Does anyone else feel like fashion blogging is fast approaching a major standstill?
In all honesty, how often can we look at the same pristine person prance around in an unaffordable ensemble before our overall sense of sanity rears its ugly head and tells us to stop.
I mean, I'm starting to notice a feeling of dread in the pit of my stomach every time I go to visit my favorite blogs.
What gorgeous pair of I'll-never-be-able-to-own-these shoes will they have on today?
What impossibly difficult competition have they recently won to once again reaffirm my non-winner state.
It's true, beautiful things and beautiful people will always be fun things at which to gawk, and I'm certainly not suggesting that we're approaching the end of the industry itself.
[Expensive clothing and gorgeous girls won't "go out of style" like the 75 pairs of combat boots I now have in my closet.]
But when the gawking turns to loathing - the awe to anger - the reverence to regret, don't you think that it's time for a mediation makeover?
Maybe something a little more...natural?
I seriously doubt that the pure joy conveyed in every blogger's "outfit post" is wholly genuine, but is it wrong to ask that it should be? Aren't clothes supposed to make life more livable, instead of frustrating me to the extent that I feel dissatisfaction daily?
Instead of capturing the absolute incandescence I feel while wearing a new pair of strangely printed pants,
I instead find myself combatting awkward situation after awkward situation to share what was once true happiness, and comparing myself to blogger "superstars" who would undoubtedly wear them without a hint of LOTR-loving awkwardness.
I don't want to sound bitter, because anyone who becomes successful doing something that they adore is absolutely deserving,
but I think that it might be time for a little shakeup. No?
So how can we recapture the everyman aspect of fashion? The aspect of it that everyone could try, everyone would try, but that has now become so inorganic and manufactured that the majority of the population won't even bother.
And now that fashion blogs have become "the empire" that they once so honorably combatted, how can we facilitate the return of the Jedi?
And more importantly, what should we wear?
|Black Milk Clothing, Balenciaga, Chanel, YSL|