LESLEY SCOTT PUBLISHES HER NEWEST BOOK: "CROSSDRESS TO IMPRESS: Timeless Fashion & Style Advice for Crossdressers & Transgender Women"
Lesley's newest book takes her more than two decades worth of experience in the fashion business - from styling photoshoots to trendspotting to penning countless articles on the subject for a wide variety of international lifestyle magazines - and puts everything into one, easy-to-reference place for fine fellas wanting to channel their inner fashionista. Available on Amazon.com, as are the rest of Lesley's books.
LESLEY SCOTT INTERVIEWED ABOUT THE NORMCORE TREND FOR JAPAN'S WEEKLY TOYO KEIZAI ONLINE
The article is (obviously) in Japanese. However, here is a summary post I wrote about it plus highlights of the Q&A with the journalist, covering everything from that same gray tee that Zuckerberg wears every day to why I think it wasn't the Seinfeld wardrobe department that is to blame, but the 80s! Plus I include pix of the famous/infamous Marc Jacobs grunge collection in the early 90s for Perry Ellis that got him fired - but was an incredible sign of the normcore times.
THE FASHIONTRIBES PODCAST TOPS STITCHER'S LIST OF THE FASTEST MOVING SHOWS
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DON'T SAY WTF?!, SAY CONSILIENCE! PUBLISHED IN THE UAE-BASED BUSINESS BUZZ
At the tiniest end of the spectrum, researchers are busy recruiting quantum particles for computer processing and memory. Pull back and discover that our Milky Way Galaxy apparently contains several tens of billions of Earth-size, potentially-habitable planets. Even the final inner frontier is being diligently mapped and accessed; you can now slip on a relatively cheap headset that reads your brainwaves and lets you control a robot. With. Your. Thoughts. However, most future-shaping technologies are a lot less obvious. Like the fog in the Carl Sandburg poem, they slip in on little cat feet, quietly trying to solve problems and in the process, unearthing answers in strange places...
To read the rest of this excerpt from Lesley's new book, The Future of You (2014), in Business Buzz, the region's hottest new publication, CLICK HERE.
LESLEY SCOTT SELECTED TO BE REGULAR GUEST CONTRIBUTOR TO ANSWERS.COM
Answers is a global platform with over 200 million registered users, millions of monthly visits, strong community interaction and high quality content. For Lesley's "hub" on Answers and links to all her articles, CLICK HERE.
What a great way to celebrate 10 years! The Fashiontribes blog gets a sleek new, mobile-optimized look and the content returns to the roots of fashiontribes: the tribes. The eccentric Fashiontribes Daily podcast hosted by EIC Lesley Scott which focuses on trendspotting the future using the lens of the tribes continues gaining new followers by the day. To subscribe in a reader, CLICK HERE. It's also available on Stitcher:
AEROSOLES SELECTS LESLEY SCOTT OF FASHIONTRIBES AS A BLOGGER BRAND AMBASSADOR
The focus of course is to help showcase how fashionable the brand known more for its comfort can be. Here is a sample Aerosoles Brand Ambassador post.
NOMAD-CHIC INVITES FASHIONTRIBES TO PONDER THE SECRET LIFE OF GLAMOROUS JEWELRY
From placing crystals as nose rings to rings on our toes, we’ve long loved adorning, decorating and embellishing every possible displayable inch. Seventy-five thousand years ago, our prehistoric ancestors festooned themselves in feathers, stylish shells, and protected themselves with necklaces made of shark teeth and twine. When the ancient world discovered metalworking, royals and nobles preened in gold, silver and gems, the style mavens of the status-conscious world of the medieval and Renaissance European courts delighted in being better able to pull sartorial rank on each other. And where turquoise, jasper, lapis lazuli and carnelian had been favorites of the Pharaohs, the Tudor and Elizabethan periods were studded in glittery rubies, emeralds, blue sapphires, black pearls, and diamonds...for the rest, CLICK HERE.
