Can Fashion Bloggers Design?

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These days, being a successful fashion blogger is a lot like being a movie star—you get fame, free stuff, front row seats to fashion shows, and the chance to create your own designs. The difference, of course, is that the style bloggers might actually know a thing or two about design, whereas celebs generally like to think they know about design. (We’re looking at you, Lindsay Lohan.) Here’s the first look at a special Coach collaboration. The handbag manufacturer had the ladies behind a few well-known style blogs—The Glamourai, Cupcakes and Cashmere, Karla’s Closet, and What Is Reality Anyway—create their ideal purses. The result: four extremely different bags, each a reflection of the bloggers’ individual tastes. What do you think? [The Purse Forum]

Coach isn’t the first label to team up with bloggers, however. After the jump, we take a look at a few other designer-writer collabs to see whether these projects are hype-tastic or fail to impress.

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