There was an interesting thread on Mumsnet this afternoon about fashion blogs. I jumped in with my big mouth and then I had to issue an apology!!!! It was mainly a thread where some women were being really bitchy about some fashion bloggers and their style - I mean REALLY catty and uncalled for comments. I issued my apology because I only read the first page of nasty comments and then called them all a bunch of bitches and then realised there were 5 more pages of comments and some of those were actually really nice and complimentary! I always jump in and then think 'shit'!
Anyway, it has me thinking. Is what I do fashion blogging? I guess in a loose term it is. It's a blog and it's about clothes so therefore it must be a fashion blog right? Urm not to me (and this has ONLY just occurred to me) - it's an outfit blog. I don't know anything about fashion, what is trendy, what most designers design, who they are or what's where and how to buy etc.
My GOAL is to show other women how to wear clothes we all have/we can all buy. I set up the outfit sharing site Avenue 57 two years ago for THAT VERY REASON. I think I should change this blog to 'she got dressed today' and not Avenue 57 Fashion Blog. What do you think?!!!
Here are some lovely NORMAL photos of me showing you how to wear NORMAL clothes every day of the week.
Thank you to Mumsnet for inspiring this blog post!