Personal Style Blogs

The book charts the development of the style blogosphere and its transformation from an alternative, experimental space to one dominated by the fashion industry.


Author: Rosie Findlay

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 9781783208364

Category: Photography

Page: 185

View: 237

0 0 1 167 953 intellectbooks 7 2 1118 14.0 From Style Rookie to Style Bubble, personal style blogs exploded onto the scene in the mid-2000s giving voice to young and stylish writers who had their own unique take on the seasonal fashion cycle and how to curate an individual style within the shifting swirl of trends. Personal Style Blogs examines the history and rise of style blogging and looks closely at the relationship between bloggers and their (often anonymous) readers as well as the response of the fashion industry to style bloggers’ amateur and often unauthorized fashion reportage. The book charts the development of the style blogosphere and its transformation from an alternative, experimental space to one dominated by the fashion industry. Complete with examples of several famous fashion bloggers, such as Susie Lau, Rumi Neely and Tavi Gevinson, the author explores notions of individuality, aesthetics and performance on both sides of the digital platform. Findlay asks: what can style blogging teach us about women’s writing and the performance of a private self online? And what drives style bloggers to carve a space for themselves online?

Fashion Blogs

Kirstin Hanssen and Felicia Nitzsche carried out a research. The main content of the book is divided into four categories: fashion journalism, street style photography, party photography and personal style blogs.


Author: Kirstin Hanssen

Publisher: Exhibitions International

ISBN: 9089101527

Category: Computers

Page: 175

View: 784

Fashion blogs are crucial news and inspirational sources for everyone who wants to stay up-to-date about fashion. These blogs are therefore both visually and with regard to content in competition with traditional media. Fashion blogs raise many questions. Is the fashion blogger the new trend-watcher? Can they be referred to as professional amateurs? How does blogging affect privacy? Is fashion blogging the ultimate way of self expression? Kirstin Hanssen and Felicia Nitzsche carried out a research. The main content of the book is divided into four categories: fashion journalism, street style photography, party photography and personal style blogs. Bloggers around the world have been interviewed and the interviews are supported by visual blog material.

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Author: Rosemary Elizabeth Findlay


ISBN: OCLC:911221581

Category: Blogs


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Digital Research Methods in Fashion and Textile Studies

Or just call it a street style blog, because street style blogs are already sufficiently 'meta' and 'anthropological' to encompass these alternative ...


Author: Amanda Sikarskie

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350042520

Category: Design

Page: 232

View: 270

Are you a researcher struggling to mine and make sense of a mountain of fashion data? Are you interested in learning about how digital methods and tools could enhance your research? Have you thought about ways to spark and engage in academic conversations on social media? Have you wondered how digital technologies are internationalizing the field of fashion and textile studies? Digital Research Methods in Fashion and Textile Studies presents the reader with a variety of digital methodologies to help build skills in searching for, analyzing, and discussing vintage design, photography, and writing on fashion, as well as historic and ethnographic dress and textile objects themselves. Each chapter focuses upon a different method, problem, or research site, including: - Maximalism and mixed-methods approaches to research - Searching large databases effectively - Pattern recognition and visual searching. - Critical reading, use, and citation of social media texts - Digital ethnography and shopping as research - Data visualization and mapping - Images in the public domain From advanced undergraduates and postgraduate students working on research projects to veteran professionals in fashion and textile history and beyond, everyone can benefit from a diverse set of fresh approaches to conducting and disseminating research. In the current age of instant gratification, with users snapping and posting images from runway shows long before the clothes will ever appear instores, the world of fashion is increasingly digital and fast-paced. Research on fashion is, too. Digital Research Methods in Fashion and Textile Studies will help you keep up in this rapidly changing world.

Asians Wear Clothes on the Internet

Race, Gender, and the Work of Personal Style Blogging Minh-Ha T. Pham. Lau has hinted on her blog that her signature eccentric style of combining “clashing” ...


Author: Minh-Ha T. Pham

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822374886

Category: Design

Page: 272

View: 297

In the first ever book devoted to a critical investigation of the personal style blogosphere, Minh-Ha T. Pham examines the phenomenal rise of elite Asian bloggers who have made a career of posting photographs of themselves wearing clothes on the Internet. Pham understands their online activities as “taste work” practices that generate myriad forms of capital for superbloggers and the brands they feature. A multifaceted and detailed analysis, Asians Wear Clothes on the Internet addresses questions concerning the status and meaning of “Asian taste” in the early twenty-first century, the kinds of cultural and economic work Asian tastes do, and the fashion public and industry’s appetite for certain kinds of racialized eliteness. Situating blogging within the historical context of gendered and racialized fashion work while being attentive to the broader cultural, technological, and economic shifts in global consumer capitalism, Asians Wear Clothes on the Internet has profound implications for understanding the changing and enduring dynamics of race, gender, and class in shaping some of the most popular work practices and spaces of the digital fashion media economy.

