Tuesday, October 19, 2010

My 1000th Post!


Today is an important one in the life of this blog. This is my 1000th post! I started this blog in January of 2006 as a way of sharing my love of vintage clothing from my unique perspective of a being a fashion designer and an experienced seamstress. It has evolved over the years into a way to share my extensive archive and library with you. I wish to thank all of you who are devoted readers of my blog. It is truly a labor of love, one from which I derive the deepest satisfaction. Let's get started on the second thousand, shall we?

I thought you might enjoy a look at some of the highlights of the past:

My first post from back in January 2006 no longer has the original pictures. I was still trying to figure out how to use Blogger at that point! My second post in the same month talked about the design technique of balancing asymmetry and showed a dress I was selling on eBay. That's my old mannequin. I used her for several years, but she is now long gone.

The post that has gotten the most views over the years is one from May 2009 entitled, "My Cinderella Dress". There must be a lot of people searching for Cinderella dresses out there!

The second most popular post was one I did about 1950s prom dresses in March of 2009. Hmmm, I sense a theme here!


The post that got the most attention and the highest number of comments ever was the one I did about Fraudulent Label Switching in the vintage industry in January of this year. It took months of research to pull this post together and I feel it is some of the most important work I've ever done.

My favorite post is one I wrote in August 2008. I poured my heart and soul into "An Ode to My Grandmother", the most important woman to have touched my life.

34 comments:

casey said...

Congratulations on 1000 posts!!! Wow... what an accomplishment. I have so enjoyed reading your thoughtful, inspiring and often instructive (such as the label one) posts--your blog has definitely been on my daily visits list since I first subscribed. Keep it up!!! :)

♥ Casey | blog

FairyFiligree said...

Congrats! That is very many posts. I read the post about your grandma and it's a pity it only got 6 comments because it is really a very warm and touching story reflecting a happy childhood memory. My blog just turned one year old yesterday so it's still relatively a baby but it's been fun all the way too. Take care & all the best for the next lot of posts....

Couture Allure Vintage Fashion said...

Thank you Casey and Fairy! It is a joy to know I have you as regular readers.

Deja Pseu said...

Congratulations and keep up the great work!

Erin said...

Congrats on the milestone! It's great to be able to share your passion and knowledge with others and we very much appreciate it. I've seen a lot of dresses on this site that have inspired my sewing. Maybe someday I'll lose enough weight to fit into actual vintage dresses and buy some from your store!

Couture Allure Vintage Fashion said...

Thank you Pseu and Erin! I truly love doing this every day.

puddin said...

Kudos for such an accomplisment, and the touching post about grandma.

BaronessVonVintage said...

wow, that's amazing. CONGRATS!! Thank you being such a constant source of fantastic information about vintage fashion.

Couture Allure Vintage Fashion said...

Thank you puddin and Baroness! It's wonderful to know there are so many vintage fashion lovers out there.

Sheila said...

Congratulations, Jody! Count me as one of your loyal readers - I adore vintage clothing and you write very informatively and very well, I might add. My favourite recent posts were/are the etiquette ones, but the label switching one had me running to check all my tags!

Well done, and here's to the next 1000!

Renée T. Bouchard said...

Congratulations on your 1000th post! That is truly impressive. I love your blog because you are so obviously an expert in your field, a rarity in many blogs I've seen. I love the photos, the info, the history- it's all great. Thanks for sticking with it! :)

Alicia said...

Congratulations! I'm always learning new things from your wonderful blog, and look forward to the posts to come.

I just read your fraudulent label article, which you linked to in your post... wow. This issue never even occurred to me, and I'm so glad you linked back to that post today. I'll have to check out some of my designer vintage when I get home! I do have a fitted 50s cocktail sheath with a Lilli Ann label that I bought on ebay a few years ago. It's a gorgeous, quality dress, but I wonder now if it's falsely labelled.

Couture Allure Vintage Fashion said...

Sheila, I'm so glad you are enjoying the Friday Charm School posts.
Renee, when I started this blog almost 5 years ago, I never thought it would take me where it has.
Alicia, Lilli Ann did produce dresses, but the label shown in that article was an obvious fake.
Thank you all for being here!

Kathleen C. said...

Congratulations on your milestone!
I enjoy your posts very much and love your photos. I hope to still be reading at your 2000th post!!!

Trudy Callan said...

Congratulations on reaching 100 posts. You have a wonderful blog. Thank you for all you do.

Trudy Callan said...

I just reread the story of you and your grandmother. It is such a touching story. How fortunate you were to have her in your life and for the memories and inspiration and knowledge she has passed on to you.

Couture Allure Vintage Fashion said...

Kathleen, I hope I'll still be here then!

Trudy, thank you! I was very lucky to have had her in my life.

K.Line said...

Felicitations! You are a blog staple at this point. :-) I love to see the beautiful photos you post and I did love the label post. I'll have to go back and read the one about your granny...

cellar door said...

Congratulations on your 1000th post!You have a lovely blog I spend hours reading it!

Couture Allure Vintage Fashion said...

Thank you both, K Line and cellar door! I appreciate you being here to help in the celebration!

lori said...

Wonderful! And congratulations. I've never seen the Cinderella dress - I'm dying. How gorgeous.

Anyway, please keep it up. The world is so grim now and it's so wonderful to come here for a moment in the morning and just see beautiful, well-made clothing. At times like this, we all need a bit more elegance in our life and blogs are a wonderful diversion.

gina said...

Congratulations!

Couture Allure Vintage Fashion said...

I loved that Cinderella movie when I was growing up and I can still sing all the songs. Thanks, Lori!

Amanda said...

Congrats on your 1000th post! I adore your blog.

Best Wishes,
Amanda

13bees said...

congratulations! to a 1000 more!

Gladys said...

CONGRATULATIONS! Jody I haven't missed a post since I found you. You are what I read on my break. Thank you so much for your site!

Couture Allure Vintage Fashion said...

Thank you Amanda and 13bees. It's so wonderful to have you here.

And Gladys, my day wouldn't be complete without you!

Mad Scientist said...

Congratulations and thank you so very much for all the effort you put into these daily posts. I'm not into fashion, but I enjoy your blog a great deal.

Mariajo said...

Many Congratulations!! I am looking forward to the next 1000! You are a wonderful inspiration.Thank You
Mariajo

MC said...

Jody,

Congratulations! What a great accomplishment. Your blog is one of my daily must-reads. I've learned so much from it! You're such a class act. :-)

Here's to (at least!) 1,000 more.

Melissa

Couture Allure Vintage Fashion said...

Thank you Mad Scientist, Mariajo, and MC! Here's hoping I make it to 2000 posts!

Trudy Callan said...

I just wanted to add that I am enjoying the charm school posts very much! I actually think about them when I go out and find myself applying them. So thank you. I hope you continue with them.

Couture Allure Vintage Fashion said...

Thanks Trudy! I have at least a few more weeks of Friday Charm School.

Bonita said...

Congratulations! I'm certainly looking forward to the next 1,000! I've been reading your blog since the beginning of the year -- and then you did that story about my mom, Lois, and her wedding suit -- she still talks about it! I look forward to reading whenever you have a new post. Thanks for educating me, Jodi! Congratulations again!

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