Fashion Rant: I Just Wanna Blog, Not Take Over the World
here). What really inspired the need to rant was Kirstie Clements's ( a.k.a editor in chief of Australian Vogue) quote about bloggers; " ...bloggers haven't quite broken into the serious side of fashion yet...It's easy to look at a dress on the catwalk and say "Oh, how pretty". That's simply a opinion it's not power". Her opinion is her opinion, fair enough but it kind of implies an idea that fashion bloggers have, the illusions of graduer we hold. I can't speak for other fashion bloggers but I don't think I'm expert in fashion, my future career will more likely be in the field of Psychology than fashion, so the comments made by editors in the article about the qualifications of fashion bloggers are valid in regards to me. But I am totally aware what I write on my blog is my opinion, but that is why I blog; to express my opinion about things fashion. And isn't that why a lot of bloggers blog, it is a means for them to explore fashion and express their thoughts and opinions. Which brings me to the idea of bloggers and power. Now I am in no way saying that I have any kind of power as a fashion blogger, but I do have power as a consumer. Majority of the consumers out there don't have a degree in fashion or a "deep understanding of all aspects of the fashion industry" (which Kirstie highlights as a fault of bloggers). But this is exactly why bloggers have power, we are the ordinary consumers of fashion. We decide what we like and what we buy, sure magazines like Vogue may dictate the trends but ultimately we decide what we buy and where is all of this reflected? On our fashion blogs! End of rant.