Friday, September 5, 2008

what does "tonnish" mean?

Hello, whoever:

I'm making this first post to relate the purpose of this blog to our potential readers! I hope eventually there will be a few, even if it's just my best friends. I'm Leah and I started this blog with my best friend Flavia. I'm a junior in public relations and she's a sophomore in marketing at UF. I work at Wolfgang and intern at Store 101 and Flavia works at Store 101 and interns at Wolfgang. That sounds really silly, but we love that we get to work together. We're bummed that we go to a school that offers no fashion major or classes, so we feel have to create our own discussion about the subject. Just to clarify: we don't consider ourselves to be style experts by any means and will never pretend to be. We just love clothes, accessories and shoes... in a bad way.

Contrary to popular thought, a fashion culture does exist in Gainesville. Some people actually wear apparel not purchased from a bookstore. Thus, we want to praise the small retailers and individuals who struggle to bring style to a town full of Crocs and Gator t-shirts. Although we have our own particular styles as well, we appreciate a broad spectrum and want to highlight all types. We plan to do Sartorialist-type of posts of the cuties we see when we're out (check out thesartorialist.blogspot.com if you don't know what I mean), and since we shop more than most, we want to show other style-enthusiasts what's on the racks in town. Obviously, you can expect to see a lot of Wolfgang and Store 101 stuff, but other stores too.

So... the title. If you look up "tonnish" on dictionary.com, it will tell you that it means "high fashion or stylishness." As this is a fashion blog, I thought it was appropriate, and I like that it's different than all the blogs with "fashion" in the title.

Our first official post will be about the Wolfgang fashion show/Store 101 art show at Sharab Lounge last night. We took tons of pictures and we're excited to show everyone so check back soon!

P.S. We swear to never, never, never use the word "fashionista." ever.

6 comments:

Brandon said...

yaaaaaaaay

kaela said...

very cool - can't wait to see yr pics from the fashion show!

Nancy said...

love the name-tonnish touch-looking forward to seeing clothing from the show!

t.wu said...

How exciting! You two are the cutest. If you ever need a photographer let me know. <3

Evan said...

It's always exciting when people make fun of Crocs and Gators. Keep it coming ladies.

Challoway said...

So when we getting dinner grrrl