One of the street style darlings, Natasha Goldenberg the Kova & T Director. In these days of peacocking the brighter the colours, the harsher the clash of prints, and the higher your head piece, the larger the swarm of papparazzi will be.
The topic of street style has come up again thanks to Suzy Menkes’ critique in TMagazine (for which one of my photos was published!!!!!). Her’s is a negative view against bloggers, street style the show outside the show. The reality of street style as I discussed for The National Post isn’t as cut and dry. The fashion world is changing, duh. Where it’s going no one really knows. Bloggers accepting product for coverage is no different than magazines accepting press trips for coverage, or selling ad space with editorial ad-ons. You’ve got to be a ninny to think that those glossy magazines aren’t just one big ad. Sure newspaper people do (or must) abide by a certain code of ethics, they cannot accept products or meet with brand representatives. The difference between newspapers and magazines is vast and has been since their inception.
Blogs have long been commercialized, any account person worth their weight in ad revenue understood their importance from the onset. And, just like the world of print the gamut runs from reputable to oh-so-tawdry. Can we not trust the reader read between the lines?
One thing that did stand out from Menkes’ piece, “It isn’t good because you like it; you like it because it’s good.”