ponedjeljak, 26. rujna 2011.
Got my middle finger up, I don't really give a f...!
Hay there fashionistas :)
Just to warn you this post will be super long but I haven't posted anything in the last few days to this is some sort of redemption. :)
Are you enjoying the beginning of Fall? I must say I am disappointed with it because it is still hot enough for me to wear shorts, what kind of Fall is that?
ONE OF THESE DAYS I WILL CUT MY FINGERS OFF!!
Remember how I once told you I had some serious issues with scissors and cutting... well I did it again :)
This time the victim was an oversized blouse I bought on a flea market, and I cut out the sholder area, I also replaced the buttons that used to be plastic and I didn't really like them...
I forgot to take before pictures but I am pretty sure you guys get what I did. :D
I bought these Zara shorts a million years ago and they are still my favorite ones. The boots are also from Zara.
The ripped tights are not everyones piece of cake, my mother thinks I look homeless when I wear them, but I love this trend for many reasons. First of all I like how they look. Secondly I am the clumsiest person on the planet and I never managed to return home without ripping my tights so this trend comes as a money savior because I can just keep on wearing them until they disappear, literally. :D
FASHION BLOGGING, AGAIN :)
I just read a really interesting article by Grgo Zečić on fashion hr. it is about fashion bloggers. The article is in Croatian so my foregin fellow bloggers won't understand it, but basically the sentence that really got me thinking goes something like this : "... the thing that young bloggers need to understand is that in order to survive they must function based on original content that they provide for their readers, and that content needs to be inspiring. Without these 2 crucial elements the blog is not a blog but a private vanity fair that reveals a lot about personal weaknesses of its owner. "
ali ono što mladi blogeri moraju shvatiti jest, kako njihov opstanak mora funkcionirati na temelju originalnog sadržaja koji pružaju i čitatelja koje istim tim sadržajem inspiriraju. Bez ova dva krucijalna elementa blog nije blog nego privatni sajam taštine koji otkriva puno više o slabostima svog vlasnika.
Now this is the reason why it took me a long time to decide weather to start blogging or not.
I used to love reading some blogs but now it is hard for me to relate to some bloggers I loved. I used to admire their ability to wear H&M head to toe and yet look so different, nowadays they are wearing haute couture designer stuff and their outfits are still fabulous, but if I wanted to see a bunch of designer items I would have bought a Vogue.
Luckily for me I live in a small country where fashion bloggers are always going to be just bloggers, and I am probably never going to be invited to fashion weeks and will probably never get designer clothes for free.
So the only question thet remains is what do I have to offer to people that stumble upon my blog?
That is something that I have been dwelling on for a while, it was easy in the beggining. I knew no one was reading it so I could do whatever but now that people are actually visiting my blog I must offer them something right? So what do I do?
Do I write about the newest designer collections? I am not an expert, what could I write? Do I write about some hip fashion editorials? Come on as if I know anything about that...
It is important to have a concept, a certain idea on how you will run your blog?
And the only thing I came up with was nothing. :) I realized that if I plan everything my blog is going to be predictable, artificial, fake and I never wanted that.
My plan was to write about everything fashion related whenever I feel like doing that. To make outfit posts if I really feel like I have something different to show.
Honestly I have no idea if i succeeded in executing my idea and in the end of the day it really doesn't matter. This is my little virtual fashion corner where I am allowed to do whatever I like.
Every single comment you guys leave makes me super excited and super honored. When someone says something like "I love your DIY, must try to do that myself" I feel so proud.
Because that is the point of this little vanity fair of mine. To show others that it is ok to be different, that it is ok to wear your grandmothers blouse, that it is ok to buy clothes on flea markets... It's not only ok, in my eyes it is super cool.
Now, for all you fellow bloggers that didn't fall asleep while reading this, share your story - why did you start blogging? I'm really interested. :)
Stay well, fashionistas!
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