Friday, 13 April 2012

What Kind Of A Fashion Blogger Are You?

Raise your hand if you thought all fashion bloggers were alike. Well then, that's like saying everyone in high school was part of one big happy family with no cliques!
It’s high time we go beyond the uniform and see the different types of fashion bloggers that are making their presence felt around the blogosphere.
[Illustrations Via: Inslee, Robyn Neild,]
1.The Posers: As kids we all loved to play dress-up and pose in front of our mirror. While most of us grew up to get boring jobs, personal style bloggers have taken their childhood hobby to new heights and made a career out of it. Serious money making business! You ask what exactly does a personal style blogger do? Well, they dress up in their finest finds and happily pose for the denizens of the www. Sounds simple right? Think again. Apart for mastering the art of posing, decoding HTML and working the right camera angle, one must possess a great sense of style. To make it big as a personal style blogger you need to create unique and signature looks that must appeal to a larger audience. Only the chicest of the lot can really make a living out of playing dress-up. So, the next time you notice a girl all dressed up and happily posing for photos, remember she is just doing her job. 

2.The Know It All:  Dr.Sheldon Cooper; the master of nerds, pretty much knows everything and is not afraid to impart his wisdom, share his opinions and express his views with friends and the world at large. The fashion blogosphere too has its share of little Miss/Master Know It All. Say hello to fashion lifestyle bloggers. As blogging goes, they cover all things fashion, art and aesthetics. A fashion lifestyle blogger is someone who can differentiate between paliette and sequin in their dreams, will immediately takes offense if you call ‘scarlet’ red, and most importantly if a designer has pulled a copy cat, they can smell it from a mile away. They are the walking, blogging encyclopedia of the fashion world.

3.The Fixers: We all know a guy who randomly once fixed a squeaky door and now fancies himself as a ‘Mr Fix-It’. Similarly, fashion too has it set of people who like to make and repair things with their own bare hands. Like for real! Better know as D.I.Y {Do It Yourself} bloggers. They literally transform their creative ideas into wearable fashion. What most of us write-off as outdated they convert them into latest style statement. They know how to make rags into must haves, blah into wah! and dull into drool worthy. And unlike your guy friend, they actually know what they are doing!

4.The Loyal Companion: Someone wisely said: “Friends are the family we choose for ourselves”. You will agree, that life without a BFF is so incomplete. They are the ones who stand by us in good times and in bad, in sickness and in health and on dateless nights and sale weekend. As loyalty goes, accessory bloggers are a girl’s virtual best friend. They are days when your loyal and trusted family member-your clothes-have left with no options. That’s when accessory bloggers come to our rescue. With the help of shoes, scarfs, bags and jewelry they solve life’s biggest mystery: “I have noting to wear!” Casual or chic, A.M or P.M, sexy or simple whatever the occasion or time, seek and you shall find 101 ways to create a new look out of the same style. 

 5.The Magicians: Remember how your grandmother used to keep telling you to wash your face with ‘besan’ for glowing complexion or mix ‘methi’ with oil for long lustrous hair? Well life would just be incomplete without our very own beauty whisperer. In the world of social media, beauty whisperers go by the name of beauty bloggers. They will bravely try and test every cream, powder and lotion before making their final recommendations. From how to get rid of zits to smokey eye make-up technique they cover all aspects of beautification. Plus, unlike your grandmother they won’t try and fix you up with every single ‘decent boy’ they know. Thank God!

6.The Go-To Guide: I have an aunt who always knows where to get what. You need a new frying pan; she knows the king of frying pan. You need new curtains; she knows the perfect place for drapes. You need to find a boy for your daughter; she knows exactly where to find them too. If you have a problem she will have a solution for it! Shopping/Styling bloggers are fashion blogosphere's very own go-to people. They perform the duty of a fashion compass. They will tell you where you will get what you want, for how much and how should you style it. They will suggest what to wear, what not to wear and what not to even think off trying out. With the current trend of anything goes with everything, shopping/styling bloggers guide us through some serious decisions making and help us avoid any future faux pas.

7.The Stalkers: Here’s the deal-Street style bloggers have made an art out of stalking. But not the good old-fashioned run-off-the mill creepy kind, where the stalker is dressed in disguise and hides behind bushes. Street style bloggers openly click pictures of their muses, upload them guilt-free and make a sweet living out of it. You just need to visit ‘The Sartorialist’ to know exactly how lucrative this profession can be. And what all do you need to make it as a street style blogger? A trendy DSLR, an eye to spot the chic on the street and no past history of stalking, off course!

