2008’s Addictive Blog Goes To…

2008’s Addictive Blog Goes To…

Tommy Ton’s Jak & Jil blog which just keeps feeding me shoe fantasies so feverish that it makes me want to take illegal bank loans.  Tommy’s pics finally are getting the attention they deserve as his blog has given peole the sort of eye candy that is hard to replicate given the heightened style stakes fashion week serves up.  That Tommy is also a really sweet guy in real life means doing the fashion week circuit is a lot more fun.  Yesterday, Hilary of Vancouver’s Style Finds sent over of a scanned page from Canadian mag Flare where Tommy gave a round-up of best-dressed of 2008 and next to Emmanuelle Alt and Kate Lanphear, there I am… an odd place to be for sure.  In a year where I’ve had probably the most negative comments sending me into childish doubts about how I should dress (Resolution fo 2009 – thicker skin?  Ooops…that was the resolution for last year…doh!), this wee gesture from Tommy coupled with my own determination for a healthier state of mind in 2009 means whilst I’ll never be as sexily elegant as Emmanuelle Alt, as cool as Kate L, or as lux as the Vogueites that have made this page, what goes on my bod makes me a happier person.

P.S. Tommy, see ya in New York hopefully in Feb and let the fashion week circus begin again…

P.S.S. Apologies for my making such a big deal out of 2009… I’m looking at it with renewed enthusiasm like no other year before it…

Flarejan09

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  1. Merit

    2008-12-26 at 1:01 PM

    I think it’s one of the best blogs I read at the moment.

  2. DUSKIN

    2008-12-26 at 1:03 PM

    i can’t understand why anyone would post negative comments about you or the way you dress! you’re too adorable. x

  3. jeanie

    2008-12-26 at 1:25 PM

    I think your better dressed than all of them i mean there great don’t get me wrong but those outfits look so practised and considered i prefer something that’s a lot more thought provoking.

  4. Rebecca

    2008-12-26 at 1:32 PM

    I think the way you dress is amazing! People are always going to find something to pick on, but you should never let that stop you being yourself. I check your blog virtually everyday and your style never fails to inspire me. I wish I had even the smallest amount of the confidence and grace you possess when putting together your outfits; if I did I’d be a very happy girl! I hope you have a lovely Christmas and new year – you deserve it!

  5. diana @ sofashon

    2008-12-26 at 2:44 PM

    I actually discovered that blog yesterday! and was so excited, spent about 2 hours on their website saving the pics with those to die for shoes like a maniac! 😀
    congrats! you certainly deserve it dear!
    hope you have nice relaxing holidays! am sending you a snowball from Romania 😀
    xoxod

  6. T-Shirt and Tails

    2008-12-26 at 2:51 PM

    This shopping map is a god-send, I can’t wait to check some of these shops out!
    I love your blog and have been following it avidly for the last year, getting some vital style-tips. I’ve just started my own fashion blog, http://www.t-shirtandtails.blogspot.com, and would love it if you could link it to your site?
    Keep up the good work. x

  7. lopi

    2008-12-26 at 3:20 PM

    Congratulations on the mag mention! You totally deserve it! We all love you, and you know that, so please don’t let those cheap comments get you, not even a bit!

  8. Katie

    2008-12-26 at 4:00 PM

    Way to go Susie your awsome like always!!! 😀

  9. sswoon

    2008-12-26 at 4:01 PM

    ANYONE who, because it is in their heart, takes a stand to be truly original, gets that negativity. You can take it as even a good sign that you are being true to the clear, strong, scary, beyond wonderful impulse that artists can’t be happy without following.
    I subscribe to your blog cause it inspires me daily.

  10. Adeline

    2008-12-26 at 4:02 PM

    What were you wearing beneath the cardingan?! Looks awesome!

  11. Sara

    2008-12-26 at 4:06 PM

    Oh! You are so well surronded on that page!

  12. Frankie - Swell Vintage

    2008-12-26 at 4:47 PM

    Great photos! x

  13. Laia

    2008-12-26 at 5:00 PM

    looking good!

  14. Megha

    2008-12-26 at 5:19 PM

    wow…that mention on the page is so well deserved!
    your blog is awesome and totally addictive
    merry christmas 🙂

  15. Jessica

    2008-12-26 at 5:38 PM

    Oh, I love them and CONGRATS!! Although I think you’re the best dressed there! XD
    And I would like to thank you for introducing me to prim Magazine. They have come a LONG way since you last covered them. I was just in contact with the editor and they just signed a deal with a publishing company. Rad! You have the best taste, I must say XD
    Keep stylin’.

