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!


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