There, now you know. In a world where everyone is ‘label’ conscious, the next time someone ask you “what kind of a fashion blogger are you?” Give then your fashionably correct designation. 
{P.S.
There is no rule that says a blogger has to be of only one kind. Also, most bloggers like to mix things up, but we all have one genre that dominates the others.}   

So as introductions go: Hi, I am Amena and I am Fashion Lifestyle Blogger. What kind of a fashion blogger are you? And how do you like to define your blogging journey?

Till then, tra-la,
 Amena!!
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**This post by me is also published on Indian Fashion Bloggers blog.  Since I started blogging this has not only been one of the my most difficult piece to write- 2kg weight gain kind!-but hands-down one of my best ones so far.** 

{Featured On Links À La Mode: IFB Weekly Roundup,April 19th}


35 comments:

  1. Awesome post !!!
    You know fashion bloggers so well :D

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    1. Thank you Mukta for your lovely words♥. Like they say it takes one to know one :)

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  2. Great post dear!
    and i love the image!
    kisses from Spain,
    s

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  3. Love this post! Well done!I think our blog is a combination of a few. Thanks for sharing!

    Andee

    http://gypsyluster.wordpress.com/

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    1. Your most welcome Andee. And thank you so very much for your lovely words.

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  4. Great post! Entertaining and informative ;)

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    1. Thank you so very much MissesDressy ♥

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  5. Superb post! I'm a fashion lifestyle blogger too :)
    xx
    http://junebiswas.blogspot.in/

    PS: Please remove word verification

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    1. Thanks June, for your kind words and your advice regarding word verification :)

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  6. This a great post, and I enjoyed it when Tanvi shared on Indian Fashion Bloggers.
    I don't think I fit into any of these.
    I was suggesting that maybe there could be an additional category of The Documenter - those of us who story tell, share current events, talk about politics and news, and lace that into our style and clothing.

    What do you think about that? :)

    xoxo
    ~Natasha Fatah~
    ~Natasha Fatah~

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    1. Thank you Natasha for your lovely words. That a lovely suggestion. like I said there is no hard and fast rule to what kind of blogger one wants to be. That the real beauty about blogging, don't you agree?

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  7. Congrats on making ifb's weekly roundup again!! Good work! I love this post!

    Andee

    http://gypsyluster.wordpress.com/

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    1. Thank you darling. You are the best♥

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  8. I love this post! It's good to be able to recognize what kind of blogger you are so you know how to tailor your posts to suit your style. I'm a mix between #1, 3 & 6. (And you're my favorite person today for referencing Sheldon! He's my favorite :)
    xx Kara
    Sprinkles in Springs

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    1. Thank you Kara. Honesly, Dr Sheldon Cooper is one of my favorite people, exasperating as he is, I love him :)

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  9. i read your blods so intersting and useful. thanks for sharing us.


    Fashion designer clothes

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  10. LOL! Liking the descriptions!!! :-) Which one would you say you are? ;-)

    the-white-list.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much. And I am a complete Ms Know It All aka Fashion Lifestyle Blogger.

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  11. Found you on IFB! This is a fab post, I think I agree with your last point though. I'm definitely a mix of all of these within my blog :) Labels can suck but they can also act as a focus when writing for your blog too! xoxo

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    1. Thank you sweetie for you kind words. I agree labels can suck too, but an appropriate title is very helpful Don't you agree?

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  12. Great Post! Congrats on you IFB Links A La Mode selection

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  13. Great post!I had to LOL at some of these they are so true!

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    1. Thank you. I am glad you liked it and found it funny too ♥

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  14. Haha love this one! Can't decide which one I fit into though :P
    http://everythingstylishmumbai.blogspot.in/

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  15. Lovely fashion blog. Thanks for sharing.

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  16. This is like taking fashion to a great new world! Fashion is a very important part of culture and helps us identify with ourselves, with our society, attitude, culture, etc. I think the hippies pioneered this thought and brought about great changes in this field as illustrated in my book 'The Mysterious Dreams.'

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  17. Great post!!!! now following you , hope you can follow me back
    http://www.missblackbook.blogspot.com

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  18. Very interesting blog about fashion...

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  19. Nice post!

    We are working on a project about fashion bloggers, so this is fun to read!

    Fraquoh and Franchomme

    http://attireclub.org

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  20. FAbulous post Amena...m still figuring out my category..!

    Aditi
    So-Saree
    www.sosaree.in

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  21. Wonderful post!! I just recognised myself..:)
    sunmoonstyle.blogspot.co.at

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