I lied yesterday about my catwalk coverage starting today, because it turns out there aren’t any shows I want to review until the weekend. So I have another fashion show-less day before the onslaught. But it sure is looming, and on top of the oncoming bombardment of catwalk images, we are also going to be faced with thousands of street style images over the coming weeks. So I’ve decided to write a little letter to the street style bloggers, although I somehow doubt this will have much impact.
Dear Steet Style Bloggers,
Fashion month has begun, and I am sure you are preparing to take hundreds of photos of people looking stylish on the street and outside fashion events. The thing is, us, the readers, are not really interested in seeing all of your photos. Sure, we like to see a few well-dressed people. But the problem is, all of your photos look the same. You shoot the same poeple, in the same way, and it is extremely boring.
I won’t name any names, but some of you have built an entire business of taking photos of people on the street, yet your photos have become extremely repetitive. Your blog looks the same, year after year. As you can see by the photos in this article, it is practically impossible to differentiate between the different street style bloggers.
Who knows why you still command all this attention as bloggers, because there is nothing unique or interesting about your skills anymore (aside from Tommy Ton. Tommy, this letter is not addressed to you, I love your blog.) So please, stop doing what you are doing. Or at least, do less. We are going to be inundated with catwalk images, can you spare us the hundreds of images of the lanky, slim girl, with long messy hair and bad posture, wearing some combination of designer and vintage clothing, looking like you spent four hours trying to look effortless, and carrying a recognizable bag or wearing a pair of it-shoes. We all know the girl. And we’ve seen her a MILLION times. Spare us the repetition. Please.