FASHIONTRIBES PARTICIPATES WITH SOREL IN SUNDANCE GIVEAWAY
The boot brand created a clever promotion that coincided with the glitzy film fest. A few select bloggers were chosen to create Sorel-approved Pinterest boards showcasing how they would envision wearing selections from the Winter collection and then encourage their readers to follow suit. The boards were replicated IRL at the festival. CLICK HERE to read all about it!
LESLEY SCOTT SELECTED TO CONTRIBUTE TO SULIA.COM
A Channel Curator for Sulia.com, a hot subject-based social network that connects readers to the top social sources & vetted experts on subjects they care about.
FASHIONTRIBES CONTRIBUTES TO THE SEASON X OFFICIAL PROJECT RUNWAY BLOG
To help the show celebrate its 10th anniversary, Fashiontribes was invited to contribute to the official blog. Much cattiness abounded, carping and delicious sniping about Boris & Natasha. For all the dirty dish, CLICK HERE. Auf wiedersehn!
BOARDING PASS RADIO INTERVIEW WITH FASHIONTRIBES
Megan Schiebe, the globetrotting host of Boarding Pass interviews Lesley Scott about life and fashion on the go. CLICK HERE
JANE BY DESIGN ON ABC TV SELECTS FASHIONTRIBES AS A BLOGGER PARTNER TO HELP LAUNCH THE SHOW
A select handful of style bloggers were selected to help get the buzz goin' for Jane by Design, a fun original series about a teen who lands a job at a fashion house as assistant to a high-powered exec (played by Andie MacDowell) when she is mistaken for an adult - and then attempts to keep her true identity a secret. (Sadly, the show only lasted a season, which was a shame, because it was quite cute and definitely fashion'y.) The bloggers were given seven challenges in all, including:
...shopping for something interesting & video'd the haul (Challenge #1)
...upcycling a tee inspired by a style icon (#2)
...describing the most "me" handbag in our collection (#3)
...transforming a fugly Xmas sweater-vest (#4)
...styling a plain white buttondown for a day at the office & then out for cocktails (#5)
...using pretzels(!) for fashion inspiration (#6)
...creating a cool look inspired by one of the show's characters (#7)
THIS LINK to the seventh challenge includes links to all the JBD challenge posts.
FASHIONTRIBES PARTICIPATES IN GAP'S HOLIDAY CAMPAIGN:#WHATWEWANT
For their Holiday 2010 Campaign, the fab folks at Gap asked us to write a piece to be featured on their FB page that riffs on the idea of "Cozy." Which we love, just as long as it's not of the Norman Rockwell ilk. Rather, we prefer our "Cozy" very much like Carrie Bradshaw...right where we can see it: hanging in the closet! We wrote a total of four posts that were featured on Gap's Facebook page. CLICK HERE for the fun one feature a very Carrie Xmas.
LESLEY SCOTT OF FASHIONTRIBES CHOSEN AS A STRIVECTIN INSIDER
To test and promote the rebranded skincare line, Lesley was one of a handful chosen to represent the brand in the blogosphere. In addition to testing the products and writing posts and videoblogs, she was flown to NYC for a meeting with the company's team and their advising scientists. HERE is a good sample post about what was involved.
FASHIONTRIBES HELPS LAUNCH THE NEW MARC JACOBS FRAGRANCE FOR MEN, BANG!
Fashiontribes was chosen as a blogger brand partner for the launch of this fragrance, helping with the social media push. Involved writing four weekly, in-depth editorial posts. THIS POST contains a link to the entire group.
IN THE LIST OF THE TOP 99 BEST STYLE BLOGS,
FASHIONTRIBES RANKS 11th!
Lifestyle Intelligence site Signature 9 recently compared the content quality, popularity and buzz surrounding 250 blogs to compile a list of the 99 Most Influential Style Blogs. Despite competing against fatly-funded and well-staffed corporate blogs including The Moment (the NY Times fashion blog), FabSugar (part of the Sugar empire), Stylelist (an AOL joint), and Fashionista.com (Breaking Media), Fashiontribes - a true indie blog - was ranked #11! For the rest of the story, CLICK HERE.
