When fashion bloggers started sitting front row at the world’s grandest fashion shows, the industry’s major game players had mixed reactions. While big names such as Anna Dello Russo embraced and acknowledged these bloggers, others were quick to question their credibility. Who are these people, and what are they doing? they ask.
But whatever anyone think, there’s no denying that fashion bloggers are the most influential force in the fashion industry today. Think of supermodels back in the 90′s – that’s how powerful they can be.
Personally, I find these fashion blogs interesting to read – and quite informative, too. In fact, I didn’t know anything about fashion until they opened things up for me. In the past, we were led to believe that fashion is only for a select few. Maybe it still is, but at least we have these bloggers to take us into the ins and outs of the industry.
Here’s a list of fashion bloggers I follow. You should, too, if you want to know the latest collection of Chanel, Dior, and Diane Von Furstenberg.
The Sartorialist- thesartorialist.com
The Sartorialist has been touted as the most influential fashion blog in the world. It’s owned by Scott Schuman, a former fashion sales officer. Industry insiders say that The Sartorialist sets the trend even before they are the trend. Scott Schuman has an eye for fashion, so if you want to know what to expect in fashion shows 2 seasons from now, read The Sartorialist.
Bryanboy – bryanboy.com
If I would describe Bryan, it’s the word fearless. Bryanboy is the real example of androgynous. He is not afraid to wear a skirt (or even a dress for that matter), and he can confidently parade down the street with a psychedelic jumpsuit. With his sharp wit, you’ll enjoy every update he posts. Bryanboy can be seen on America’s Next Top Model as one of the judges.
Susie Lau – stylebubble.typepad.com
If you want an intelligent insight on clothes and the fashion industry, read Susie Lau’s blog. Known in fashion circles as Susie Bubble, Susie helps you understand fashion better. From the cuffs of a shirt up to the fabric of a dress, there’s always a story to tell.
Tavi Gevison – thestylerookie.com
Tavi was just 13 when she started her blog. Her mature take on fashion has led many to believe that there is someone else writing her posts for her. Trust me, even I doubted Tavi for a while. But really, Tavi is an amazing 13-year old who happens to know fashion more than many 30-year-olds out there. Some say she’s the next Anna Wintour, but does she have the makings of a fashion icon? Read her blog and find out.
Rumi Neely – fashiontoast.com
Rumi Neely is a class of her own. Honestly, I think that the clothes she’s wearing would look ordinary to ordinary people like me. But Rumi’s ability to turn plain-looking clothes into something fashionable is amazing.
Michelle Phan – michellephan.com
Michelle Phan is featured alongside Bryanboy in the March 2010 issue of Vogue US. I say Michelle has every right to be there. While other bloggers on this list focus on clothes, bags, and shoes, Michelle chose to follow a different path. Through her Youtube account – which has more than one million subscribers, by the way – she shows the world how makeup can be fun. Though I don’t put on some makeup a lot, I watch Michelle’s videos because they are entertaining.
Tommy Ton – jakandjil.com
Tommy Ton joins The Sartorialist as a street style photographer who gives us the latest in fashion. Like Scott Schuman, he has an eye for fashion but their difference perhaps lies in Scott’s focus on street fashion.
Ingrid Chua – Gothebaghagdiaries.com
Ingrid Chua-Go is the bag hag. Her passion and knowledge of bags are unquestionable, that’s why I frequent her blog. I don’t own expensive bags, but at least I know what they look like inside and out through Ingrid.
Chiara Ferragni – itheblondesalad.com
Chiara is a beautiful, classy girl. But perhaps the main reason why I read her blog is the fact that she knows how to have fun with fashion. Unlike other girls who have the same blogging approach / style, Chiara doesn’t try to look like a model – though she can easily pass as one.
Erica Davies – modernmummusthave.com
If you’re a working mother, Erica Davies’ blog will definitely appeal to you. She shows you what’s stylish for mothers, for your kids, and for the whole family. According to her bio, she has more than 15 years of experience in the fashion industry.