Friday, May 20, 2011

fashion blogs: are they making us all the same?

i am a lover of fashion. i tend to think of it as art in motion. even with that, i'm not a slave to fashion but love seeing how trends evolve. a year or so ago i discovered fashion blogs when i had this crazy idea of starting an online magazine. there are many amazing fashion bloggers out there, but one thing i noticed is that most of the style being focused is very similar if not the same.

it got me thinking, what specific trend or style defines this era? the era of liberation and free information. the sixties gave us tailoring and made us appreciate a good suit, the seventies introduced us to bell bottoms, all things high waisted and spandex and the eighties encouraged us be rebellious by mixing and matching bright colors with a hip hop inspiration and embracing a punk rock influence. 

this era, i feel that we have gone back to our roots, embracing and loving all things vintage. we've gone demure, yet bold. romantic, yet fierce. never has the world been so open to the idea of people going over the top. i feel like this is a time where its perfectly acceptable to wear sequins and feathers during the day. while fashion blogs do have a very similar style of late, its one of the things that come with this era. we should draw inspiration from the images we see, but tweak them to remain distinctly individualistic.

columnist zahrah mohammed said "creativity and freedom of expression through ones medium of clothes can help mould a person. it enhances their personality and assures them that they are who they WANT to be". i couldn't agree more. no one man should be told what to wear or be a slave to trends. individualism has never been hotter than it is now, and through this blog, i'll ensure that all the amazing individuals i see are captured, shared with the world and appreciated.

life's like candy baby!

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