Good Life: Trendspotting: Local Style Blogs
Philly food fanatics aren’t the only scenesters blogging about anything and everything around town (shhh … don’t tell their bosses): Lately, steadfast design junkies have been responding to Philly’s fashion boomlet with their share of posting. But just how do these online fad-fiends fare? Our own work-time procrastinations revealed the following: Ohjoy.blogs.com has an eye for dainty things like birdie-printed pillows, and mixes news of global goods with updates on that-Philly-artist-who- scored-a-deal-with-Keds, plus finds at favorite boutiques like Petulia’s Folly. Uwishunu.com lists new store openings. Focusing on indie stores, pithy Phillyist.com has fashion and style categories filled with random but worthy bits like a block-by-block analysis of Italian Market shopping. For purely mindless entertainment, Faceadelphia.blogspot.com takes its cue from the New York Times’s Bill Cunningham and GQ’s Sartorialist and shows photo after photo of real Philadelphians and what they wear (from short-shorted Penn students on campus to funky art students on bikes). And for those looking to make the transition from voyeur to maker, doer and trendsetter, don’t miss Fashion.meetup.com, a place to swap paper-cut stories and organize trunk shows with more than 400 other trying-to-make-it brethren.
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