It is my 12th blogversary! It is Grimy Dozen time! I imply, actually, here is a video from D12.

That video begins with OG rapper Ice-T (the husband of my OG obsession, Coco). His traces come with direct quotes from The Warriors, an OG film.

That is suitable as a result of I am an OG blogger from the large burst of favor blogs that popped up in 2006 and 2007. Some bloggers from that technology went big-time and was a correct industry, like Taste Bubble. Different bloggers moved to Instagram, letting their blogs cross dormant and even giving up their URLs fully — I used to be clicking at the hyperlinks on this August 2009 publish to look who continues to be round.

I do pass over the tight-knit circle we had, with everybody commenting on every others’ posts and curating a “weblog roll” of hyperlinks to blogger pals. That is why it makes me glad that I’ve particular connections to a couple of of my sister OGs. I am not positive I knew earlier than lately that Michelle Haswell of Kingdom of Taste stocks my blogversary date. She were given began a 12 months earlier than me, so she’s celebrating a whopping 13 years of running a blog.

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13: UNLUCKY FOR SOME // So guys, Kingdom of Taste is 13 years previous! Yikes! We’re formally one of the crucial longest operating blogs IN THE WORLD! Numerous bloggers declare to be one of the crucial unique blogs, however in our case it’s in truth true! Since 13 is our huge quantity I’ve shared some outfits from 2013. Numerous color and print that 12 months. Via 2013 I’d had persevered 6 of the worst years in my lifestyles. From grief, heartbreak, redundancy – it used to be only one factor piled on best on any other and there have been moments I in reality didn’t assume I’d continue to exist, and occasions I didn’t wish to continue to exist, however continue to exist I did. And 2013 used to be a sexy just right 12 months for the weblog. We labored with some nice manufacturers, the most important being Louis Vuitton and in 2013 I became 40. Heres to any other 13. I’ve added some extra outfits from ‘13 on my Tales too. 🖤

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My particular connection to Queen Michelle of KoS is that during 2011, she designed the brand that I nonetheless use.

Folks like to supply branding recommendation in this day and age, whether or not or now not one has requested for it. Converting the brand is at all times a large factor as a result of … LOOK, WE HAVE CHANGED SOMETHING! WE ARE MODERN NOW! You’ll see on this Bloomberg article how a host of top-end model properties modified their heritage emblems to one thing more recent, but extra generic. I noticed that tale, regarded on the examples, and concept “Fuck that. I am protecting Michelle’s brand …”

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Some other OG blogger is Sheila of Ephemera, who’s so gangsta that she nonetheless has a Blogspot URL. Rattling, lady! Sheila’s been running a blog since 2008, however it is just prior to now 12 months that she and I were given into the industry of buying and selling garments.

This has ended in an escalating mutual admiration society of weblog posts and movies. We are surely coming into “thanks for the thanks notice” territory, and you realize what? I do not care! Sheila, thanks for the weblog and jewellery hyperlinks you posted this month to thank me for the video above.


In spite of the title, Judith Boyd’s OG Taste Crone weblog is a tiny bit more youthful than Kingdom of Taste, Ephemera, and yours in reality. Judith introduced in 2010. This 12 months, Judith was the face of my jewellery line’s Immortal Taste marketing campaign.

In any case, a shout-out to OG “Princess Poochie” (aka Tony) of Shoe Daydreams, who I have had the excitement of assembly in actual lifestyles. You’ll to find her most simply on Instagram in this day and age, however her weblog stays on-line. As an advantage, her 12th blogversary is strictly two weeks earlier than mine.

In case you are an OG blogger too and we’ve got fallen out of contact, please say hello within the feedback!