So with Milan Fashion Week being well and truly over the Vogue.com Editors sat down to debrief on the week that was. However, instead of letting the incredible designs that walked down the runway take the spotlight, they took the opportunity to totally bag out the fashion blogging community! And it’s seriously so shocking that we can’t look away! (Our fave type of juicy drama, TBH).
It’s no secret that in recent years’ fashion bloggers status within the industry have risen to new heights. Our fave bloggers are now seen front row, designing their own collections and being all-round girl bosses.
Yet, the Vogue Editors seemed to forget the hard work that actually goes into being a successful blogger.
Are you ready to read what they said? You might want to sit down and grab some snacks because you’re in for a treat.
Creative Digital Director of Vogue.com, Sally Singer, started the drama with the sassy remark that the current fashion scene is having a “a schizophrenic moment, and that just can't be good.”
“Note to bloggers who change head-to-toe, paid-to-wear outfits every hour: Please stop. Find another business. You are heralding the death of style."
Vogue.com’s Chief Critic, Sarah Mower, continued the tirade, adding “It's horrible, but most of all, pathetic for these girls, when you watch how many times the desperate troll up and down outside shows, in traffic, risking accidents even, in hopes of being snapped."
Umm... it looks like someone’s Alexander McQueen feathers are ruffled.
Director of Vogue Runway, Nicole Phelps, then continues, "It's not just sad for the women who preen for the cameras in borrowed clothes, it's distressing, as well, to watch so many brands participate.
You think that was bad? Just wait until you read what Fashion News Editor of Vogue.com, Alessandra Codinha, had to say...
"Rather than a celebration of any actual style, it seems to be all about turning up, looking ridiculous, posing, twitching in your seat as you check your social media feeds, fleeing, changing, repeating . . . It's all pretty embarrassing—even more so when you consider what else is going on in the world."
“Looking for style among a bought-and-paid-for ("blogged out?") front row is like going to a strip club looking for romance. Sure, it's all kind of in the same ballpark, but it's not even close to the real thing,” finished Codinha.
Yep, she likened bloggers to strippers.
Of course social media had a complete melt down over the Editors snarky remarks, even likening them to horrible ex’s *cheers*.
Dear Vogue: You feel threatened, I get it. But lay off bloggers coz if we stop buying your mag for photo props, your circulation will half.— Hayley | LBQ (@LBQblog) September 27, 2016
Note to Vogue, what is this? Since when have you hated fashion bloggers?! This was like reading a bitter message from an ex or something? pic.twitter.com/dfkWhXSSGz— Beth ??✨ (@BethXLouiseX) September 26, 2016
All we have to say is seriously? Don’t they know that as females we should be building each other up and not tearing each other down? We’re sorry to say it, but it’s people like that who give our industry a bad rep, and we don’t have time for that.