. I apppreciate flaws. being an Aussie, we love to “take the piss” out of ourselves. What I read blogs for are fashion/beauty/hairstyle inspiration, word-of-mouth, tips and tricks. I want to discover new things that girls all over the world love. On my blog, I pick the nicest pics of me, for sure, but I don’t care if there is a fat roll, pimple, scar, scartch, bruise, cat hair, hole in dress… I can only work with what I have… if you don’t like it, don’t look at it! :)

Ashe February 24, 2012 at 8:26 pm

Yes! I feel like the best picture is one thing (we all do that, even with pictures of ourselves in our homes), but if I want unattainable I could keep reading fashion magazines!

Gem February 11, 2012 at 7:33 pm

Hi Ashe,
Not sure if you’ll remember me, I used to blog at Half Accidental. Just wanted to let you know I’m blogging again, this time about my roadtrip around Australia :)

jesse.anne.o February 10, 2012 at 7:58 pm

I generally frequent the ones that have similar values presented – generally their focus might be ethical fashion or their values in life in general and how that intersects with clothes.

I do skim some street style sites and some other outfit blogs but I rarely read the text unless I find the blogger has similar values or values I’d like to learn about or they can deconstruct clothing, appearance, etc concepts. Conversely I’ll read some bloggers even though I can’t STAND how they dress personally but understand they like it and others like it too (would never say it to anyone, obviously) – but the text is interesting to me and I skip the pictures.

I think when people get angry about the fantasy stuff it’s just because they aren’t finding blogs where they see themselves reflected and I’m sure that’s a bummer.

Allie February 10, 2012 at 3:10 pm

And by the way, totally forgot to thank you for linking to me! <3

Allie February 10, 2012 at 3:09 pm

I like a hybrid of the two. I appreciate a woman who isn’t your typical young, slim, and leggy (and WHITE!) fashion blogger, I like to see realistic clothing – ensembles that I could envision wearing in the real world. However, I like some inspiration and fantasy mixed in. Essentially, I agree with Franca, but then I do on a very regular basis. :)

For Those About To Shop February 10, 2012 at 12:22 pm

Great question! I prefer the warts and all blogs and appreciate the courage it takes to show the real self and the journey to get there. We can get escape anywhere in the mainstream fashion world. Blogging for me is an antidote to that.

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