A Guide to Fashion Blogging

A Guide to Fashion Blogging will teach you everything you need to know about running a fashion blog.


Author: Kate Nutting


ISBN: 9781291753301

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 40

View: 153

A Guide to Fashion Blogging will teach you everything you need to know about running a fashion blog. You will learn how to use social media, how to shoot outfit posts, how to start a blog, among a wide range of tips and advice from the brains behind Pretty Dresses in the Laundry, Kate Nutting.

Contemporary Indonesian Fashion

opinions of personal style bloggers, regarding them, rather unkindly, as impostors. Suzie Menkes, fashion editor for the International Herald Tribune, ...


Author: Alessandra Lopez y Royo

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350061316

Category: Design

Page: 256

View: 201

Indonesian fashion has undergone a period of rapid growth over the last three decades. This book explores how through years of social, political, and cultural upheaval, the country's fashion has moved away from “colonial fashion” and “national dress” to claim its own distinct identity as contemporary fashion in a global world. With specific reference to women's wear, Contemporary Indonesian Fashion explores the diversity and complexity of the country's sartorial offerings, which weave together local textile traditions like batik and ikat-making with contemporary narratives. The book questions concepts of “tradition” and “modernity” in the developing world, taking stock of the elite consumption of luxury brands and the large-scale manufacturing of fast fashion, and introduces us to the rise of new trends such as busana muslim (or “modest wear”), creating a portrait of a vibrant and growing national and, increasingly, international, industry. Exploring clothing in shopping malls, on the catwalk, in magazines, and online, the book examines how Indonesian fashion is made, presented, and consumed, combining research in Indonesia with analysis and personal reflection. Contemporary Indonesian Fashion ultimately questions the deeply entrenched eurocentrism of "global fashion", simultaneously interrogating current homogenizing beauty and body image discourses posited as universal, by pointing to absences, silences, and erasures as reflected by contemporary Indonesian fashion- hence the "looking glass" of the title. Aptly illustrated, the book offers a new perspective on a rapidly developing new fashion capital, Jakarta.

The Fundamentals of Digital Fashion Marketing

Blog types While fashion blogs are united by their love of style and fashion, they also differ in terms of niche, theme, target audience, and focus.


Author: Clare Harris

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350193789

Category: Design

Page: 216

View: 658

The Fundamentals of Digital Fashion Marketing introduces and explores contemporary digital marketing practices within the fashion industry. Clare Harris clearly explains key digital marketing strategies and examines and illustrates their role in fashion through exciting and memorable industry examples. Marketing practices covered include online marketing, social media, video, mobile technologies, in-store technologies, augmented reality and digital spaces. The text features interviews and case studies from some of fashion's biggest brands and most cutting-edge marketing companies, while also promoting active learning through engaging activities and exercises. This all combines to create a book that will inform, stimulate and inspire the next generation of creative marketers.

Social Media for Fashion Marketing

Aimee Song starts her personal style blog, Song of Style in college. Today, her blog receives over two million page views per month.


Author: Wendy K. Bendoni

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474238991

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 451

Social Media for Fashion Marketing uses cutting edge case studies and detailed interviews to show how the business of fashion is changing in the digital landscape. Bendoni (@BendoniStyle) also considers the psychological impact of being a hyper-connected consumer and the generational gaps in social media communication. Using academic research, alongside her 25 years of fashion marketing experience, Bendoni offers a clear picture of the changing narrative of storytelling, social confirmation, digital nesting and how to use data to shape a brand's online presence. With practical and critical thinking activities to hone your skills into professional practice, this is the ultimate guide to social marketing, promotion, SEO, branding and communication. Featured topics - Rules of Digital Storytelling - Rethinking Gamification - Strategic Digital Marketing - The Role of Citizen Journalists - The Social Media Looking Glass - World of Influencer Marketing - Visual Consumption Economy - Global Perspective of Social Media

Fashion Journalism

Some early fashion blogs were heavily text-based, some were focused on capturing street style (such as The Sartorialist, founded in 2005), and some were ...


Author: Julie Bradford

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351174602

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

View: 112

This comprehensively revised and updated second edition of Fashion Journalism examines the vast changes within the industry and asks what they mean for the status, practices, and values of journalism worldwide. Providing first-hand guidance on how to report on fashion effectively and responsibly, this authoritative text covers everything from ideas generation to writing news and features, video production, podcasting, and styling, including advice on how to stay legally and ethically safe while doing so. The book takes in all types of fashion content – from journalism to branded content, and from individual content creation to editorial for fashion brands. It explores their common practices and priorities, while examining journalists’ claim to special status compared to other content producers. In conjunction with expanded theory and research, the book includes interviews with journalists, editors, bloggers, filmmakers, PRs, and brand content producers from the UK, the US, China, and the Middle East, to offer all a student or trainee needs to know to excel in fashion journalism.

