Friend Friday: Blogger Award Nominations

Welcome to the beginning of the first ever FBFF blogger awards. Here’s how it works: Today participating FBFF bloggers will post their nominations in the 10 chosen categories. Those nominations will be tallied this weekend. The top three blogs for each category will then be put up for a vote to anyone and everyone. And then the winners in each of the 10 categories will be announced. Exciting!! And how perfect is this little FBFF challenge with the Grammy’s happening a couple weekends ago and the Oscars this weekend?

For me, narrowing down the blogs I read and just pinpointing 10 that I think excel in all these areas is a little difficult. There are so many bloggers out there who are really amazing. They have spunk, charisma, charm and grace. Jointly we blog about fashion and beauty but we also blog about so much more. So, here’s to all the bloggers out there who are trying to make a go of this little blogging hobby. Thank you for everything you do.

1. Creative Juices (most creative) HELLO, MONKEYFACE – I love what Monk has going on her blog. She manages anonymity while getting great photos that include her look from head to toe – not everyone can manage that with as much style and class as she does. Plus I’m pretty much jealous of her whole wardrobe. Big time honorable mention goes to Little Tin Soldier.


2. The Real Deal (authenticity) MISS VINYL AHOY – Thanks to blogging, Suze is someone I’ve gotten to know over the last several months and she is as authentic as they come. Her style is completely original and unique. She’s not afraid to take fashion chances and she shares her life with her readers in such an open and sincere way that you feel close to her – or at least I do and I’ve never met her in person. We’re secretly twins only I wear all the black clothes and she wears all the color.

3. Spark Notes (most helpful) GRIT AND GLAMOUR – Vahni has personally helped me through a number of blogging dilemmas in the last year. She shares her amazing knowledge of blogging with all of us with her posts (not to mention the Build a Better Blog page) and often guest blogs for IFB to further share pertinent blog information.  Plus she was one of the first bloggers to give FBFF a chance. Honorable mention to Beautifully Invisible – without her I wouldn’t have been able to make the wordpress switch.

4. Newbie (best blogger under a year old) STYLE UNDERDOG – She’s all about the Style Nation, having been blogging less than a year and already helping to plan a Fashion Blogger Meet-up in Vegas. Her sense of style is excellent, her closet is deep and she’s a great mother. Oh and she’s obsessed with Angry Birds – love that game too!  Honorable mention to The House in the Clouds – Love. Her. Style.


5. Can You Hear Me Now (most connected) STATEMENTS IN FASHION – Her Twitter Tuesday feature is the perfect example of how well-connected Collette is. She’s a Twitter fiend, is great with emails, is starting her own fashion-inspired online magazine and has taken the blogging world by storm in less than a year’s time. How’s that for connected? You can check out the beginnings of her magazine at The Fashion 411. I, for one, am really looking forward to seeing this come alive and helping in the process. She’s still looking to fill a few spots, so send Collette a note if you’re interested.

6. If I had a Hammer (best DIY) A BEAUTIFUL MESS – Elsie is the mastermind behind Project Restyle, which has dozens of bloggers looking to re-use and re-purpose the things they already have to create something new and exciting. Plus she makes her own clothing and has a killer sense of design. If I wasn’t on my shopping diet till June I would so be buying one of the new dresses featured on her site now. The Lemon Pie Dress is really spectacular.

7. Tribe Leader (blogger who leads others and brings them together) KENDI EVERYDAY – Without a doubt Kendi is a Tribe Leader extraordinaire. Her 30 for 30 Challenge, which started out as a personal quest has turned into an event that hundreds of bloggers take part in each season. And I love the fact that she is still so down to earth and real. Honorable mention to Jennine from The Coveted who is the inventor of IFB.

8. Practically Perfect (most fashionable) THE DAYBOOK – How in the world can I name one blogger in this category? But seriously, Sydney’s sense of style is something I never get tired of. I’m pretty sure I would willing rock any item in her closet and all the looks she puts together. Plus, I love that all her fashion choices are totally realistic – no crazy expensive designers most of us can’t afford. Just great looks. Oh and I’m totally jealous she can pull off the blonde hair so well.

