Today, new fashion trends are no longer mainly dictated through the glossy pages of magazines or the runway shows. And no longer does street fashion just stay on the streets of the big cities and then slowly trickle out.
Fashion has found its place on the Internet.
Some of the most popular sites are actually those that document street fashion. Fashion photographers like the French blogger, Garance Doré, or her boyfriend, also fashion photographer, Scott Schuman, have made names for themselves in the fashion world through their beautiful documentation of everyday street fashion.
Other’s, like fashion stylist, Angie Cox, with her website, You Look Fab, reaches out to women to help them pick the right stylish clothing that matches their body shape, personalities, age, and pocketbook. Cox and her site also allows women to connect with each other about their fashion experiences, good and bad, through forums.
But then there are also the personal fashion blogs. These are blogs that document one person’s clothing choices, shoe choices, and their overall love of fashion. And these are not just people from the US either, but from all over the world.
British style blogger, Jana, focuses her fashion sense for hijab styles. She even has women from all over the world write in about their hijab style preferences and tips to other women wearing them.
Fashion bloggers show that fashion does not end with runway shows, glam girls, or people with a ton of money. Fashion is what you choose to put on your body everyday, it is the choices you make in the clothing stores, and it’s the attitude that goes with it.
As Meryl Streep’s character, Miranda Priesly, a New York fashion magazine editor, in movie, The Devil Wears Prada, tells her new employee, Andrea Sachs (played by Anne Hathaway), “It’s sort of comical how you think that you’ve made a choice that exempts you from the fashion industry, when in fact you’re wearing a sweater that was selected for you by the people in this room, from a pile of stuff.”
Fashion affects everyone, in one-way or another, and the Internet allows men and women to connect over it in ways that were never possible before. Through blogs, forums, and magazine sites, the world is better able to share ideas about fashion, style advice and tips, and even dreams of one-day becoming part of the fashion industry itself.