So you might notice our new design!
The Fashion Bomb has had many facelifts since it debuted in August 2006. Let’s take a walk down memory lane, shall we?
It all started with the brown and pink cursive header accented with the red Kenneth Coles of a formerly anonymous urban fashionista (me!). Back in 2006, we were rocking with the Pepto Pink background and not much else! Unfortunately I wasn’t technologically savvy enough to take a screenshot, but thankfully I saved the header for posterity.
As we moved away from “Claire’s Tales of Shopping” and more into celebrity fashion and street style, I felt it time for a bit of a switcheroo. A full year later in August 2007, my original designer and I came up with this collage of funky images, throwing in shots of covergirls Beyoncé and Jennifer Hudson along with polaroids of Real Style and splashes of hot Miu Miu, Christian Louboutin, and Balenciaga heels.
We kept the collage theme going for May 2008, opting for brighter colors while maintaining our melange of models, jewelry, and bags:
Naomi Campbell, Alek Wek, and Jourdan Dunn made the cut, along with Kimora, Rihanna, and Beyoncé. As always our fabulous readers were featured right alongside chic citrus colored Chanel and Fendi.
August 2008 ushered in a new, brighter template. We got rid of the collage effect, and simply had yellow rays shooting up towards the cursive “The Fashion Bomb” font we still have today. Categories boasted fun colorful buttons of Louis Vuitton bags, Chanel heart shaped hoops, and oversized shades.
We’d clearly gotten the hang of redesigns, as we injected a bit of purple into the site in December 2008. Our pretty buttons stayed on the top as we added a bit of flourish to the sidebars. One thing I loved about that design was the “Just Because” section:
With thumbnails of everything from Judge Judy to Spongebob to Patsy from Absolutely Fabulous, the pictures were random, funny, and me. And they needed no explanation…they were there just because. I miss them so! Thankfully you can reminisce at the old blogspot, www.thefashionbomb.blogspot.com.
In February 2009, we made the courageous move from Blogger to WordPress. We adopted a new URL, www.fashionbombdaily.com, and a new ‘blogazine’ format to match.
In June 2009 we transitioned to a cityscape background that paid homage to urban fashion and even incorporated the Eiffel Tower to highlight my move to Paris.
6 months later, voila! We teamed up with the designer of Young, Black, and Fabulous and Necole Bitchie (among others) to come up with our new look. The goal was to streamline, get rid of the scrolling categories and headlines, and make the design simple, chic, and hot! We also referenced our collages of days past with sleek accessories and a dash of beauty.
We hope you like!
Leave us a comment and tell us what you think!
*Special thanks to Sefa Kindred, Josh Mackey, Waleed Anbar, and Zillz for your fabulous design skills!