links a la mode

Fashion is Booming

Edited by Fashion Pulse Daily
Style cares not about the economy, so we continue on, falling in love with a fabulous pairs of shoes, lbd, and the perfect little cardie. New boutiques, designers, ideas, and innovative, avant garde concepts continue to emerge, and we can’t help but start a new love story with our latest DIY project, amazing vintage find, department store score, or simply a fabulous floral umbrella. And so, as the title suggests, fashion is booming, creativity is soaring, and we can take a big exhale and shove our worries aside – it’s time to allow ourselves to get excited about wearing some new or all-time favorite spring-weather garments and accessories.

As expected, there was a fabulous round-up of links in the forum as well, all worthy of your eyeballs!

[Note from Jennine] Oh, and if you’re looking for something to do this summer… IFB is looking for interns!

Links à la Mode : April 15th

  • 39th and Broadway – An Interview With The Person Who Really Determines How Your Clothes Fit!
  • Chic Steals – What happens to a piece of clothing once it is donated to a charity such as Goodwill?
  • Dedicated Follower of Fashion - Explores the new Spring/Summer Collection from Stylesmith:
  • Denim Debutante – Three Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Your Jeans
  • Evoluer – My best friend & I came across mint condition vintage Chanel at the local thrift store!
  • Fashion Pulse Daily – Discovers a new way to think about dress via Linda Grant’s ‘The Thoughtful Dresser’
  • Fasshonaburu - Need inspiration on fun color combination? Try looking at wedding palette articles!
  • For Those About to Shop - Breeyn McCarney’s eco-conscious collection finds beauty in despair
  • House in Tillford – An interview with two big blogs: learn from their experience on how to grow your own blog
  • Idiosyncratic Style – Recycled Style Project: DIY paperclip necklace
  • Independent Fashion Bloggers – Microsoft Launches KIN : The Social Media Phone
  • Maple Sucre – The Women x Women Exhibition: Inspiring Young Women to get Behind the Lens
  • M.I.S.S. – The Rag Trade: Wear it Now or Wear it Later
  • Oranges and Apples - Ways of wearing vintage
  • Retro Chick – Video Tutorial: Vintage style victory roll fringe bangs
  • Some Kind of Style – Mr. Sartorialist In Town…
  • Style Eyes - Couture: What’s the Point?
  • The Coveted - March Springs, April Showers…. Floral Umbrella for Spring
  • TheWellAppointedCatwalk – Suneri on Newbury
  • TheWorkingWardrobe – Battle of the Blazers: 25 different blazers for 25 different styles and body types
  • TrueQueen – Can Sweat Pants be Sexy?
  • Tweet - Simon Ekrelius: Chalk, Mirrors and Confessions
  • Widespread – An Interview with a new SF based store who gathers inspiration from the world


These jeans have gone through many, many changes while I’ve had them.  Originally, they were Eva Fit and Flare Jeans from Express.  I had to dig way back in my archives to find a pic of them in their original state.

December 2008

Soon after buying these jeans, I began to realize that I really didn’t like the flared silhouette.  So in the summer of 2009, I altered them into skinny jeans and posted a tutorial.

June 2009

I kept them like this for awhile, frequently rolling up the cuffs.  Eventually, I decided that the length was not universally flattering on me – it worked with a few outfits, but generally wasn’t that great.  So I tried making them ankle length.

January 2010

This length was fun, but I often felt a bit odd.  I can’t really put my finger on it, but it just felt a bit in-between.  Not quite regular length jeans, not quite capris.  So, last week, I decided to make them capris.

April 2010

And I love them.  I’d really been wanting a pair of denim capris for the summer, and I wasn’t really wearing them a lot at the previous lengths.  I think I’ll be getting a lot more use out of them now, and I think the final result is pretty darn flattering.

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