Jane Aldridge, the lucky teen behind fashion blog Sea of Shoes is no stranger to multitasking. Aside from the many projects and collaborations she takes on with her mom and designers, she also maintains another photo blog called They Don’t Call Them Lovers in High School, Leeland. Yesterday, Jane tweeted a link to yet another blog endeavor, explaining that she “always has a new secret blog.” This one is called BeautyStyleShopping, although we don’t see how any of the posts relate to those subjects. Using photo collages or plain images completely out of context, there’s no text explanation either for what the blog is trying to achieve. We guess this is what you might call, uh, artsy? [BeautyStyleShopping.Tumblr.com] Keep reading »
Le sigh. It’s, like, so hard being a fashion blogger because once you become totally webfamous then you have to deal with all of your psycho fans. For the most part, Bryan Boy is really enjoying his fashion fame. On taking pics with fans, he says, “I don’t mind it at all. It’s fun! Although I don’t consider myself as a legitimate ‘star’ or ‘celebrity’ … ”
However, he’s recently had a run in with a follower who really crossed the line… Keep reading »
Part of the genius of street style and fashion photo blogs is that the picture is the story. What the person is wearing should provoke your imagination. Still, wouldn’t it be cool if you did know everything about that white-haired chick on Jak & Jil, or one of the many tweed-suited men on The Sartorialist? That’s where this Tumblr blog, Inside The Brains Of Fashion Kids, steps in. Sort of. Selecting snaps from street style sites, ITBOFK imagines the inner monologues of the too-cool-for-school subjects. A girl in a denim vest thinks: “I hate the fact that you’ll look at me and think that my clothes make me who I am. I’m more than a denim jacket with the sleeves cut off so you can see my sexy untouched ivory skin. I’m more than these black leggings that cling to my butt so tightly you can see the last person I had anal-sex with. Oops, did I say that out loud? … ” Warning: this blog is extremely un-P.C. and totally unforgiving. Which is why it’s kinda awesome. [Inside The Brains Of Fashion Kids] Keep reading »
Given that it was printed in a newspaper, the New York Times piece “Bloggers Crash the Front Row” was rather generous towards fashion blogs, acknowledging that we provide an of-the-moment service that magazines simply cannot. I’m not going to bother telling you that fashion blogs matter, because you’re blog readers and you already know that. It’s just ironic that The Times‘ capitulation to the bloggers perfectly encapsulated the very reason why online fashion publications are trampling print media in the first place: timeliness.
While it is true that fashion bloggers sat in the front row at various fashion shows, that was in September. As in almost four months ago. As in this has already been widely noted online. Yet, in swoops The New York Times as 2010 rolls around, there to make the power of the blogger “official.” Oh please. Keep reading »
Fashion bloggers are gaining major credibility, as Rumi Neely of Fashion Toast sat in the front row at an Emanuel Ungaro show and Jane Aldridge of Sea of Shoes was hand picked by Vogue to attend the Crillon Ball this year in Paris. Bluefly and StyleList launched a contest to find America’s Most Stylist Blogger, narrowing their choices down to eight finalists, who styled Bluefly items for the chance to win a $1,000 Bluefly shopping spree, a blogger store on Bluefly, and a weekly column on StyleList. So just who is America’s Most Stylish Blogger? Trang Huyen of the Behind the Seams in Pensacola, Fla. She tackled style challenges including plaid, Prada shoes, a boyfriend vest, mini skirt, and tie-dyed leggings to rise to the top of the rest. Does this mean she’s the new Tavi? Some more of her winning looks, after the jump! Keep reading »
Don’t know much about history, don’t know much biology … but when it comes to arithmetic, we’re pros. Especially when math is fashion-related, like at Fashematics.com, a hilarious blog that decodes a style’s sum of its parts by adding up different influences to speculate on how a designer arrived at his inspiration. OK, so the posts aren’t that complex and analytical, but rather, well, here’s an example: How did Alexander McQueen come up with that infamous puffy coat/bubble-headed runway look? One dash of tribal art, plus a pinch of BMX biker. And Miu Miu’s to-die-for fall ’09 orange print dress? One half tire track, one half snake. Some of the observations, however, are spot-on, like the take on Francesco Scognamiglio’s blue blouse, which actually does look like a combination of orchids and Italian cake. In the mix you’ll also find some equally funny, but non-runway related equations: Cupcake + steak = McDonald’s Cheeseburger Deluxe, or photocopy machine + Mr. Burns of The Simpsons + a skeleton = W Magazine.
If only being on the math team had been this fun in high school. [Fashematics.com] Keep reading »