We all need inspiration from the “inter-web” almost on a daily basis, so I have rounded up my “Five Fab Fashion Feeds” for you, in no particular order.
1. Refinery 29 www.refinery29.com
This website is a combination of fashion, lifestyle, beauty, breaking general news, entertainment and wellness. I subscribe to the daily newsletter, in order to keep up to date with the latest trends. The articles are short and sharp giving you all the info you need in 5 or 6 paragraphs. It is one of those sites where you click on one article, then you get distracted by another, and another, and before you know it, you’ve spent an hour on the site, sharing the articles on Pinterest and Facebook. Addictive reading indeed.
2. The Zoe Report www.thezoereport.com
I am sure that most of you will have heard of Rachel Zoe – the stylist, fashion designer, media mogul, author, reality show star, mama of Skyler Morrison and Kaius Jagger and wife of Rodger Berman. Zoe has built a media empire in the past few years, which was documented on her reality show The Rachel Zoe Project, which was a firm favourite of mine. She is the editor-in-chief of The Zoe Report, and she and her team put together a daily feed of fabulous fashion articles and “how to” videos. The site is sleek and stylish, from its monochrome “leather” masthead to Zoe’s specially curated “Box of Style” and their high end advertisers.
3. Etsy www.etsy.com
Etsy (sounds like “Ietsie” meaning “a little something” in Afrikaans doesn’t it?) is a peer-to-peer (P2P) e-commerce website focused on handmade or vintage items and supplies, as well as unique factory-manufactured items. These items cover a wide range, including art, photography, clothing, jewelry, food, bath and beauty products, quilts, knick-knacks, and toys. Many sellers also sell craft supplies such as beads, wire and jewellery-making tools. (Source: Wikipedia). I like the fact that one can set up your own store and become your own e-tailer, no matter where you are in the world. As at December 2014, Etsy had 54 million registered users worldwide. They also have an app, making online shopping and browsing even easier.
4. Superbalist www.superbalist.com
Superbalist is the go-to South African e-tailer for all things hip and hipster, if you ask me. They have a range of brands known for their cool factor, such as Palladium, Knock Knock and Superga. I love that they sell a super range of tongue-in-cheek stationery (as I am a self confessed stationery addict) as well as home ware items, clothing, art, interior design items and technology that are exclusive and rare.
5. Nasty Gal www.nastygal.com
Founder and CEO of Nasty Girl, Sophia Amoruso, recently wrote an autobiography / self-help book, or maybe I should rather say autobiography / female empowering book, called “Girl Boss.” I am currently reading a sample of it on my Kindle. Long story short, as Amoruso puts it in the introduction of her book: “In about 8 years, I went from a broke, anarchist “freegan” dead set on smashing the system, to a millionaire businesswoman, who today is as at home in the boardroom as she is in the dressing room.” Nasty Gal clothes is more for the 20-something age group, I will admit, but it is fun to see the sometimes crazy looks that they create. Nasty Gal recently collaborated with actress, writer, producer and author, Lena Dunham, and styled the looks for her “Not That Kind Of Girl” book tour, which you can see here.
Happy online shopping!