A martini is a terrible thing to waste.
By Matt Baumgartner
Nov 15, 2011 at 7:42 am
I really hate the fashion posts. Both are terrible.
Nov 15, 2011 at 3:35 pm
This fashion thing is getting boring Matt! Come on!
Nov 15, 2011 at 3:56 pm
Ha what do you want me to do about it? I’m not writing them.
Nov 15, 2011 at 4:35 pm
They’re fabulous! Keep em coming!!
Nov 15, 2011 at 5:27 pm
How do you want us to vote/give feedback? Yay or nay on each person’s post? A tweet or email to you? Will there be a poll? Can I deduct points for random Capitalization?
Nov 15, 2011 at 8:39 pm
Nov 16, 2011 at 10:18 am
Can you mix in some other posts? All fashion=boring week for the blog.
Nov 16, 2011 at 10:32 am
@Different Steve. No. Can’t I have a fucking break for once?
Broken Barn Industries
Nov 16, 2011 at 10:58 am
Ditto on hatin’ the fashion posts. Big time. That’s not what I come here for. Sorry. I think it’s cool that you’re trying a new idea. I just don’t think fashion posts *fit* the character of this blog.
Nov 16, 2011 at 11:17 am
@Broken Barn Industries, then don’t read the blog this week. Go fix a barn.
Nov 16, 2011 at 12:13 pm
Nov 16, 2011 at 12:31 pm
Cool experience this morning; I was out walking my dog in Washington Park when a familiar face walked by with their dog. I paused, looked at the retreating back and said, “Siobhan?” She and I had a nice chat about writing for the blog and meeting each other years ago at Macy’s.
I understand that the fashion week blog posts aren’t everyone’s cup of tea, and as a FridayPuppy.com reader I have my own opinions about what writing style and format fits the blog best (in addition to my obvious and self-serving TEAM CARLENE!! vote). That said, thank you, Matt, for creating a community where I can meet someone in the park and talk about something we’re both involved in. Between the businesses and the blog, you’re making Albany a really cool place to live.
Nov 16, 2011 at 2:33 pm
So far I like #1. She kept it real.
Unless you want your readers to look completely boring, I don’t recommend #6.
Nov 16, 2011 at 2:59 pm
Nov 16, 2011 at 3:24 pm
Nov 16, 2011 at 4:50 pm
Voting for 1! Most entertaining and easiest to read. TEAM CARLENE!
Nov 16, 2011 at 4:53 pm
What’s with all the Fashion Smashin??
Sure, I’d rather be reading anxiety ridden stories about burritos and weed too, but give the dude props for introducing another piece to the friday pupzzle. I think a fashion can fit in this blog just fine… as long as it stays funny and isn’t solely informative. Leave that shit in the check-out isle at Pchop.
So my vote (Are we casting votes here or what?) is for the post thats clever and fit in with this blog’s sense of humor. Carlene hit it with the whole “vaginas aren’t accessories concept.”
You can’t really dress them up, so don’t take them out in public.
Nov 16, 2011 at 6:13 pm
No body ever heard of “Vagazzel”?! Look it up….its hysterical
Nov 16, 2011 at 6:52 pm
As a woman who reads FP religiously – I say, ‘Bravo!’ for adding a fashion blogger. I haven’t commented yet on my favorite as I’m waiting to read all them. Are uou going to do one big poll after Thursday’s 2 entrys?
Iwould be so excited if the blogger could do a FP-esque Fashion police like they do in Glamour – where the woman’s eyes are blacked out but the writer talks about her outfit. That would be so fun! Rock on Matt – I will keep reading and supporting your awesome businesses! ;)
Nov 17, 2011 at 8:23 am
“then donâ€™t read the blog this week. Go fix a barn.”. Classic. I’m not hatin’ fashion but the writing is just bad so far and two posters managed to mention the Kardashians, that made my laptop shutdown and cry in a corner. More often than not new blogs are either: “things I ate today”, or “things I wore today”, food blogs and women’s fashion blogs are legions locally. With that being said, a men’s fashion column could work for me, but it doesn’t seem to be going in that direction. Maybe today’s contributions…
Broken Barn Industries
Nov 17, 2011 at 9:58 am
Way to diss a regular reader trying to give you polite, constructive criticism, Matt. Fashion blogs are so boring and overdone. Why don’t you do something fun, interesting AND different?
Nov 17, 2011 at 10:15 am
@ Broken Barn Industries. I’m sorry, I didn’t mean to hurt your feelings. What would you suggest for the blog that you would consider to be fun, interesting AND different, and I’ll try to make it happen.
