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To an average reader, it seems like the big style bloggers make most of their money from traditional banner ads, obviously branded collaborations, and affiliate marketing programs. But what really goes on is a bit more tricky.
Leandra Medine has an impressive wardrobe, and an even more lust-worthy shoe collection. In an interview with WWD‘s Footwear News, the Man Repeller opens her shoe closet to the world.
The other day we had a chat with Leandra Medine of Man Repeller about the window display she made for Maje. The conversation left us wondering: Just how did she manage to turn her blog into her livelihood?
On Tuesday night, Leandra Medine aka the Man Repeller proudly showed off the window that she designed for Soho’s Parisian resident Maje. We stopped by Maje for a peek as Medine, who got married last month) told us all about her window display, spilled the deets about her blog expansion, and gushed about her big ol’ girl crush on Tavi Gevinson. (Don’t we all have one?)
If you’ve read Leandra Medine‘s site Man Repeller, you’ll know that the young phenomenon devotes all of her time to blogging. But don’t worry: She makes plenty of money through advertising, consulting, and charging for almost every link she puts on the Internet.
Stefano Pilati unveiled his 2012 cruise collection for Yves Saint Laurent on the 20th floor of a midtown office building Wednesday to an intimate crowd that included Grace Coddington, Cathy Horyn, Roberta Myers, and Sally Singer, with whom we rode up in the elevator. Swoon. Naturally, we have thoughts on the collection, but we also have thoughts on the interview he gave Women’s Wear before the show, in which he claimed to be “very scared” of bloggers.
Is it a little silly for guys to be obsessed with fashion? Yes, as a matter of fact, it is. It would seem, though, that the anonymous blogger behind the brand new and wildly popular tumblr F*ck Yeah Menswear wants to love his love of fashion and make fun of it at the same time. But you can only mock someone’s steez (or lack thereof) so many times before it wears off.
The Trad — the pseudonym of a southern-raised Manhattan insurance broker — has been blogging since 2006, but with the recent explosion of the menswear blogosphere, he has become the de facto spokeman for the traditional American style referred to as “Ivy,” “prep,” or simply “trad.” Not to be outdone by the likes of the New Yorker, the New York Times, and Esquire, Styleite sat down to interview him about the motivations behind his blogging, his view of style journalism, and the future of menswear retailing. This is the second part of that interview; the first part appeared on Monday.
The Trad — the pseudonym of a southern-raised Manhattan insurance broker — has been blogging since 2006, but with the recent explosion of the menswear blogosphere, he has become the de facto spokeman for the traditional American style referred to as “Ivy,” “prep,” or simply “trad.” Not to be outdone by the likes of the New Yorker, the New York Times, and Esquire, Styleite sat down to interview him about the motivations behind his blogging, his view of style journalism, and the future of menswear retailing.
Always dreamed of standing in front of a mirror and having it judge you fair or fowl? Us neither — talk about childhood nightmares come to life. But like something out of Snow White, word is that Topshop has installed a unique interactive mirror on the ground floor of its Oxford Circus flagship. According to ShowStudio, the reflective project — timed to celebrate the launch of the retailer’s new makeup line invites brave shoppers to stand in front of their looking-glass and submit themselves to scrutiny
Vogue creative director Grace Coddington shared some refreshingly candid and perfectly bitchy thoughts on bloggers at Thursday night’s National Magazine Awards. And while we’d love to get all up in arms over the fact that Coddington does not like People Who Write About Fashion On The Internet, we can’t. Here’s why.
At Thursday’s Fashion Group International panel discussion, Diane von Furstenberg stressed the importance of editors in the fashion industry and why they should continue to stand their ground and wield their experience over the ever prolific onslaught of bloggers and twitterers.
Though menswear has experienced something of a revival and The Sartorialist (and his ilk of imitators) may have made the street style world terra cognita, no one, to our knowledge, has yet undertaken a proper taxonomy of menswear bloggers. Consider this our attempt.