Links à la Mode, John Waters, Comme des Garçons, Etc.

Thanks to Independent Fashion Bloggers for liking my post about the potato sack outfit enough to post it up on your links! I honestly thought that entry was hit or miss and would only be really appreciated by people with the modest mindset. Anyway, I was thinking about having my own set of links to put up along with this selection whenever I get chosen or just whenever I get into a lull. That way I get to fulfill IFB’s requirement for reposting the links for the week as well as show you some of the interesting links I personally pick out and approve across the Web. I’m going to start today, so scroll on down to the end of this post!

Stylish Priorities

Edited by: Jennine Jacob of Independent Fashion Bloggers

Nothing like the end of the year to get you thinking. The holiday season is not only a time for giving, it’s a time for reflecting. Whether your giving lavish gifts or wondering if shopping takes away from the spirit of the season, or just plain having fun with all the holiday parties (it’s time to dress up!) this weeks links run the gamut from profound thoughts. Some of my favorites were how fashion has no age limit and just in time for New Year’s Resolutions, will losing weight make you happier? Of course there’s some excellent posts about fashion blogging, questioning reblogging and content ownership along and balancing your blog with your life.

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
  • Whit & 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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My Picks:

Being from Baltimore, I just can’t resist posting these two links I found this week on John Waters (and some other neat links). Enjoy!

  • Goregirl’s Dungeon: Nothing Says Christmas Like John Waters and Fruitcake!
  • Vice Style: Cum des Garçons (John Waters yet again!)
  • The Thing Is: Why the Burlesque Show is Almost Over (written by friend David Gasten who I interviewed several posts ago)
  • Brittany Bullen– Get a Modest Girl to Marry You (Youtube, sent to me by request. Hilarious!)
  • Comme des Garçons – Visit their official website if you haven’t. I love it!
  • Tumblr– My tumblr account where I post just about everything I visually like that I come across

Snippet from Vice Style’s interview with John Waters about Comme des Garçons:

Rei Kawakubo invented looking like you got ripped off in a thrift shop. She’s an artist and not trying to be funny exactly, but she’s using wit. My father will never get the joke; he says, “You bought that?!” I wear these things to redneck bars and people would never guess I paid a lot of money for them, It makes me chuckle. But I think it’s the youth that make high fashion pretentious. When I was young I just wore what I could get. You look silly in proper fashion when you’re young but once you’re over 40 you need all the help you can get. I basically pay too much money for clothes that poor people would be embarrassed to wear. Wearing Comme des Garçons is wearing high fashion, but without bragging. And that’s the key, that’s old money and the opposite of nouveau riche.