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Fashion Blogging... Bow-gate!

It's lovely to see at the moment my dissertation topic is pretty much being discussed both in the media and by fellow bloggers. (I shall not post the exact topic on here as when I come to write about it I would effectively be plagiarizing myself. Sounds crazy but true.) However with such articles as the one seen in The Independent there is a steady rise in the documentation of the outrage of certain fashion journalists as they find themselves increasingly replaced by bloggers. Or so they say....
We all know the lovable Tavi from her blog Style Rookie; she has come under recent fire from a few journalists for wearing this hat at the Dior Couture show...

as she was said to be blocking the view of people behind her. She has also come into fire for simply wearing the hat in the first place. To be honest I think the criticism is all a little TOO much, Tavi was given the hat and as the saying goes 'it would be rude not to.'
I think now as we see an ever expanding new media platform, journalists will have to either learn to put up or shut up. That being said I think that fashion journalists from major magazines bring a sense of professionalism, whereas you can afford to be a little out there on a blog.
I think we can all live in peace and harmony... speaking for bother sides being a blogger and doing a degree in Journalism. It would be wonderful if all bloggers out there could get a big break through this medium, but sadly it only happens for a lucky few.


  1. I think when a certain person does something that irritates people slightly then they brush it off but if they have a personal vendetta against a person (i.e fashion) then it becoms very irritable to that person I think it happens to the best of us and it is perfectly natural.

    As for the increasing number of blogs, we need to come up with new means of contact/sharing views in the raving world of fashion so I think fashion workers mainly columnists should not be so very slightly jealous around the subject of them. If they are so threatened by their career position then they should perhaps start their own after all they have a given advantage of experience and networking contacts.

    From Dolly (Jasmine)

  2. I think Tavi should be left alone on this, thank you for making that a point, but I also think that Tavi doesn't realize how lucky and fortunate she was to be there. She might have been a little more gracious and taken the hat off or something. Anyway, I still love her blog.

    follow me? :)

  3. i love her new hair!
    xx-LJ from SOS!

  4. So much to say on the Tavi controversy. For one, I don't agree that Tavi should have taken the hat off. At the end of the day, if it was an adult sitting in front of the grazia journalist with big wouldn't be an issue.

    Tavi is an exceptional blogger though, in terms that she is so young and from the onset, seen as a novelty. I think it's hard for journalists at the event to get the notion of her being 13/14 out of their minds. She is also under enormous pressure to stay unique, unbiased and to not be led astray by the media and fashion industry. I'm sure she'll do fine with her parents at her side.

    Though it does make me her age I couldn't have even DREAMED about going to a Dior show. I probably hadn't even heard of Dior back then and far too busy wondering If I would ever meet the Backstreet boys. Tavi certainly isn't a normal 13yr old and I wouldn't have swapped my childhood for her life either.