Edgy Alternative Fashion Bloggers I Love

January 8, 2013

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Fashion bloggers, all sixty million of them, keep us enthralled and addicted like crack heads. However for me, it can all be a bit samey-samey.  I am not interested in the majority of fashion out there, preferring something a bit more quirky and edgy.

Greaser Girl Style - The Outsiders

I have a different style taste, part goth (love me some all black everything!), part grunge (my heart belongs to the 90’s) and part rockabilly (greaser girls for me!), I guess I could call it Greaser Goth Grunge?  Why not!

Rockabilly Grunge

Me in March 2012 at the artist warehouse I was living in.

So I am always on the look out for alternative fashion bloggers in the UK who embody the edgy style that ticks my boxes. It started with Renee Ruin’s amazing Polyvore sets (you should check out her main site too) and recently I discovered a handful of new UK fashion blogger idols to drool over.

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Here are the edgy and alternative fashion bloggers I love

First up is Strutt. This chick is gorgeous! I have serious hair envy as we wear the same style hair and her untouchable ‘bitch face’ is so rock star.

Then we have Rosie Glow with her tumbling blonde hair, quixotic face and eclectic style.

Rosie Glow Edgy Fashion Blogger

I really adore Sara Luxe because her style is closer to the kind I like and she pairs Primark items with high priced items which I totally dig.  She also has a perfect face!

Sarah Luxe UK Alt Fashion Blogger

Sara Luxe UK Alt Fashion Blogger

I’m a little bit obsessed with the bag o’ sass that is Amy Valentine, I love her cute punky style and her personal styling twists like wearing a skirt over her Motel Rocks green sequin dress.  She also takes really great photos.

Amy Valentine Alternative Fashion Blogger Amy Valentine Alternative Fashion Blogger Amy Valentine Alternative Fashion Blogger Amy Valentine Alternative Fashion Blogger

Last, but not least, Effie’s Makeup Box by make up and nail artist, Heather.  I love her fiery orange hair and her Youtube tutorials.  She also does heaps of rad giveaways πŸ˜‰

Effie's Make Up Box UK Alt Fashion Blogger

Effies Make Up Box UK Alt Fashion Blogger

I love that there are awesome, sassy UK alternative fashion bloggers that I can get inspired by and shop easily through because they don’t all wear super expensive designer clothes.  The majority of big fashion bloggers always seem to be American or from Europe; like Sarah at 5inchandup (who’s gloves I photographed when I met her in February at London Fashion Week) and the stunning Fanny Lyckman (Finland and Sweden respectively), and therefor I sort of can’t relate because they model designer clothing I can’t afford.

One thing I would love for fashion bloggers to end is the same pose they all do, half turned to camera, back leg bent, head tilted to front shoulder in this sort of apologetic/shy body language as if they are slightly embarrassed to be so stylish and fashionable.  I like to see women own their swagger, revel in it, and get other people excited about owning their own image and self worth.

Do you know of any other alternative, edgy, fashion forward bloggers out there?  What’s your take on the current fashion scene?  

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  • Daisy January 8, 2013 at 11:50 am

    i agree wholeheartedly with the poses fashion bloggers do! it’s all so samey and most fashion bloggers bore me now which is a shame cause when i first started reading their blogs i was so inspired!
    saying that there are some that i still love: http://fat-aus.com http://ticktockvintage.blogspot.co.uk and http://www.gabifresh.com

    • The Dame January 9, 2013 at 11:36 am

      Hey Daisy, thanks for the fresh links!

  • Alex January 11, 2013 at 2:11 pm

    wow, beautiful clothes, beautiful style, and beautiful models! I have to agree with you on your views of alternative fashion, I also like to put my own stamp on it with a little bit of quirkiness, I tend to do the same as you seem to describe to do and take a little bit from genres and eras I love, I’m kind of a punk girl and buy quite a lot from disturbia clothing. take a look at my new dress, I hope you love it as much as I do. http://www.rebelstateclothing.com/Product-911/Disturbia-Clothing/Vest-Dress/Disturbia-Hart-Vest-Dress-Grey Alex

    • The Dame January 11, 2013 at 9:47 pm

      Love the artwork on it Alex and its being worn by El Wood! πŸ™‚

      • Alex January 16, 2013 at 2:12 pm

        aw awesome : D

  • Urban Roo January 24, 2013 at 9:48 pm

    First let me just say that absolutely LOVE Amy’s style! I wish I could have hair like that!!

    I also agree about the poses. The same thing over and over is boring! I want fashion in the REAL world. It’s refreshing to see something new.

    Thanks again for sharing these bloggers! I’m in the US but love some UK fashion!

  • Amii March 10, 2013 at 10:31 pm

    Yes!!!!!! A million times yes. Its so worth it to find some proper stand out blogs! You’ve just given me some awesome new blogs to read πŸ˜€ thank you!

    Also; I can totally relate, I’d probably fall under the greaser Goth grunge category too! Just can’t say goodbye to black….


    • The Dame March 11, 2013 at 12:14 pm

      Glad you like my finds Amii, I think your blog is so cute!

  • Sara March 28, 2013 at 6:47 pm

    aww hun, thankyou so much for including me in this – I am actually speechless ! x

  • izaa July 13, 2013 at 11:30 am

    i followed you hope you follow me back πŸ™‚

  • Ami July 18, 2013 at 9:21 pm

    such a great collection of blogs<3

    and I totally agree with you that the fact that 'rocker girl' is so in right now is kind of vexing, even though now it's laughably easy to buy studded/leather/etc stuff in practically any high street shop… I'm usually not like that, but come on, I was searching for stuff like that for years, I listen to metal but I like fashion and for a year now everyone has spiked bracelets?? please no

  • Svarta LΓ€der July 21, 2013 at 5:38 pm

    Soooo brave!!. Love it!

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  • Manchester Flik Chik October 19, 2014 at 3:54 pm

    What a great compilation of bad-ass bloggers! My punk/rock/grunge style has changed recently to more a edgy urban look since I started seeing 15 year old IT girls coming out of Miss Selfridge with my exact look because “OMG it’s so on-trend!”