Christina Caradona of Trop Rouge
Bobbie Austin of Bobbie Austin’s Closet
Yes, you can see how far my rant about not doing streetstyle went! (Well…rules are made to be broken, n’est pas? ) So yesterday I went to the Independent Fashion Bloggers Conference for the first time ever. I was only there in the afternoon as I don’t do mornings, but I thought the panels that I attended -The Business of Blogging and Ownership in the Digital Age had great information. And for everyone interested in protecting the rights of your images I suggest checking out Stipple.com, a platform that helps you track your images online. I’m going to so will let you know how that goes!
I also have to give a major shout out to the Founder of IFB, Jennine Jacob, who made this all happen and created a community for fashion bloggers. She’s done a truly amazing job.
The photos above are of two of the fashion bloggers whose style felt authentic. Which brings me to my one slightly negative observation at the conference: many of the style bloggers had no….style. I know that’s a controversial thing to say but alot of fashion does not equal alot of style. There wasn’t the quirkiness of an early Susie Bubble or Tavi –but frighteningly there were two girls who were clearly inspired by SJP as Carrie in Sex and the City as they were wearing pink crinoline slips as skirts with stillettos and t-shirts. (run on sentence, apologies) Obviously Bobbie and Christina weren’t the only ones with style that I appreciated but way, way, WAY TOO MANY bloggers looked like they were at a casting call for Clueless. SERIOUSLY. I love that there are so many women creating their own sites online. I only hope that they’re not just parroting the mainstream aesthetic or it will all be very boring very quickly.