Links à la Mode: April 28th

If you aren’t all over the internets obsessing over the royal wedding, you might like to note the latest Independent Fashion Blogs weekly roundup. I was honoured to be selected for the round up and thrilled to draw attention to Sarah Hughes’ photography project Sexy vs. Safe. Take some time to browse the other links for some entertaining reading.

More than Meets the Eye

Edited by Fajr Muhammad at Stylish Thought

When you visit a fashion blog you often see a stylish blogger posing in a perfectly, put together outfit with gorgeous scenery. What you don’t see is the work that goes into curating and maintaining a fashion blog. This week the theme across IFB was outfit posts: what deems an outfit worthy, what goes into creating a stunning visual post and ultimately the comments (some not so nice) that we receive as style bloggers. Ultimately, blogging is a way to express our love for fashion and personal style but as this week’s links can attest to, there is much more to fashion blogging than meets the eye.

Links à la Mode: April 28th

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Sexy vs. Safe

There is a high likelihood that if you are reading this, that you frequent numerous other fashion blogs on a daily basis. I do so also. It is a fantastic phenomenon to be able to ramble through the closets and lives of people from all walks of life, experiences, identities, cultures and attitudes. Despite the vast array of variants, at times there are such striking similarities in the results. It is both fascinating and exciting to observe.

Drawing on this, I was thrilled to turn upon the work of Sarah Hughes in Safe & Sexy, a photographer who traverses the globe snapping men + women in self styled outfits that make them feel safest vs. sexiest. I love that in her project she gets to interview the participants and ask them about what they were thinking when considering their outfits. Different countries emanate different perceptions, needs and considerations when constructing the two vibes. It’s been making my daily essential image perusings from a new angle. Check out a couple and the clip below:

 

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Cintia Nunes Cidal, 20, Rio

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Gittan Backman, 59, Skelleftea

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Jacinte Faria, 26, Toronto

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Junko Sato, 48, CA (Japan)

Add your 2 cents to the discussion below. What makes you feel safe vs. sexy!?

 

Stylish Words – Edie Sedgwick

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-Edie Sedgwick

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