Edgy Alternative Fashion Bloggers I Love

Fashion

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 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.

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

I love that there are awesome, sassy UK 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.

I’m also kinda disappointed that the very style I spent years trying to find in stores is now everywhere you look, even in street markets.  Which means the market is saturated and everyone has jumped on the grunge/rock chick bandwagon.  Where I used to (and still do) love black leather and studs, I kind of don’t want to wear it anymore because it’s currently the look du jour.

I am just hoping and praying that those god-awful Jeffery Campbell clodhopper ankle boots will die a quick death.  Perhaps I should make a voodoo doll shaped like one and stick pins in it… However, what I do love is the peplum because I suffer from “prego-belly” no matter what I eat, so peplums, along with skater skirts, hide it perfectly!

I’ve also recently discovered a host of awesome online stores, my favourite being MotelRocks.com – oh my, I have about 26 items in my wishlist there and just had to get the Motel Zoe midi dress in purple tiger print that I just died over.  Other stores I love are Missguided, boohoo.comGlamorous and NastyGal (altho NG aren’t UK based).

Motel Rocks Zoe Midi Dress

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

The Dame

  • http://yellowbunting.wordpress.com Daisy

    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

    • http://the-dame.com The Dame

      Hey Daisy, thanks for the fresh links!

  • Alex

    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

    • http://the-dame.com The Dame

      Love the artwork on it Alex and its being worn by El Wood! :)

      • Alex

        aw awesome : D

  • http://urban-roo.com Urban Roo

    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!

  • http://scarletpout.blogspot.com/ Amii

    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 :D 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….

    Amii
    xo

    • http://the-dame.com The Dame

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

  • http://www.saraluxe.com Sara

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

  • http://eeverywomen.blogspot.sk/ izaa

    i followed you hope you follow me back :)
    http://eeverywomen.blogspot.sk/
    love
    Mia

  • Ami

    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

  • http://svartalader.com/ Svarta Läder

    Soooo brave!!. Love it!

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  • Manchester Flik Chik

    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!”