Behind the Blog: Blog Goggles

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

another day in the neighborhood...
all images courtesy of K from Blog Goggles

Sometimes you want a break from "serious" fashion websites and take a walk on the humorous side. Blog Goggles, penned by an American expat in Hong Kong, covers everything from K's unique take on fashion to her love of quirky dogs. It's very difficult to categorize her blog without experiencing it for yourself, but I love surfing the site for visual inspiration and humorous writing. In a "blah blah" black and white world, K sports her bold florals with pride. Please check out her site and let me know what you think!

Five Questions for My Favorite Bloggers

Who are you?

An American gal obsessed with smushed-face dogs, Net-a-Porter, Gossip Girl, and diet coke.

Where are you?

Lan Kwai Fong, Hong Kong

What is the concept behind your blog?

I apparently have way too much free time, so I developed Blog Goggles as a way to use that time semi-constructively and stop the online shopping. I was only sort of successful.

Blog Goggles features a mix of fashion, things that make me laugh, snippets of life in Hong Kong, travel, and dogs in strollers. Fashion is probably my favorite aspect, but if I just listed everything that I find and fall in love with, my blog would basically be a catalog.

Recently I did two features that I loved: a March Fashion Madness, where readers voted for their favorite spring fashion item, and a series on signature style that featured several guest bloggers.

When you are not blogging, what else do you enjoy doing?

Sleeping is a big hobby of mine. So are worrying, visiting the horse races, and online shopping. Sometimes I also relive the glory days by partying til 6 am with my expat gang. Oh, and my boyfriend forces me to do quite a bit of travel (recent trips have included India, Boracay, Milan, Texas, and we're off to Tokyo in a few weeks).

More importantly… what are you wearing?

For clothes, mostly short, printed dresses with sleeves. I have about eight from Milly - same style, just different fabrics. Other recent sources include DVF, Hong Kong stores (Moiselle, Mastina), and H&M.

As for accessories, I have a thousand purses that I rotate, but my current fave is a wicker Kate Spade clutch that holds absolutely nothing. Shoes-wise, I live in Steve Madden nude flats. I swear, they're cool over here! And I cinch all of my printed dresses with a preppy, striped Banana Republic belt.

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K @ Blog Goggles said...

Yay! I love how it came out. Thanks so much for having me :)

P.S. I mentioned it on my blog, as well.

AmyJean said...

Blog Goggles ROCKS!

paula said...

Love this, love her. Great post!

down and out chic said...

fantastic, great post (yay blog goggles!)

sarah said...

love that belt! and i wear nude flats too, i don't care if they are cool here or not! they are very european a mon avis!

vicki archer said...

Great interview, xv.

Dream Sequins said...

It's Blog Goggles love!!!

K: Thanks for doing it! Big fan here, as you know :)

AmyJean: Thanks for visiting! Yes she does rock!

Paula: Thanks for visiting! Glad you enjoyed it.

down and out chic: Loved her pictures...

Sarah: Yes, I totally agree! It's refreshing to see the way she does spring accessories.

vicki archer: Thanks. I'm glad you enjoyed it.

drollgirl said...

love the blog goggles blog -- it is rad!!! and the dresses here are so fab. i want more dresses now. right now.

Fabi said...

i love blog goggles! what a great write up of her amazing blog :)

LiLu said...

Those flats are SO cute! Must have...

MizzJ said...

Love the flats and the wicker clutch, they're so clean cut and summery!

Eyeliah @ said...

thanks, I'm adding her blog to the google reader. :-)

Diana said...


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