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In the Conventional Style - street fashion from cons, lans, other nerdy pursuits

  1. I've just started my blog, and I'd like to get both some feedback on what I am doing, and also, suggestions for semi-related blogs to read/add to the blogroll.

    Mine is http://theconventionalstyle.wordpress.com/ .
    It is meant to be a fashion blog for and about nerds. It takes influence from The Sartorial List and Japanese street fashion blogs like Tokyo Streets, but I am trying to get my street fashion snaps at comic/anime/gaming conventions, gaming tourneys, lan parties, literary events, even smaller things like (if my dork friends let me tag along for their pursuits) the filming of webseries and podcasts. It's largely a photoblog.

    I'm open to any advice/critique ect, but I'd be interested to know what you think so far, and if you think the theme is cohesive enough, or if there's anything that you just wish you saw here.

    I'm also interested in some suggestions for blogs I might like - I know there must be some out there that are "non traditional" geek blogs - related to geeky things, but not exactly the same type of content I can just get on Kotaku - something with a nerdy perspective but related to other interests or with a personal point of view? I have been having trouble finding things like this through search or tags.

    The blog I need help with is theconventionalstyle.wordpress.com.

  2. I LOVE your blog.

    Nerdy chicks need a blog that celebrates their style instead of normalizing it.

    Suggestion: Have you thought of the styles based on sci-fi/fantasy TV/movie/book fandoms? Not just convention costumes, but modified for everyday wear. I'm probably exposing my massive geekiness here, but my style in high school and college was hugely informed by some of my geekier obsessions. Farscape... Lord of the Rings... And I'm still looking for one of those brown coats from Firefly...
    I know you know what I'm talking about, right? I may be the only one to admit it, but I know I'm not the only one who does this!

    Don't know if you could find pictures of this kind of thing though, since it tends to be more subtle then people showing up to cons in full regalia...

  3. @aeliusblythe Big fat YES! What you are describing is exactly one of the ideas I have for it, I just haven't put together that kind of post yet. I want to show how to adapt, say, a Starwars style for real life - and ideally, do it in a way that non-geeks just think "oh, that's cool and unique" not "oh, is that a costume?" I think sicfi and fantasy are awesome fashion inspirations, and a lot of it can be really wearable. To me it can be an inspiration scource much like runway fashion - you're not going to wear it exactly like THAT, but if it strikes you, you wear a more functional version that has the same elements.

    I also want to do occasional posts where I see something that is similar to a geeky style (or something from fandom) go mainstream. But I don't want to do too many editorial type features, because I really want it to be 80-90% actual real nerd girl style.

    The trick is going to be getting clever about where to take pictures because I can't travel to every con, and I also want to show the less obvious aspects of nerdy geekiness.

  4. Just did my first more "editorial", more heavy on writing post - http://theconventionalstyle.wordpress.com/2011/06/23/geek-style-goes-mainstream-platform-shoes/

  5. Love it. Commented.

    You have good thoughts. I totally identify.

  6. @eviebelin
    Cool platforms. I left a comment in moderation. Blog on!

  7. Thanks for reading! I can't tell you how excited I got when i saw i'd actually gotten comments for the first time. :)

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