Major points to anyone who noticed the new header font, but that is not the only thing changing around here! I made the switch from Blogger to WordPress exactly a year ago (see the first post!) and If I Were Artemis will be three years old this summer; it’s time to kick things up a notch!
I’ve been getting new followers and a noticeable increase in traffic from sites like Pinterest and Tumblr, so I want to make sure you guys are getting reliable and quality content! You deserve it!
In order to do that, I am streamlining the content of If I Were Artemis to make sure everyone knows what this site is all about: style, design + my personal work in both categories.
I decided to create visuals for the segments you will see the most often, almost like weekly and monthly columns, so we can keep it all straight!
I am really getting into what is happening with menswear. Although the primary audience of this blog is made up of ladies, we can’t forget about what the gentlemen are up to!
Every Monday, you can expect menswear specific editorials + campaigns, as well as posts about new designers and innovations in the industry. Look happy people, sharp dressed men are headed your way.
Photo: Balmain Homme Fall 2010
One of the main reasons I started If I Were Artemis was so that I could share my work with the world. Granted, what I have considered work has changed a lot over the years (I used to post my drawings and paintings, if you can believe that!) but the desire for this blog to be a portfolio of sorts remains the same.
Every Wednesday, I will show you either a project I have been working on for VCU Fashion Merchandising, some design work for Bought With Blood, DIY projects, or my personal style.
Design posts have slowly but surely been creeping into the content on Artemis ever since I discovered my love of branding last year. I decided to quit fighting it, and give Design a permanent place in the line up!
Every Friday, I will share a new product, packaging, re-branding projects by graphic designers, work by typographers, and whatever other cool, innovative stuff comes my way. You can expect the content to be something like this…
The days in-between will be “free days” devoted to the usual fashion and style posts. A little runway here, a little editorial there, you know the drill.
The next columns will be once every month!
I’ve already posted the first official Model of the Month segment with Willy Cartier, so there is really nothing new happening here! You can expect one every month about up and coming models or even career reviews of the established superstars.
Header image: Edita Vilkeviciute (still searching for the photographer!)
I’ve done this a few times before as well, but I love it, so why not do it every month?
Basically, my University VCU has every single Vogue ever in these huge, bound books in the library. I go scan all the photos, crop them, edit them a little and post them here for you to enjoy. Emphasis has been on the 1950s and 1960′s so far, but you are more than welcome to request a decade or year. I am here to serve!
I am always so inspired by what has been done in the past, and I hope you will enjoy this segment as much as I will!
The last and final monthly segment is probably going to be my favorite. It’s called Blog Envy (mainly because I already have a category for that) but I won’t restrict it to just blogs.
You see that pretty little tab on the top left called “Inspiration”? Well it’s full of fabulous sites that you guys don’t click on because it’s just black text to you. I don’t blame you, I wouldn’t either! So every month, I am going to pick a few fashion and lifestyle blogs, tumblrs, retail sites, etc. to share so we can all be envious that this awesomeness does not belong to/was not created by us. I want Blog Envy to be a place for you to find great sites without having to dig around on the Internet, because I live for that sorta thing. I’ll do the cool hunting for you. Sound like a plan?
That’s it for now!
I know this was a lot of info for you, but I’ve wanted to do an overhaul of Artemis for a long time. I was very sick for a few weeks and had free time to step away from posting daily and think about the kind of blog I want to have.
This is where I have been,
My first post, awww
The site on Blogger was a little bit of a mess, but I was learning!
The original header was at the top! Whoa
And with your continued support, who knows how far this could go! I want create a better blog for you, and I want to strengthen my own online communication skills to have a chance of making it in this crazy, Internet obsessed world.
Thank you to everyone who reads, comments, shares and supports me in my blogging adventures. I appreciate all of you so very much.