FASHIONTRIBES SELECTED AS A FOUNDING MEMBER OF
THE HANES COMFORT CREW
As an online influencer and trend-setting blog, Fashiontribes was recently selected as a founding member of the Hanes Comfor Crew. Here is what Hanes Director of Digital Strategy, Hilton Graham, has to say: The Hanes Comfort Crew is a network of dynamic and prominent social media influencers who converse with Hanes about comfort, clothing, and community. Hanes went to great lengths to find the best and the brightest in the social media space and is honored to count Lesley Scott among the members of the Comfort Crew. A regular at fashion week and revered for her daily coverage of high-end trends and designers, Lesley brings expertise in social media and style as the founder of Fashiontribes.com. Hanes is grateful for the opportunity to work with Lesley in this capacity. For more on the Hanes Comfort Crew, CLICK HERE. For the deets on being kidnapped by Hanes and Disney World, CLICK HERE.
FASHIONTRIBES GUEST-BLOGS FOR SEASON 3 OF THE TUDORS
In honor of Season 3 of the wildly popular show The Tudors, we were invited to guest blog about fashion inspired by the show. As the rockstars of their day, the Tudors knew how to dress to impress. CLICK HERE to check our our Tudors-inspired picks for modern fashion royalty. For our post on the Pop Tudors blog, CLICK HERE.
FASHIONTRIBES SELECTED AS A
SUZANNE'S FILES GLOBETROTTING "INSIDER"
Time is money, so where should you spend it? Globetrotter Suzanne Aaronson wondered the same thing, and in her quest to pull together a go-to list of the best of everything from around the world with which to enrich her life, she quickly developed a reputation among her high-flying friends of being the go-to gal for everything fabulous. She turned her special knack into Suzanne's Files, a site devoted to the best of everything everywhere - as recommended by her golden rolodex of savvy, interesting types dubbed her "Insiders" - of which yours truly was recently added to the roster. "These people are my eyes and ears around the globe," explains Aaronson. "A well-traveled and well connected network that offers firsthand insights and unbiased opinions to add color and breadth to the files." To check out Lesley's profile on Suzanne's Files, CLICK HERE.
FASHIONTRIBES NOW AVAILABLE ON KINDLE eREADER
If you're lucky enough to have laid hands on a Kindle e-Reader, now you can access all the Fashiontribes daily deliciouness wirelessly. All the blogs featured on the Kindle are auto-delivered, so you don't have to do a thing...other than sit back & catch up on all the latest fashion dish. Order your subscription at Amazon.com.
CLEAR CHANNEL COMMUNICATIONS FEATURES ADVICE FROM FASHIONTRIBES ON OFFICE HOLIDAY PARTY ETIQUETTE
It can be your big break or big mistake, depending on how much you (don't) drink, and what you wear. Fashiontribes was quoted extensively on office party Do's & Dont's in an article appearing on all the many websites ofClear Channel's myriad radio stations, including NYC's Z100, Chicago's WLIT FM, and L.A.'s #1 KIIS FM. For the rest of the story, CLICK HERE. (photo via working.com)
FASHIONTRIBES FEATURED IN REUTERS, NBC, USA TODAY, AND YAHOO! ABOUT MICHELLE OBAMA'S ELECTION NIGHT DRESS
When we deemed Michelle Obama's Narciso Rodriguez dress less than flattering, noting that "the normally impeccable Michelle O made a questionable choice for her husband's historic Election Night victory," our dressing down of the typically chic First Lady Elect created quite the buzz around the Web! Reuters featured the post, as did The New York Observer, Yahoo! NEWS, About.com, OrlandoSentinel.com, Boston.com, USA Today Lifeline Live. Several of NBC national affiliates featured Michelle Obama Election Night Dress Misstep in the Around Town section, including: NBC Around Town New York, NBC Los Angeles, NBC Washington, NBC Dallas Fort Worth, NBC Connecticut, NBC San Francisco Bay Area, NBC Chicago & NBC Philadelphia. Numerous blogs and well-read forums also featured the piece, including My It Things, Tigan Family Blog, GWRRA.org, Life As I Experience It, and Eve Community ars technica openforum. And now the Web is truly world wide, it even made appearances in France (Le Post), Malta (TimesOfMalta.com), Bulgaria, the Phillippines (Business World), in Japanese (Excite), in Portuguese on Yahoo! Noticias Brasil, in Vietnamese on Vietfun for All, and in French at CyberPresse.ca.
