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What’s Next for TWF

September 22, 2014

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When I started Third World Fashionista about 7 years ago, I never imagined fashion blogging would one day turn into the phenomenon that it is. A public diary where I could vent out my woes and dreams, that’s what it was to me. I was a teenager living in a country where fashion did not go beyond matching bags and shoes and wearing whatever was acceptable according to clothing stores’ window displays, and on the Internet I found others who were as adventurous about clothes as I was. After losing access to my first blog, I was devastated and felt completely disconnected from the small community we were back then. Can you believe I was once on Susie Bubble’s blogroll?! I started TWF a second time but I’ve been confused this whole time about what direction it should take and if I should even continue to blog or not, hence the lack of posts. With the encouragement of some of the people that I love, I have decided to start over without losing focus of what blogging once meant to me: the opportunity to be a creative director, a fashion stylist and even a writer, no matter where I am or what my means are, and interact with people who feel the same way along the way.

With new beginnings come changes, and one of the biggest changes to come is…a name change! Those who have followed TWF from the beginning know that the words “third world” are nothing but a term of endearment on my book and despite occasional frustrations, I have nothing but love for my country. Though I have also chosen not to ignore it’s reality, Honduras has been my source of inspiration since day 1. It’s hard for me to have to defend my blog’s name before those who don’t know me well enough. I’m also aware of the origin of the term, so the rejection is understandable.

So yes, the big news is that Third World Fashionista will soon have a new name, a new design and is coming back with a bang! One thing that won’t change is it’s essence: inspiration from the unexpected, old clothes made new, DIYs, appreciation of talent, Hispanic culture, outfits without having to shell out the big bucks. So excited to share this new chapter with you all starting next week, so stay tuned!

EDIT: By now you know that Third World Fashionista is now Style Caramba! Woohoo!


Cuando comencé Third World Fashionista hace aproximadamente 7 años, jamás imaginé que un día los fashion blogs se convertirían en el fenómeno que son ahora. Para mi era solo un diario público donde podía desahogar mis penas y sueños. Yo era una adolescente viviendo en un país donde la moda no pasaba de combinar los zapatos con el bolso, y donde las tendencias eran dictadas por los escaparates de la única tienda por departamento, y en el Internet encontré a otros que compartían los mismos sentimientos con respecto a la moda. Después de perder acceso a mi primer blog, me decepcioné muchísimo y de pronto me sentí completamente desconectada de la pequeña comunidad que éramos en ese entonces. Pueden creer que el link a mi blogcito se encontraba en el blogroll de Susie Bubble?! Comencé TWF una segunda vez pero hasta este momento me he sentido algo confundida con respecto a la dirección que debería tomar y aún si siquiera debería continuar. Motivada por personas cercanas a mi, he decidido comenzar de nuevo sin perder el enfoque de lo que escribir aquí significa para mi: la oportunidad de ser directora creativa, fashion stylist y aún una escritora, sin importar adonde esté o cuales sean mis recursos, e interactuar con gente que comparte mis  sentimientos.

Con nuevos comienzos vienen cambios, y uno de los cambios más grandes será…¡un cambio de nombre! Aquellos que han seguido TWF desde el principio saben que el término “tercer mundo” no ha sido más que uno de cariño y que a pesar de las frustraciones ocasionales, yo no tengo más que amor por mi país. Aunque he escogido no esconder o ignorar su realidad, Honduras ha sido mi fuente de inspiración desde el primer día. Es triste para mi tener que defender el nombre de mi blog ante aquellos que no me conocen lo suficiente. Además, estoy al tanto del origen de tal término y creo que el rechazo que provoca es comprensible.

Entonces sí, la gran noticia es que TWF tendrá un nuevo nombre, nuevo diseño y regresa a lo grande. Una cosa que no cambiará es su esencia: inspiración en lo inesperado, ropa vieja convertida en nueva, tutoriales, reconocimiento del talento, la cultura Hispana, atuendos sin tener que quedar en la quiebra. Estoy emocionada por compartir este nuevo capítulo con todos ustedes a partir de la próxima semana así que, ¡estén pendientes!

Nota: La noticia está afuera, Third World Fashionista ahora es…¡Style Caramba! ¡Wuujuu!

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21 Comments

  • Reply Anonymous September 22, 2014 at 10:35 am

    hello i live all the way across the world in australia, just wanted to express how much u had inspired me with your blog. I’m really glad that u’ll be more actively blogging now as i still check ur blog out regularly although i know u don’t post as often anymore so this is absolutely great news 🙂

  • Reply Anonymous September 22, 2014 at 10:35 am

    hello i live all the way across the world in australia, just wanted to express how much u had inspired me with your blog. I’m really glad that u’ll be more actively blogging now as i still check ur blog out regularly although i know u don’t post as often anymore so this is absolutely great news 🙂

  • Reply Fa Alvaracas September 22, 2014 at 4:32 pm

    ¡Hola Fabi!
    Sabes… yo te sigo desde hace bastante tiempo, a pesar de que no tenía el valor suficiente para comentar, te aseguro que era de tus lectoras fieles.
    Tu me inspiraste en acoger las raíces de nuestro país (yo soy mexicana) y que no importa mucho el dinero, si no las cosas que uno tiene al alcance para crear tu propio estilo.

    Me da mucho gusto que vayas a cambiar un poco el estilo del blog, siempre he sido de la idea de que los cambios siempre traen cosas buenas 🙂
    Te deseo lo mejor con esta nueva etapa en TWF y vamos a estar al pendiente (como siempre) de todo lo que pase por acá.

    Saludos.^^

  • Reply Raisa September 22, 2014 at 9:30 pm

    🙂

  • Reply Raisa September 22, 2014 at 9:30 pm

    Caray, Fabi! Me da mucho gusto leer esto, pues los cambios siempre son bienvenidos. Yo te sigo desde hace uff, de hecho creo que intercambiábamos comentarios allá por el 2007 (cuando la dinámica era totalmente otra en este mundillo blogger). Los mejores deseos! Raisa.

  • Reply hellotherejade September 23, 2014 at 4:01 pm

    So excited Fabi! Looking forward to your new posts 🙂 – Jade

  • Reply hellotherejade September 23, 2014 at 4:01 pm

    Looking forward to your new posts, Fabi! 🙂

  • Reply Nicole September 23, 2014 at 8:04 pm

    Sludos Fabi! Pasando por aqui para ver tus cambios 🙂 Felicidades.

  • Reply Noemí October 2, 2014 at 7:21 am

    Amazing Fabi!!!! Me alegra que te inspires en prendas viejas… al igual que yo, me fascina eso!!!
    Me di una pasadita por tu blog y te invite a darte una pasadita por el mío ♥
    http://www.thewildglam.wordpress.com

    Saludos cariñosos,

    Noemi :*

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