Book Club Fashion Blogging

‘What I Wore’: A Liveblogged Book Review

Happy Friday, hambaskets! It’s Book Club day, my favorite time of the whole week. This time I’m drinking my way through ‘What I Wore: Four Seasons, One Closet, Endless Recipes For Personal Style’ by Jessica Quirk. So put on your scarves, strap on your nude Coach sandals, and settle in for the most basic of basic style books around.

On to the TL;DR…

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Fashion Blogging Lifestyle Blogging

Lucky FABB Conference ‘Postponed’ Indefinitely

Following EIC Eva Chen’s announcement that she will be leaving Lucky, attendees of the Lucky FABB conference received notice that the event would be postponed.

In light of today’s announcement regarding Eva Chen’s future transition from the Lucky Group to spend time with her new family, we are prioritizing what is best fo the brand and have made the decision to postpone the upcoming Lucky FABB conference.

The news came just a week before the May 9th event. While event coordinators assured attendees they “will be receiving reimbursement for your ticket fee” many bloggers are angry at the short notice since some already spent money on airfare and accomodations.

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Not to tell anyone how to do their job or anything, but couldn’t they have gone forward with the conference and then announced at the event that Eva Chen was leaving? Seems like a missed opportunity for a big news push. Anyway, it seems bloggers and brands burned by the short notice are planning their own meetups, so those new outfits and instagram opportunities won’t go to waste after all.

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Pink Peonies Finally Goes Into Labor

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Not one to be outdone by that upstart Kate Middeton, Rachel Parcell of Pink Peonies has begun the process of producing a hashtagged ladybaby from her body.

Let the name guessing begin!

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New Instagram Attempts To Get Around ‘liketoknow.it’

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Apparently a new instagram account appeared the other day. Its purpose seems to be providing sources to items featured by bloggers using the ‘liketoknow.it‘ affiliate link system. The account is called ‘whereubuyit‘ and bloggers are already pissed at this circumvention of their affiliate income. The two day old account already has 300 followers, and climbing. I don’t see the account lasting too long because surely some litigious blogger or RStyle rep will have it shut down.

I don’t have much to add here but wanted to see what other people think of this. I’m not a fan of denying people income, but on the other hand, there should be more clarification on how the affiliate link cookies really work. What say you, hams?

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Jessica Quirk Is A Reality Show Star

Jessica Quirk, wears stuff, wants people to know she wears the same things over and over because she is super real. Saying “Yea, I wore the dress last week and I like it, so I’m wearing it again!” she then proceeded to rant about how blogland kind of sucks nowdays.

I’ve been a little disenchanted with the blogging world lately with all of it’s perfection. The outfits have become astronimically expensive and disposable. I don’t have the budget or desire to wear things once. Sure, I have a dozen designer pieces I’ve invested in, but I’ll wear the same $25 dress on repeat too.

That’s right – Messica owns tons of designer stuff, ok? All those other bloggers wear free designer stuff like Messica used to, but not Ms. Quirk. She no longer has the money for care/of Oscar de la Renta. She’s keeping it real now because she’s starring in her “own little real reality show”. Too bad nobody’s tuning in anymore.

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We Wore What Will Sell You #gypsy #bindis

We Wore What, the blogger who totally doesn’t photoshop, has a “new startup“. She is now selling cheap bindis, apparently marketed towards white folks going to festivals.

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Yes folks, now you too can participate in traditional “gypsy” culture by wearing a “bindi”. Wait. What?

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Fashion Blogging Mommy Blogging

Pink Peonies Had A Baby Shower And It Probably Cost More Than Your Wedding

Rachel Parcell, of the money tree Parcells, finally posted the details of her baby shower. It’s about as low key and tasteful as you’d expect from someone who thinks the ideal office space involves animal print rugs and pink high heels. Wearing her usual light touch of makeup and practical shoes, Rachel swept into the intimate gathering and began posing for the hired photographer.

The shower had about 9 gorillion acres of flower arrangements (pink and white peonies and roses of course), custom invitations, and a three course catered meal with a ‘gourmet’ bakery providing the requisite macarons.

Kim Kardashamormon held this baby bump blowout at her palatial Middlanowhere, UT estate, filling the grand ballroom with rented tables, chairs, and linens.  After putting away the gold, frankincense, and myrrh presented to her by her shower guests she tried to find something to do with all the flowers, settling on Bathroom and Purse Bouquets as the answer.

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Hey Natalie Jean Celebrates Fashion Week With Super Ethical Affiliate Links

Hey Natalie Jean, curator, announced this side of last year that she wanted her purchases to “mean something”.

over the last year or so i’ve been on a bit of a personal odyssey to really examine the way i spend my money and why…earlier last year i made the quiet decision not to shop at forever 21 anymore…for the most part i’ve stuck to it, and i’m really pretty proud of myself for it. because as much of a thrill as a good cheap forever 21 score is, for me it’s a short-lived thrill, and ethically, it’s not something i’m proud of.

So when she kicked off Fashion Week with a post called “What You Should Be Buying At Forever 21 Right Now” – filled to the brim with affiliate links for the fast fashion retailer’s wares – a few people wanted to know what happened to her big ethical stance. To which Bratalie responded:

you know, i don’t do it in good conscience. i think about it, i worry about it, every time i do one of these posts, it weighs on me. i know this is me taking the easy way out over here, but i’m hoping that these posts are fun to read, that maybe you can get style ideas from it, and that, in the end, readers will make their own call about what they will and won’t support with their money, and how you can make the biggest impact in making our world a better place for our kids. i try to showcase as many opportunities for that as i can. maybe those posts can be the ethical fashion equivalent of a carbon offset, because heavens knows NONE of us are perfect…

Bratalie went radio silence when another reader asked “If you don’t do it in good conscience, why do it?” As if she didn’t know – for pageclick$$$$ baby! I have to wonder what Ratty will do now that Pinterest is banning affiliate links? Her blog might just turn into one big bitly bait to make up for it!