ABOUT FALL'S HOT FASHION TREND: THE BLOUSE
The blouse is one of fall's key pieces, and the Argus Leader newspaper wanted the scoop on how to rock it like a pro. "The main caveat with a blouse is looking too old lady or like a politician's wife," I explain in the piece penned by Janna Farley, advising would-be-wearers to pair their blouses with vintage necklaces, chunky watches, or ankle-length boots. "Try it with one of the season's high-waisted, wide-leg jeans in a dark wash and a fabulous towering platform. Or, for a more rocker chick feel, wear it under a shrunken blazer with a skinny jean and ankle boot, like Kate Moss. If you work in a field where jeans in the office are a no-no, wear it under a sharply tailored pant suit in a menswear fabric, a la Bill Blass." For more on our star turn in the Argus Leader, CLICK HERE.
FASHIONTRIBES FEATURED IN HEARST 30 DAYS OF FASHION
This year's 30 Days of Fashion features a portfolio of Mario Sorrenti's work, plus the fall must-haves coveted by eight fashion insiders....including yours truly! Produced in print as an outsert, it is distributed to over 1 million select subscribers of various Hearst titles, including Harper's BAZAAR, Marie Claire, Oprah Magazine, Town & Country, Cosmo & Esquire. For the full dish, CLICK HERE.
FASHIONTRIBES ON RADIO WITH A TWIST
Fashiontribes was once again invited to appear as a guest on the fabulous, funny, and nationally-syndicated Radio with a Twist show (in April, we were invited on in honor of Earth Day to dish on eco-chic). This time we were dissecting all the weird trends that are baaaaccckkkk - high-waisted pleated pants, legwarmers, Members Only jackets, shredded acid-wash denim, and other resurrected casualties from the big hair/big shouldered 80s...and how to wear them. We also discussed why designers endlessly keep trolling the past for inspiration instead of inventing something new. Our take? That it's only when a fabric breakthrough occurs that design innovation will follow. The last major fabric breakthrough was spandex which is sadly responsible for beyond-awful biker shorts, but, more importantly, also keeps your fave designer jeans from bagging at the knees and the butt. Be sure to give Radio with a Twist a listen - they're hilarious. (photo - newromanticsmalta.bravehost.com)
VOGUE'S ANNA WINTOUR "PRINCESS LEIA" LOOK
At the 2008 Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala, Karl Lagerfeld reworked a design from the Chanel spring couture collection to fit into the evening's theme of exploring the transformative powers of fashion. Oh, those epaulets....those nautilus shell "pockets"...and as I remarked to Newsday, Anna Wintour just needed to "add matching Verdura cuffs and she could zoom off and fight (fashion) crime the world over!" For more on this fun Newsday piece covering blogger reactions to the dress, CLICK HERE.
PIERCE MATTIE INTERVIEWS FASHIONTRIBES ABOUT
SPEAKING AT THE NEW MEDIA TASTEMAKERS SUMMIT
At the recent, first-ever New Media Tastemakers Summit held in San Francisco, Fashiontribes was invited to appear on the elite Digital Fashion panel to discuss influencing and following consumer tastes online. In an interview with Pierce Mattie, one of the most forward-thinking lifestyle PR firms, we discussed why the new media may seem oversaturated, but actually isn't; how summits like this one will probably only become more frequent and popular; and a lil' basic Etiquette 101 for PR peeps pitching their clients to writers & publishers in the Style Blogosphere. CLICK HERE for more about the summit and here for the full Pierce Mattie interview.
