Sunday, January 15, 2012

Binzento's TOP 3's: Blogger Edition

Being somewhat new to the blogging business, setting Binzento Vincente a part from other blogs and able to create an independent "Binzento" style is important. On the other hand however, I find it also significant for me to learn a few things from successful local and international blogs. 

From being absolutely clueless about blogging, to finally establishing Binzento Vincente in Summer 2011. I owe a few thanks to the following bloggers. Reading their blogs gave me inspiration, and it's admiring to see how each of them displays a unique style of writing, taste and interest. Here is my little 2011 last quarter TOP 3 picks: Blogger Edition: I) International Fashion Bloggers II) Local Fashion Bloggers III) Lifestyle Bloggers

TOP 3 Picks: International Fashion Bloggers

1) Chiara Ferragni (The Blonde Salad) - The girl with all the high fashion street style
Chiara Ferragni 
Photo source: "The Blonde Salad"

Italian blogger Chiara Ferragni lauched "The Blonde Salad" in 2009. With all her breath-taking street style inspiration, "The Blonde Salad" immediately became a big hit. Chiara was named by the New York Times: "Biggest Breakout Street-style Star of the Year (2009)". "The Blonde Salad" success have landed Chiara major collaboration opportunities with big fashion house such as Louis Vuitton, Dior, Mango and Kenzo. Chiara also launched her very own shoe line: Chiara Ferragni. As of recent, "The Blonde Salad" ranked #26 as the most influential fashion blog in the world by

2) Pelayo Diaz aka Prince Pelayo (Kate Loves Me) - The boy that stimulates your men's fashion senses
Prince Pelyao
Photo source: "Kate Loves Me"

Blogger since 2007, Pelayo exhibited some of the most stunning men's fashion style ideas to his readers. Based from London, Pelayo's fashion instincts + good looks makes him look good in almost anything.  He quickly became one of my favourite bloggers to follow in 2011. "Kate Loves Me" blog was more of an inspirational blog for me though. Reading "Kate Loves Me" often triggers my creativity side of my brain dramatically :)

3) Ryoko Otsuka (Ryoko Otsuka Official Blog) - The girl who gets the best of both Western and Eastern fashions
Ryoko Otsuka
Photo source: Ryoko Otsuka Official Blog
To keep up with my love of Japanese fashion, Ryoko's official fashion blog is my source. Aside from her regular fashion inspiration. Ryoko is one of ELLE girl Japan's official bloggers. I find Ryoko loves to blend 60's fashion style and give it a little twist with modern Japanese flare. When Binzento asked Ryoko what was her most memorable moments of 2011, she replied with a sentimental answer: "大切な人の笑顔と涙" - "The smiles and tears of loved ones". Much ❤.

TOP 3 Picks: Local (YYC) Fashion Bloggers

1) Ania B (Ania B Blog) - The girl who is dangerously stylish
Ania B 
Photo courtesy: "Ania B Blog"
The first YYC fashion blogger I've been reading is Ania B, who was previously featured in Binzento Vincente's "Real People with Real Styles". Ania always amazes me with her photos. A fashion model herself, she has no trouble posing for beautiful photos. What surprises me the most though, she also does photography. Ania B blog is not only about street style and fashion behind the manipulated camera angles. It's also about everyday life runway, featuring people she finds interesting. Her blog shed lights to the potential growth of young fashion talents in YYC.

2) Amy Nelson (Amy Flying Kite) - The girl that made vintage rock!
Amy Nelson
Photo courtesy: "Amy Flying Kite"
Like vintage looks? Then like "Amy Flying Kite". She's got it all, in that matter. Her vintage styles are very creative. I actually didn't start reading Amy's blog until I met her personally at one of the YYC events in November 2011. Her blog and photo inspiration never fail to give me the sense of "LOVE & PEACE & HOPE". I am almost confident to say that there is no comparison in this city to her bohemian style blog and idea.

3) KD Faustino (The Girl With The Messy Hair) - The girl who really doesn't have the messy hair :)
KD Faustino
Photo courtesy: "The Girl With The Messy Hair"
Anyone who reads local fashion blog will know "The Girl With The Messy Hair" - KD Faustino. Binzento Vincente was invited to guest blog for her in October 2011 and it was a great expereince. :) Infiltrated the YYC fashion blogging scene from the Philippines last year, "The Girl With The Messy Hair" was quickly named one of fifteen fashion blog to follow by "The Girl With The Messy Hair" has always been a high profile fashion style blog in YYC. I believe simplicity is one of the key elements to "The Girl With The Messy Hair" success. KD recently also won the Model Muse competition hosted by Holt Renfrew Canada. Keep it up KD! xx

TOP 3 Picks: Lifestyle Bloggers

1) Jasmine Webber (DRESS ME BLOG) - The girl who is a collaborator of Binzento Vincente
Jasmine Webber
Photo courtesy: "DRESS ME BLOG"
I love DRESS ME BLOG. She brings me back to my home (Hong Kong). Jasmine Webber is an European fashion styling girl who migrated to Asia few years ago. Her blog features fashion news, designers (both local and international), and art shows that I dearly miss when I was in Hong Kong. DRESS ME BLOG will be collaborating with Binzento Vincente this month. Be sure to look out for it :). OHHH did I mention? Jasmine is selected as 1 of 25 worldwide bloggers by Marie Claire Magazine and nominated for the "Blog Twitter Awards". 

2) Ryan Massel (Mr. Fabulous) - The boy who is fabulously witty!
Ryan Massel
Photo courtesy: "Mr. Fabulous"
Just how fabulous is Ryan Massel - The Mr. Fabulous? All I can say is, you won't be disappointed. I found myself getting to know Ryan better on a personal level recently. One of the biggest similarities between Mr. Fab and Binzento is that We are both WORKAHOLICS! I like how Mr. Fabulous is bold and original. Opinions are from the bottom of his heart and truthful. Need an advice on a purchase? Ask Ryan and listen to what he thinks, he will give you the most honest opinion with a witty twist (in a good and funny way) :)

3) Miss Fong (Miss Fong in Hong Kong) - The girl who is the most mysterious blogger ever
Miss Fong?
Photo Courtesy: "Miss Fong From Hong Kong"

Miss Fong - I don't even know her real name - is a mysterious lady whose blog I stumbled across by accident. Her blog retells her daily encounters, and her critique on the specific situation. I always get a good laugh reading her posts, and not embarrassed to pass them along to my colleagues so that THEY can have a good laugh on their lousy work day. Her sense of humour is what makes her blog attractive. Her original cartoons is what makes it lively. Interestingly, as simple as her cartoons looked, I can always paint a vivid picture of her daily experience.

Well there you have it! My TOP 3 lists of blogger picks. Finally, be sure to take a moment to vote for Binzento Vincente in "Canadian Blog Awards" for "2011 Best New Canadian Blog"!!

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  1. Cool article!! I didn't know many of these bloggers...

    Please look at my blog, and follow if you like it.

    Thanks! x

  2. Thanks for the kind words, and yes followed your blog :)