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I hate to expound on something as ugly as clogs, but my Googlereader is the proverbial straw that broke the camel’s back. Between the Cut and Fashionista, I kind of went on a rampage of nasty comments [3 of them]. More because I was so irritated, not so much that they were outstandingly horrific posts. Ex.: Fashionista posted about navy blue and black. Snooze.
This is all to say that really, there is so much more at stake here than clogs. This season’s coverage of clogs is a foreshadowing of what’s to come. I mean, can you imagine if Karl decides to do Crocs for a/w? I really hope so, because I would LOVE to see what the twips at Fashionista would spin it. Do you stick to your guns and preach against them or do you change your tune because a deity basically decides to change course [completely arbitrary, of course, but will somehow be contrived as esoteric creativity along the way from deity to you, the follower. In case you don’t know what that means, from deity of Karl to editors who could be seen as priests to you, the MANIC followers?] Do you see a parallel to something else just as destructive? I mean, personally, I feel like, every other season, very well established designers- like Marc, McQueen, and Karl – throw one obnoxiously ugly item down the runway just to see how the editors will market it to consumers as hot and to see how many will buy it and then laugh about it to themselves later. And in theory, blogs could be the savior in this vicious cycle of sponsored content, but for all the justification that fashion bloggers spew to try to validate their existence, they do not live up to the promises. SORRY, you are John Edwards. Liars.
Last week, critiques of mainstream fashion publications popped up at every illiterate blog with an audience. Namely, how advertising and big design houses have done away with much of the creativity and viewpoints [esp from stylists]. Point taken, but newsflash, blogs. You are in the same system. Do not delude yourself in thinking that your view is exempt and therefore free from the limitations of the system, because a brief scan of your posts would prove you wrong. 1% of blogs veer far from whatever Style/Vogue endorse. Most of you will diss a publication and hump whatever it’s peddling in the same breath. At least magazines try to make an effort. There is no way you can claim any importance in blogging when the vast majority just post images from other sources and sputter pathetic unfulfilled coveting. That’s not blogging; it’s called scrapbooking. I miss the days when teenage girls had the decency to keep that kind of amateur business on the dl. Newsflash: hey, if print media just stops, you will have nothing to blog about. Do you not think “established” blogs will just have to claim hierarchy over the idiotic 16 year old from Wisconsin who thinks yellow tights makes her fashionable amongst farm animals? Um, yeah, why do you think thefashionspot became irrelevant? Because those same 16 year olds started bombarding the boards with teal tights and flashing their hick/hipster hybrid hair always in the only pair of ankle boots found in Idaho.
Oh and I finished reading that article on Rodarte, I think they missed the deadline for the ugly period film costume designing program at Tisch, because that’s what they thought designing “fashion” is.
Sorry, can you tell I’m angry today? Don’t worry, I’m going to yoga to zen it out.