Can We Trust the Editorial Integrity of Fashion Bloggers? - These Stylish Streets

FASHION BLOGGERS AS BILLBOARDS

I’ve been rather quiet of late, due mainly to the fact that so many fashion blogs that I read have gotten so blah.  I started to run out of things to say because fashion blogs became so uninspiring.  This is, of course, a rather large generalisation, but it had me wondering whether or not we can really trust the editorial integrity of fashion bloggers. Read more…

bloggers all wear the same

VICTIMS TO FASHION

We’ve heard it all before: fashion is a form of self-expression; it’s about finding your own unique voice.  So, what happens when you find that you’re not, in fact, wearing what defines you but instead you’re dressing for someone else or even worse, you’re mimicking what someone else is wearing? Read more…

The Future of Fashion Magazines - These Stylish Streets

THE FUTURE OF FASHION MAGAZINES

The fashion magazine vs. fashion blog debate isn’t a new one but one that crops up time and time again.  With digital and social media continually evolving is there still a place for fashion magazines?  Can the gloss of double pages filled with expensive fashion campaigns really ever be replaced? Read more…

Shit Bloggers Wear - These Stylish Streets

SHIT BLOGGERS WEAR

Where once the fashion blogging community was a place where like-minded people could share their opinions and explore the goings-on in the industry, now it’s transformed into a place to share daily outfit posts from the same brands over and over.  As the community has evolved so has the focus on content.  Personal style blogs have grown in popularity and with that brands have taken notice. Read more…

The Fashion Blogger Heirarchy - These Stylish Streets

THE FASHION BLOGGER HIERARCHY

In the fashion industry and in the media we are constantly bombarded by the concept of the perfect body.  Skinny silhouettes reign in the world of high fashion but is this unattainable ideal being embraced in the fashion blogging community now, too? Read more…

Fashion Bloggers as Consumers - These Stylish Streets

FASHION BLOGGERS AS CONSUMERS

Fashion bloggers have secured their place within the fashion industry, becoming an influential force both for consumers and as a way of marketing.  It’s evident across social channels just how powerful bloggers are.  They influence the attitudes and behaviours of their readers and in turn actually lead the adoption of new trends.  But, are these so-called fashion bloggers followers of fashion or just consumers themselves? Read more…

What Not to Wear At A Festival - These Stylish Streets

WHAT NOT TO WEAR AT A FESTIVAL

Back in the day there was no such thing as ‘festival fashion’.  You could visit a website without being hit in the face with images of floral headbands, very short shorts and fringed crops.  There were no specific rules regarding attire at festivals, there wasn’t a bit of leopard print in sight and there wasn’t a onesie to be seen. Read more…

Bloggers Cheat Their Way to the Top - These Stylish Streets

BLOGGERS CHEAT THEIR WAY TO THE TOP

All but the newest fashion blogs receive dozens, even hundreds, of PR requests each and every week.  Having worked their way up to the top, they are offered PR opportunities that some of us could only dream of, spurring us newbies on to work hard to achieve what these bloggers have achieved through years of hard work.  Yesterday however, bloggers were astonished to find out that some of the ‘bigger bloggers’ had bought their way to the top – and what’s worse, it had paid off. Read more…

What's The Real Cost of Fast Fashion? - These Stylish Streets

WHAT’S THE REAL COST OF FAST FASHION?

Last season we saw the dipped-hem skirt, this summer there is a polyester origami skirt coming to a derriere near you.  Popping up all over the blogosphere, the Zara skirt and even its dupes are fast becoming the latest fad in the fashion world.  Just like the dip-hem skirt before it, this fad will be short lived: it has a short fashion life.  Whilst it may remain wearable for a year or so to come, it’s more likely that these skirts will find themselves in landfills before the year is up.  It’s known as fast-fashion and whilst these products may be cheap to you and I, what’s the real cost? Read more…

Bloggers as Celebrities - These Stylish Streets

HAVE BLOGGERS REACHED CELEBRITY STATUS?

It’s a well-known fact in marketing and social media that consumers trust fashion bloggers more than they would the fashion authorities.  Fashion bloggers themselves have become their own breed of authority to the point that some of these bloggers have even gained celebrity status, but do they deserve it? Read more…