Fashion Blogging

Kendi Closing Her Storefront

Kendi at Bloom

While I was apparently under a rock, Kendi of “Kendi Everyday” announced her three year old store Bloom will be closing its brick and mortar location.

We are closing our store front on May 10th. We are not closing our online shop, but we will slow things down so that we can re-evaluate what we really want bloom to become…

The building her store was located in has been sold, and Kendi has been unable to find another place to rent nearby.

Sometimes you can’t control everything; and choices you have to make don’t make sense just yet. This is one of those times. I always want a plan to forge ahead with but I’m standing in front of you guys saying I have no plan. But I promise to keep you updated when I do find that plan, even if I have to try out a few until I find the right one.

Kendi went on to thank everyone for their support, and stated it’s “been the best experience I could have ever asked for”. She ended with an upbeat outlook, saying she “can’t wait to see where we go next”.


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What I Wore Finally Announces Pregnancy


Jessica Quirk, running out of content, has finally publicly confirmed – she’s pregnant.

We’re expecting our first baby this summer! We could not be more thrilled with our happy news…On a hunch and a day late, I decided to run to the store to grab a pregnancy test on Christmas Eve – and that’s when we found out! What a happy holiday!!

I guess now that she can’t hide under big coats anymore she sort of HAD to announce it if she intends to continue doing What I Wore as a style blog. Saying “I’ll also be sharing some baby and pregnancy related posts from time to time” she explained that she was too tired for her first trimester to post outfit posts.

So at last Messica is pregnant and I think it’s highly likely that she will transition into lifestyle/mommy blogging. I’m sure the internet is eagerly awaiting What I Wore While Pregnant, and What My Baby Wore.


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Has Babble Been Laid Off By Disney?

Babble, the content mill that seems to employ pretty much every blogger out there, appears to have been cut loose by Disney Interactive. According to the “cupcakemag” instagram:

I have made some of the best friends from babble. and when I heard that this family of mine had all been laid-off by Disney, I shed tears and I haven’t been able to think straight. i’ve been morning a loss, a terrible loss. they helped shape me as a writer in so many ways, they have given me amazing opportunities and pep talks that I will never forget. as of now babble continues without them + honestly, I can’t imagine not having them by my side. my heart is so heavy for all of them, it’s been a sad day.

When asked what happened, she replied she has “no idea” but writers were “told to continue with biz as usual, just don’t know how”. There seems to be no confirmation on what exactly is going down anywhere on Babble’s official social media or website. But if Disney has indeed put Babble out on an ice floe a lot of “professional bloggers” will probably be needing a new income stream soon.


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Did “The Ivory Lane” Likejack Readers?


Emily Jackson, of The Ivory Lane fashion blog, recently had a huge spike in Facebook likes – and a few readers think they know why. It seems Emily had a popup that asked people to like her Facebook page, or allowed them to “X out” out of the option and continue reading. Except no matter where you clicked, it apparently registered as a Facebook like. A few folks emailed me about it, with one saying:

I went on Facebook later on the day (after I specifically remember clicking the X on the pop-up on her site) I remember being shocked at why she was on my news feed.

People are now accusing Emily of “likejacking“, which one site describes as similar to “clickjacking”:

One reason this attack works is that Facebook does not require any confirmation when you click the Like button…Users should carefully review their wall posts…

As people discovered what had happened a flurry of “unlikes” hit her facebook page, and now blog readers are wondering – how common is this practice? Everyone is probably aware by now that bloggers regularly buy “likes” and “followers” on various social media platforms. But where does the mad grab for numbers end?


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Eat Sleep Wear Is Instagrammed While Instagramming

now that's living NOT

Kimberly, “graphic designer, fashion blogger, and cupcake enthusiast“, and her newish “boo” seem to have the perfect relationship – if you’re a blogger, that is. They spend a lot of time together with her instagramming crap, while he instagrams her instagramming crap.

For instance, as you can see above Kim and Blake went out for coffee. As Kim documented her coffee for the internet, Blake took a picture of her documenting her coffee for the internet. As Kim spent a romantic sunset with her iphone, Blake stood behind her taking pics of her spending time with her iphone. While Kim sat trying to get the best shot of her dinner, Blake killed some time preserving that special memory.

This must be a blogger’s wet dream – her own personal documentary instagrammer. I never understood how these bloggers’ friends and significant others put up with someone who makes everyone wait while they take pictures of everything. Well, Blake seems to have found the answer of how to spend that downtime. I hope this becomes a thing, because I’d love actual proof of just how much time these bloggers spend ignoring their lives in the pursuit of that one awesome instagram pic.