Thoughts on Fashion Bloggers

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  1. foreverandnone

    foreverandnone New Member

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    I think some bloggers have really good style and aren't overly full of themselves. Some blogs are just ....trying WAY too hard and use the word "model" loosely :lol:
     
  2. cuppycakes

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    I can't help but wonder when it will be over for them. I'm guilty of following a few and I check Bloglovin more than I'd like to admit but surely its just a fad. They really don't contribute.
     
  3. eizhowa

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    It is a form of entertainment, mostly. Maybe everyone will have a blog in the future. Facebook looks more and more like a blog to me... People posting outfits, what they ate blah blah blah.

    I don't feel guilty reading fashion blogs any more than I feel guilty watching The Simpsons...
     
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  4. ElleHeartYou

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    I think fashion bloggers do have a place in the fashion industry, just not so many of them! personally i have found all the top new zealand bloggers as an example only update their blog when they are doing paid articles, or posts about pr events they were invited to or fashion week. I think its sad when bloggers just use their site to get to go to events and only update when they have something to brag about. I love genuine and friendly blogs who do it because they love it. ones that are skilled writers, style themselves and also share a bit of themselves on their blog!

    *edit - not for discussion about specific blogs*
     
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  5. Trenchcoat

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    I do think some bloggers have a big influence on fashion industry. But the truth is that they wear things sent by fashion designers. Bloggers are being used by those designers as a type of advertisement.
     
  6. manisima

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    Something that I just can't tolerate is when they try "to be designers".
     
  7. styleanonymous

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    i was so excited about fashion blogging a few years ago but now my interest fades just as quickly as i subscribe via bloglovin. i cant stand to see the same pieces worn, the same "oops i dropped my sunnies " pose and the same macaroons (which are disgusting) being eaten.

    Call me an extreme Aries, but im B O R E D.
     
  8. IinaKarolyna

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    AMEN SISTER!! :cool:
     
  9. eizhowa

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    ^You are following the wrong blogs. I definitly think everyone can find some blogger(s), intersted in fashion, who is to their taste.
     
  10. rebel

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  11. HeatherAnne

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    That girl has zero style. ( But I mean, she's wearing a candy necklace there, so she's OBVIOUSLY da coolest! -_- ) I imagine her followers must be a young demographic, ones in to flashing name brands, but not quite sure of what actually looking good means.

    Interesting what they said about Instagram -- it makes sense that it has helped keep bloggers afloat, because I feel like most people don't read actual blogs anymore.
     
  12. LUXXX

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    I've noticed that Rumi Neely doesn't seem to be as hot this time around -- unless she's busy on a side project, but she appears to be fading out a bit.

    Bryan is still bigger than ever, but mostly seems to exist on Instagram and Twitter.
     
  13. oliver1990

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    Appropriate that I just started a new fashion and music blog and stumbled upon this post.

    First of all, I think there's a difference between a fashion and style blogger that most people don't get... I like to consider myself the former as I (will) try to write more about fashion and not put myself toward too much. I have a great passion for writing and I enjoy composing a piece of article together. However, I don't have the urge to pose in front of a camera and shove the images in everyone's face.

    Music and fashion are two of my biggest interests. I love the creativity and playfulness in both but do I want to record my own albums and style myself as the coverboy of a magazine, no. I simply find joy in researching and writing about these fields... so I have a pet-hate for people who self-proclaim as fashion bloggers but then every other pic they post is of themselves, wearing the outfit not that dissimilar from those posted a year ago. I don't mean this as a bad thing but no one fashion blog post is ever the same as another. As the saying goes, "fashion passes, style remains" - I prefer to call these "style bloggers".

    But that's just me. And my 2 pennies. I'm studying to become a journalist so that probably explains my pedanticism and cynicism.
     
  14. HeatherAnne

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    Similarly I checked out Jane Aldridge's blog for the first time in ages recently and was shocked at how generic and boring her style has gotten. She also doesn't seem to post as much.

    I think most people have grown tired of that era of bloggers.

    I'm not sure we'll see a new crop of power fashion bloggers like them, people are over it. People are over street-style as well, look at how few comments we get it 'The Fashion Pack' these days. There used to be such a flurry of activity in those threads that we created a whole sub-forum for these people.

    It will be interesting to see what comes next... because there's always something...
     
  15. LUXXX

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    A lot of them are just using social media to exist -- having a website just seems like a mandatory action, but not necessary to build a following or get endorsements.

    I mean, most of them just do paid advertisements through Instagram now, although it's never explicitly stated.

    Kristina Bazan seems to be "the new" at the moment.
     
  16. eizhowa

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    Most bloggers like this does not have enough style to be called "style bloggers". Fashion-victims with blogs would be more accurate;)
     
  17. HeatherAnne

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    ^ Which is what I think killed the fashion blogger. All the trend indulging, brand slinging, idiots. Now saying "they look like a fashion blogger" is used as an insult.

    Same with the street-style clowns.

    Which I guess is unfortunate for the ones who are decent.

    Take for instance Elin Kling. I actually think she's respectable and has a very refined sense of taste. But their still a certain groan-factor (though small - I like her - I read her blog every day) that I associate with her because she is a blogger.
     
  18. lucy92

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    totally agree! there is a cringe factor involved in being a blogger.
    it's narcissistic to want to build a brand of your own, based on thousands of pictures of yourself...

    there are better ways to become famous without an endless cavalcade of advertisements and promotions - like actual talent in something...
     
  19. rebel

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    How Chiara Ferragni makes millions

    Sofitel/youtube
     
  20. loladonna

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    I think the blogger formula has gotten so tired. It's: Pretty, ***Ediited ... no weight talk allowed**** (usually White) woman who wears lots of high designers and throws in some Topshop/ASOS to get bonus points for high-low mixing. I think Olivia Palermo and the Russian street-style women are the worst examples of this and probably turned the tide. They are basically designer fashion hounds for whom designer clothes are disposable, They wore every "it" label -- sometimes all at once-- and turned up at so many shows they were eventually declared "stars".

    The initial appeal of blogs were that they were democratic. Someone in their small town away from the fashion capitols who had a sense of style could become an internet star. Somehow the industry managed to corrupt the blogsphere and make it just as elite and exclusive as the rest of the industry. Now you need to be mega-wealthy and well-connected, and clad in exactly the same designers as everyone else to get any time of attention.The people who are making the most money from their blogs are the people who didn't need the money to begin with.
     
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