How does the magazine regard the many fashion bloggers who are so influential today, especially among the younger generation?
We can’t overlook the bloggers and others who prefer to communicate through the social networks, but they should be knowledgeable and not just dress up and get a front-row seat at a fashion show and then post their opinion online.
-Kullawit Laosuksri, EIC Vogue Thailand, Nothing Vague About Vogue
Take that how you will, bloggers, but I completely agree. What is the purpose of fashion blogging if you only take pictures of your own looks and don’t provide any knowledge for your readers on the shows you attend, the designers you like/dislike, or whatever else you choose to blog about? I know that’s a long question, but it is one that should be answered before you call yourself a true fashion blogger. Sitting on a front row in your new Rag & Bone jeans, Brian Atwood heels/Prada loafers, The Row top, and Céline bag taking pictures and bragging about your “fabulous” life is not blogging. If we are to rival magazines that have and continue to offer a dialogue about fashion, we need to show more than self-styled photo ops.
I make this promise to my readers that from this moment on I will not blog in such a vain fashion…you know…unless I’m super tired and just cannot type any..more! You are worth more than vain boasting. Sure there will be funny posts, typically after the fashion of P’Trique’s hilarious videos, but I will not reduce your mind’s capacity to function out of this blogger’s vanity. No way.
I love you,
ps, I may be flooding you with photos during New York fashion week through my Instagram (which will be named and announced in the next few days, be patient) as myself and the rest of MFA Society deliriously strut around the city, but know that I will offer up plenty of dialogue once the dust, or in NYC’s case snow has settled.