Got the Tuesday blues? If our list of funny fashion Tumblrs last month was not enough to get you out of your mid-week rut, take a gander at these funny gals writing about fashion that we've noticed (and chuckled at) here at the IFB office:
Michelle Collins (@michcoll) of the Vanity Fair Olympic recaps:
Don’t let the photo fool you, readers: The Russian team is intense. There’s something super intense about this “free swim,” which is apparently intended to encourage all the teams to try to scare the spit out of young children. This team, for example, is dancing to music last heard in the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo castration scene. They’re basically goose-stepping their way from one end of the pool to the other. The gold medal became theirs in the end, after which they each synchronizingly agreed not to see each other for at least a year because, uch, can you imagine? It’s like an arranged pool marriage. [full post here]
Rachel Seville (@rsevillet) of Pizza Rulez and Four-Pins “The Skirt” column:
Personal style bloggers don’t do much talking. We’re just taking photographs of ourselves in clothing, usually in sunglasses and looking at the ground, once in a while smiling a bit, as if to say, “Hah, that thing on the ground, that’s vaguely funny.” Here’s one from the other side. In this one, I am looking at another area of the ground, so it’s different. Here are twelve more photos that are variations on the theme of standing there. The outfits don’t even have to be interesting—most personal style blogs are like the work of a painter who’s only ever seen “Starry Night” and a coffee table book on Thomas Kinkade. [full post here]
Sara Zucker (@sbz) :
good for her, man. that betsey is one tough cookie and i’ve been a fan of hers—well, not her poofy, cupcake-looking contraptions—for years. to close up shop after having business associates she trusted make a few bad decisions beyond her control would be a damn shame, especially considering her history and breadth of talent.
The Fug Girls (@fuggirls) of Go Fug Yourself and The Cut:
I find is somewhat hilarious that Pippa’s been TOTALLY AWOL until…the day after the Olympics. I like to think that at some point in mid-June, Princess Anne and Camilla burst into Pippa’s apartment (wearing rubber masks in the likeness of the Queen) and shoved her into a laundry bag, which they then dragged to Camilla’s royal apartments, where they proceeded to lock Pips in the coat closet until the end of the Closing Ceremony. “You are NOT going to ruin the Olympics for us with any kind of stupid shenanigans,” they said in unison as they locked the closet and positioned a flesh-hungry Doberman outside its door. [full post here]
The lady writers at Fashionista (@fashionista_com):
Ryan Lochte may have a lot to say about fashion, have scored a Vogue cover, and be planning all kinds of fashion lines. He may have even beaten Olympic veteran Michael Phelps in their first showdown of the Olympic Games. But outside of the pool (and inside of a bathtub), Phelps may have just beaten Lochte at his own fashion game. And while Lochte brags about peeing in the pool, could Phelps just have one-upped him by farting in the bathtub of a Louis Vuitton campaign shot by Annie Liebovitz!?
Probably not. But still it kinda looks like it. And we’re loving it. [full post here]
Mindy Kaling (@mindykaling), though she hasn't updated her blog in some time, her tweets about her shopping escapades are worth the follow:
My ideal style of dressing is 80’s aerobics coach meets Maasai tribeswoman, so a really prim, preppy look is not something I do too often. But just as I would wear a House of Harlow headdress jewelry piece to work to see if I could pull it off, I also like to rock a preppy look now and again. [full post here]
Ok, so I know Closet Freaks (@closet_freaks) are technically of the male gender, but we love their writing anyway. This section here was written by contributor That Sketchy Blonde:
This combo is easy to put together (because it’s like, you know, pants and a shirt. You can put your own clothes on, right?) and can be played a variety of ways, depending on the fabrics, colors and accessories you choose. Here I’ve definitely chosen the dress-it-up route with a rhinestone bib necklace and salmon colored platforms to break up all that serious black. The bag is a cheap POS that I got at the Brooklyn Flea, decided it was fug, so ordered a bunch of screw-on studs from a punk website and stuck them through the front. Now I have an actual weapon to carry around, and what could be cooler than that? If all else fails, just remember that topknot + bright lipstick = fashunz. [full post here]
These are just a few I giggle at, who do you find funny in the fashion blogging industry? I'd love to read more!
Besides MYSELF, I love Kendi from Kendi Everyday. She doesn’t try to do a standup routine or anything, but her little blurb about her outfit always makes me laugh. I like it when a gorgeous person with great clothes throws in a little self-deprecating humor now and then just to remind us that she’s human and doesn’t have some unattainable lifestyle. When I started my own blog, Kendi was sort of an inspiration for me to be my good ol’ funny self and not try to put on some kind of “fashion blogger” persona. I get lots of compliments on my humor and writing style, so I guess it’s working out 🙂
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I worship the post about the Louis Vuitton campaign and the one Rachel wrote! I admire people who don’t take themselves too seriously and can laugh at their own expense. Good job girls!
These are great! The LV one, Rachel’s, the one about Pippa and the one by boys are my favorites. Very entertaining! 🙂
Ha! I actually kind of like the last post the best. It’s funny, but still gives credit to the outfit!
Great posts, I find Rachel’s witty and I find myself close to it because I am a personal style blogger myself.
Rachel Seville – love her!
Fashionable People, Questionable Things is hilarious [http://fashionablethings.com]
And I’d be remiss if I didn’t give a plug for the entire staff of LOL-inducing writers at You Know You Love Fashion [http://www.youknowyoulovefashion.com]
Here’s another one for you! With ready made comments…xxx
I self deprecate all the time! If you can’t make fun of yourself then you have no room making fun of other people! I love the fart bubble one. The day that fart jokes aren’t funny anymore, I don’t want to live.
Aww thank you babe! I totes appreciate your shout!!! <3
If it’s not funny it’s not worth it.
@sketchyblonde is great! that girl has some style and yup is pretty funny as well. I live in NYC and this is a perfect blog to follow. Love Love Love it!
I’d love to see more humour on fashion blogs in general (I’ve been checking out the ones on the comment list as I’ve been going along) Maybe it’s because being taken seriously is a bit of a sensitive subject for fashion. Either way, it’s a powerful writing tool. I like to use it (well, I like to think I use it) as an extra angle for my DIY fashion blog Chic Cheat.