Friday, September 21, 2012

Why do we wear what we wear???

The Manrepeller wrote an interesting post about street style a few days ago. Read it HERE. It was a surprise to me that even the indie blogger crowd now often get dressed by sponsors. So when you see street style pictures popping up in magazines, the not-so-indie young things are often wearing these outfits because they were paid to do so.
US Harper's Bazaar magazine has a new feature where you can buy items they highlight on their "must-have" editorial pages straight off the Harper's Bazaar website. If you think they are doing this out of the goodness of their heart, think again. It's always been the case that magazines feature their advertisers heavily in their editorial pages, after all, you cannot run a magazine without happy advertisers.
So with all your fashion cues delivered by people who are trying to sell you stuff, how can you ever be an original?
Does anyone remember the scene in The Devil Wears Prada where the young Anne Hathaway gets put in her place by her scary boss Meryl Streep? Rewatch it below. It seemed overly dramatic at the time, but I think it is one hundred percent true.

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