Monday, August 18, 2008

Why fashion bloggers?

I stumbled upon this article about young fashion bloggers -- Fashionista reports that their favorite line is: "You are what you post online... Is it how you want to be remembered when your tuition scholarship person's going to review you for Dartmouth?"

There are indeed many dangers in cyberspace and there is, of course, a certain amount of risk in having a blog.

But really, is the writer of the article referring to young fashion bloggers or young people who post provocative photos of themselves online? Because there isn't much of a correlation.

In terms of college, I've actually listed my blog on my college applications. I don't mind -- I have fun with this blog and I'd love it if the admissions staff had time to check out Miss Couturable. A blog written for the public (and yes, I've come to accept that my blog is written for an audience) has no shame.

I think Amanda Kwan, the writer of this article, has a very good message for internet safety -- but I don't think young fashion bloggers should have been the focus. Perhaps I haven't been reading enough of my peers' fashion blogs, but I don't see any scandalous poses -- just classy, stylish girls.

Miss Couturable

P.S. I know, I should be working on college applications -- but this struck a heartstring.
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