Fashion Blogging

Bloggers At Fashion Week Just As WTF As You’d Expect

Holy crap, I meant to do this post last Friday and I just keep getting drunk getting busy with other things. But here it is – partypants’ New York Fashion Week Blogger Lolstravaganza sponsored by prosecco, cigarettes, one bout of food poisoning, and too much cheap chickory coffee in my travel mug because Starbucks is too expensive.

First up we have McKennaBleu.com, who paired leather (pleather?) pants with a top made from Mrs. Roper’s curtains, a floppy hat, and a pelt made from Falkor I guess.

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Next we have the majesty of “Hello Fashion” who apparently said goodbye good taste while rooting around in my Aunt Helen’s bingo night outfits.

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“House of Harper” went for the trendy ‘Hamburglar in Springtime’ look. Apparently it was “just too cold to wear” anything she’d packed, so she decided to wear whatever she found at J. Crew.

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And finally, poor Trop Rouge’s tampon slinger Christina was evidently attacked by a drunk Goodwill rejection pile.

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And now everyone’s favorite part of PP Lurks NYFW: fashion blogger quotes! See if you can guess which amazing fashion industry tour de force said these wonderful things.

“Stay away from Marc Jacobs, he feels up every girl he meets he is such a pussy hound.”

“I thought about doing the all black New Yorker thing but well flowers because it’s spring fashion week!”

“I could have worn my Hunters…yeah I guess, but my strappy sandals are just as practical so like whatever right?”

“Who the hell is Donna Karan? That old chick over there?”

“I was asked to leave but I just moved to the fourth row and zoomed in for pics it’s not like you can tell from Instagram.”

Well that was fun! Remember kids, if you go to NYFW make sure you know who’s standing nearby when you say stupid things. See you in September!


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Lifestyle Blogging

The Feminist Breeder Thinks Cancer > Grad School

In a stunning moment of “wait, wut” heard round the internet, Gina, who once claimed to be a strong black woman, has decided the final weeks of graduate school are simply more suffering than any human should have to bear. In fact, she would prefer an easy way out.

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I’m just so glad someone finally said this! I’m so tired of people with cancer acting like it’s so hard. I just want to be like, uh, boo hoo, try grad school sometime! /sarcasm off /me rage bear stares


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Lifestyle Blogging

Neely Has A List Of Must-Haves For You Working Women

Neely, sophisticated, educated, successful career woman, has shared her “Daily Must Haves” for you hardworking bidness ladies. She also provides insight into the hectic workaday life of a full time blogger.

I am a full time blogger and I also own my own Social Media Company. Both of these things have me on the go a lot and working from places such as my office, living room, bedroom, any local Coffee Shop(Ascension is my favorite) and sometimes my car at stoplights.

Apparently what she must have for her busy on-the-go lifestyle of moving between her living room and bedroom is the usual Kate Spade accessory eyeglasses, $25 dollar notebooks, a “fun and silly mug”, and some lip balm from that First Aid Beauty brand all the bloggers are currently creaming over.

Of course, she never says what she actually does all day that requires all this gear beyond the usual blogger vagueness of “meetings”. I mean…why is lip balm a business essential? Are her lips dry from all that trash talking other businesses?


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Mommy Blogging

Love Taza Wants You To Stop Making Assumptions About Her Fertility

Naomi, mother of 3, is once again subwhining about her silent struggles to conceive. In a post about how she has spent the past 4 years breastfeeding 3 successive babies, Naomi attempts to salve the feelings of any women suffering from infertility by implying she knows their pain.

for example, i’m not one of those lucky ladies who blinks and suddenly is pregnant…when someone starts talking about how “…and then i was pregnant with twins and we weren’t even trying!”…i try to make myself feel better by telling myself, “well naomi, you’re basically a milk maid, so at least you have that!”

When a commenter pointed out that she has, in fact, had 3 children in the past 4 years, so maybe dry crying about infertility is a bit tone deaf, Taza shut her right the buck down.

it seems you are making a lot of assumptions about how long it took us to get pregnant for each of our children and that you are assuming you have all the details about each process for our pregnancies. i’m not trying to insult anyone else who is trying to have a baby (i know firsthand how hurtful women can be to each other). on the contrary, i recognize that women all have their own difficulties and burdens to deal with. your comment is hurtful and insensitive to my own experiences and i wonder about its purpose. i’m very grateful to have been able to have these three babes close together.

This is rather baffling, since the timeline of her births and pregnancies is public record on her blog. Nobody needs to make assumptions – anyone can count out “how long it took” on one hand. But hey, infertility solidarity, sister. I’m sure all those readers who have watched you pop out three while still having none themselves are lining up to rub your back in sympathy for your reproductive struggles.


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Fashion Blogging Lifestyle Blogging

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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