Instagram and Fashion Week

by Leandra Medine
March 5, 2014
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Call this a shameless promotional BOI that is very inconsistent with all the tenets of humble bragging I outline in the following piece — I’m sorry, what following piece, you ask? — this one! For Vanity Fair! Hopefully the first of many! About fashion week and Instagram and the shifting paradigm and…see what I did just there? Read it and weep. Or just read it. Or just weep.

Then come back and judge me — I’ll be waiting.

[Are Social Media Showoffs Sucking the Life out of Fashion Month? via Vanity Fair]

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  • Mia

    Succinctly written, mazel! Your theory is echoed in my most recent practice of “unfollow-ing” fashion braggers. For me it came a while ago, after that show in Dallas . Anyway, after seeing about 20 people post the same picture, I un-followed them all, because, if we’re going to start moving from democratizing to fashion communism, then no thanks- I’ll pass…

  • Mia

    Succinctly written, mazel! Your theory is echoed in my most recent
    practice of “unfollow-ing” fashion braggers. For me it came a while ago,
    after that Chanel show in Texas. Still some people made the cut and recently annoyed me via their visit to the supermarket. AND- HOW MANY TIMES can people re-tweet or re-post the notorious Oscars selfie, and more recently the Simpsons replica. I mean, it’s no longer innovative after the 3 millionth share– (sorry for the repetition but my previous post became weirdly formatted and I am incapable of deleting so here’s my round ii- it’s free, why not?)

  • http://www.foxyoxiesupernova.blogspot.com/ Oksana Radionova

    I’m curious why the date on that article says June 2012.

    But that is beside the point. I was discussing this exact issue with a friend after reading the Frockwriter’s thoughts on “The Rise of the Fashion Blogger” in the Australian Women’s Weekly {found here for your viewing pleasure.}

    Seems to me that the system has no apparent flaws at first glance. In other words, in your scenario Marc Jacobs, the attendees, the attendees’ followers, etc. are all benefiting. Or so it seems. The issue is that the novelty of the fashion industry has wore off as a result of the democratization. Something that used to be elite has become dull and uninteresting, to be frank.

    XOXO, Oksana
    FOXY OXIE SUPERNOVA

  • Fee_DP

    I literally only discovered your blog a week ago, and I can’t get over how awesome you are. You’re one of the rare bloggers I get exited about when a new post pops up!

  • liz

    your blog is so amazing!!!

    http://hashtagliz.com

  • http://fashionmusingsdiary.blogspot.fr/ Miss J.
  • http://jessjoycej.wordpress.com/ Jessica Joyce

    Ha! Flashback to the article in NY Times last month about how everyone Instagram is just there to show off: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/15/fashion/instagram.html

    Your Friend, Jess

  • Quinn Halman

    the only thing i have to say about that that article is just your writing inspires me endlessly

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