We’re very excited about our new series featuring some of our favorite fashion bloggers. If you’ve ever wanted tips on how to get a cool blogger’s style or even learn how to start your own fashion blog, this post’s for you!
Our very first Blogger Of The Moment is Rhiannon Leifheit of Liebemarlene Vintage Look Book. From her retro-inspired outfit photos to her amazing knack for vintage shopping, Rhiannon’s posts always leave us inspired… and jealous of her closet!
You’re great at combining vintage and modern pieces into one seamless outfit – any tips on getting your effortless look?
Aw thank you! I guess my favorite thing to do is pair vintage dresses with more modern shoes – it just makes the outfit look a bit fresher, and I feel like I can pull off newer shoes better than, say, a super-modern dress or pair of pants or something that looks wonderful on other people but silly on me.
Tell us about your personal style:
I mostly wear vintage — sort of girly, romantic things, because they look best with my old fashioned pale skin and crazy hair, and also because I’m always watching old movies and getting inspired by them.
Biggest fashion inspiration?
I suppose when it comes right down to it I’m most inspired by movies from the 1930s. I’m not crazy about ’30s dress lengths or some of the proportions, but there’s still so much to be inspired by in the ’30s films, whether it’s something frilly worn by a leading lady, a simple house dress in a pre-code film, or a Busby Berkeley chorus girl’s costume.
It’s too hard! Lately I’ve been into books from the ’30s by Nancy Mitford and Evelyn Waugh, and at the moment I’m reading Faulkner’s Absalom, Absalom! and I’m loving its dark Southern nostalgia!
What inspired you to start your own blog?
I started it a little after I started selling vintage on Ebay, just as a place for store updates and things, but I got hooked on blogging!
You always have amazing finds from estate and yard sales – any retro shopping tips you can share with us?
Just check your local newspaper classifieds and Craigslist constantly for sales. The best garage sales are the ones run by little white-haired old ladies, and the best estate sales are the ones that are the hardest to find!
How much time do you spend on your blog?
Maybe around 2 hours a day, sometimes longer when I don’t know what to write about. It can take forever to get inspiration and put some photos together, but that’s probably because I’m a procrastinator. I’d say I’m usually writing blog posts from around 1 to 3 in the morning!
Any tips for girls wanting to start their own fashion blogs?
Join Wardrobe Remix or Chictopia or Modepass or any fashion communities that strike your fancy. Comment on other blogs a lot to get your name out there. And as far as blogging goes I think that the more personal blogs are the best — anyone can write a post about the latest Marc Jacobs collection, but only you can write a post on your own personal style and fashion outlook.
What was your most recent purchase?
A little black velvet bow hair comb from an estate sale!
What is your fashion/styling rule?
I guess to get away with wearing vintage without looking costume-y. Mixing decades, adding in more modern touches, playing with proportion to make vintage look a bit more interesting. I definitely don’t always achieve it though!
Get Rhiannon’s look with her ModCloth favorites:
If you like Rhiannon’s look you’ll love the Liebemarlene Dress! This gorgeous frock perfectly captures her romantic vintage style – it’s definitely one of our new summer favorites!
Want to be a Blogger Of The Moment? We’d love to feature you! Here’s what you have to do to be eligible:
*Feature ModCloth items in your outfit photos on your blog
*Link to ModCloth whenever you’re wearing a ModCloth item in a photo
*Send us an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) with a link to your post and don’t forget to post your pictures on ModCloth Style Exchange!