Fashion Blogging

Danielle Will Help You Shop Away Hurricane Matthew

Danielle of Shop Dandy, some kind of fashion blogger I guess, has updated her fans letting them know she is safe from hashtag Hurricane Matthew.


I’m sure all those families in Haiti will rejoice knowing her affiliate linked outfit is “giving” her “life” during this current trending hashtag time.



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Cupcakes And Cashmere Knows How To Dress For Business

Emily Schuman, still trying to make corpse lips happen, just put up one of the most amazing fashion blogger style posts you will ever experience. She has just changed every “business lunch in West Hollywood” outfit game, people.

My favorite part of this outfit is also my favorite part of the shoes—the attention to detail—from the knotted leather on the heels, to the bell sleeves on the blouse, with some bold earrings thrown in for good luck.

As usual she completely misses the most amazing detail. THE HAIR! Like some demented Cindy Lou Who she bravely sports that ignored cousin of the shamepuff – the shamefountain! Trend alert, am I right?



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Fashion Bloggers Say Vogue Is Bullying Them

Fashion and style bloggers are pooping into their c/o pants today after Vogue editors made some choice remarks about their place in the fashion industry. Vogue Creative Digital Director Sally Singer told them to “Please stop. Find another business” while Fashion News Editor Alessandra Codinha said of the behavior of bloggers during fashion weeks:

Rather than a celebration of any actual style, it seems to be all about turning up, looking ridiculous, posing, twitching in your seat as you check your social media feeds, fleeing, changing, repeating . . . It’s all pretty embarrassing…

Obviously fashion bloggers – excuse me, entrepreneurs – can’t let such a slight by the premier fashion rag go unchallenged. Danielle of We Wore What posted her thoughts in a lengthy instagram caption that opened with a bizarre segue from politics to #supportallwomen stuff:

As I sat with friends watching the debate last night, I felt anxiety about the future of our country…On a more personal level, I woke up this morning to the published commentary of Vogue and editors essentially bullying “bloggers” and I thought, if women can’t even support each other in a female-centric industry, then we really are screwed.

Bryanboy is still ranting about it on twitter, calling it “schoolyard bullying, plain and simple” while that Sea of Shoes chick (who continues to become more unrecognizable the more she screws up her signature hair) fist bumps him in solidarity. Susie Bubble had her own little multi-tweet tantrum that she ended by essentially waving her hand dismissively and posting a “Zoolander” gif.

So. That was fun, if you’re into that sort of weave pulling and eye rolling, I guess.



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Bloggers Left Unpaid As Mode Media Suddenly Shuts Down

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Mode Media, “a publisher for fashion and lifestyle bloggers”, announced it is shutting down.

Brisbane’s Mode Media has abruptly shut down, leaving bloggers unpaid, investors frustrated and rumors swirling in its wake…The company, a publisher of lifestyle sites and operator of an ad network which placed big brands’ campaigns on smaller websites, told investors and employees Thursday that it was closing its doors after failing to find a buyer or line up financing.

Bloggers are naturally furious, most claiming they haven’t been paid and demanding to know wtf happened. They have created a twitter hashtag #ModeOwesBloggers, and started a Facebook group to try and figure out what to do next. One blogger insists it’s not about the money, while saying “it’s the time I spent putting these campaigns together. I invested a lot of my own money into creating the content, all the while thinking, it’s OK because I can put it back into my savings soon…” Another blogger explained why the closing is a blow for bloggers who were tied to the Mode Media ad network.

If you were part of the ad network…you were tied to an exclusivity contract for at least a year and couldn’t be a part of any other networks…which hurts like hell now for some bloggers because not only did Mode close without notice, they were months behind in payment.

There are some who think the closing should come as no suprise – over a month ago Dianna Mullins posted a “Farewell Letter” to Medium hinting at possible problems.

Ego must be put aside. The vision must be for the good of the whole never just for the individual. If competing visions and misalignment occurs at the core level with this team, it is imperative that issues be resolved quickly. The company must come first, even if it means breaking up the entity into smaller parts, to allow each to find its path. Some may succeed, others may fail, but this ensures the entire entity does not fall.

