Welcome, dear reader. Today we will talk about the bashing of fashion bloggers. I’m sure you have all heard or read something one time or another concerning the war between magazine editors and fashion bloggers. Sounds kind of dramatic, like hyenas trying to devour each other, but there’s both love and hate going on in this story. You see, on one side, there’s the love. Bloggers are recognized by magazines, which is pretty amazing. They get featured, interviewed & often even contribute to the magazine. Sadly, there’s also the hate. Magazine editors feel like bloggers are taking their place. One of the best examples is where 13 year old blogger Tavi Gevinson was sitting front-row with that enormous bow on her head. I don’t blame people for being pissed off here. You can make all the fashion statements you want, but if you’re going to block other people’s sight, it’s NORMAL that they get annoyed. So no, it is not all happiness, sunshine and rainbows in fashion land. This recent quote from Franca Sozanni (Italian Vogue) about personal style bloggers is another one that caused a bit of controversy.
“They don’t offer an opinion but only talk about themselves, take their own pictures wearing absurd outfits. What’s the point? I don’t even know who they are except a few names because they are so many and all the same, they are so worried about what to wear to get noticed that my eyes only see a crowd in the end. These aren’t people who have been working in fashion too long to end up criticizing everything, the shows, and they don’t have a background in fashion so they are not conditioned by their knowledge or interests. There comments are naif and enthusiastic. They don’t hold a real importance in the business.”