Nov 17, 2011 at 11:29 am
@-S – I’d love to write about men’s fashion and considered it for the first article; I find it as interesting as women’s fashion, especially since unlike women’s clothing, men’s clothes can easily bridge the gap and be worn stylishly by either sex. I can’t speak for my and the other fashion blogger’s crappy writing, though; I apologize for my contribution to the suck.
@Matt – If I think of this as reader versus blogger “hopeful,” it would be interesting to have a main fashion blogger with contributing writers from time to time, to keep it fresh. I loved the DIY idea and there are days when I simply NEED a dose of couture, while overall I’d prefer an “everyday style” writer.
Nov 17, 2011 at 11:33 am
#1 is the best
Nov 17, 2011 at 12:29 pm
Voting for #1!!
Nov 17, 2011 at 1:26 pm
I’ve been looking forward to the fashion posts every day this week! I like this blog a lot, but I don’t really care about the dog posts (!). So there you go. Not everyone likes every type of post, but as long as there’s an audience for each type, you’re golden.
Nov 17, 2011 at 2:38 pm
#8 has been my favorite by far :)
Nov 17, 2011 at 4:11 pm
Carlene you should always follow your guts! Men’s fashion might have set you apart from the pack
My vote is for Emily R. Her blog was classy, stylish, with a point and affordable!
Nov 17, 2011 at 4:21 pm
Although there has been some other strong entries, I’m all for Siobhan (blog #2). Given her backround in the fashion industry AND the fact she has her own jewerly line sold in Albany and NYC, she is the best candidate! She is fashion forward, has her own personal style and knows how to inspire others. Im just sayin :)
Nov 17, 2011 at 9:16 pm
I don’t have a horse in this race other than as a reader, but really liked Carlene’s November fashion entry and found it to fit in the best with the irreverent and smart Friday Puppy style. My second choice would be Emily (the ladylike post.) I really liked the ombre stockings post but it didn’t particularly seem to fit with the rest of the contributors.
Nov 17, 2011 at 11:46 pm
Not a bad showing for Fashion Week. Regarding the threads of continuity in the posts, I think the potential bloggers were writing to the demographic that Matt stated in his initial help wanted post, “drunk women between the ages of 18-25.”
This might explain the girl-geared composition. But I’m curious; the comments I’ve read thus far seem reminiscent of wo/men ages 23 – 35, but don’t quote me on that.
My faves were Ladylike or Hola Ombre If I had to choose… give me a minute – I’m thinking. Hmm… Oh forget it, you choose.
Word to your mother -
Nov 18, 2011 at 8:13 am
I think #1 was best – hit all the chords consistent with Friday Puppy. The last blogger was also good, but not as snarky as I would hope for in this blog.
I visited FP often this week, waiting anxiously for new posts. Thanks, Matt!
Nov 18, 2011 at 10:09 am
I’ve been to this website more this week than any other besides CNN. I think the topic was a success. When considering a winner, I would choose, LIANNE K. Her blog was the only one that didn’t piss me off, had the hottest picture, and is written in the style that fits best with Friday Puppy.
Cheers to the freakin’ weekend!
Nov 18, 2011 at 11:30 am
I second that daddyx2!!!
Nov 18, 2011 at 11:56 am
Nice work to all the lovely contestants…..
I liked Caitlin and Siobhan the best.
Nov 18, 2011 at 1:22 pm
I vote Caitlin. But Carlene was amusing, too.
Nov 18, 2011 at 3:12 pm
My vote is for Emily!
I think Carlene was amusing, but she misses the real fashion mark. Sure she comments on how to not to dress but I think it comes down to finding someone who can ” really” blog about fashion, and give us advice other than covering up your hooha. Right?
Nov 18, 2011 at 4:43 pm
I vote the last girl emily. The first girl was good also, and funny but she didn’t really talk about fashion it seemed more like an Andy Rooney bit than a fashion blog. The last girls post was more informative for fashion, current and future trends. Go with Emily!
Nov 19, 2011 at 9:35 am
My vote is for #7..Cassandra. Cheers!
Nov 19, 2011 at 7:49 pm
Lianne should win without a doubt you could tell that her comments weren’t all just friends told to comment. There was interaction and she took the time to respond to her audience plus it has the Friday puppy style. Lianne K with my vote.
Nov 19, 2011 at 8:19 pm
I liked Emily too – she seemed to have a real artistic sense about her.
Please – whoever gets picked – do not talk about kardashians in any way/shape/form.
Nov 20, 2011 at 8:09 pm
Carlene (#1) was my favorite, and stayed there through the whole week, followed closely by Sara (#4) and Caitlin (#6). My requirements though are that this isn’t about how fabulous you are and what you’re wearing, but about trends in fashion and making it work for “you”.