Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Style On Trial

Now, I wonder what Tavi Gevison would think of this?

Scott Schuman, aka the Sartorialist, tossed a few hater words toward girliebloggers when interviewed for Style.com:
Now all it takes is a digital camera for anyone to become a blogger—even if her only subject is herself.
I’m not really a fan of personal style blogs—you know, the ones [on which] these girls just shoot their outfits and all this stuff. I haven’t seen one that I really like or that draws my attention every day. The good and bad of that is that most these girls only have a limited wardrobe; they don’t have many clothes to shoot and I don’t think most of them have come up with looks that are that interesting, that draw me.

However, I do think that it will leave a great social document for 100 years from now. A lot of these girls are just everyday girls from cities all over America and all over the world, and it will be great to be able to look back and say, “Wow, this is how real girls were kind of into that thing, dressed at that time.” And then maybe historically they’ll be able to pull out similarities. It seems like every girl, everywhere in the world, has a pair of denim cutoff shorts… but I don’t think it’s so much of a contemporary thing but what it will mean historically.

I immediately became aware of the similarities in blog style that Mr. Sartorialist and Ms. Gevison share: clean, elegant, lots of white space. Seriously, what's wrong with striving to be fashionable, stylish and beautiful?

So... if you were designing a new blog (or maybe switching templates) should you not consider a more simple, elegant style? Michael certainly did!

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  1. hmn,,that's my sister right there in the picture from one of my blogs, The Three Chies. you could have at least disclosed in your post that that picture is a screenshot from my blog

  2. @Chie_Wilks ::: if you hover and click on the picture, you'll be taken right to your wonderful blog! That's attribution PLUS!


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