WHY DOES NOBODY UNDERSTAND WHAT ‘GLUTEN ALLERGY’ MEANS?
I’m so glad that someone (the New York Times) is talking about China Chow’s outfits. I just started watching Work of Art, and I loved seeing the high fashion looks she put together every week.
Tonight I’m compiling a holiday gift guide using Polyvore. Etsy and Polyvore don’t play well together, so this print from DrawGabbyDraw gets a post all its own! Original art makes a great holiday gift, and this is the latest print in the shop - and my favorite. Through December 19th you can get 15% off with the code YAYHOLIDAY11. Click here for the Etsy shop. Happy holiday shopping!
Oh, and you can also follow Gabrielle on Tumblr.
*Correction: this is an original piece, but prints are coming soon.
It’s really the world according to numbers isn’t it?
Followers. Retweets. @replies. Friends. Fans. Likes. Klout.
It’s a an engagement race and it can be pretty exhausting if you let it consume you.
The other night @stephkornblum tweeted a link on Social Media Today about Klout. Stuff…
Most of what I read about Klout is how anxiety-inducing it is… which is why I joined. Didn’t want to be left out! I don’t enjoy the concept, but it doesn’t seem to have affected me yet, so I’m going to sit on it until something either gets better or gets worse.
On Monday we officially launched the San Francisco Fashion Film Festival, which included a press release, call for submissions, and Kickstarter video. Here is a special behind-the-scenes clip from the making of our video. Enjoy!
Over the past couple of months I’ve been slowly updating my blog, giving it an overdue make-over. One thing I’ve been working on is selecting a new Wordpress theme, and playing around with customizations. At first I wasn’t even sure how to go about finding a theme and knowing what kind of support I would get, but then a friend with a background in building websites suggested I check out Woo Themes, Themify.Me, and Theme Foundry. Going through these sites looking at theme pricing and customization, I came to an important conclusion:
Changing your blog is like choosing make-up.
There was a time, a long time ago, when I bought make-up at the drugstore. I would hold up colors in the yellow fluorescent light and try to guess which one might look the best with my skin. But inevitably, once I tried out the colors at home, they never looked right. Plenty of lipsticks and eyeshadows went unused. So though the make-up was cheap, it was a waste of money. Now I buy my make-up at Sephora, or straight from the make-up counter. It costs more money up front, but it’s worth it to know that the color I have is the right color for me. I’m paying for make-up I actually use.
Likewise, in choosing a new theme for my blog it’s of the utmost importance to be able to try things out. Especially since every choice comes with seemingly endless possibilities for customization, I have to be able to play with it to understand how my blog will actually look. Woo Themes was the first company I checked out, and they gave me two weeks with a test site which proved to be invaluable. There were three themes I was thinking about and the one I initially liked the most turned out not to be the right one.
Today I checked out Themify.Me. Their themes are almost half the price of Woo Themes, but there’s no way to test the site. And that’s how I came to this conclusion. There’s no point in buying a cheap theme if I can’t try it out, because if it’s not the right one for me I’ll just end up spending more money to find the right one. Especially with something as important as your own website, how can they expect anyone to blindly hand over money not really knowing what they’re going to get?
The last place I’m looking is Theme Foundry. They don’t have as many themes as Woo, but that doesn’t matter if they have the right one. What matters most is that they also have a free trial feature, so I can be confident in what I choose.