Thoughts on fashion bloggers
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Join Date: May 2003
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Although her tone has more than a little bitterness to it, I kind of agree. Posing is definitely a phenomenon of the times. Children now pose before they speak, you know? And then, the fashion industry makes money off of these people peacocking and advertising these clothes, and hence encourages this behavior...so it's not just the bloggers' fault.
I think it can be considered a continuum of the logomania consumer-as-advertiser phenomenon Tom Ford started.
it was started by tom ford, he just used it to his advantage...
plenty of designers starting in the late 70s were selling their name, putting it on everything from bedsheets to bags to dishes because they knew the masses wanted to appear to taste because they bought something from "so-and-so high end designer"
anywoo, i found a very interesting article online showing people like miraslava duma, anna dello russo and taylor tomasi hill about 4-5 years ago before the idea of dressing for photographers really took off and it was hilarious...
they looked like everyone else...
my issue with the article is that menkes seems to only be calling out the bloggers for doing something that everyone is doing, and that magazines and media are playing up...
did vogue.com have a section 4 years ago of just street style photos from fashion week?
i think menkes is a bit sore over the fact that non-journalists are getting the prime front row seats at shows and they are sometimes the ones photographers fawn over...
journalists/editors aren't there to look good, they are there to report on the clothes...
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