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Eight ways to be your own internet fashion hero

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I don’t know, I just click and end up in random places.

Honestly, that’s how I’ve gotten anywhere in life, not that I’ve gotten very far. But there are certain keys in learning how to find my content, and I thought I just might share a little about my sources.

You might think ‘oh wow… if she reveals her secrets, then what?’ and that might be true, but you know… the real reason I’m here is to share my inspiration. And even if I told you exactly where I look, we probably wouldn’t see the same things, and even if we did, we wouldn’t have the same thoughts on the subject.

1. RSS Feeder… I think my Google Reader is ruining my life. At least it’s a well informed ruin. I generally put everything I like into the feeder, that way I don’t miss any updates.

2. Social Networking Flickr, Myspace, Iqons are the most useful to me. There are people who say Myspace is dead, but there are a lot of designers, boutiques etc. who don’t have web pages per se, but have Myspace pages, and they generally have interesting friends. Style Hive is another great one to see what other people are coveting. I’m too lazy to keep up my ‘hives’ to I just like to browse around.

3. Explore links I just click on links of sites I already like, usually I’ll find at least one cool new thing per day. Even if I don’t blog about it, I’ll keep it in my messy mind somehow. Del.icio.us helps me keep them in order using tags… I have heard there are other ones like Stumble Upon, but I like the simplicity of Del.icio.us, but then again, I don’t really use it to is full potential.

4. Shopping in real life, There are a ton of designers who aren’t on the internet. In fact most aren’t. I like going to boutiques and looking for stuff I really like, then I generally look them up.

5. Go to exhibitions There is more to life than clothes, getting other beautiful stuff in my brain helps put things into perspective, and it inspires more posts, more fashion quests, etc. I still can’t get the Olafur Eliasson exhibition out of my head.. and I’ve seen it twice. I may have to get the the book, Take Your Time for when the exhibition goes down.

6. Magazines. They aren’t against us, plus they also have tons of stuff that wouldn’t ordinarily surface in the blog world.

7. Take pictures, it’s good for you. Now that almost everyone has digital cameras, there is no excuse not to!

8. Keep an open mind, you never know what treasures you’ll find.

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17 comments for “Eight ways to be your own internet fashion hero”

  1. That is the best picture ever. And Google Reader is totally killing me.

    Posted by WendyB | January 14, 2008, 7:45 pm
  2. thanks for posting this! my blog has has goven me a “solid” reason to make time for the tings that I love. awesome to hear it in another voice

    Posted by the muse | January 14, 2008, 8:52 pm
  3. I use Bloglines…. but it’s all the same…. I think just general observation all round then by your tips for fashion heroicism…!
    And you do it ever so well!

    Posted by susie-bubble | January 15, 2008, 2:40 am
  4. Nice blog. I am willing to conform to any fashion. As long as it is black.

    Posted by Garg the Unzola | January 15, 2008, 8:48 am
  5. Congrats for appearing in “blogs of note” by blogger.

    Posted by ChiliLady | January 15, 2008, 9:25 am
  6. I love the photo of chicks boxing!

    Seriously, it is so unique, fun, and flirty.


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    Posted by PestProJoe | January 15, 2008, 9:30 am
  7. She can left hook me any day.

    Posted by darkman | January 15, 2008, 10:57 am
  8. I love this!! i am so happy you posted it. I just discovered this blog and i totally plan on visiting everyday.

    How did you manage to add all of those links at the bottom. like “stumble it” and “share on facebook”

    I am registered with all of these sites but i am un aware on how to add those links. did you use a tutorial?


    Posted by Bex | January 15, 2008, 11:09 am
  9. Dope Blog…and i can agree

    Posted by s.DoT {GS} | January 15, 2008, 11:11 am
  10. hi thank you so much for all your lovely comments!

    gosh, i had no idea The Coveted was selected by blogger for ‘notable blogs’.. thanks for the heads up!

    @ bex… i got the tags through feedburner.com… it’s a very useful site, particularly since RSS feeders are growing in popularity.

    Posted by jennine | January 15, 2008, 11:29 am
  11. i like that picture alot lol.

    cool blog :)

    Posted by britboy90 | January 15, 2008, 11:49 am
  12. Just found your site through blogger as a notable blog. Love your creativity. Will mention you over at my blog and drop back by soon.

    Posted by loveambassador | January 15, 2008, 1:48 pm
  13. Great - thanks for the tips. Great ideas and some inspiration for me.

    Posted by Style Eyes | January 15, 2008, 2:10 pm
  14. Jennine,
    I just have to praise you for making your blog what it has become. I have been a fan from the very beginning. I have seen your blog grow into a source of inspiration and a definite must read.

    Now, if I had the time and energy to apply all of the good blogging tips you have shared (and I’ve been meaning to do this for a very long time) I’d be as fantastic as you!

    Posted by Sandra | January 15, 2008, 10:52 pm
  15. thank you sandra! and the same time goes for you…

    Posted by jennine | January 15, 2008, 10:55 pm
  16. Thanks for sharing your tips! Keep up the good work!

    Posted by Sonja | January 16, 2008, 3:56 am
  17. i have always wanted to be an internet fashion hero and now I know how… thank you…oh and i agree with you when you say “i don’t know, I just click and end up in random places.” I do that all the time.

    Posted by steven. | January 16, 2008, 9:34 am

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