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This morning we stumbled, nay, Tumbl’d upon Shit Bloggers Wear, a blog devoted to illustrations of the trend du jour merchandise that catches a wave and starts being snapped in selfies on every fashion blog all at once. You know, the 3.1 Phillip Lim ‘I Love Nueva York’ tank (guilty blogger here) or, more generally speaking, culottes.
Today is the day the New York Times discovered that there are straight men who blog about fashion. Or, in which the Gray Lady stumbles upon #menswear.
Today we got sent numerous links to a New York Times article about independent fashion bloggers making serious amounts of cash. In fact, three separate articles published this month are telling the world what we already knew: these bloggers are making a whole lot of dough through the help of agents. But is the bubble ready to burst?
As fashion bloggers, we tend to brake for other fashion bloggers, especially because we know how hard it can be to 1) get started, 2) build an audience 3) make people think and 4) cover fashion week, a task to which we could devote entire terrabytes of information. But this morning’s news that Tumblr, the photocentric blogging platform beloved by people everywhere, is sending 20 fashion bloggers to New York Fashion Week has us scratching our heads. Also puzzling: to manage it all, the company has recently hired a fashion director.
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.
Garance Dore never has a problem coming up with posts, but we do. Wonder what happens on days when there’s not a lot of news to report? This post should give you a little insight.
Alber Elbaz and his floppy bowtie are so adorable to look at that sometimes you forget the sheer genius that lies in his round smiling head. But Elbaz sat down with Style.com for the sixth installment of their “Future of Fashion” series and the resulting conversation forever removed any doubts. Also, he unabashedly likes bloggers! We do have one quibble and that’s his stance on The Great Weight Debate, but we’ll let you read it for yourself.
It looks like Coach has caught fashion blogger fever. The brand has announced a new style blogger collaboration project, which debuts exclusively on Coach’s website on May 19th.
Coinciding with her Australian fashion illustration exhibit, Winter With Westfield, Garance Dore sat down with fellow fashion blogger Patty Huntington to talk fashion, blogging, and what it feels like to sit at the front row next to, you know, some editor in chief of a little magazine called French Vogue. Dore also reveals that, in spite of the perks, it’s not all sunshine and air-kisses when it comes to covering the shows.
If, sometime around Monday afternoon, you just so happened to have dropped by fourteen-year-old style blogger Tavi Gevinson’s blog, The Style Rookie, you probably ran smack dab into the following automated and somewhat terrifying message: This blog is under review due to possible Blogger Terms of Service violations and is open to authors only. Almost instantaneously, a twitter campaign launched, urging people to help Free Tavi. The site is back up now, but what was Tavi’s crime?
Wednesday marked the 2nd anniversary of Tavi Gevinson’s blog StyleRookie. Since then, Tavi has taken the Internet and the fashion industry by storm, earning her front row tickets to Chanel’s Paris Couture Show and friends like Kate and Laura Mulleavy.