Long week. Was with family to send my stepmother Shirley to the great beyond yesterday. Would have been 48 this August.
But as my dad–and that show with Corky–says, life goes on.
As does this blog…
This week I head to the land of the ice and snow as well as black metal, wood and recycling to hang with a budding designer from Norway.
Mesdames et messieurs, bienvenue s’il vous plaît mon premier « Le suivre vendredi » pour juin 2011, Anika de By Anika !
I found Anika through the Full Time Fabulous Community, possibly through their Facebook page. I recall seeing a number of exchanges between a few of us on Twitter one day, and while I don’t recall the circumstances, I knew it was only a matter of time and opportunity before I would have her here.
As stated earlier, Anika is a budding designer who expresses her self through reconstructing clothing and designing other pieces–such as this dress that was a scarf–to fit her, and whose philosophy is about embracing who you are and letting the naysayers be damned. As such, Anika offers her big heart in a myriad of ways, such as featuring some of her favorite bloggers, sharing inspirational posts regarding self-worth, posts from her participation in Friend Friday and much, much more.
Why should you add By Anika to your reading list? Because you enjoy seeing bloggers help their fellow bloggers out, you love finding blogs from places where one would not expect fashion bloggers to be, or you love a woman who loves animal print.
Why should you not add By Anika to your reading list? Because you think leopard print belongs in 1980s New Jersey, you prefer Ikea over wood and you’re a member of… oh I can’t be bothered.