Guilty as charged having recently aired my spoils in the purchase of a decent coat for the first time ever! And I know lots of us like to parade a good designer buy. Given we live in an economy and society that prizes the obvious parading of goods whether it is the house, car, bag or shoes, I doubt we can turn off our consumer being. After all it is linked in with our innate sense of personal style. We choose how we adorn our bodies and what images we create. If we accept as fashion bloggers we love fashion and we enjoy trends, new designs and creating looks, the real question here is when does a fashion blogger go too far?
There is something endearing about young Tavi in the midst of the designer frenzy to court her, but some people think it is the manipulation of her by others.
Then who can forget the hilarious photo of Bryanboy with laptop on front row. I still think Anna Wintour retains the upper hand with her poise and dignity. She had certainly embrace fashion blogging but then she is extremely savvy when it comes to trends and keeping control. There is nothing threatening to the fashion industry by creating a blogging 'in crowd' and keeping them firmly in the grip of products.
Talking of products it is with Sea of Shoe and her mother that the accolade of conspicuous consumption must rest. Creating the X factor of fashion blogging, the idea all one has to do is post outfit after outfit of designer or vintage wares referenced by non monetary terms of 'acquired', 'curated' and 'sourced' to be an A star blogger. The repetitiveness of the posts in respect of goods does much to place the fashion blog in the position of vacuous.
Lack of discourse amongst fashion bloggers has created an imbalance of products before content. Although numerous fashion bloggers with and with no public recognition, do attempt to fill a void of helpful and useful fashion tips plus ideas not solely based on high end fashion or income. Whilst I recognise that we all want to look at goods and wares, be informed on specific fashion items but do you think this type of fashion blog is a turn on or turn off? Is it something that can be sustained? After all X factor keeps going (currently) but after 10 years Big Brother imploded and its demise was rapid. Is there a need for a new vogue of fashion blogs?