Wednesday, 21 October 2009

Fashion Confidential

Fashion magazines are popping up on the Internet with alarming frequency. While I have posted before about my nostalgic despair over the threat of the published product, at the same time, I realise that the digital era we are living in is rather special.


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My monthly magazine quota has reduced from around six of the major magazine players to zero, purchasing a magazine only when something very specific catches my eye. This is not through boredom with the magazines or their content but purely down to lack of time and their cost no longer being worth-while, when there are alternatives available for my fashion-fix. Spending a lot of my free time now blogging, my medium of choice is the Internet. This is where on-line magazines come into play especially if, like me, you are short on time.


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Fashion Confidential is a website launched in 2006 which focuses on high-end designer fashion. In a nutshell, it does all the work in searching for looks, items and inspiration on key trends. This is a site that finds those items, puts together those looks and directs you straight through to the site where you can buy immediately on-line. Oh, the concept of this is very good.


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More recently, at the beginning of September, an on-line magazine has been launched via the site. So all of the style tips, key trends, celebrity style sightings that you would find in Vogue and the like, can now be found quickly and very easily on-line. The great thing about the Internet is the vast choice that it holds but it can sometimes be a little overwhelming. There are quite literally too many websites to choose from. So to want to return to a website, for me it has to be good and it has to be special.


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Fashion Confidential, is one such site I return to. It has all of the components of a site that I like. It has interesting content, the high-end products it highlights are dreamy in their own right. The clothes, accessories and style icons are not necessarily your average but indeed show something new, I look to be inspired and this site does just that. Well designed, it is laid out in a neat and unfussy way. So many sites are packed so full of content, they end up looking busy and dare I say it a little cheap. This site has a class of its own.


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Even if designer fashion is out of your price range, it is still these designers that we turn to for inspiration in what is likely to be big before hitting the high street shops. Through the magazine, we can keep updated on look books, designer trends and the latest news on the season’s most current designers. So whether dreaming of designer fashion, looking for designer bargains or even that full-price special something, Fashion Confidential should be your visit of choice.

16 comments:

Stéphanie said...

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WendyB said...

Hmmm, I would love to have purple boots.

ONiC said...

ahhh you make me keep adding my wichlist! lol. i want a ballet shoes the most!

Kashaya said...

Oh have to check out those sites, thanks for the tip!

KATIA said...

Ouh! looks like a great site! I love Leigh :) she has amazing style!

claire eloise said...

ooh thanks for the website! i'm so overwhelmed by the amount of online fashion mags! x

Taylor Sterling said...

great looking website!

The Haute-Shopper said...

I'm a subscriber of Fashion Confidential and I think what made me initially register was the fact that they're pretty good at sharing sample sales and giving you pre-sale infos. The layout reminds me of NAP's a lot (which isn't necessarily a bad thing). I don't always read their magazine, but I agree, it's a good alternative to the print mags. The only print mag I still read is Elle UK, but like you, I hardly have the time to read even one normal magazine. I do find it a little more pleasant to read print media than read something on screen though!

Wishing you a lovely weekend!

Anna Jane said...

Thank you for sharing! I definitely feel guilty about buying so many weekly fashion mags now, especially considering their prices. Think I'll stick to the internet when I can!
p.s. your blog is lovely :)

~Anna
[ www.pixelatedblonde.com ]

Dominika said...

great! love all those shoes!

Winnie said...

I have been away for ages and LOVE the new layout of your blog. I am the same with magazines. I don't buy any nowadays and if I do...it's a Japanese one!

PinkBow said...

it is a great site.
anna jane - thank you
winnie - thank you! nice to see you back.

nookie said...

I'm checking it right now

katrina said...

Thanks for sharing Fashion Confidential. I really like their collage style layout.

off topic: your blog button is so adorable -- just added it to my Link Love page. :)

Adam said...

Great post, site looks great!

oneill sandals said...

Amazing!Great fashion ballet platform of flats shoes.All selection of flat shoes is nice and golden shoes really inspire me more than others.