I am a fashion blogger and am proud of it. I have a daily (very exhausting) job in order to support myself and my blog financially. I’m happy when I can get a promotional gift from a brand not because it’s free but because this shows that my voice can actually be heard and appreciated. I never wear something that it’s not my style just because it’s free and I know from experience that most fashion bloggers do the same! What about your editors though.. do they dress at the office the same way the dress for the fashion shows? With all the paid promotional outfits they got from designers? I highly doubt that! So before accusing us check your own staff first..
Right before Chiara,Bryanboy,Kristen, Aimee and all the other amazing bloggers that started it years ago do you remember the sales you were making? Do you remember how much exposure fashion weeks were getting?? If it wasn’t for them, and all the hundreds of bloggers that followed, fashion industry wouldn’t be experiencing today the blossoming time it is now experiencing.
We do your editors’ job daily,with persistence and great love for fashion and style. We set the trends and we work so hard to give our readers an original and authentic piece to read. And in most cases with so little profit as everything we make goes back to the fashion industry!
What about you?? It’s a huge hypocrisy to accuse bloggers for advertisement posts and looks when 90% of your pages are ads!!! When half your other pages are street style pics with bloggers!! When front rows on catwalks are saved for bloggers!!
I believe that starting all these was just another marketing tactic. Cause right now all the bloggers,one way or another, are talking about you,posting about you,getting angry with you.And you know there is no such thing as bad publicity,right? So enjoy these precious moments..
But dear Vogue keep that in mind: you don’t bite the hand that’s feeding you.