Category Archives: How To Be A Fashion Blogger

The crossed ankles! The bun! The red lip! The glasses! The laugh and lean! The coffee! The polish on one nail! Oh my goodness, hilarious! My favorite Halloween costume this year was worn by Alison of the fab fashion blog Wardrobe Oxygen…who dressed as, of course, a fashion blogger. Brava, Alison!


Alison of Wardrobe Oxygen – please go see the whole series on her blog!

And click here for our own How To Be A Fashion Blogger series where you can see more of what Alison is demonstrating.

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How To Be A Fashion Blogger, #13: Be full of bull, which is not quite the same thing as oxblood.

Click here for the previous 12 installments of How To Be A Fashion Blogger.


pinned to Fashion, curated from Posh & Poised

Oxblood?  Bloggers, please.

And can we stop calling things “the new ______”?  Forty is not the new thirty. Pumpkin is not the new bacon. Strong is not the new skinny. Binders full of women is not the new Big Bird. And oxblood is not the new black, it’s the old burgundy.

Yes, it’s lovely, but it’s also Wine. Or, if you’re fancy, Bordeaux. Or, if you’re into Twilight, Vampire Orgasm. Or, if you’re a crayon, maybe it’s Maroon. Or, if you’re into food, it could be Deep Plum or Aubergine or Ripe Berry. If you’re into baubles, perhaps it is Ruby. Or if you’re into 50 Shades maybe it’s Bruised. Hell, if you’re into HTML it could even be #660000. So many options! So why are we calling it oxblood?

pinned to My Style, curated from City and Dale

Let’s conjure up a picture of oxblood, shall we? Well, first of all, we have to have an ox.

Here’s a little, baby musk ox.


pinned to CUTE! OMGZ, curated from/photographed by Randy Kokesch

Now let’s cut the bitch.

I know, I know, so inappropriate, but how else are you going to get its blood?


pinned to Deseo de la Moda, curated from rey

Now we have a wounded, suffering, bleeding animal (yes, I do eat meat, thank you, shut up) and it’s such a lovely color, isn’t it, sort of looks like burgundy, but let’s call it oxblood and market every burgundy thing we can find under that name this season because it’s so original and riche and chic and on-trend!

pinned to Fashion and such, curated from Refinery 29

Doesn’t the name oxblood conjure up visions of luxury for you? Ah, yes, it really represents the image of myself I want to present to the world:  pain, suffering, Carrie at the prom. Ok, that was pig’s blood, but it could have been ox.

pinned to WEAR, curated from Polyvore

Speaking of blood – which we were, because no way are you going to have a color named oxblood and then act like it’s so exquisite and gorgeous and not remotely think about slaughterhouses and dead animals (unless you have no soul) – when I was in Turkey and learning to brew their delicious chai, I was told to steep it until it was the color of sheep’s blood.

I’d, thankfully, never seen a bleeding sheep, but I immediately knew what color I was to aim for…a deep, rich burgundy.

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How To Be A Fashion Blogger, #12: Hold on to your hat.

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pinned to work projs-pinks by Kelley Gorniak, curated from The White Pepper

pinned to my online wardrobe by Megan Piscal, curated from Pink Peonies

 pinned to if I were a fashion blogger by jien, curated from LookBook

pinned to Obligatory Fashion Blogger pose: Look far off into the sunset with sunglasses, check! by Thuy Nguyen, curated from poor little it girl

pinned to Fashion Blogger Favourites by Shawna Hynes, curated from Coffee Color Cloth

pinned to blogger style by CEEK Jewelry, curated from Fellt

pinned to shoes and more shoes by Patti Webb, curated from Sterling Style

pinned to Blogger Style by Megan Croft, curated from m loves m

pinned to Fashion Blogger Style by Valerie Warrington, curated from My Showroom

pinned to Blogger Styles by Ashley Jackson, curated from Chictopia

pinned to Blogger Style by Caitlin Wilson, curated from Style and Pepper

pinned to Blogger Style by Caitlin Wilson, curated from B Jones Style

pinned to Summer Style by Kristin Masino by Atlantic-Pacific

pinned to Fashionista! by Shemae Delez, curated from 9 to 5 Chic

pinned to Blogger Style by Elizabeth Staub, curated from bleed for fashion

pinned to C and I Style by Chloe and Isabel, curated from Fairytales are True

pinned to Looks I Like by Vita Ellner, curated from On The Racks

pinned to Get on my man’s body by Chelsea Coburn, curated from Scout Sixteen

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