Guess What the Rodarte Sisters Gave Me!

Nah, just kidding.

They don’t know me and I don’t know them. I have never looked at the Satorialist or any other blog that shows people on the street. I don’t want to know about Twitter. But I do spend time looking at blogs, and writing this one.

I would like to pose a question to everyone who is reading this:

What do you want a blog to deliver?

I asked myself this question, more broadly: What am I seeking on the Internet?

I want to be distracted, informed, entertained, amused, enraged, or inspired. I guess I want that all the time, online or off. But looking at what someone wore today, or what they plan to wear tomorrow, is not working for me. I really don’t give a shit, just like no one should give a shit about what I’m wearing.

I love fashion but I don’t love to see people posing in their clothes. Call me crazy. I wish I could find more blogs that fascinate or stimulate some brain activity. I want some wit, some ideas, some raw emotion, some aggression (not aimed at me though, Russian Lady!) I want to see shoes, but not if I have to hear how Smitten you are by them!

Meanwhile, I love nothing more than to engage in conversation with my readers, friends and enemies.

What draws you here, and to other blogs?

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26 Responses to Guess What the Rodarte Sisters Gave Me!

  1. Jill says:

    I enjoy your sense of humour and musings about life. I also like that I never know what I’m gonna get…

  2. sam says:

    I enjoy the chance to semi publicly, voice my views on anything from crappy stupid people to wonderful inspiring people. I enjoy the chance to read comments from like minded people and from people who give me a different take on the world. The topics that I read and comment on inspire conversation with friends, family and, because I work in a shop, customers!

  3. skye says:

    I like stickybeaking into other people’s lives, but because I’m shallow I mostly like looking at their clothes and then getting little tastes of their lives from that.

    I do get bored by blogs which are just pictures of stuff with no words, there have to be funny, entertaining words too – which is why I like your blog SW. I like to read about stuff which is outside my own day to day, but still something I can relate to.

    I don’t really need or want raw aggression at this stage of my life, I’m sure that time will come again – but for now I just like the fluffy stuff.

  4. annemarie says:

    I like looking at street style blogs. Years ago you could always tell where people were from by what they wore. Spanish people always wore cool shit and colors and had great shoes, Italians always looked rich, and Germans had terrible haircuts. Now, increasingly, people look the same. There is still a huge difference, however, between the immaculate, lint-free subjects that the Sartorialist photographs in NYC and the much more inventive and less well-heeled types that Face Hunter shoots on Brick Lane.

    Maybe I find this interesting because it constitutes a kind of virtual-traveling. Maybe I just like looking at the way different people put themselves together in different ways. Maybe it’s because I live in the Midwest and don’t have much of a social life.

    But either way, I find it a lot more interesting than shopping sites.

  5. annemarie says:

    but i’ll tell you what i am sick of– teenage girls with their own fashion blogs. Rumi (though she is not a teenager, more shame on her), childhood flames, tavi….god, I wish they would just go away and SHUT UP. It’s astonishing how many fucking readers they get!

  6. ash says:

    I think your tag “crazy bitches” says it all for me! I come for the hate, and stay for the crazy! xoxoxox

  7. Ann says:

    This is the only blog I read regularly, though I do occasionally peek at Sardonique’s blogs but shamefully rarely understand them, leaving me to remember that I am but a poseur. I enjoy your sense of humor and your views on all topics, plus you find the coolest shit on the internet. Added bonus: your readers and commenters are hysterical, and smart.

  8. K-Line says:

    First and foremost, great writing with a humorous, honest edge draws me in. I must admit, I do like photos of clothing and people wearing their clothing – but only if I a) like the outfit and b) appreciate the composition of the pic.

    I also enjoy being informed (but not excessively about fashion history) and piqued to think about things.

    I love entering the sphere of other minds, half a world away, and seeing how similar we all are.

  9. Deni says:

    Sister Wolf, I love your wit, your sense of calm outrage (I love the way you swear in dulcet tones (well, that’s how you come across to me; since I get hysterical when I tell someone off, I could never call someone a cunt the way you do; almost in a loving way as emphasis), your use of language to bash those that need more than bashing. However, I love your fiction the most. But that’s what I like and live on, fiction (literally? ; ) ). I’m not into fashion, but I’m intrigued by how much fashion means to people (specially in these times of economic, ecologic, and perhaps biologic crisis); however, it’s very, very low on my radar of what I find interesting, amusing, informative, enlightening, blah, blah, blah. I wouldn’t know Coco, the designer, from Koko, the kitten-loving-signing ape, if I met them on the street, not that I would meet them on the street since they both have gone on to better runways and cage-free greener pastures, respectively. I don’t care about celebrities unless they speak out about something that has relevance to other people’s lives. (Darfur, Farm-aid, homeless situation, you know more of a political bent etc.) I’m interested in truths both big and small, how people live their lives, facts and factoids I would not come across or perhaps bypass just because I participate in the rat race; human beings that succeed in something though the odds are against them, and those that fail but gain something in that failing. Also, I love it when you turn me on . . . to an author I’ve never heard of before (or have forgotten or ignored), or some writing or even a word that’s new to me.

    Anyway, regardless of what you write, I will be reading you and hope to do so for a long time.

    P.S. This program needs some bolding and underlining capabilities so I can stress this or that. Or is it that I need some bolding and underlining capabilities because I’m stressed or not stressed enough?