9. Paint by Numbers (best beauty blogger) KANDEE JOHNSON – I realized as I was trying to come up with my favorite that I don’t read too many beauty blogs. But Kandee is my favorite beauty vlogger and since she’s got a blog to back up her YouTube channel I think that counts. You’ve got to check out her costume makeup tutorials! Astounding.

10. Renaissance Woman/Man (best all around blogger, fashion, beauty, lifestyle) PRETTY SHINY SPARKLY – To me Kristina is the epitome of an excellent all-around blogger. She’s got DIY posts, videos, recipes, how-tos, outfit of the day posts and to top it off she’s a class act – responding to emails, tweets, and offering helpful advice to beginner bloggers.

Well, that’s a wrap for me. It’s amazingly hard to narrow this list down to the ones I have here. There are so many spectacular bloggers out there. Which category is your favorite and who would you nominate?

Katy Rose

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  2. ByAnika

    I love your pics sweetheart! Such a great idea, and so hard to single out bloggers. I like that you give honorary mentions, I am working on my post now and will do the same I think.

    Have a great Friday!

    xx Anika

    1. katy_rose1 Post author

      Anika, the honorary mention allowed me to at least recognize a couple of the other bloggers that I love and would have mentioned if I had the chance. A few of the other bloggers have done the same thing.

    1. katy_rose1 Post author

      So true! She’s been nominated in that category by almost every blogger that I’ve read through so far.

    1. katy_rose1 Post author

      Thanks Collette. You’re getting a number of nominations. People are loving how genuine you are and what you have managed to accomplish in such a short time.

    1. katy_rose1 Post author

      I think it’s great that you left some of them blank if you couldn’t think of a nominee. And thanks for still participating instead of sitting this one out without a response for each one!

    1. katy_rose1 Post author

      Agrees! I like that there are some bloggers who nominated a whole list of bloggers that I’ve never heard of! This diversity in the industry is one of the things I love.

    1. katy_rose1 Post author

      No problem! It happens to a lot of us the first time around. Next week you’ll have it down to a science and it will be a piece of cake!! Welcome to the group.

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    1. katy_rose1 Post author

      The beauty blogger was the hardest for me. That’s why I went a little outside the box and named a vlogger/blogger.

    1. katy_rose1 Post author

      Kendi is getting nominations in so many categories. I suppose that makes her superbly versatile!

    1. katy_rose1 Post author

      Agreed! I went through and made a list of my favorites and then filled in which category they could work for. And then it was hard to narrow it down from there.

    1. katy_rose1 Post author

      V – you are rocking the Spark Notes category, and deservedly so! Also, if you want to post later in the weekend or the beginning of next week you are welcome to do so. Hope your trip is going well!! – Katy

    1. katy_rose1 Post author

      I’m only 20 blogs into the list and have already found a number of new blogs to follow. It’s going to be a long fun weekend in front of my computer.

    1. katy_rose1 Post author

      I think that is one of the best parts. My blogroll is going to grow considerably in the days ahead from all the new blogs I’m going to love.

    1. katy_rose1 Post author

      You’re welcome! It was so hard to pick just one blog for each category. Your blog is really amazing for the short time you have been at this. I’m in awe.

    1. katy_rose1 Post author

      Collette is a superwoman! If her blog popularity in such a short time is any indication, her magazine is going to be a household name in less than a year.

    1. katy_rose1 Post author

      Thanks. I liked that this was a break from the typical FBFF posts, while still keeping the community aspect.

    1. katy_rose1 Post author

      For me too! This post took my almost 3 hours to compose and edit. So many great bloggers and only 10 categories.

    1. katy_rose1 Post author

      I don’t know about being a trailblazer, but I am certainly loving FBFF and all the great bloggers that are getting nominated.

    1. katy_rose1 Post author

      Thanks Lynzy! This has been such a big deal, I’m thinking it will need to be an annual thing.

    1. katy_rose1 Post author

      Thanks Liz. I didn’t think I’d be getting nominated for any of these categories, so it is flattering to see the people naming me in one of the categories.

