Friday, November 18, 2011

howdy, pardner!

For quite some time now, I’ve been asking myself what The Fashionoclast needs to get a bit more oomph. And maybe some “Boom! Goes the Dynamite.” And maybe some of that ol’ razzle-dazzle I keep hearing about. I didn’t get an immediate answer from the 8-ball, but I did get a multiple-choice:

The Fashionoclast needs…
A) Voluminous facial hair styled like Salvador Dali by way of the Yeti – to win the World Beard & Mustache Championship, of course.
B) Designer jewelry made from Hollywood's recycled tweets.
C) A chic floozy.
D) A celebrity lint museum.
In other words, someone to zing the place up, to pull rabbits out of hats, to be a Hardy-Har-Har to my Laurel, if you will. After a few false starts, it finally dawned on me to ask the one style blogger whose posts at her blog Pump Up the Frump, I am compelled to follow with something approximating piety. Someone for whom fashion is fun, experimental, non-judgmental…and really, just fun. Fashion can be serious stuff, but it’s great to be reminded that it doesn’t have to be. Oh, and puns. Who can resist a harbinger of puns?

You’ll have noticed her charming guest posts over the past few weeks, but to make the introduction officially official, I’m pleased to introduce you to Becky Haltermon, who has graciously agreed to take up residency at The Fashionoclast and ensure that it remains a 100% frump-free zone.

Becky, anti-frump activist and harbinger of puns.

For bonus points, she’s a self-described “blue-eyed floozy” - hey, it’s in her bio – which just goes to show you something about multiple choice questions, but I’m not sure what.

In other news, you’ll have also noticed that I’ve been doing some much-needed redecorating. New logo, newish colour scheme, decluttered page...All that remains is to hear from as to what you’d like to see in future blog posts. The Fashionoclast will remain a source for eclectic forays into the wild jungles of fashion, but this blog depends entirely, of course, on you beautiful readers. So please don’t be shy about telling us what you'd like to see. Chime in. Pipe up. Speak out. Type, type, type! The comments section is breathlessly waiting for you.

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