  10. Cat says:

    I like blogs that tell me about things. I’ll read mostly anything. I love the humour and intelligence here, and how different you are to almost everyone else on the internet. I come here to be amused and entertained.

  11. arline says:

    I don’t have a TV, so reading certain blogs is a mild form of escape, that brings a little entertainment. I enjoy reading your blog a lot. It makes me laugh a lot of the time. Not that I don’t already have it, but somehow reading you gives me permission to express what I have been thinking about things, and not feel bad about it. I found, that I was rolling my eyes a lot at certain blogs, because they, to me, came across as ostentatious or flat out ridiculous.

    I also enjoy looking at SOME fashion blogs, but I have narrowed it down to a select few. Some of them do dress in an interesting way, and I do enjoy seeing people expressing themselves through their clothes. Few of those do it well however don’t get my attention for long.

    I hope you start writing more stories, as you are a good writer.

  12. TobiLynne says:

    I LOVE your blog … mostly for the snark, I think.

  13. Sonia Luna says:

    I enjoy reading your blog, your writing is brilliant and you always manage to make me laugh or think, or both at the same time.
    I love blogs that are inspiring in some ways, be it in the writing or visually.
    Fashion bloggers that just post their outfits bore me, especially when some of them don’t have a particularly inspiring style.

  14. needs: good writing, some modesty, some “I’m fabulous,” some self-deprecation, some life stories, lots of humor, passionate opinions.. now i feel like a personal ad. But I don’t mind some outfit posts as long as it’s more than “check out my cute pose.” (look who’s talking, but it’s my job, godammit.)

  15. hammie says:

    You know me, I love a bit of fashion but it has to have wit. And no off the rack shit that you can get anywhere, regardless of cost.

    I like the Seeker because she plans so carefully her shopping trips and then you see it all put together with each outfit for the season. I like to imagine what a colorful bird she must be in her office; brightening up their day. And I like the love that must be there between Hubby as he takes the photos. (and the Azores as background)

    I like Skye because she is funny cute and clever, And witty.

    And I like Super Kawaii because she too is funny cute and clever, and aspirational as a Stay at Home Mum/Part time vintage model and when you see her tatoos, a bit edgy.

    I like K-line because she is frighteningly smart and very hawt and honest about being a mumma and high powered whatever she is.

    And I like Sal because she makes a lot of women feel better about whatever it is they have – including me.

    And I really love real fashion that comes from the imagination, that suits the body, that represents a reward, that makes you feel good on the inside because you have it all in place on the outside.



  16. K-Line says:

    And I love Hammie because she’s an example of grace under pressure – with a bit of humour and gorgeousness thrown in. (And cuz she comes from AUS and I have a thing for those people!)

  17. ali says:

    i like people to make fun of themselves (and in doing so, everybody else.) yes, wit, inspiration, sarcasm, satirical nihilism. antlers. the usual.

    oh. and pretty pretty pictures.

  18. ali says:

    penis pendants are also necessary.

  19. Deni says:

    ali, you’ve said it best!

  20. Sister Wolf says:

    Jill – I go to your blog to fantasize that I’m you!

    sam – Good things to look for, me too.

    Skye – I enjoy your blog for the wit, the cute toes, and the Little Dude.

    annmarie – Oh, you’re so cosmopolitan! As for teenagers, yeah, they’re so tragically focused on the wrong things.

    ash – Hahaha! Yay! My ideal audience!

    Ann – It comforts me to know you’re here. Sardonique is above my head, too.

    Deni – You could start your own blog with that comment! Maybe during your hiatus?

    Cat – Thanks for the compliment!

    arline – Wow, no TV! You rule. And thank you for the encouragment.

    TobiLynne – I love your blog because it makes me feel cool to be your cyber-friend. I even brag about how cool you are.

    Sonia Luna – Yeah, I want to be inspired too, and I feel let down if I’m not.

    fashion herald – Do you want someone who is beautiful inside and outside, who is comfortable in jeans or black tie??

    Hammie – Now the bloggers you didn’t mention are gonna feel hurt. I’m just saying.

    K-line- Me too, on both counts!

    ali -Hahahahhahahahhaha! Hahahahaha!

    Deni – She would have made me pee if I hadn’t just peed!

  21. Bex says:

    You’re awesome! Yours is one of the few blogs I visit every day!

  22. Deena says:

    I like this blog because you say whats on your mind and you make me laugh. Simple.

    I prefer blogs where there is some actual creative writing involved as blogs that are mainly only pretty outfit pictures can get boring quickly, unless its a streetstyle blog like The Sartorialist etc. Besides, I get my fill of wardrobe pics through Flickr so if I visit a blog I actually want to *read* something.

  23. Edith Purdy says:

    What’s not to like here, Sister Wolf? You are a funny cunt.

  24. Jill says:

    See?! Your faithful readers love you…and ditto what Edith said!

  25. OMGGMAB says:

    Once again, I’m late with my comment, but wanted to say that I first loved the picture of the nun and Godammit title dichotomy. I found this blog during the election campaign when the Spalin ticket was being taken to task. I love the irreverence and getting to post my 2 cents once in a while purges me of my white hot anger toward ignorant uncompassionate people. Thanks for hosting this forum, Sister!

  26. Mie says:

    I feel ever so slightly ashamed, but I DO love watching people posing in their clothes! But I also love reading your eloquent amusing ramblings 😀 you inspire me

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