While some panic over what this “might signify for the blogging industry” others are rushing to remind everyone that possible mismanagement at one company does not spell doom for the blog advertising structure as a whole.



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Jessica Quirk Will Finally Squirk A Ladybaby

I guess the headline says it all, but Jessica Quirk, still managing to keep her What I Wore blog limping along, has announced she is indeed squirked up with a tiny female human.

I’m so excited to share some fun news with you! Our growing family is excited to announce we have a baby girl on the way! We are thrilled! This pregnancy has been so different from my first so I had a hunch we’d be adding a daughter to our crew. I even started a baby quilt for her room a few weeks before I knew for sure!

Misusing the word ‘gender’ just like every other blogger who wants a reason to instagram a pink or blue cake, Messica makes sure we know Squirk 1.0 is thrilled about being dethroned by the long awaited Mini-Messi.

We’ve had a name picked out since before our first was born, so now we just need to narrow down a middle name. Knowing her gender has done a lot for me and pregnancy bonding and it’s so fun to say ‘she’ and to prep Felix for his little sister. Last night in his sleep he reached over to my stomach and said BABY!

Sure. Why not.

Anyway, I’m sure 99% of you don’t give a toss about Messica’s uterine contents but I think we can all agree poor Kins needed to stop being at the top of the page. So just pretend this is ‘news’ and then feel free to comment ‘who?’ and ‘no1curr’ so poor Fat Naked Baby can fade from top post.



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What I Wore Announces Squirk 2.0

Jessica Quirk, I guess she’s still blogging or something, has finally admitted that she is pregnant again after everyone on GOMI knew for like 2 months.

… I’m pregnant! I thought I’d do some big post to announce but I haven’t really had a bump until this morning! It’s kind of weird how it works in the early days…The early days were so rough on meMuch more difficult than my pregnancy with Felix…which some of you have probably guessed by my lack of summertime posts!

She says it’s “strange to keep such a big secret for so long” even though pretty much every single person who follows her blog at all has known she was resquirked since oh, May. I’ll never understand why these people who live their entire lives publicly – and leave a detailed trail of their changing shape and fashion choices and attempts to skinny app on the internet – think they are able to contain such secrets. But sure, ok. Big secret.

Anyway, I’m sure we are all looking forward to round two of Messica’s condescending decrees about how to treat a human broodmare and her increased whining about being a mom of two as if she is the first woman to ever have two children under three years old.



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Jordan Reid Will Overcome, Joins Snapchat

Jordan Reid, brave and feministy, has posted a new ramshackle ramble explaining why she has finally joined snapchat. She begins by explaining she’s like SO behind on technology, for reals, you don’t even know ok.

Twenty or so years later, my manager and I were sitting together at lunch and she took my phone from me and physically downloaded Instagram from the app store, because despite the fact that most of my colleagues had signed up a solid two years earlier, I would never, ever have done it otherwise.

I have never owned an iPod, and am still sort of confused about which device people’s music resides on these days (…the cloud, perhaps?). I’ve never taken the three seconds required to figure out how to reliably link my car’s Bluetooth to my phone. I still use MapQuest.

At first she implies it’s because she is such a too-cool rebel, saying “if you tell me something is “the new thing everyone is doing,” that will result in me very much not wanting to do it”, and if you make her do it she “will whine. And still not do it”. But like everything else with Jojo there is a first-world-problems story from her tween years that is the root of whatever problem she’s having.

She proceeds to blather on and on and on about some story from sixth grade – yep, roughly 25 years ago Jordan bought saddle shoes the day after the Cool Girl in sixth grade declared them so last week, and this has caused Jordy all the anxiety ever about showing up late to trends…or something. And she had to share this story in order to announce her bravery in overcoming this fear and joining snapchat.

Yeeeeah. Never has a blogger deserved more #sobrave hashtags.