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Rockstuds Replaced With Slow Stroll Boots

Evidently Rockstuds are out, and Stuart Weitzman Highland boots are in, at least for this Fashion Week. Businesslady fashion expert entrepreneurs are stomping around NYC in these comfy looking leg prisons.

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Because nothing says ‘take me seriously in business! ask me about my master’s degree!’ like suede thigh high heeled boots and a muppet coat in 7 degree weather.

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Pinterest Will Be Removing Your RStyle Links

New York Fashion Week continues with some well timed news – Pinterest will be removing those precious rstyle affiliate links from pins, preventing bloggers from making click money through affiliate linking on Pinterest.

Starting today, we’ll automatically remove all affiliate links, redirects, and trackers on Pins.

We’ve been automatically removing most of these links for a few years but, until now, we made exceptions for rewardStyle…all your past Pins will show up normally and still be clickable. They just won’t include the affiliate tracker…

That sound you hear is 500 bloggers posing outside Milk Studios screaming “Noooooooooooooo”.

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We Wore What Obviously Needs To Be At Fashion Week

Danielle, the photoshop addicted fashion blogger behind We Wore What, did an interview in which she detailed why her attendance at New York Fashion Week is totally valid.

Apparently she goes in order to “have a presence there and be shot by street style photographers” and that’s about it. She also claims her attendance is “really organic” because she goes to shows “if someone wants to dress me and pay me to be there”.

Further justifying filling a seat at the shows, she says “I don’t really do runway photos on my blog”, making sure to add that she sits front row. She finally gets to her real reason for taking up space: it’s “great exposure for me and when you get put on those websites like Vogue, street style, and all that stuff”.

Meanwhile, preg as hell Pink Peonies is teetering around Manhattan in rubber leggings. Cuppy just pushed out a person the other day, so she’s evidently skipping the shows this season. Messica has seemingly given up any pretense of being relevant to fashunland (she’s about 2 baby posts away from being a mommy blogger), and doesn’t appear to be acknowledging FW at all. Amberlamps of RewardStyle was bragging about being in the WSJ as she headed off to the RewardStyle dinner to drink mescal. And good ole Sara Zucker keeps clinging to tumblr fashion week like it’s 2011.

Don’t worry, I won’t let you miss all the grams of Rockstuds and Hunters and Starbucks cups and ugly impractical handbags sitting on filthy curb snow. I’ll be bringing you Fashion Week updates live from my couch all week!

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Cupcakes And Cashmere Births Her Cakepop And Other News

Sources are saying Cupcakes And Cashmere has pushed out her little pageview generator. She has allegedly bestowed the Totally Right Now name of ‘Sloan’ upon Baby Cuppers.

Katie Bower, crack house saver, has announced she is pregnant with her fourth. She claims she didn’t realize it until she was a good 18+ weeks along. Yeah.

Mr. What I Wore is opening his distillery and Messica is parading around Bloomtucky like the Midwestern Lady Coolbirth.

Miss James posted a ‘look how thin I am’ bathroom selfie but otherwise continues to be a snorep**o.

And be sure to check out the 2015 Predictions thread!

Tomorrow I’ll be posting a roundup of the GOMIBLOG Awards and announcing when and where the Failchievement Party will be. Hint: a bar in Brooklyn, on the 12th, and I’m paying, so make your plans now. Happy Sunday, hams!

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What I Wore Wants You To Focus On What Mom Needs

Jessica Quirk, had a baby, continues the grand tradition of bloggers who want to remind you of all the things you should do for a new mom. In a post titled “10 Ways To Help A New Mom”, Messica lists her expectations of those around her.

Saying “Gifts for baby are great, but gifts for mom (and dad!) are even better” she goes on to tell potential well-wishers that fresh fruits and veggies are preferable to heat and eat dishes, and basically says thank you notes should never be expected.

She also tells visitors that instead of holding the baby or having a chat, they should perform some chores.

Mom doesn’t need you to hold the baby so she can vacuum or do a load of laundry. She needs you to vacuum and do the laundry so she can hold her baby. Period…Other chores might be to take the trash to the curb, take out the kitty litter, take the dog on a walk, shovel the walk (in the winter), rake leaves (in the fall) or water the plants (in the spring/summer).

Messica’s recommended to-do list for visitors is not limited to those close to the family, either.

If you’re a neighbor you could also help by bringing the newspaper or mail up closer to the front door!

And she includes another reminder to stop hogging the baby when he’s happy, because that’s HER time.

I also remember feeling like Felix would get held during all of his “good” moments and then feeding/changing time would creep up and I’d have to jump in again when I really just wanted to cuddle and spend time with my baby when he wasn’t crying.

Ya know, I get being a new mom is hard, and triply so after a c-section. But Messica has an able bodied husband. It’s not like it’s all going to go to hell unless the entire neighborhood drops what they’re doing and mows the lawn. And bring the mail up to the door??? Does she live out on Rural Route BFE where the mailbox is a mile walk each way or something? Why can’t her husband bring the mail in?

And seriously, demanding people only bring you food items that help you adhere to your Whole 30 Paleo Whatever is kind of entitled. Maybe Old Widow Soandso brings new moms c/o noodle caboodle because that’s what people did in her day. Is it so hard to smile, say thank you, let someone hold the new life for a few minutes, toss the offending casserole when they leave, and just say later that it was delicious whether you ate a bite or not?

It’s like bloggers expect to be excused of all basic manners and courtesy for others because they reproduced. Cmon son. Get a grip.

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