Thoughts on fashion bloggers
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Lapin de Lune
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Surely all of this is subjective? I have a list of favourites in my sidebar, but if I listed them, how many would appeal to others? There are certain quirks of personality that I go for, even if the blogger's style isn't of great interest to me. Some are just wonderful to read, or else funny, in depth, etc. Perhaps a 'good' blog, in subjective terms is one that you are excited to catch up on when they write a new post. But I suppose if we are judging professional aptitude and knowledge our approach might be entirely different.
As I mentioned in a previous post, I still wonder what it is that encourages such vitriol towards fashion bloggers (perhaps vitriol is too strong a term, but hopefully you get my point). Is it because they most often feature images of the blogger themselves (especially if the photo's are repetitive, replete with expensive acquisitions)? Or could it be because many bloggers make money this way? Are fashion bloggers exacerbating the culture of 'want', peddling a sort of mindless consumerism? I know that my Tumblr dashboard often strikes me this way, this endless stream of coveted items and luxuries. (sorry, I've wheeled off at a tangent here..)
It's true though, we cannot help being subjective, and whilst I rarely judge bloggers on a super personal level, some certainly irritate me simply because of their attitude. Maybe the things that irritate me the most might actually please other people? There are a handful of blogs that I occasionally take a peek at simply because I am puzzled by the hype surrounding them.
And where does the hype originate? I am amazed (to be honest) at how some of these girls keep it up whilst under consistent scrutiny and expectation. Of course they
to create a public blog, yet I still wonder how they don't crack under the pressure (for I sure would!). Take tavi, for example, and FashionToast: I follow neither of them, but I have to admire their commitment to what they do.
Does fashion blogging
have to be synonymous with mindless self indulgence? I'm not at all sure, personally. Once the pressure is on, I wonder if it takes away a certain element of fun and spontaneity.
I'm rabbling at random now, but this thread always gets me thinking.
As for The Sartorialist, I can't say that I am impressed by anything that I have read about the man himself, but I have to admit his work has value, although it tends to restrict itself to a very specific set of values: class, body types, location, etc.
Do people generally resent his success, or do they feel he deserves it? Or perhaps his legendary modesty just gets in the way
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