I remember the first real website I ever made. It was the year 2000, I got a weekly allowance of 100BF and was about eleven. Every moment that I didn’t spend on expanding Elien’s World in Rollercoaster Tycoon, dropping people into ponds and making it rain so my umbrella-sales would go up, I’d spent on my GeoCities account, hotlinking to pictures from my favourite bands. Limp Bizkit, Linkin Park and TuPac were regulars on my little space on the web. That first site, an accumulation of .GIF images and vomit-inducing use of different fonts and colours (think black background with fluo green text), was probably the groundwork for what I’m doing today.
The internet has always been a special place for me. As a kid I got 30 minutes a week to surf on our dial-up connection. I’d garner URL’s that I came across in magazines and saved them up for that one time a week (KidCity FTW!). Clicking away on the family’s Windows95 computer, I knew this was a magical thing. As years passed, computers got a more prominent place in our family – and we’re now at the point where I spend probably around 12 hours a day in front of one. Yep, I’ve come a long way from those first monstrosities made in FrontPage years ago.
Much like how the start of a new season makes you want to throw out everything you own and load up on new, perfectly fitting gear that reflect your current mood, I found myself longing for a new look for the blog. It’s been almost five years since Dogs and Dresses first saw light of day and over the years, a lot has changed. From anonymous and semi-generic posts over awkward posing and slowly letting loose to a full out blog business that I’m actually proud of.
This blog is a direct reflection of me, of who I am as a person, of the things I like to share or address, and so it is only natural that it evolves with me. Goals shifted, needs changed, and even though the Blogger platform has been a great place to blog from, it was time to move on to new things. So here we are: a fresh blog, a new server and more motivation to write and share the good stuff than ever before.
My brother helped me out with the big move – thanks bro! This blog has always been a creative outlet: a place to share thoughts, celebrate fashion, and sometimes post just total randomness. Because there doesn’t always need to be a story behind the story.
I invite you to discover my style stories.