FASHIONTRIBES RANKED A TOP 10 HSN SITE BY LoveToKnow.com
From natural weight loss, to shopping, to getting the best out of life, the LoveToKnow editors are always on the hunt for accurate and unbiased info and everything we love to know. Along with sites like MSN and Amazon (!), they rated FT as one of the coolest places to find some of the best stuff from HSN. For the full list, CLICK HERE.
FASHIONTRIBES INVITED TO PARTICIPATE ON A FEATURED PANEL AT TASTE TV'S NEW MEDIA TASTEMAKERS SUMMIT
Lesley Scott of Fashiontribes will be part of the "Core Topic" panel Influencing & Following Consumer Tastes in a Digital World: The New Players, The New Paradigms, The New Moguls. Wow! All part of day of thought-provoking panels with more than 20 high-profile experts in Digital Media, Traditional Media, Online Video, Web 2.0 producers, platforms and startups in the fields of Fashion, Style, Design & Lifestyle, dissecting who's successful, what's working & where things are headed. CLICK HERE for more.
ON THE ELITE CHOICE LUXURY BLOG
In their wide-ranging roundup of the best lifestyle blogs for 2007, Elite Choice ranked Fashiontribes amongst the Top 10 Elite Fashion blogs. Their charming editor, Zola Marquis, recently did an in-depth interview with Fashiontribes which reveals all! CLICK HERE for the entire Elite Choice interview.
FOR EXCELLENT QUALITY OF CONTENT & COVERAGE
Blogged.com is a unique blog directory which is made up exclusively of high quality blogs. Their editors review, rate and categorize each blog, filtering out anything that is outdated, irrelevant, or just plain spam. They recently awarded Fashiontribes a 9.5 out of 10 which means they have determined the quality to be "excellent." For the complete rating, CLICK HERE.
FASHIONTRIBES FEATURED IN WWD ON THE WEEDING OUT
& GROWING INFLUENCE OF THE FASHION BLOGGERS
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THE VOX COLLECTIVE LISTS FASHIONTRIBES AS ONE OF THEIR FAVE PLACES TO FIND THE COOLEST DESIGNERS & HOTTEST TRENDS
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FASHIONTRIBES QUOTED IN NEW YORK RESIDENT MAGAZINE FEATURE ABOUT HOW THE GROWING INFLUENCE OF BLOGGING ON FASHION
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IN THEIR HONG KONG FASHION FORUM, INSIDE LABEL WEBZINE RANKS FASHIONTRIBES AS THE #4 U.S. FASHION BLOG OUT THE TOP 50!
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More than 150 blogs & online publishers from around the world are in the running! For more info, CLICK HERE.
FASHIONTRIBES VOTED ONE OF THE TOP 10 ELITE FASHION BLOGS & A TOP 125 OVERALL "ELITE BLOG" BY ELITE CHOICE
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NINA GARCIA DOES A FUN FASHION Q&A WITH FASHIONTRIBES!
With the recent publication of her well-received book on fashion, The Little Black Book of Style, Project Runway star judge (and former Elle editor) Nina Garcia stopped by Fashiontribes to chat about all things, well, fashionable. Find out what her pet fashion peeves are, how to tell a fad from a trend, and what to pack to look fab on the road...and other chic goodies. CLICK HERE for the full interview.
FASHIONTRIBES VOTED ONE OF THE TOP 10 LIFESTYLE BLOGS & ONE OF THE 100 BEST FASHION BLOGS BY THE CUSTOMIZEDGIRL BLOG
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FASHIONTRIBES FEATURED ON GLAM.COM
Glam.com recently published Glam Network Stories, sponsored by Canon, featuring Fashiontribes.com & a few other select members of their Online Publishers Network - including Bag Snob & Kineda - who have been able to quit their day jobs to blog full time. For the full story, CLICK HERE.
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FASHIONTRIBES QUOTED IN FORBES
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FASHIONTRIBES VOTED ONE OF THE TOP 10 BEST U.S. FASHION BLOGS
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FASHIONTRIBES IN THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
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FASHIONTRIBES RANKED #6 FASHION BLOG BY WWD
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FASHIONTRIBES.COM FEATURED IN WWD
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