Spreading the love: Fajr of Stylish Thought

by byanika on 06/06/2011 · 18 comments

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Hi sweethearts! 

Last summer I started my Spreading the love-series where I feature lovely bloggers of all sizes. I started this series as a response to some of the drama going on in the blogosphere about what women are real and not. It was important to me to actively do something, to be clear on where I stand in my life, on and off line. I welcome all people in my life and in my blog. All I ask that we be respectful of each other.  

I am a self worth activist, supportive of everyones right to define their own worth and use what ever labels on them selves they choose, be that fat, curvy or straight sized, homosexual, heterosexual or transgendered. It is not the label I am interested in, my focus is the person. I have chosen to ask everyone I feature the same questions, regardless of their amount of followers and size, something that has caused some controversy, but that is ok. I welcome dialouge, that is what expands our horizons, love and understanding of each other. You can read my manifesto on self worth here: “Who gets to label my self worth? I do!” 

Today it is my pleasure to spread the love for the stunning and talented Fajr of Stylish Thought. I was immediately smitten when I first found her blog, and that has grown into a blossoming love for Fajr. Basically, I fancy her.

Thanks for being such an inspiration, Fajr!

Could you share with us your thoughts on fashion vs fatshion?

 
Clothing is a part of our daily lives and what we choose to wear says a lot about us, though it doesn’t have to say everything about us. For me, size is truly relative and I’m not keen on groupings or labels that set out to make one group superior than the other. If by Fatshion you mean, beautiful, dynamic, bold women loving style and having fun with their clothing then I think fashion (and Fatshion) are wonderful!

What is your philosophy with regard to fashion?

 
Don’t take it too seriously! Fashion has become the It-Profession of our day and the industry is lauded as this Messiah of consumerism. Like gimme a break! Fashion is meant to fun, to be individual and to be creative. Like Madonna said “Express Yourself” and always stay true to your style and what makes you feel good.

I would love for you to share three of your fave looks.

 Look 1: A vintage skirt with netted crinoline, American Apparel bodysuit, vintage leopard blazer and Sam Edelman boots. This look feels like an edgy Audrey Hepburn, classic with a twist. I love to dress with a theme in mind and pull together an outfit from there.
Look 2: Did I mention I love fun fashion? This vintage sweater dress is one of my favorite items because of the cool rose print. Plus I love one-stop dressing.
Look 3: Polka dots on polka dots. This is a vintage skirt and shirt that I paired together for a retro inspired look.

How does blogging impact your life?


This might be sad, but blogging is my life! Blogging has truly helped me rediscover my love of writing and my passion for helping people. It’s also opened many doors career-wise (blogging pays the bills) and helped me to become more of myself. For a long time I struggled with finding my voice and accepting my style and through blogging, meeting too many amazing people to count, it’s helped me to be more fearless in my style, writing and life.

Do you have a message for all the fashion loving ladies/gentlemen out there, whatever their size?


Wear what you want! Don’t cop to the status quo and dress the way you feel best represents you!

Yes! I love it. Thank you, Fajr!

 

Go to the Spreading the love-page to enjoy the other features in this series, over 60 bloggers featured so far!

 

 I would love to connect with you!

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1 Fajr | Stylish ThoughtNo Gravatar
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June 6, 2011 at 1:38 am

I fancy you too! Thanks so much for humoring me and letting me loose on your blog! :)

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2 Best Of Palm BeachNo Gravatar
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June 6, 2011 at 3:00 am

Love this series Anika you always choose women with a great message. You keep me inspired!

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3 Ashe//Dramatis PersonaeNo Gravatar
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June 6, 2011 at 4:27 am

AH! I LOVE FAJR. Seriously, she’s just one of the loveliest girls, and has some of the most fun posts ever.

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4 FASHION TALESNo Gravatar
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June 6, 2011 at 5:35 am

Wonderful! I love her style and blog! I’ve just recently been getting more time to have a closer look, and I’m quite happy! Congrats Fajr!
-xxoo
Madison :)
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5 GRIT & GLAMOURNo Gravatar
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June 6, 2011 at 5:36 am

We ALL love Fajr, don’t we?! She is lovely in person too, and a talented writer. So glad you featured her!
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6 OfeliaNo Gravatar June 6, 2011 at 6:41 am

Anika, this is another great blogger that I’m going to be reading and following because I enjoy her responses and her cool and feminine style!
Thanks so much for sharing yours and others like you love for life, fashion and other human beings. You are the best!!!
Con Carino,
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7 triballaneNo Gravatar
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June 6, 2011 at 11:16 am

that’s the truth! nobody should define our style but us!:) you are your style.. noone can take that from you! love it:)

check out my blog?
http://triballane.blogspot.com/ :) )
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8 SACRAMENTONo Gravatar June 6, 2011 at 12:19 pm

I definitly like her, and I am off to check her blog.
Mil besos, guapa.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
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9 Mode PlusNo Gravatar
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June 6, 2011 at 12:41 pm

Besides the Fajr’s style, I love her attitude towards fashion. I totally agree with her: fashion is supposed to be fun, individual and creative. I guess sometimes we let ourselves get caught in all these trends and fashion rules. Just like Fajr (and so many other wonderful talented ladies out there) don’t be afraid to search for your voice and express yourself. Thnx for sharing again, Anika.
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10 FashnlvrNo Gravatar
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June 6, 2011 at 7:25 pm

I love the dress in the first photo and the dots on dots with red shoes! Beautiful! I completely relate to most of her answers – except for blogging paying the bills! I wish!!

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11 DanaNo Gravatar June 7, 2011 at 2:27 am

I love her style. Thanks for sharing new and interesting people Anika! Also, I gave you a Versatile Blogger Award. You are such an inspiration.
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12 JamillahNo Gravatar
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June 7, 2011 at 2:37 am

Oh I’ve loved Stylish Thought way before I was a blogger. Fajr writes the best lists ever…full of charm and wisdom. And hellloooo…she is so stylish! Wonderful choice, Anika.

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13 ElleNo Gravatar
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June 7, 2011 at 5:11 am

Fajr is just lovely!
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14 AmbujiNo Gravatar June 7, 2011 at 7:00 am

Anika, yet again spreading joy by introducing us to beautiful people. Fajr is beautiful and I love her style. The dress with the red flowers is bold and stunning, like her. I enjoyed reading her responses, she is funny and honest. I am off to check her site. Thank you dear Anika!!
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15 Fajr | Stylish ThoughtNo Gravatar
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June 7, 2011 at 7:38 pm

Anika you are truly a gem and I am beyond flattered by everyone’s lovely words. You women are beyond beautiful, I just love the support and energy from the blogging community! We kick ass!
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16 MordrianNo Gravatar
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June 8, 2011 at 6:14 am

Yay! Great post on a great girl. Im so happy I keep seeing Fajr and her wonderful blog everywhere, she such a sweet person! :-) Basically, i fancy her as well haha
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17 HaleyNo Gravatar June 10, 2011 at 10:35 am

I also love her style and her fashion.Wonderful choice,Arika
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