    1. katy_rose1 Post author

      LOL, Kristina – You totally deserve it. Your blog is amazing and totally an inspiration to me. Every time I read it I think I need to step-up my blogging!

    1. katy_rose1 Post author

      Agreed – we are all winners. But I think just being a blog reader makes us qualified to nominate. We read and know what we like and don’t.

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    1. katy_rose1 Post author

      This will totally have to become an annual thing! And I think nearly everyone is naming Vahni as their choice for #3. She’s a guru.

    1. katy_rose1 Post author

      Take a look at them! They are some of my ultimate favorites. I think I have profiled almost everyone of the blogs mentioned, so you can read more about them on ModlyChic too- if you are interested.

    1. katy_rose1 Post author

      it’s the journalist in me coming out… what we do is worth so much more than fancy pics. We need to have a heart and soul in what we do. (Although good pics are super important too.) You deserve the nomination!

  5. stephanie

    This was my very fisrt post for FBFF and it was soooo very exciting. So many amazing nominations, and so many amazing bloggers to choose from!. I just loved being apart of the group, and be able to voice my opinions. Happy blogging everyone.
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    1. katy_rose1 Post author

      Welcome to the group, you picked a really great week to start FBFF-blogging! Looking forward to seeing you back here in the week’s ahead.

    1. katy_rose1 Post author

      This post took me longer to write than any other FBFF post to date. It was just too much to pick just one, but It’s pretty exciting to see the diversity we have in the nominations.

    1. katy_rose1 Post author

      So far, I’d say that is true. I’ve gone through and begun tallying the first 20 blogs and I think Vahni has made the list every time. She’s a superstar!

    1. katy_rose1 Post author

      Welcome! I’m sure with today’s topics you’ll find plenty of new blogs to fill your google reader and keep you busy this whole weekend. 😉

    1. katy_rose1 Post author

      LOL You are not alone in being unable to pick. Several people have left categories blank, given honorary mentions or named the same blog in different categories.

  6. violette

    I also agree with most of your nominations! There are so many talented bloggers!

    I really enjoyed doing this little nomination thing and checking out other people’s nominations because you might discover blogs you don’t know yet!

    -Violette from rose&violette
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    1. katy_rose1 Post author

      Agreed! I’ve already come across a number of nominations that I had never heard of before, and I’ve bookmarked a number of them.

    1. katy_rose1 Post author

      That’s one of the best parts about this… meeting new bloggers and finding new favorites.

    1. katy_rose1 Post author

      My list has certainly grown in the last day. By the time I finish reading through all the participating blogs and their nominations I’m sure my blogroll will have practically doubled.

    1. katy_rose1 Post author

      LOL But you’re my long-lost twin.. how could I not nominate you? Besides I’m not alone in my nod – several other bloggers listed you in a variety of fields.

    1. katy_rose1 Post author

      And you’ve gotten a number of nominations in various categories. I love to see so many of the FBFFers being given props in these award fields.

    1. katy_rose1 Post author

      Sherry, Welcome to the group. I’m glad you are participating this week. And trust me not every post is as difficult to write as this week’s was.

    1. katy_rose1 Post author

      Totally jealous of your NYFW experience – even if it would take a while to catch up. The whole thing sounds amazing. I’m keeping my fingers crossed to be able to attend in the Fall.

    1. katy_rose1 Post author

      I think a number of the usual FBFF bloggers did the same as you. The number of participants is lower than usual, but it’s still fun to read all the nominations and meet new blogs.

    1. katy_rose1 Post author

      Glad you liked this FBFF theme. After the success of it this year it is sure to become an annual event!

    1. katy_rose1 Post author

      Stay tuned… I hope to announce the final nominations by the middle of the week. It is going to be a hard call in some of the categories.

    1. katy_rose1 Post author

      Mattie – I’m thrilled you got involved after being nominated. That’s completely what FBFF is all about – spreading the blogger love.

    1. katy_rose1 Post author

      It certainly was a difficult one for your first time. But also a fun topic to jump in on! Looking forward to reading your responses on the other topics we cover.

