If you've stuck with a fashion blog for long enough, it's always a fun trip down e-memory lane to visit its humble beginnings. And if you just got hooked on fashion's web-crack recently, a click through the archives is an awesome (and sometimes hilarious) way to get an idea of how your favorite blogger got started. Because, style is always evolving, even for the hottest fashion-things out there. Click through for then-and-now pics of fashion's It-Bloggers, as well as a sneak peek at Refinery29, 1.0!
Style Rookie www.thestylerookie.com
Start Date: March 31, 2008
The pocket-sized blogger was even tinier when she started out at the ripe age of 11. Since then, Tavi has traveled into the world far beyond her suburban hometown outside Chicago, and her fashion sense, writing, and even her hair have stirred the fashion pot. Style Rookie? In a couple years—months even, at the rate she's growing—she might not be able to use the novice moniker anymore!
Sea of Shoes www.seaofshoes.com
Start Date: April 2007
The blog started off as a mother-daughter project filled with collages and enough shoe-shots to last a foot fetishist a lifetime. The blog slowly transformed into Jane's own personal site where we saw her tastes mature, develop, and get a whole lot less boho (thank God).
See Bryanboy, Fashion Toast, Susie Bubble, and The Sartorialist's transformations by reading the rest on Refinery29!