Thursday, 18 March 2010
See the Basse Mode button on the right? It's part of a new project I'm working on with a couple of other bloggers, Lauren and Fi.
Lauren and Fi were chatting about the idea of a magazine full of real women on Twitter, and I butted in with a lot of enthusiasm for the idea. Lauren has written this lovely piece on the website summing up what the magazine is all about:
Basse Mode is, or will be, a real life hard copy magazine. One that you can buy in bookshops, or newsagents, one with beautiful images and thick paper.
Basse Mode is a magazine about what real women wear, feel and believe.
Basse Mode is a magazine built for normal everyday women. We know that the feeling of flicking through a glossy magazine can’t be beaten. However, all the magazines feature the same thing – unwearable looks, unaffordable clothes, and an emphasis on being and looking the same as one another. We want to condense all the brilliance that the fashion blogging world has to offer into something that we can put on the coffee table. That we can show off on the coffee table. A beautiful documentation of what real women wear, what real people think, and things that actually affect our lives. Nothing like this has ever been done before, but we think it could be brilliant.
So far, we've had lots of fantastic interest from a lovely group of people looking to get involved, and a lot of them have written blog posts and tweeted about the project. Which is where we need your help! The more publicity we get about this project, the more likely it is that we can get some backing and get going with project Basse Mode. We want this to be a magazine filled with high street fashion, Etsy & Folksy jewellery picks, craft tutorials and plenty of blogger input.
Think it's a great idea? Please feel free to blog about it then and let us know, or tweet about it (we're on there too @bassemode) Want to get involved? Comment on here or on the site and we'll add you to the list!