Current internet fads can be lumped into a handful of categories:
1) awkward people with terrible taste
2) awkward animals with terrible grammar
3) gorgeous nobodies with awesome taste
4) depressing life confessions (aka: things you regret but not nearly as much as you should regret posting them to the internet)
Inane? Maybe. But the internet has no morals. The internet will not scold you for spending 3 hours LOLing at cats in clothes. The internet does not tut-tut procrastination in favor of snooping art-fart hipster secrets. But, if anything, the internet does provide. And ladies and gentleman, it has provided better.
Take for instance style blogs: dime-a-dozen collections of irreverent early-adopters captured pouty and Prada'd on the streets of X metropolis/resort town/trend oasis. I'm a Sartorialist devotee, I will admit, and love a good gawk at blogs like Cherry Blossom Girl , et al. But when the blogs of the beautiful get old, where can you turn?
Ding ding ding! Entering the blogosphere is My Mom, The Style Icon , a retrospective of the stylish women of yesteryear that inspired (and gave birth to) the fashionistas of today. Instead of SLR shots and pretty poses, My Mom is totes candid; instant camera images of matriarchs in all their natural glamour (standing with family, walkin' down the avenue, or chillin' with equally retro-fab company). And while the styles aren't exactly cutting edge, you can't ignore the inherent snazz of these lovely ladies.
Granted there are sprinklings of fashion don'ts--mom jeans, big hair, sweaters to drown in (or are those things in again? I can never be sure . . .)--but the sassiness of the women featured trumps the tragedies. Let's face it, nothing's more fun than shuffling through family photos, and there's no better confidence booster than knowing we've been produced by gorgeous, charismatic women. So check it out --and, if you've got a fashionable mom, send your pics to firstname.lastname@example.org. I can't help you when it comes to your internet feline fascination, but with its combo of Awkward Family Photos and Facehunter, this blog'll help kill two birds with one click.
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