Sunday, October 14, 2012

I LOVE STREET STYLE, BUT...

I love street style and I've often wondered why I hardly ever get shot by street style bloggers. Not even by those who frequently compliment my dress sense. Let me tell you; the few times I remember being shot is when I've worn a print. I guess I'm often too understated to provide street style bloggers with the eye candy they look for. Which brings me to the point- street style is hardly about style, it's about what the particular blogger thinks people will find nice to look at. More often than not it is little more than just a horrendous combination of colour or an ugly-ass 'vintage' look but because it looks different, many mistake it for style. I don't even want to get started on the whole 'vintage' vibe- most of those kids look the same. Don't get me wrong. There are many South African street style blogs I love and follow but generally I find street style blogs a bore because few offer variety and this is because of the simple reason that the bloggers don't have an eye for style to begin with, so they just point and shoot wherever they see a burst of colour or raggedy something. This is just how I feel. Designer Thula Sindi earlier posted a tweet with a link to an article by a street style blogger who is sharing her feelings about a phenomenon she calls contrived. At least I'm not the only one who has something to say about it.

2 comments:

fuzefairy said...

I completely agree. It feels like people are street style bloggers fir the "hype" of it, and as you say are just pointing and shooting. Street style blogging should be about sharing individual expression through style and not taking pics of kids in second hand clothing front the 90s and calling it vintage. That said the guys who are doing it well are fucking fantastic at it, capturing South Africa's diversity through style.

Zamokuhle Joy Nsele said...

Been reading your blog today! Loveeee ur thinking! And the tops u usually wear!

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