My favourite blogs

by United Blogs of Benetton on: June 26th, 2010

Okay, okay, I admit it: I LOVE BLOGS, a lot. There, I’ve said it.
Hours can disappear because I get sucked into the vortex that is the blogsphere – one blog leading you onto another and so on.
I’m sure you know how it is…

I adore getting immersed into the worlds of Scott, Garance, Rumi, Tavi, Tommy, Bryan etc but there are others out there too!

Here are a few of my favourites – what are yours? Let me know, I’d love to find some new ones.

www.MatthewEadesLondon.com

Matthew Eades is a fashion photographer based in London (and, ahem, he’s also my husband).
He does a lot of studio shoots and at the end of a working day he’ll get the model to do a sitting for his personal project, a website/blog called MatthewEadesLondon.com.
The focus of the site (and photography) is all about the model; there is no styling (no clothes at all in fact), no jazzy background or complicated set up, just the beauty of the model in her most natural form. Also, there is no text other than the model’s first name. It’s very pure and clean in aesthetic and sensibility.

www.BackyardBill.com

Bill is a friend of mine and to put it simply, he is as cool, laid-back and stylish as his blog. He photographs people in a few of their favourite outfits either in their home, or around their neighbourhood (or a combination of the two). If you ever meet Bill the blog makes even more sense, he IS his blog. All the people share a similar aesthetic too, very Brooklyn, NYC.

www.MenIWishIHadntSleptWith.com

The title pretty much says it all, but believe me, this is a blog that will have you hooked and howling with laughter. It is sharper than a Louboutin heel and is written by a friend of mine who is keeping herself anonymous for the time being. Read and enjoy…

http://zaramartin.blogspot.com/

TV presenter, ridiculously smart and gorgeous to boot. I mean really!
Her blog is fabulous, full of little nuggets of information (did you know that Harmony Korine had made a film about people that like humping trash?), or want the inside scoop on last night’s coolest party/exhibition/award ceremony? Bookmark her blog and enjoy

Jackie Dixon

 
 

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 What Does Style Mean To Me

by United Blogs of Benetton on: March 22nd, 2010

Style. It’s a word that gets bandied about a lot: I wish I had her style, she’s so stylish or …in the style of for example. Is style just a matter of looking good or being pretty? Of course not; it’s about so much more than that but to actually pin-point what style is, to really quantify the word is a matter of personal opinion. So on to me and my opinion: someone head to toe in designer clothes with immaculate make up and 500 dollar highlights (you know the type of lady I mean, every city has them) is what the term style over substance was invented for.

And what about the girls who have to have the handbag of the season, or the apartment with the right address? So you have a girl with the apartment, the clothes, the bag AND the highlights but of course this doesn’t guarantee style.

To be beautiful is not enough, to be rich is not enough but to be happy and comfortable with who you are, THAT to me is style (and of course a cool look won’t hurt either!) I guess what I am trying to say is that style is not entirely about how you look, it’s about who you are and what you choose to do with your time.

Yes, Chloe Sevigny and Erin Wasson have bucket loads of style but so does my seventy year old neighbour Maria who baked me a cheese cake yesterday because she thought I might like it. Thank you Maria!
Here are some photos that I have taken of people (for my blog) that I believe have true style:

FLORENCE AND THE MACHINE

ZARA MARTIN (TV PRESENTER)

PATRICIA NICOLAS (JEWELLERY DESIGNER)

ShowMeYourWardrobe.com

 
 

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