You guys. Of course there had to be a part II.
Because despite the fact that I hurled down all kinds of barbs from my shiny ivory tower yesterday, I did also claim a certain amount of affection for fashion/personal style blogs. And while I'm certainly not going to wag any fingers at the disappointing blogs obliquely referenced in yesterday's post, I can do my part by illuminating a few of the bloggers whom I think are consistently hitting the mark. It's one of the rules of a good horror story, isn't it? What's left to the imagination is far more terrible than whatever your special FX team can cobble together for inciting visually-based heebie-jeebies. In the same way, you can let your little minds run wild about all the no-good, terrible fashion blogs out there but I'm certainly not going to name names.
Anyway, I'm taking a stab at positivity, for what it's worth. Here are a handful* of fashion blogs that top my list.
*In the interest of integrity, I'm leaving my blogging friends off this list. I've posted about them before. You know I like them. But they're also my friends...and wouldn't it be a truer testament to the fortitude of my affection if the objects of it are total strangers?
Jayne with a Y tops my list (plz. She'd top any list I'd make, including, but not limited to: People Who Get Humor And Aren't Total Idiots And Also Dress Well And Also Have Cool Hair. Okay...they're short lists, but she's at the top of ALL OF THEM). Here's someone who just gets it: wicked style, a brain that seems to be perpetually in motion, all of the stuff and none of the fluff. Two thumbs up.
This one's relatively new for me, but I appreciate a good coif when I see one, and Hannah's got an enviable mane. More than that, she epitomizes what I originally loved about style blogs: She likes fashion, she's got sartorial smarts, and she doesn't take herself too seriously. Plus, she drops pot references like acid. See what I did there? Double-drug reference? With the pot and the dropping of the--yeah, ok. OKAY.
Not technically a personal style blog, but Mizz Jackman is one of the best street style photographers out there. Hands down. Bar none. I can't look at her images without seeing her palpable compassion for her subjects. I think Wim Wenders was the one who said that to see any photograph is to also see a reflection of the photographer, and what Jackman beams back is a mind uniquely devoted to drawing everything that's beautiful about her subjects right to the surface, so we can see it, too.
Lastly but certainly not least, Hannah is from the land Down Under (the land I'm absolutely dying to visit because I envision a cooler, more European-minded Southern California, just exploding with light and surfers and vibe and kangaroos). She'll occasionally write personal outfit posts, but her blog is about so much more than that. She's a true fan of fashion, and she pens effusive posts brimming with wit, enthusiasm, and a gentleness (perhaps inclusiveness is a better word?) not usually found on style blogs. It doesn't hurt that she and I both harbor an ardent love of Isabel Marant, but then again, who doesn't?