Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Tuesday Evening Rant
I've been thinking lately about people in the fashion world, with the fashion state of mind. And I've been thinking a lot about the differences between The Sartorialist and Face Hunter. I believe that fashion blogging is a separate unit in fashion entirely because it's sort of disconnected from the world. It involves so much fantasizing in criticizing and obsessing (not to mention plagiarizing, but that's a different story). Some times I get so caught up in trying to distinguish myself through my clothing and be unique, that I end up looking exactly like every other hipster, or I look absolutely ridiculous and have to take a step back and think about if I am actually considering leaving my house dressed in pajama shorts and a camisole (true story). This is Face Hunter's downfall. They become so fixated on finding people "ahead of our time" and "fashion forward" that many people they feature seems to be heading to a costume party. I'm not saying that The Sartorialist hasn't made any faux pas's and caused me to close my computer screen and shudder in disgust (well, maybe not that bad), but at least he seems to have a mission: to illustrate the timeless and universal elements of style. While Face Hunter has gone off on a journey to another planet, Scott Schuman (The Sartorialist) shows us the classics and the rebels (like I have said before - you have to know the rules before you break them).