Don’t forget to keep voting for me for Best Fashion Blogger of 2008! I won’t be able to miraculously generate thousands of votes in a couple of hours (hmmm) but I’d like to still have a strong showing.
In my second campaign speech, I offered to answer any questions you had. I answered the first few here. Since then, two more have come in. Here they are.
Quoth the Raven: Have you always been a New Yorker? And if you couldn’t live there anymore, what other city would you go to?
WendyB: I grew up in scenic Mahwah, N.J., most memorable for its mention in Bruce Springsteen’s Johnny 99. I’ve lived in New York since 1986. I’ve wondered about living in Paris (pretty architecture, good food) and London (easy access to many castles, same language). But lately I imagine myself living in L.A., where the weather is always nice and I could be superficial and not feel bad about it.
Miss Janey: Miss Janey voted for “change” when she clicked on WendyB’s button. What change is in the air if WendyB wins?
WendyB: Besides my granting of immunity from fashion-police terrorism? Really, I should be asking you. What do you voters want to see done differently in the fashion blogging world in 2009? My first guess would be more Coco, but something tells me I could be wrong about that.
I think you all know that no one has campaigned harder than I have for your vote. Other bloggers might be telling you, “Hey, vote for me for XYZ reason.” How many reasons have they given you? One?!?!? Here are the MANY reasons you should vote for me.
- In addition to giving you six good reasons to vote for me in my first campaign speech, I got Harry Nilsson to sing for you and received Danny DeVito’s endorsement. I also offered to do one-armed push-ups like Jack Palance.
- In my second campaign speech, I reviewed my Wear What You Want policy and provided photographic evidence that I do as I say.
- In my third campaign speech, I mentioned Tip O’Neill. Find me another fashion blog that has mentioned Tip O’Neill. For that matter, find me another blog that’s mentioned Empress Wu, or proved that Anne of Cleves was a genius, or gave you the lowdown on Sam Waterson’s eyebrows. I’ve brought you lolWendys and butt bows. I taught you how to snipe on eBay. I do my best to educate you AND entertain you.
- What other fashion blogger has gotten a friend to dress in the same outfit for a night out? And photographed it for posterity?
- Who else has taken other bloggers out on the town like this? Or like this, this, this, this, this, this, this, this, this, this or this? Who else drove you crazy to raise money for a good cause? Who else got a real-life celebrity to bite a small plastic pig?
- Who else puts this many links in a list?
And I’ve done all this daily, including weekends and vacations, since Jan. 1, 2008. If, God forbid, I have to step away from the computer for an instant, I get someone to cover for me.
In the immortal words of Ice-T, “You walk in the room, motherfuckers be like, ‘Damn, who the fuck is that?'” My reply is, “It’s WendyB, bitches. Vote for her.”
Wow, I LOL’d at that last part. I’m off to cast my vote again!
Kira Fashion says
I love animals 🙂
Have a great time friend!
Well, you had 99% of my vote when I saw that you doubled down on a night-out outfit with a friend, but you really sealed the deal with Ice-T. I’m in!
We love your computer stand-in!
Going to vote, WendyB.
pretty face says
I really don’t understand how the Fug Girls got so many votes, because their campaign on the webiste is entirely non-existent. You’d DEFINITELY win best campaign. Do you think they advertised in whichever newspaper they have a column in?
Miss Janey says
WendyB’s assistant gets Miss Janey’s vote for “Cutest Damn Assistant Evah”!
The Stiletto Effect says
I’m voting 🙂
But I hope I get some votes too 😉 hehe
fashion herald says
It’s campaign speeches like this that make me sad the election has to end.
♥ Marta ♥ says
Lisa, thanks! And thanks for reminding me about our twins photo.
Kira, that’s my parents’ dog Molly. She’s a cutie, but my dog Gigi tries to take a bite out of her once in a while.
KT, Ice-T is my all-time favorite pimp.
AsianCajuns, thanks ladies!
PF, they’re also on TV and in various magazines…kind of an industry unto themselves and not really comparable to most of the other nominees.
MissJ, well, you haven’t seen Henry the dog assist me yet, though he does hold an occasional purse.
Stiletto, thank you kindly! xoxo
Fashion Herald, what did I write about before I had this topic? Please remind me!
Marta, thank you!
Prunella Jones says
Voted again! Give ’em hell, babe!
* Fashion Dreamer * says
laughing my ass off, you had my vote already Mrs B. Fingers crossed for you
How can I not vote for a bitch who works this motherfucking hard?
Shrimpton Couture says
The vote link is not working? Is it done? Fug the Go Fug yourself girls BTW – they DON’T ever post pictures of themselves (cowards) and they don’t except comments on their site (cowards). You should win based on anti-cowardice alone
Hmm, Shrimpton…it looks like my link should be working (other peeps let me know if you have a problem), though it won’t let you vote again unless 24 hours have passed. I’m not sure those chicks ever go out. They just sit home in their PJs passing judgment on everyone else. I bet you won’t see them prowling around with their friends in matching tiger-striped outfits!
Jen (MahaloFashion) says
I hope you win Wendy, you deserve it. xxxx
Diabolina Da Fashionista says
ugh. come live in l.a. so I can live up your butt. you=funniest EVER.
Savvy Mode SG says
cute doggie. she can type on my labtop anyday.
you are so funny!
congratulations on being a finalist!
Girl Japan says
you are so darn funny… I wanted to thank you for the inspiration on the Mod Dress and Mr. D. Brooks… I have searched and searched for vintage patterns… I think I just might ATTEMPT to sew… The darling pup.. adorable!
how do they get 8000+ votes between 10pm and 8am? very strange.
i just voted for you! & congrats on being a finalist; best of luck!
La Belette Rouge says
Enough of the elections, I am ready for your inauguration ball!!!:-D
Renaissance Woman says
Voted again WendyB! I know your going to win.
Thanks for answering my question! I twittered your vote link.
Voted, Tweeted, Stumped on FB. I’m completely current for today.
Fifi Flowers says
Oh my… she is ADORABLE! Who cars if she can type! What breed is she?
That Ice-T quote is “like, damn”- for real.
pistols at dawn says
Every time you link to yourself, an angel gets its wings.
Fifi, that’s my parents’ Pekingese, Molly. And to be honest, her filing and phone-answering are even worse than her typing.
The Skin Care Shop says
Wow… do you dock her pay for not performing task efficiently? I thought she was a Pekinguese… I have always wanted one. I hear they have breathing problems… do you know anything about that?
^^I have one Peke now and one Tibetan Spaniel/Peke mix. Pekes are pretty snorty but probably bulging, easily injured eyes are a bigger problem health-wise than breathing issues. They have quite a lot of attitude 🙂