I went to a ‘Edible’ themed party last night (yes, there were candy bras), and I have cotton candy on the brain… via
It’s time to finish up the week with the best links out, here’s what I’ve picked out for you:
I’m starting off with 5 Fashion Marketing Insights from Moxie. This point in particular stood out for me:
5. Unique Value vs. Brand Power, which is stronger? When it comes to social media, a smaller brand’s uniqueness quotient enables them to compete with bigger brands and retailers. Social media levels the playing field for online success.
Erica wrote this neat article on how to kickstart your creativity. It’s very good – although I have to say drinking wine doesn’t help me at all (but just going out and doing something does!).
This is a really good read: Why do the Japanese draw themselves as white? – As we see in manga/anime. In fact – they don’t. They see them as Japanese because that’s their ‘default human being.’ Seriously interesting!
This post comments on the ‘debate’ between fashion magazines and style blogs, how are they the same? How are they different? I agree with the conclusion.
The boomerang wok is nothing short of clever.
Monday was SPCA Cupcake Day – I couldn’t resist donating all my loose change in place of some very cute (and delicious) cupcakes. I bought the above cupcakes, but competitions ran to see who could bake the most creative cupcakes. You can check out the entries here. Cupcake love!
I’m still watching New Zealand’s Next Top Model, but this episode wasn’t juicy enough to earn its own write up. I liked seeing the girls create anti-smoking posters as a part of the ‘Not Our Future’ campaign. If you’re following the series there’s a very funny recap over here. Final verdict: Not enough Colin!
BlackNotBlack.co.nz are having a sale! Bargains on New Zealand designer brands so go and have a look around.
Status updates that might have been made if Facebook had been in existence a little earlier.
Good old fashioned advice. How to avoid blogger burnout.
I wanted to link to this earlier but, if you are totally confused about SEO Corrine posted a simple-as guide to beginner SEO. Here’s part 1 and part 2. An interesting debate was raised as to whether it’s honest to craft posts with SEO in mind, and while I believe you shouldn’t write posts FOR SEO purposes, keeping in mind the principles of SEO can simply improve the change that your great posts are read.
That’s all for this week – any links to share? Have a great weekend!