Want to know which celebrity is wearing what, where to shop for the latest cool shoes or where to see the hottest street fashion from cities around the world?
Blogs—Web pages containing personal journals that are generally updated daily—are today’s answer.
“The overarching theme of what people are really interested in is their individual style,” says Shahrzad Samadzadeh, a 24-year-old writer, blogger and hospital administrator who lives in Pittsburgh. “There are so many options out there that that’s what people really want to know.”
At Styletribe.jealousofyouth.com, Samadzadeh blogs about what she likes and loathes on the runway and on the street. She also shows photos of her own outfits and thrift-store finds.
What Samadzadeh believes to be big in Pittsburgh now are “massive amounts of stripes” and skinny jeans—both of which she considers overdone. In terms of her own style, Samadzadeh says she’s moving toward “glam” fashion, such as shiny pants, foppish suspenders and hats.
At the same time, but on the other side of the globe, in Singapore, 22-year-old “Xiaxue” (aka Wendy Cheng) woos readers to her blog, Xiaxue.blogspot.com, with the mundane and graphic tales of daily life, from riding the subway to fashion tips, such as where to buy the best underwear. Recently, she wrote that Victoria’s Secret is great for Asian physiques.
Xiaxue, who has been called the “Paris Hilton of the Blogosphere,” has been criticized for being shallow, catty and coarse, fiercely opinionated and totally bereft of modesty, but, nevertheless—or, possibly, as a result—her blog is among the most popular in Asia.
Over in South Korea, networking site Cyworld.com.cn includes a personal blog that has exploded over the past four years. As many as 90 percent of South Korean teens and people in their 20s are registering to use cyworld’s “virtual club,” where specific products are discussed, from Louis Vuitton handbags to IBM computers.
Generation Z is launching fashion blogs into cyberspace at a dizzying speed. And its virtual voice is not only resounding, but influential.
According to Technorati.com, here are 5 of the top 10 fashion blogs ranked by the number of sites linking to them at press time:1. Gofugyourself.typepad.com (what celebrities are wearing) 7,393 links from 4,547 sites
Donatella Versace will receive the International Award at the 2018 @cfda awards, which were announced tonight. Tap link in bio for a list of all the nominees and honorees. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @rahirezvanistudio )
The 2018 @cfda Awards nominees are out! @virgilabloh for @off____white for is nominated for Womenswear Designer of the Year. Tap link in bio for all the nominees. #wwdnews #wwdfashion ( 📷: @simonelezzi)
@chanelofficial is suing high-end vintage retailer @whatgoesaroundnyc for trademark infringement, a move that could cost the retailer millions. The French fashion house claims that it’s not only unintentionally sold counterfeit goods on occasion, but that it’s “gone out of its way to create an association with Chanel,” which does not exist. Read Chanel’s statement on WWD.com #wwdnews (@aitorrosasphoto)
Exclusive: Guillaume Henry has left @ninaricci, the fashion house said on Thursday. “After three years of mutually gratifying creative collaboration, Nina Ricci and Guillaume Henry have together decided that the designer will depart the house after the presentation of the fall-winter 2018-19 collection,” Ricci said in a statement. Get all the details on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: @aitorrosasphoto)
“When Bella enters a room all heads turn,” said @peterphilipsmakeup, creative and image director for @diormakeup. Last night, the two celebrated the product launch of Dior’s Lacquer Plump in Los Angeles with other celebs like @parisjackson, @winnieharlow and more. Head to WWD.com to see the rest of the photos from the night (📷: @chelsealaurenla) #wwdeye
“These shirts are an art form, it’s about getting the message out to as many people as you can. It breaks down the pretentiousness of the art gallery,” says Kumasi Sadiki, cofounder of @ebayontheblock, a store that sells merchandise by New York artists who are shifting their attention to clothes as a wearable medium. Pictured here is a design by artist @joegarvey_, one of the first to spearhead this movement. Head to WWD.com to read @mistywhitesidell full story on how their designs have become merch for the underground elite #wwdfashion
@netaporter is dedicating a part of its website – called the Fine Jewelry and Watch Destination – to highlight its high-end jewelry. The hub will feature products on the site, as well as incorporate styling advice and educational content about high-priced jewelry items. Get more details on WWD.com. #wwdaccessories
For “The Cher Show,” an upcoming musical based on @cher’s life and career, @bobmackie is once again collaborating with the singer in designing the costumes. For decades, Mackie has designed glitzy stage costumes and red carpet looks for the 71-year-old Grammy winner. Pictured here is a sketch of some of the pieces in the wardrobe of the musical, which is set to debut in Chicago on June 12 before making its way to Broadway #wwdeye