Yesterday was my blog’s 7th birthday! Thank you so much for reading The Fat and Skinny on Fashion for Seven Years. I can’t even believe it. I really can’t. When I started the blog during the first semester of grad school the Obama’s were just entering their first year in office. I never knew I would still be writing this thing for so many years. I am so thankful for my readers and fans. I am so happy with how far I have come with this blog. I have finished two degrees, gone to several fashion weeks, made so many friends, and had so much fun! Here’s to many more!
I can’t believe it. The Fat and Skinny on Fashion Blog is six!! The little blog I started as a hobby and then became my graduate thesis project is growing up. I am so proud of my baby. Because of my blog, I have gone to various fashion weeks-including New York Fashion Week, met a lot of cool people, and made some awesome friends. I have experienced so many wonderful things because of my blog that I would have never dreamed of doing.
Hey guys! It is day two of the TFAS 4th Blogiversary Contests which means today brings a new prize for you to win! We Love Colors will give one lucky winner a pair of colored tights! I am so thankful that they sponsored this contest. We have been collaborating on projects since I started my blog. We Love Colors has always been supportive of The Fat and Skinny on Fashion. Thanks We Love Colors. This contest will last a week, so enter now! Also, click here to enter in the Sonsi contest.
Happy New Year Everyone! The 3rd of January will be The Fat and Skinny on Fashion’s fourth blogiversary. To celebrate, we will have a few contests. The first one is from plus size retailer Sonsi. One winner will receive one pair of faux fur trim leather gloves by Catherines, a charm bracelet by PalmBeach Jewelry, and a pretty pewter clutch. I am so happy to be celebrating my blog’s fourth year! Good luck to all who enter. Thanks Sonsi for the goodies! Open to the US only.
I truly want to thank you all for being patient with me while I revamped the blog this week. I know I usually have a ton of fashion week posts up by now. I have missed out on the London and Milan shows, but that is okay because I have been trying to change the blog around for the past couple of weeks. You may have noticed a few new posts going around and now you see a brand new layout.
I’ve been looking for a new layout for almost a year and a half now. I finally found the right one, and it couldn’t have come at a better time. Plus this is the fall, a season of change. The way fashion blogs look and feel is changing, so I decided it was time for a change too. It was time for the blog to look and feel more current. The layout style and fonts are on trend with the future of fashion blogging.
I also want to let everyone know that I am looking for contributors for the blog in the following areas:
Plus Size Fashion
Street Style Photography
If you would like to be a contributor, please send me an email at thefatandskinnyonfashion[at]gmail[dot]com.
Last but not least, I want to thank all of the readers who have stuck with me for the past three years, and have watched my growth. Smooches to all of you! I truly mean it. My readers are the best.
Thanks and much love,
Editor of The Fat and Skinny on Fashion
Photo from here.
Last week I had the pleasure of attending the 3Jay Style Exhibition. I say “pleasure” because last year I wasn’t too pleased with the event, but this year…..MAHJAH improvements were made.
A few days ago former Charleston Fashion Week Emerging Designers JLINSNIDER and Michael Wiernicki became featured designers and local retailers at this year’s Charleston Fashion Week. They have always been personal favorites of mine since I first saw them both present as emerging designers. I am so excited to see the progress that they have made since then. Both designers are graphic and experimental. I feel like their clothes are not for the faint at heart, but I will admit that JLINSNIDER’s designs were more wearable this year. Either way I am still a big fan and can’t wait to see their next collections.
Charleston Fashion Week Day Two showed some very exciting new talent. Bob & Kris Galmarini showed some cutey patootey clothes for children inspired by their own children and Bob’s love of screenprinting. Jessica Patricia Krupa showed some lovely vintage inspired swimwear that really shows off a woman’s curves. Angela Sum, who gets to move on in the competition, showed a very light and airy Rodarte like collection. Many in attendance loved her collection. Ra Jang showed an interesting black and rainbow colored collection that also featured some graphic prints. Nina Awasum showed a very beautiful African inspired collection. I actually met Nina and Jessica last night. They are really nice, and I wish them and all of the other designers well.
Hello everyone!I finally decided to start my new Etsy store. I have been kitting away. The store has almost ten items up now! I hope you like my items. Make your order this weekend before I go to NYFW next week. Check out my Etsy store and get 25% off with the coupon code GRNDOPN25.
Can you believe it has been three years since I started my blog on January 3rd, 2009?!?!? Madness!!! This blog has been through a lot. It basically started out as a hobby that soon turned into my beloved MFA fashion journalism graduate thesis. I have put a lot of blood, sweat, and tears into this blog. After enduring crashes and late nights, fashion weeks and not so stellar fashion events, I met some amazing people, made some great friends, and had some awesome opportunities that would not have come my way if not for this blog. I love my readers, and I am happy to announce that even though I am graduating in May…the blog will live on and continue to grow. In honor of my blog’s birthday, I personally bought these prizes especially for you. I am giving away an 88 Matte Eyeshadow Palette and Travel Brush Set from Crown Brushes. I hope you enjoy! Contest directions are below. Photos from Crown Brushes.
Sorry it is taking me so long to update everything, but it is really hard to keep track of everything when you are here.