“But there’s also something beautiful about these fresh voices that can say something that maybe sometimes someone who does have a lot of credibility misses, or they see it through a really fresh eye. I think that’s the debate that is going on in our industry full-stop, because we don’t want to discredit years and years of experience and hard work and paying your dues and learning about what we do day to day, but there is something really beautiful about all of these really fresh perspectives that come out of the Internet.”
–Kate Lanphear, Elle‘s rather adorable Style Director, on how the new wave of style bloggers and traditional fashion magazine editors can learn to get along [Fashionologie] Keep reading »
It’s official: Fashion bloggers are taking over the world and are infiltrating all areas of the industry. And you thought it was only about fame and free stuff? (Note: Wait, technically I guess I’m a fashion blogger, and I don’t even get those things.) Apparently, some of these lucky bloggers will get to vote on the CFDA awards—which is a pretty big deal. When New York‘s The Cut heard about this, they wanted to know more, and got an official answer from the CFDA:
“Apparently, this year the CFDA decided to include Internet people because many were submitting requests to be a part of the voting process. So being a part of the voting is actually as simple as asking — and then getting accepted. Any bloggers who didn’t receive ballots can simply ask the CFDA to be included this year. The CFDA will review all requests and accept those who ‘have covered fashion in a significant or knowledgeable way in the past year.’”
So, would writing about mustache jewelry murses and things you could store in harem pants qualify as significant fashion coverage? Because then we want in. [NYMag.com] Keep reading »
What’s a “bligger”? Fashion blogger Susie Bubble posts the following to her Twitter: “just to add bliggers = bloggers and liggers, en-us translation meaning ppl who love freebies and general hanging-on.” In America, this newfangled slang term rhymes with a highly offensive word. However, in British slang, a “ligger” is someone who is a freeloader. Clearly, there’s no true offense meant here, but still, bliggers? Funny or stupid? [Twitter] Keep reading »
Did Jimmy Choo rip off fashion blogger and photographer Tommy Ton of Jak & Jil for its new 24:7 ad campaign? That’s what Ton appears to be suggesting in this recent tweet: “is it me or does the jimmy choo 24:7 campaign look a lot like…ahem…you know what i mean :S http://www.jimmychoo.com/page/home.” Ton rose to fame by way of his delightful shots of women on the street, often outside of fashion shows, many of which focus on their high heels. His style is distinctive: shoe-obsessed, stark street shots of women navigating the world on towering stilettos. These days, he sits front row at fashion shows, shoots fashion week in Paris for Style.com, and is working on a project with Louis Vuitton. As a regular reader of Jak & Jil, I certainly see the similarities. Check out the Jimmy Choo video — which even features a Ton-esque street photographer character — and Ton’s work side-by-side after the jump, then tell us what you think in the comments. Keep reading »
Fashion blogger Garance Dore posted this pic to her Twitter account with the caption: “Bloggers have broken the double digits: 9 year old now front row ! (And working!)” Wow … if this trend continues, toddlers are going to be writing Vogue editorials. Is this for real? [Garance Dore's Twitter] Keep reading »
In case you haven’t noticed, fashion blogging has reached new heights of celebrity and popularity. What started out as a wholly indie movement—girls discussing fashion on their Live Journals, or posting pics through a Blogger account to share with friends—has now turned into a veritable “field.” To begin a fashion blog nowadays often isn’t just about personal expression, but also about assuming a higher editorial knowledge of style and the industry.
And now, it’s also about freebies (and fame). At least for those who become the popular kids on the web. Keep reading »
Do you have what it takes to become America’s next top fashion blogger? Bluefly and StyleList are looking for the next big internet sensation, so give it your best shot by entering their America’s Most Stylish Blogger contest. The gig sounds pretty sweet—eight finalists will compete by crafting weekly posts about Bluefly items, and the blogger with the most votes will get a $1,000 Bluefly shopping spree, a special section on the site, plus a weekly column for StyleList (and, we’d imagine, tons of freebies from all over thanks to the exposure).
To enter, fill out the contest form which asks you questions about your blog, style, and fashion rules. But wait …. is “what’s your #1 style rule” a trick question? Are there style rules? Man, this test is hard. [AmericasMostStylishBlogger.com] Keep reading »