As most of us are aware, the internet is helping to take over almost every industry in the world. There are so many websites out there, and you can find pretty much everything you need through a a good ol’ Google search and the click of a mouse! The same is happening for the fashion industry. Gone are the days when we had to raid the shops for the perfect outfit for your night out, as you can normally find everything you need on the stores website.
Nowadays, you don’t have to research the shops and the fashion world for the latest trends. This is thanks to a little thing we call “fashion blogs” (just like this one!). There are so many of them out there, and they all focus on a different aspect within the fashion world.
So for today, I’m going to pick out a couple of my fave fashion blogs that are based in the UK, so that you can head over to their website and check them out for some more fashion tips!
Okay, so one of my favourite fashion blogs would have to be London’s Style Bubble. This blog is written by a young lady who called herself Susie Bubble.She is a British born Chinese and lives in the UK. On her blog, she claims that her interest in fashion developed when she was at school as a way to rebel against her parents and the ‘popular’ people at school. As she grew older, her interest started to develop and it is now her “number one passion.”
The reason that I love Style Bubble so much is because it covers all different areas of the fashion world. The obvious choices to write about are the clothes, but she also looks at the artwork in books, films, and also the history of fashion. She also updates the blog every day, which is very important on the internet as we want to be up to date with what is going on right now. The design of the blog is very neat, as you can easily navigate through each page and find exactly what you are looking for. Her blog is also very visual, as she uses lots of pictures to illustrate exactly what she is talking about. This is perfect for a fashion blog, as we need to see the styles that are used in clothing to see whether it appeals to us or not. Susie has also put together her own Style Bubble shop map, where she has pin pointed all of her favourite shops in London for you to check out!
Make sure you check out this blog… Susie puts so much time and detail into her writing, it’s definitely worth a read. I’m pretty sure you will be able to find anything on here to cater for your fashion needs!
Another favourite blog of mine would be Face Hunter. The motive of this blog is quite simple. Yvan Rodic, who also has a weekly column in The Guardian, sets out style scouts located all over the world to snap up photographs of people in the streets to see what they are wearing.
The reason I love this blog so much is just because of the simplicity of it. It doesn’t go into huge essays about fashion, and what everyone should be wearing. It focuses on one of the simple areas in the fashion areas – what everyone on the streets are wearing. Snapsnots include so many different types of people and style of clothing – you are bound to come across an outfit that you will fall in love with to add some inspiration to your wardrobe from normal people on the streets. Again, just like Style Bubble, the blog is updates reguarly so there will always be some new images for you to gawp at as soon as you log on. Just like the blog, the layout is simple too. It doesn’t include too many links on the website, but you can navigate around simply and smoothly. The blog is supported by The Face Hunter Show, which supports a range of different video clips so you can visualize their street style hunt. This helps you to visualize the locations that they are hunting for street style in, and how different locations may affect different styles of the streets. This is a perfect example to show how blogs are becoming so popular, as they are available to converge all different types of media rather than just sticking to images and text that would be printed in a magazine.
Go and have a scroll through Face Hunter for yourself… You may even spot a gorgeous outfit being modeled by someone in a city near you!
Another blog that I like to keep up to date with is Go Fug Yourself. I discovered this blog in one of my Multimedia Journalism lessons, and now I can’t stop reading it. This blog was set up back in 2004 by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan. The aim of this blog stands out more than any other in my own opinion. These two lovely ladies update their blog everyday with mocks of celebrity’s not so great efforts on the red carpet (hence their name. Fug is and abbreviation for Fugly, which means ‘fucking ugly’). Although this is probably not the nicest way to approach the fashion world, it is great fun to read. In the media these days, we are constantly being reminded that certain celebrities are always looking their best and we should strive like them. With this blog, it reminds us that not even the rich and famous pick out the right outfits for an event!
I love the layout of this site. You can connect with the site through social media networks such as Facebook and Twitter so you can grab all the latest news without having the check the blog constantly. The posts are short and sweet, with images to show the celebrity style and a blunt comment on why it doesn’t work for them. I would say it’s quite a niche blog, as it focuses on celebrity fashion and gossip. One particular post that caught my eye on Thursday afternoon commented on Milla Jovovich’s outfit that she sported on the red carpet. Looking at the first picture, Jessica has simply ridiculed the pose that Milla is doing within the picture, referring to them as ‘finger guns.’ Yes, she does look like an idiot. Scrolling further down the page, the last image shows a little ‘mishap’ with her outfit. Yep. Milla’s nipple is on FULL view. After Jessica talks about the style of the dress “has A LOT happening” in the post, she refers to the last image with “…and then, speaking of “a lot is happening at the top of this dress,” this was brought to my attention”. It had me in stitches. I think it’s great that these two girls are not afraid to give their own opinions on celebrity style.
Jessica and Heather have even published their own book entitled “The Fug Awards”, which is available at Amazon. The girls made their own awards for celebrities with the worst styles on the red carpet. Personally, I haven’t had the chance to grab this book yet. But if it’s as funny as their blog, I’m sure it will be a sensational read. Plus it will make us feel a little bit better about ourselves!
So there you have it. Just a select few of my favourite fashion blogs out there. Make sure you get Googling to see if you can find any more decent blogs, and let us know if you come across any others that are worth reading!
All images are taken from the blog’s own websites.