We all need a bit of inspiration when it’s time to go shopping or when we open the closet to put together an outfit for the day. That inspiration can come from anywhere, but why wait for it to pop up, when you can actively search for it online. Fashion blogging is a great way of finding not only inspiration, but also like-minded folks with whom you can exchange ideas and thoughts. If you’re having a hard time picking the New Year’s Eve outfit, then we’ve got something good for you. Here the 10 best fashion blogs worth reading and following. Enjoy!
Leandra Medine is a busy New Yorker with a great blog. Here’s what she had to say about her unique blog: My blog started as a simple “Would this repel men or not?” Now it’s more about questioning whether or not what I’m featuring is aesthetically pleasing and wearable art. Initially, I wasn’t the man-repeller; I was just making the observations. Over time I started putting images of myself on the site, created a persona. It has expanded from just women’s fashion being repulsive to men to women consciously dressing for themselves and almost hoping that they will in fact achieve man-repeller status.
Shini Park has had so much success in the fashion industry, that Guerlain and Brazilian Vogue asked to work with her. My interest in blogging started to grow in the few months after I discovered blogs with strong identities. In time I grew to dislike the “buy, buy, buy” culture that was increasingly popular. So I decided, on a whim, to open my own space where I could explore affordable fashion and DIY projects and share style choices without feeling like I was in a popularity contest.
Phil Oh contributes to American Vogue and also works on advertising campaigns. Here’s what he likes: There are so many blogs out there all attempting to do similar things, so I suppose what differentiates mine is simply my personal point of view. I like a lot of colour, print and pattern when done well, which is rare. I don’t really look for a particular designer or trend, I just take pictures of things that I like.
Kevin Ma launched Hyperbeast in 2005 and he loves street fashion. Here’s what he said when asked why he started blogging. I started blogging because I wanted a way to keep track of the things I liked and where to access them. As time goes on, we’re finding it is still growing and so are our readers, which provides us with the catalyst to continue searching for the unique and the unconventional. We try to feature things that are one of a kind. The great thing about blogging is that it can be accessed anywhere by anyone in the world. It’s free for people to enjoy, share and be inspired by.
Editor-at-large at Japanese Vogue, Anna Dello Russo recently collaborated with H&M for an accessory collection. She said this about her blog: I forced myself to gain confidence with blogging because I wanted to show the “behind-the-scenes” fashion world. For me, blogging is about getting in touch with a new generation, with an audience younger than me. I keep my blog almost like a teenage diary, but the concept is deeper.
In 2008, Fred Butler launched his first womenswear at London Fashion Week and now he has one of the most popular fashion blogs in the world. He shared: My blog reflects my idiosyncratic tastes and aesthetics. Clothes, artwork, jewellery: whatever it is, it has to pop off the screen and be instantly clear and alive.’
The two people behind Patternity are Anna Murray and Grace Winteringham. Thye say: ‘Patternity is about the putting together of patterns and seeing visual coincidences from one image to the next. Though we love the natural world and the patterns it contains, we tend to veer towards a stronger, bolder, often quite masculine and man-made look, with a focus on urban environments and constructed forms.
This great fashion blog, for both men and women, was started by Yvan Rodic, a former advertising copywriter. This is what he had to say when asked about his work: When I moved from Switzerland to Paris, I discovered a new world: fashion. Friends would take me to shows and parties. I’d be so excited about all the fabulous characters and felt I should share them with others. I photograph people who combine elegance and creativity. I celebrate individual style from around the world with an emphasis on “unusual” places. Everybody knows about Paris or Milan; to me, posting an inspiring picture from Santiago or Helsinki has much more value.
Ari Seth Cohen has this to say about his blog: I feature people with great stories and unique personal style, Cary Grant mixed with Anna Piaggi and Quentin Crisp. I focus on men and women over 60, a demographic often ignored by the fashion media. The trick is to stay true to your vision.
This is one of the best fashion blogs out there, if not the best blog! It was launched six years ago by Marie Thomson and Michelle Haswell and it is based in Scotland. Michelle said this when asked about the beginnings of the blog: Marie was going through a tough time; we thought a blog would not only be a good project but also an ideal outlet for this passion we share. The blog was an online extension of our lives, in which we talked endlessly about clothes and style.
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