Faded Glory: Alexys of Fashionbater
When it comes to fashion blogs, it’s not easy to impress me. Everyone and her mother has one at this point (and to everyone and their moms I say welcome aboard) but that just means standing out from the crowd is a task that gets tougher by the minute. People think that because they’re cute dressers, they’re automatically going to be great bloggers. What they don’t understand is that they’ve got to dress really cute consistently, not just when they feel like it and have a ready, able and willing photographer on hand, again consistently, and be willing to post relatively often, even when it feels like a chore. Oh yeah and it helps to know how to write too since no one wants to hear about how omg excited to you are to be a real blawger.
But I digress…
There are still some people that understand all this fortunately, and one of them is Alexys Oliver. This blogger seems to have a million minxy styles up her sleeve, from variations on 70s English schoolgirl punk to urban gypsy to L.A. hipster. Most of the items in her wardrobe are affordable, with many vintage finds, but she throws a few designer goodies into the mix as well. Her blog, Fashionbater, isn’t just about the clothes though. The photo sets always always have an understated but dark subtext thanks to the settings. Expect to find Alexys in fun places like taxidermy shops, barren looking backyards, tree branches, and, as this illustration was inspired by, at least one very patriotic looking garage.