I'm sure by now you've noticed all those links leading to other sites on the side of my blog. Not only do I link to all those sites, I actually visit them on a weekly basis!
So, what makes me put a blog on my "have to read list"? Great photography, original content, and a personal voice. Whether it's grouping together themed images, styling elaborate scenarios, or simply posting beautiful photographs, all the blogs I visit have something special going on.
I wanted to point out two of my favorites. First, because they both have such strong photography, and secondly, because they have such individual voices.
First, is Clothes, Cameras and Coffee by the gorgeous Roz, who lives in rural England. With a penchant for vintage, a brilliant knack for concepts and styling, and parents who are surprisingly skilled at photography; each of Roz's posts read like a well-orchestrated editorial spread. Pretty impressive for someone who just turned 15 . . . Another thing I like about Roz is that her writing has a very personal voice. The stories that accompany the photos are thoughtful and well-written. She always takes the time to explain her outfits and her inspiration.
Here's a selection of my favorite photos Roz has posted.
What a perfect dress to wear by the ocean . . .
Roz always seems to have some cool inspiration for her shoots. Here she is as a modern Little Red Riding Hood.
This was an equestrian inspired shoot.
Doesn't she look straight out of a vintage Vogue here!?
The second blogger I can't get enough of is Luxirare. Not only does she have incredible taste in cutting-edge fashion, she also makes her own clothes . . . and bags . . . and jewelry . . . and shoes! I would seriously quit my job to be her intern.
She actually made this chain embellished dress.
And this jacket . . .
Oh, and not only does she blog about fashion, she has killer food posts as well. This is the most amazing looking BLT I've ever seen . . .
Or how about a little pumpkin pie that's made from a mold of a real pumpkin?
Does her creativity know no bounds?!
Luxirare even manages to make a simple apple peel look like haute couture. Just gorgeous.
Reading blogs like Luxirare and Clothes, Cameras and Coffee on a weekly basis is a real treat and a definitely source of inspiration for me. Calling them "blogs" almost seems like a misnomer, because they're so far from all the "check out this link" blogs that populate the internet. The limits of blogging are pushed so much on sites like these, that you feel like you're traveling away from the internet and into a little fashionable world.
I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.
(I'd love to hear which blogs you can't live without, too!)
(All photos from Clothes, Cameras and Coffee & Luxirare)