Yeah, you can click on this link to get a thumbnail background bio of me — http://kimcihlar.com.
But let me illuminate you here:
Kimberly Cihlar (that’s me) is a total FASHIONTHUSIAST, who lives in her own Fashion Whirled — like a fashioninista, but beyond. After all, there ARE other things in life in which to be interested. I think. I mean, right?
If we break it down, using the Free Dictionary, this is what you get:
These nouns refer to a prevailing or preferred manner of dress, adornment, behavior, or way of life at a given time.Fashion, the broadest term, usually refers to what accords with conventions adopted by polite society or by any culture or subculture: a time when long hair was the fashion.
Style is sometimes used interchangeably with fashion, but like mode often stresses adherence to standards of elegance: traveling in style; miniskirts that were the mode in the late sixties.
Vogue is applied to fashion that prevails widely and often suggests enthusiastic but short-lived acceptance: a video game that was in vogue a few years ago. See Also Synonyms at method.
1. One who is filled with enthusiasm; one who is ardently absorbed in an interest or pursuit: a baseball enthusiast.
2. A zealot; a fanatic.
[Greek enthousiasts, possessed person, from enthousiazein, to be inspired; see enthusiasm.]
I prefer the Greek meaning of “one possessed,” and adding on “with or by fashion.” Get it?
So, it goes a little like this: (fshn) (n-thz–st) (Don’t be afraid. Go ahead and click on the little horn icons! If you do it really, really fast, you’ll sort of get the idea of the pronunciation of Fashionthusiast. Sort of.)
And, yeah. That’s me.
FashionWhirled, then, the website, blog, entity and global dominance (yes, we WILL include a Shop tab soon, I promise!), concentrates on fashion, style and cultural goings-on that I am attracted to, invited to, happen upon and want to share with you in word and visual form.
In other words, My Style, My Spin.
I hope you enjoy.