Isn't evolution scary and exhilarating all at the same time? Times are changing constantly. I remember when I was in Jr. High way back when, I would go to stores and stare at fashion magazines. I would buy a few, look through them, cut images out that I liked, and make inspiration boards! (I still do that sometimes) It was just magazines and books. You could pick them up with your hands and smell the fresh pages, although flipping through pages would sometimes give me paper cuts! Those were good times.
Then came a new era
For me it started with websites like Xanga, Myspace, and Facebook. I would go on those sites, write a short paragraph and post outfit photos. By the time I was graduating college I started discovering fashion blogs. For me it was love at first sight. I discovered Susie Bubble, The Coveted, and Fashion Toast just to name a few. Such inspiration and a new medium. I lurked around for about a year before I started my own blog NubiasNonsense and shortly thereafter discovered Independent Fashion Bloggers. I found the blogging community to be very welcoming and I still do! It' pretty darn fascinating. I've gotten to meet some of my favorite people these days through blogging and have gotten a lot of career opportunities from it. I can probably write a short book about all the sites I've explored. A blogger writing a book? you don't say! Fashion media evolution my friends, which brings me to this…
IFB Project # 11: Evolution of Fashion Media
Inspired by one of the panels from the IFB Conference:
“Gone are the days when fashion media was all about glossy magazines and red carpet photos. As mainstream media moves online, how do blogs differentiate themselves from fashion sites? This panel–an IFB Conference first–will touch on this and more.”
Give us a list of the top 10 magazine/fashion sites/blogs you enjoy reading. Why do you go to them? What makes them appealing to you? How do they inspire you for your own blog?
The deadline for the project is Tuesday 12 a.m. EST. Have fun with it. I look forward to reading all your post and adding new sites to my blog reader.