May 7, 2009
fashion blog karma – clothes line finds
I met Anthea of Clothes Line Finds last fall when she came to Toronto (from Vancouver) to volunteer at Fashion Week. While she was here, she brought together a few local bloggers for a brunch meet-up – a fashion blogger after my own heart. Since then she has gone to Japan – covering fashion events there and giving lucky readers a taste of what its like to be a fashion blogger in the land of the rising sun.
Recently she hired me to create a new header for her blog! I selected some choice garments from her archives and had fun “tying in” the clothes line title.
I asked her a few questions about fashion blogging and her international life.
What inspired you to start Clothes Line Finds?
As I was finishing up my undergraduate degree, I decided that I wanted to pursue fashion journalism. I had been actively involved in the Vancouver Fashion scene: I had modeled, dressed models and attended fashion shows. I was spending a lot of time reading fashion blogs and so I started my own! I found that blogging allowed me to write freely on a variety of themes and subjects. It has given me the opportunity to see and blog about Vancouver, Toronto and Japan Fashion Weeks!
You’ve relocated to Japan and have been posting about a lot of Japanese events and fashion designers. How would you compare the Japanese fashion scene to the scene in Canada?
The Japanese Fashion Scene is unlike anything I have ever seen. My first experience with the scene was for Japan Fashion Week. The production of the shows was meticulous and the shows were always full! The collections were beautiful and designers were willing to participate in interviews and talk with the press. There were a lot of bloggers in attendance at Toronto and Vancouver Fashion Weeks. I didn’t see very many bloggers at Japan Fashion Week. It would be great to see a wider variety of media sources attending Japan Fashion Week to help spread the word. I will be attending again in October and I can’t wait!
What are your favourite magazines, blogs and websites?
It is really difficult to find English magazines here in Japan! They are also really expensive. I have resorted to reading Women’s Wear Daily, ELLE Magazine online, Who What Wear Daily, Harper’s Bazaar, New York Magazine and The New York Times. I also keep up with the Toronto and Vancouver fashion blogs too: Style By Fire, Solo Lisa, Final Fashion, Rantings of a Fashion Addict and With Love… I have met with many of these fabulous ladies at blogger lunches (Vancouver and Toronto) and kept up with them over the past year.
Do you plan on returning to Canada? What are your goals for Clothes Line Finds?
I will be returning to Canada in December 09. I will be applying for Masters Programs in Journalism for the Fall of 2010! I have really enjoyed attending Japan Fashion Week and blogging about the Japan Fashion Scene. I hope to continue traveling after Japan and attend Fashion Weeks in other cities around the world!