All in OP-ED
If fashion and celebrity culture in the early aughts were seen through vaseline-covered lenses and heavily Photoshopped, painstakingly perfect pictures, now, amateur mirror selfies are more likely sources of influence and inspiration. An era of oversharing is in full-swing, and consumers are more accustomed to images shot on an iPhone than overly-glossy photography.
Reed Krakoff's collection for Kohl's officially "launched" in late April, just over a year after the designer announced what is slated to be a temporary closing and restructuring of his eponymous line. I say "launched" because while Reed Collection is still in its infancy, the designs themselves are several seasons old. The bags don't just reference the designer's highly-coveted pieces, they are exact replicas.
Just as each label has a designer, or a team of designers, they should have at least one person whose sole role is painting a vivid picture of the brand - its history, its outlook, and its future. Brands would do well to employ a staff scribe, separate from the team of quippy copywriters who design sales-oriented marketing copy.
Thanks to “vanity sizing,” the now-common practice of labeling clothing with a smaller numerical or alphabetical size than it actually represents, the act of shopping for clothes can feel like a cross between a game of chance and psychological warfare.
There are few things more grating than when models talk about how they regularly indulge in burgers and pizza. Except when they talk about how hard they have been rallying to bring a different look to the industry. (When they are a size 4, blonde, blue-eyed, thin, and white.)
Since the news broke about Scott and Kourtney's split (thanks to his alleged indiscretions with stylist Chloe Bartoli, among other things), Instagram users have taken it upon themselves to leave disparaging comments on Bartoli's posts, calling her a "whore", a "homewrecker", "ugly", and claiming she knowingly broke up a family.
The opening-up of boundaries by blogs and insta-fashion is on its way out like last season's It-Bag. The No Trespassing signs are about to go back up, rendering fashion once again Private Property.
Boston and its neighboring suburbs are made up of an incredibly diverse population. With new residents seeking style, the city's fashion and retail landscapes have shifted to accomodate them, and changes are evident in both street-style and brick-and-mortar developments alike.
Fashion and lifestyle bloggers have become a major force in the industry. With strong business ethics rooted in genuine passion, curiosity, and a little tech know-how, they've proven that they are here to stay.
While most of us bloggers are on the daily 9-5 grind, Chiara Ferragni, the 27-year-old Italian fashion and lifestyle blogger behind TheBlondeSalad.com, has been criss-crossing the globe, turning her blog into an international brand.
Click bait is a reality of modern media geared towards young people - particularly young women. But a bait-and-switch - or the promise of an article the facts of which are not yet confirmed - is pretty low.
The organisers of New York Fashion Week aim to clean up an event that “has been swarmed with fashion bloggers, street-style photographers and fashion fans.” But bloggers — fashion’s resident outsiders — have a lot to bring to the table.
Fashion advertisers have long played on our desire to keep up with the Joneses with compelling images designed to make us shell out piles of money. But lately, crowd-sourced imagery is changing the way people shop. How are brands and retailers adapting?