Spreading the love: Yvonne of Fashion ReCon

by byanika on 09/10/2011 · 19 comments

in spreading the love,Yvonne of Fashion ReCon

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 isi mportant 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 wonderful Yvonne of Fashion ReCon. I love Yvonne to bits. Not only is she a fantastic personal style blogger, but she is a true friend.

Could you share with us your thoughts on fashion vs fatshion?  I don’t believe in “fatshion”, what IS that anyway and why does everyone keep saying it? Of course, I have heard it used and personally I think it is insulting and degrading. If there is fatshion why isn’t there thinshion or fitshion? Makes no sense to me. 

 What is your philosophy with regard to fashion?   

 I believe you should wear what makes you feel fabulous and beautiful.  When I shop I am looking for something that sparks me. I don’t care what year it was trending, it has to be what makes me light up with joy. If I don’t love it, I don’t buy it.  

I would love for you to describe your style. 

Describe my style – I don’t know that I have a definitive “style” as I wear all kinds of looks. My style I guess is to make a statement, go bold or stay home!  

How does blogging impact your life? 

Blogging has changed my life in more ways than I ever thought it could. I started my blog simply to show that fashion did not have to cost a fortune. Emulating an outfit in Vogue did not mean purchasing the $3,000 Balmain jacket with the $1800 Balmain blouse and the pants too plus having “hair and makeup” on standby.  

I had no idea that it would mean a meetup with other bloggers in Las Vegas a mere 5 months later or helping to organize it.  I had no idea that I would find so many new friends in the blogging community. I didn’t even know there WAS a community! I didn’t know I would come to care for the individuals behind the blog as much as I do. In blogging, I have found a kinship. A sisterhood not only of those who love clothes/shoes/shopping but in being a woman 

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

Wear what makes you feel beautiful and unstoppable! Let your clothing be an outward expression of your inner self. Each of us is special, unique and worthy of being their best self.  

Yes! I love it. Thank you so much for taking part, Yvonne!


 I would love to connect with you!

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1 bangyourheadNo Gravatar October 9, 2011 at 4:40 pm

Hun var kjempetøff da! Ordet “fatshion” er helt nytt for meg, og jeg håper det dør ut. Det grenser jo til diskriminering.
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2 FashnlvrNo Gravatar
October 9, 2011 at 5:07 pm

Anika! Thank you so much for featuring me and having me as a part of this series. I am so honored you selected me. Love you!
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3 Patti @ NotDeadYet StyleNo Gravatar October 9, 2011 at 5:57 pm

Yes! I love Yvonne’s blog and her individual style. She always looks so chic and confident, a very cool lady.
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4 YvonnaLiviannaNo Gravatar
October 9, 2011 at 6:28 pm

Love her boots! she has killer style and is over all a beautiful person! thank you for sharing love!!

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5 FrancaNo Gravatar
October 9, 2011 at 7:03 pm

I’m glad you’re doing these sharing the love posts again. I love Yvonne!
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byanika 6 byanikaNo Gravatar
October 16, 2011 at 10:59 pm

That means a lot to me dear. Hugs and kisses xo


7 AquíNo Gravatar October 9, 2011 at 7:48 pm

fantastic feature, love this idea for a series :) Loooving her boots!


byanika 8 byanikaNo Gravatar
October 16, 2011 at 10:59 pm

You are so wonderful. I will emailing you soon, love. xo


October 10, 2011 at 2:20 am

I agree with her take on if you don’t love it don’t buy it, as well as trending garments. I love just wearing something that makes you feel good, not matter if it’s trending or not! Beautiful feature Anika! xxoo- hugs!


10 MelanieNo Gravatar October 10, 2011 at 4:29 am

i am so glad that i found this post i cant wait to try this in my future work.
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October 10, 2011 at 8:03 am

Yvonne is wonderful. I love her philosophy! And I am proud to say I met her in Vegas!!!
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12 Oh to Be a MuseNo Gravatar
October 10, 2011 at 8:42 pm

yeah, i don’t know why fashion has to be so separated–what is fatshion anyway? your size is not what gives you style or what gives you fashion. it’s all about how you wear the clothes! :)
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13 Susan TinerNo Gravatar October 11, 2011 at 5:51 pm

Thank you for introducing Yvonne, she’s wonderful and I’ve hooked her up in my reader :) .
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14 JamillahNo Gravatar
October 12, 2011 at 4:37 am

I LOVE YVONNE!!!!!! LOVE HER! She’s one of my very first close blogging friends. I take better outfit pictures because of this incredibly generous woman. Also I LOVE her style I think it is so bold and daring. Perrrrrfect woman to feature.
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15 SACRAMENTONo Gravatar October 13, 2011 at 9:52 pm

Gorgeous Yvone, and gorgeous you for spreading love.
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16 RosaliaNo Gravatar October 15, 2011 at 5:26 pm

Nice pics! I love your way of life. Your philosophy of fashion has impressed me a lot and has made me realize that it is not that the fashion that makes us beautiful but whatever we wear becomes a fashion if we have that spark.


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Love the edge and the feeling of fall.


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