Fashioning Professionals

Laura started her personal style blog in 2006, aged 16. ... Monica blogs (40+ fashion) professionally alongside her freelance journalism for women's ...


Author: Leah Armstrong

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350001855

Category: Design

Page: 224

View: 853

From artist to curator, couturier to fashion blogger, 'creative' professional identities can be viewed as social practices, enacted, performed and negotiated through the media, the public, and industry. Fashioning Professionals addresses what it means to be a creative professional, historically and in the digital age, as new ways of working and doing business have given rise to new professional identities. Bringing together critical reflections from international researchers, the book spans fashion, design, art, architecture, and advertising. It examines both traditional and emergent roles in creative industries, from advertising executives and surrealist artists to mannequin designers, pop stylists, bloggers, makers and design curators. The book reveals how professional identities are continually in a state of fashioning, through style, taste, gender and cultural representation, highlighting moments of friction and flux in the creative labour of the global economy. Interweaving critical perspectives from fashion and design history with sociology and cultural theory, Fashioning Professionals addresses a burgeoning area of research as we enter new terrain in fashion and the creative industries.

Street Style

As for that relatively small group of bloggers who post about fashion, they too are a varied group, with a variety of motivations and ambitions among them.


Author: Brent Luvaas

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474262903

Category: Design

Page: 336

View: 216

Winner of the 2019 John Collier Jr Award Street style blogging has experienced a meteoric rise in popularity over the last decade. Amateur photographers, often with no formal training in fashion, have become critical arbiters of taste and trends, influencing the representations that appear in magazines and on runways, and putting new cities on the fashion world map. This cutting-edge book documents the evolution of street style photography, from the fieldwork photos of early anthropology to the glamorized snapshots that appear on blogs today, and explores the structural shifts in the global fashion industry that street style has helped bring about. Chronicling author and anthropologist Brent Luvaas' experience over three years of blogging through vivid street imagery and rich ethnographic detail, this book turns the lens of street style photography back onto anthropology itself, arguing that the phenomenon is a powerful mode of amateur ethnography. Bloggers blur the distinction between professional and amateur, insider and outsider, self and brand. This book documents that blur from the ground level-from the streets of Philadelphia to the sidewalks of New York Fashion Week. Street Style is an essential read for students and scholars of fashion, anthropology, sociology, media and cultural studies, and fans of street style photography alike.

The Curated Closet

A must-have guide that will help you discover and develop a strong sense of personal style. Two pages from this book are best viewed on a coloured screen, otherwise it is suitable for black and white devices.


Author: Anuschka Rees

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9780753545867

Category: Self-Help

Page: 272

View: 328

Get the wardrobe you’ve always wanted, filled with only those pieces that you love to put on and that make you look and feel amazing. Berlin-based style blogger Anuschka Rees will change your attitude and approach to clothes and shopping with her new minimal method. She rejects the clichéd fashion rules and instead encourages you to look in your wardrobe and at your life, as well as in the mirror. Using interactive prompts, infographic-style questionnaires and helpful check lists, all beautifully illustrated with photography and mood boards, create you own individual style guidelines that truly speak to you. A must-have guide that will help you discover and develop a strong sense of personal style. Two pages from this book are best viewed on a coloured screen, otherwise it is suitable for black and white devices.

The Geographies of Fashion

as new fashion mediators, bloggers can offer a more critical and democratic take on fashion, potentially challenging the exclusive hierarchical control that ...


Author: Louise Crewe

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472589576

Category: Design

Page: 200

View: 872

Clothes are inherently geographical objects, yet few of us consider the social and economic significance of their journey from design to production to consumption. The Geographies of Fashion is the first in-depth study of fashion economies from a geographer's perspective, exploring the complex relationship between our attachment to the clothes we own, love and desire, and their geographic and economic ties. How far does a garment physically travel from factory to wardrobe? How do clothes come to have social or economic value and who or what creates it? What are the geographies of fashion and how do they interact with one another? This ground-breaking book powerfully reframes fashion spaces, from the body to the city, digital or virtual space to material production, positioning fashion at the centre of contemporary culture and collective identities. Combining contemporary theoretical approaches with a cutting-edge analysis of international fashion brands and institutions including Maison Martin Margiela, Zara, Louis Vuitton, ASOS and Savile Row, The Geographies of Fashion is essential reading for students of fashion, geography and related disciplines including sociology, architecture and design.

Artificial Intelligence for Fashion Industry in the Big Data Era

Though, within the last years, a large number of lifestyle and fashion blogs have emerged. The fashion blogs are the biggest group of the blogosphere ...