    1. katy_rose1 Post author

      Linley – You are getting mad love from so many of the bloggers and the best newcomer!! Can’t wait to do the final tally and post it for everyone to see and vote on.

    1. katy_rose1 Post author

      Probably! So far I think it has been a great experiment for the group. And I love reading all the nominations.

  7. Casee Marie

    Love your choices! There are a lot of new-to-me blogs on there so I’m excited to check them all out.

    I finally finished mine – it was so hard to pick, especially for someone like me who was blessed with the indecision gene. (It’s also my first official post as a FBFF member so hopefully I did everything right!) This was such a great idea and so fun to take part in, so thank you for coming up with the idea!

    1. katy_rose1 Post author

      Welcome to the group. You picked a great week to get involved, but also a difficult week in terms of narrowing down the field. I’ll be checking out your post soon!

    1. katy_rose1 Post author

      Linda, glad to hear this made your tough week a little better! I love your blog and the completely unique aspect of it!! Keep up the great work.

  8. Style Underdog

    No Way! Thanks Katy, I’m kind of floored right now (shhhh, I’m at work, I’m rebel, I know). Thanks for writing I’m a good mom, that touched my heart. I’m loving all you chose. Going to do some more work then play Angry Birds with my co-workers. Tweet.

    1. katy_rose1 Post author

      LOL! You crack me up. But you deserve the award, and apparently I’m not alone in thinking that. I’ve seen your name pop up on several blogs for various nominations.

  9. Carrie

    I’m so happy to learn about you – Katie from Fashions Maven nominated me for The Real Deal (authenticity) category and I could have just cried. Okay I might have cried a little. It really turned a tough week around + I’m getting to come in contact w/so many other bloggers to add sweet on top of sweet.

    Thanks very much!
    Carrie
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    1. katy_rose1 Post author

      Carrie, congrats on the nomination, I’m so glad to hear it made your day. I love how little things like that can turn an entire day or week around! Feel free to join the FBFF group and take part in this great community on a more regular basis.

  10. Lori's Wardrobe

    This was so much harder than I thought it was going to be particularly narrowing down the best of the fashion blogs. Discovering the beauty and DIY blogs which I haven’t really looked at before was great and has widened my horizons. I look forward to reading everyone’s answers and finding some new favourites.

    Lori xo
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    1. katy_rose1 Post author

      Lori, I think most of us had to dig a little deeper to discover a DIY blog and especially a beauty blog. I wouldn’t have thought this was the case but not too many of us are regular beauty blog readers.

  11. Alex Elizabeth

    I can’t wait for the top blogs from each category! I thought this was going to be an easy FBFF but it was really difficult for me to pick just one blogger… that’s why my post is so late today!
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    1. katy_rose1 Post author

      I honestly think this topic was the FBFF post that has taken me the longest to create since starting all of this 10 months ago. It took so much time and deliberation – but it’s so fun to see what everyone is saying and who is being nominated.

    1. katy_rose1 Post author

      Thanks Kristin! The Bon Bon Girls have gotten several nods from what I’ve read through already. You are making a difference in the blogging world. Kudos to you!

    1. katy_rose1 Post author

      I’ve found and marked so many great blogs thanks to this week’s questions. And I’m still only half-way through the link list! Such a great opportunity to spread the blogging love.

    1. katy_rose1 Post author

      Mel, Get ready because there are so many great blogs listed here. I’m looking forward to listing the top nominations in each category so we can all learn about some great new-to-me blogs.

    1. katy_rose1 Post author

      You’ve gotten a fair number of nominations yourself! It’s so fun for me to look at all the nominations and see so many of my favorite bloggers get a little extra props and deserved recognition.

    1. katy_rose1 Post author

      Thanks! You got a number of nominations in a couple different categories. It’s been a ton of fun to read through all the nominations.

  12. Beautifully Invisible

    Hi Katy, I know I already shared some thoughts yesterday on your most recent post re: the award cancellation, but now that my internet is back up I just wanted to stop by again and say thank you for the honorable mention! I was honored to be included amongst such a wonderful list of bloggers, and am excited to check out the few I wasn’t familiar with already. Thanks!
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