  16. sonam_mcrgurl

    2008-12-26 at 6:09 PM

    CONGRATS susie!!! you deserve it. I’m happy for you.

  17. Freddy Style

    2008-12-26 at 7:09 PM

    NICE OUTFIT Sussie..
    congratz for the pubblication of ur style
    i heart u
    i heart ur style
    i heart to read ur blog every day^^

  18. Allure

    2008-12-26 at 8:14 PM

    Not only you’re one of the best dress but also the most creative! That’s a plus…

  19. I don't eat bread.

    2008-12-26 at 8:16 PM

    Wow, that’s so rad! You totally deserve it, I love how you aren’t afraid to be yourself.
    x x x

  20. I don't eat bread

    2008-12-26 at 8:20 PM

    Wow, that’s so rad! You totally deserve it, I love how you aren’t afraid to be yourself.
    x x x

  21. SOS!

    2008-12-26 at 9:03 PM

    ooh!! congrats Susie!
    xx-LJ from SOS!

  22. Iheartfashion

    2008-12-26 at 9:23 PM

    You’re in very stylish company Susie!

  23. alice

    2008-12-26 at 9:48 PM

    wow, susie, that’s tremendous. congrats!!!
    2009 can only kick ass 🙂

  24. Steph

    2008-12-26 at 10:50 PM

    I have to say that while the other women look great, you are the only one who had a thought provoking and inspirational outfit. I am not a blogger, but I know it takes guts just to leave the house in something that other people may not have seen before, that is not exactly like what everyone else has on. I love that you live without a “uniform”, I hate hearing that word when it comes to fashion. people who put you down are just jealous of your confidence.

  25. Alicia/InstantVintage

    2008-12-26 at 11:13 PM

    What an honor. You totally deserve it.

  26. Selina Jervis

    2008-12-27 at 12:53 AM

    a very deserving acknowledgement there!

  27. Jules

    2008-12-27 at 2:47 AM

    you SO deserve it.
    much love

  28. Annie Spandex

    2008-12-27 at 2:58 AM

    And there you are–such an honor! Well-deserved <3

  29. WendyB

    2008-12-27 at 3:11 AM

    Congratulations for the recognition, condolences for it being shared by my anti-obsession, Kate Lanphear.

  30. Prêt-à-Porter P

    2008-12-27 at 4:40 AM

    congratulations!
    and you know you cant please everybody 🙂 but we appreciate you for being you

  31. Nice and Shiny

    2008-12-27 at 5:57 AM

    A well deserved honor, “Most creative” is the only title I would want anyways!
    I think I’ll pick up this issue seeing as your in it! It’s about time these hum-drum mags mix it up a bit and show someone with real style!
    <3<3<3

  32. songy

    2008-12-27 at 8:30 AM

    I’m happy for you, Susie. Thicker skin sounds good. You are special. Don’t forget that.

  33. jennine

    2008-12-27 at 12:11 PM

    congrats! well, you’re certainly a huge inspriation to me.

  34. indie

    2008-12-27 at 4:11 PM

    thick skin is always good, unless you change because of it…I love your style so much and for so many years, you have your own thing going on, just like the names you mention. Well, you probably know it already, but we love you!
    And so true about Jak&Jil blog, damn.

  35. Anonymous

    2008-12-27 at 6:37 PM

    This is your reader from Singapore.
    And Im addicted to your blog.

  36. Aja

    2008-12-28 at 2:31 AM

    You belong there Susie, you belong. Say it with me: “I belong. I have great style”. Good now repeat it fifty times and stop doubting yourself, Negative Nancy 🙂

  37. Fashion Fille

    2008-12-29 at 1:32 AM

    YAYAYAYAYYAYAYAYYAYAYAY congrats!

  38. Sunset

    2008-12-29 at 5:20 AM

    Go you! You totally deserve it. You fit right in with all those stylish people!

  39. Becca

    2009-01-02 at 3:03 AM

    You do totally deserve it – congrats!

  40. evie

    2009-01-07 at 6:16 AM

    this is a little late, but congrats! i’m glad to see you there on that page.
    and i love jak and jil too!

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