Author: Sébastien Thomassey

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789811300806

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 895

This book provides an overview of current issues and challenges in the fashion industry and an update on data-driven artificial intelligence (AI) techniques and their potential implementation in response to those challenges. Each chapter starts off with an example of a data-driven AI technique on a particular sector of the fashion industry (design, manufacturing, supply or retailing), before moving on to illustrate its implementation in a real-world application

Fashion Media

Kossaibati does not feature her own image on her blog, but designer and entrepreneur ... If personal style blogs are understood generally to widen the range ...


Author: Djurdja Bartlett

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780857853080

Category: Design

Page: 256

View: 297

The fashion media is in the midst of deep social and technological change. Including a broad range of case studies, from fashion plates to fashion films, and from fashion magazines to fashion blogs, this ground-breaking book provides an up-to-date examination of the role and significance of this field. Winner of the PCA/ACA Ray and Pat Browne Award for Best Edited Collection, Fashion Media includes chapters written by international scholars covering topics from historic magazine cultures and contemporary digital innovations to art and film, exploring themes such as gender, ethnicity, design, taste and authorship. Highlighting the complexity of processes that bind design, design, technology, society and identity together, Fashion Media will be of be essential reading for students of fashion studies, cultural studies, visual culture studies, design history, communications and art and design practice and theory.

Your Fashion Blog Start Up Guide

Written by published author Gillian Armour this book serves as the training manual and student guide for "The Fashion Blogger Certification Course" - a popular campus and online course taught at Fashion Stylist Institute in San Francisco, ...


Author: Gillian Armour

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 1499172346


Page: 156

View: 616

Student workbook to accompany online course at - Training manual with exercises to guide men and women to become quality fashion bloggers. Writing, creating, promoting, and managing a blog is a business and must be done right to be successful. Learn how to be an "influencer" via a fashion blog and get noticed, attract fans, and build audiences. Written by published author Gillian Armour this book serves as the training manual and student guide for "The Fashion Blogger Certification Course" - a popular campus and online course taught at Fashion Stylist Institute in San Francisco, CA.

Fashioning Indie

Popular Fashion, Music and Gender Rachel Lifter ... via the establishment and exponential growth of street style blogs: for example, The Sartorialist (est.


Author: Rachel Lifter

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350126336

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

View: 487

In 2005, British supermodel Kate Moss went to Glastonbury with her then-boyfriend, indie rocker Pete Doherty. Their unwashed appearance captured widespread attention, propelling the British indie music scene and its signature look-slender bodies clad in skinny jeans-to the center of popular fashion. Using this fashionable watershed as a launching point, Fashioning Indie narrates indie's evolution: from a 1980s British music subculture into a 21st-century international fashion phenomenon. It explores the lucrative transformation of indie style, first into high concept menswear and later into “festival fashion”-a womenswear phenomenon that remade what indie looked like and provided a launching point to reimagine who the ideal subject of indie could be. Fashioning Indie is essential reading for academic and popular audiences, offering an original account of what happens when a subculture is incorporated into the commercial fashion system. As the music and fashions of festivals face increasing scrutiny in debates about diversity and inclusion, and the transformations of indie style coincide with the global expansion of the second-hand retail sector, the book offers also essential insights into the broader culture of popular fashion in the 21st century and the values that inform it.

Fashion Studies

I discovered street style blogs relatively late in the game, right as they were transitioning from online cult status to fashion world ubiquity.


Author: Heike Jenss

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472583192

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

View: 521

The study of fashion has expanded into a thriving field of inquiry, with researchers utilizing diverse methods from across subject disciplines to explore fashion and dress in wide-ranging contexts. With an emphasis on material culture and ethnographic approaches in fashion studies, this groundbreaking volume offers fascinating insights into the complex dynamics of research and fashion. Featuring unique case studies, with interdisciplinary scholars reflecting on their practical research experiences, Fashion Studies provides rich and nuanced perspectives on the use, and mixing and matching of methodological approaches – including object and image based research, the integration of qualitative and quantitative methods and the fluid bridging of theory and practice. Engaging with diverse subjects, from ethnographies of model casting and street-style blogging, wardrobe studies and a material culture analysis of global denim wearing, to Martin Margiela's design and archival methods, Fashion Studies presents complex approaches in a lively and informative manner that will appeal to students of fashion, anthropology, sociology, cultural studies and related fields.

Pocket Blogger Fashion

Here's an example: “There are a lot of fashion blogs out there who are targeting your target market here including list two or three of your competitors.


Author: Charlotte Hodgson

Publisher: Pocket Blogger



Page: 127

View: 671

Building a brand can be tricky, but growing your audience can be even harder. Pocket Blogger puts all the essential building blocks of power blogging in one place. This e-book series will outline everything from starting your blog, content creation,how to use social media and monetizing. Along with an exclusive fashion editorial feature by British photographer Hollie Fernando