In the late 2000s (naughty aughties?), fashion blogs were a new phenomenon, and the blogosphere (ew) was like a playpen full of bright-eyed babies, all crawling around and bumping into each other and chewing on the same toys and drooling a bit. None of us knew what we were doing, but some quickly figured it out, and have created entire worlds now, way beyond the sweet little outfit posts and collages of the early, blogspotted, wordpressed, unsponsored days.
It was a messy, badly formatted, group-huggy time, and everyone read each other's sites and dutifully commented back and blogrolled, and even though this particular tiny little site had a complete & utter lack of branding / marketing savvy (now my career), it still was my membership card to a club full of cool, weird, lovely growing-up girls and grown-up women. Thanks, internet, for connecting me to people like Natalie, Sarah (who swapped houses with me), Danielle, Wendy (the best at twitter rants and naughty jewelry jokes), Gala who did a long-ago cameo here), Winona, Karla, Geri, Sally, Eileen, and all sorts of readers who made me feel like writing about my miniscule corner of the fashion world (working at Satine, then doing the drudgiest of drudgework to help create a new tradeshow at MAGIC) was interesting and relevant (no matter how wrong they may have been).
Thanks, youse guys, and huge applause to those who are absolutely killing it on the internet now. I haven't done my part in a long time, so I'm signing off now. Before Google Reader vanishes in the mist, if you still check in on this site (apparently, people do?), let me know what you liked. Maybe I'll make something else again sometime.
For the frequently updated, bite-size versions of me (no better edited nor any more cohesive, though):