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Sofia Redgrave

It was only late last year that I first delved into the compelling world of fashion blogs. For years I have been devoted to all the monthly magazines and a regular habitue on their websites, but only in September did I start finding the more personal, day to day, fashion diary blogs

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It was only late last year that I first delved into the compelling world of fashion blogs. For years I have been devoted to all the monthly magazines and a regular habitue on their websites, but only in September did I start finding the more personal, day to day, fashion diary blogs. My inspiration used to come from runway photographs and magazine clippings of celebrities, resulting in frantic morning panics as I tried to make my High Street look like their High End.

These blogs are changing the way we dress; the men and women in the snapshots are regular people who dress well and look great. They will not have a millionaire's budget, nor are they celebrities, so we can see ourselves in their shoes, styling ourselves, and looking as fabulous as they do. It's refreshing to know that their image has not been sculpted by a professional stylist; they are caught in everyday circumstances, offhand and unposed.

The independent, honest reviews on beauty products are also a godsend. No longer do we have to listen to the hard sell from the girl at the beauty counter in Selfridges, we can make our own informed decisions about what works, and what doesn't. Our computer facilitates a visual link between us and people that can be anywhere in the world at any time of day. This lifts us out of the style monotony of our own city and encourages us to explore broader international inspiration. Bloggers update their pages 24 hours a day, satisfying our constant need for fast paced and forward looking fashion. Given the highly attractive price point, it's a nice alternative to an annual Vogue subscription. Here are a few of my favourites:

Thesartorialist.com: A picture-rich blog with photographs taken by cult blogger Scott Schman. He snaps the most stylish men and women in fashionable cities around the world. From Paris to New York to Milan his reportage type shots have made a considerable splash in the fashion world. He is soon to hit London, so get camera-ready.

Facehunter.blogspot.com: Eye candy for the style hungry. Again, capturing street style at its best with new pictures added on an almost daily basis. Facehunter picks up on new trends at embryonic stages.

Gofugyourself.com: Anti-fashion blog, Go Fug Yourself antagonises today's culture of celebrity imitation with scathing reviews of their latest outfits.

Myfashionlife.com: Written by British fashion blogging veteran Michelle Obi. My Fashion Life provides high-level industry analysis and is packed with news and interviews from top names in fashion, from designer William Tempest to editor of Vogue.com, Dolly Jones.

Cult-beauty.blogspot.com: One of the most widely read beauty blogs in the UK, delivering news, previews, expert tips and backstage beauty. Vogue recently gave the blog a glowing review, proclaiming it to be "the news-led blog beauty editors swear by".

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3 Comment

Michele Obi Posted on Thursday 26 Nov 2020

Thanks for the kind words. Great article :-)

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anon Posted on Thursday 26 Nov 2020

very original article.

i've never seen anything like it in the campus media before.

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Jessica Gearhart Posted on Thursday 26 Nov 2020

Thanks for the lovely mention of my blog...

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