How great is this photo?
Come trawl nytimes.com with me? It's part of my Sunday ritual. It used to take place over brunch in Toronto with fam, Sunday Styles being picked over and swapped with my aunt, reading every single article in the front section (the main one, with the masthead- does that have a particular name?) and scribbling down the titles of books, plays, music and blogs the paper recommended. Well, the cost of getting the NY Times delivered in hardcopy now is ridiculous, so on the internet I stay but dang, don't I find some gems. (See previous post)
For the fashionphiles, click over to here to read up what we already know anyway- that the fashion editors are having their moment of notoriety thanks to streetstyle blogs. The word 'icon' bothers me, though, because to me it connotes a timeless quality and lasting importance, so perhaps it's being applied a little prematurely here. Diana Vreeland is an icon but Anna Dello Russo? On her way, for sure, but not yet. Anyway, it's an interesting read if only to encounter the 'fashion blog devotee' who says that reading The Sartorialist is close to religion for her.*
*That sounds really bitchy, doesn't it? I just think it's amusing when the media gushes over the influence of fashion blogs like this. The quoted reader probably said that in a context which didn't make it sound so breathless but the article positions her, and those hapless 'Middle America(n)' readers, like neophytes, their recent conversion to style facilitated by that (new! edgy! wow!) harbinger of fashion enlightenment, BLOGS.There's obviously a grain of truth buried somewhere beneath the layers of enthusiasm but- but- but. There is something a bit groan-inducing about the tone of articles like this, I think. Anyway, into EndNote it goes. . .