From the front row to street style, are bloggers becoming fashion's new power players? We ask Rumi Neely, Bryanboy, The Sartorialist's Scott Schuman and more to join the debate. This month’s edition of Net-A-Porter magazine has been taken over by a selection of bloggers
The big question asked was- How are bloggers changing fashion? It doesn’t take a genius to notice that over the years the front rows at fashion shows have been changing drastically. Bloggers like BryanBoy and Tavi are now sitting next to Anna Wintour (the equivalent of being perched on the throne with the Queen of England). Bloggers are also getting the chance to collaborate with their favorite designers (Andy from the Style Scrapbook and Kipling) and modelling in fashion campaigns (Denni of Chicmuse for American Apparel).
Now a days if a designer wants a hit season, he better make sure that the bloggers are on his side. Yay! here we go now, Fashvideo thinks that you should atleast follow the top 10 fashion blogs/bloggers:
Far and away the best for hip updates on news and fashion industry gossip- and their “Splurge & Steals” features the best of what’s out there. Founded by the founder of Gawker.com, Elizabeth Spiers. http://www.fashionista.com/
If you want to look like you have a lot of money or your own designer without paying a lot of money to your own designer, this is your blog. The template is to take a celebrity look and recreated it with pieces that cost under $50.
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3. The Sartorialist
Straight from the mouth of former fashion buyer Scott Schuman famous for photographing the photography of New York, this blog documents fashion trends with the trained eye of a fashion photographer. http://thesartorialist.blogspot.com/
Another blog that is all about affordability, Omiru posts daily with outfits and links to each piece. Great place for the fashionista in you.
5. The Cherry Blossom Girl
Written by a French fashion designer, this blog takes a more artsy angle on fashion, and most photographs feature the writer/designer Alix as the fashion model. An innovative insider’s look at fashion from someone who loves the game.
Funny funny funny. Great posts about celebrity fashion from two girls who know what they are talking about and know how to say it so you listen. They recently covered Fashion week for New York Magazine. http://gofugyourself.celebuzz.com/
More of an all encompassing lifestyle blog, purportedly created by Gwyneth Paltrow, Goop covers everything on the periphery and axis of fashion. Taking the fashion-consciousness of its message to heart, this blog is beautifully designed and full of great information. http://goop.com/
I mean, you have to love the name. They cover, as you would expect, fashion, sex and celebrity: everything for the modern Jezebel. http://jezebel.com/
9. Fashion Toast
A great place to see someone who is passionate about fashion, both writing about it and creating it. Definitely for the younger twenty-something crowd, it is a great source of inspiration. Huge community interaction on the comments. http://www.fashiontoast.com/
10. Style Scrap Book by Andy TorresMexican freelance stylist blogging from Amsterdam. This gorgeous beauty is from Mexico, living in Amsterdam, but obsessed with Paris. She has an international charm and fashion sensibility. She effortlessly pairs tailored tops and jackets with long maxi styles. http://stylescrapbook.com