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Personal Style Blogs: Appearances that Fascinate

Findlay, Rosie (2017) Personal Style Blogs: Appearances that Fascinate. Intellect Books, Bristol, UK, 185 pp. ISBN 978-1-78320-834-0. (KAR id:90163)

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Abstract

From Style Rookie to Style Bubble, personal style blogs exploded onto the scene in the mid-2000s giving voice to young and stylish writers who had their own unique take on the seasonal fashion cycle and how to curate an individual style within the shifting swirl of trends. Personal Style Blogs examines the history and rise of style blogging and looks closely at the relationship between bloggers and their (often anonymous) readers as well as the response of the fashion industry to style bloggers' amateur and often-unauthorised fashion reportage.

The book charts the development of the style blogosphere and its transformation from an alternative, experimental space to one dominated by the fashion industry. Complete with examples of several famous fashion bloggers, such as Susie Lau, Rumi Neely and Tavi Gevinson, the author explores notions of individuality, aesthetics and performance on both sides of the digital platform. Findlay asks: what can style blogging teach us about women's writing and the performance of a private self online? And what drives style bloggers to carve a space for themselves online?

Item Type: Book
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming, > QA76.76 Computer software > QA76.76.I59 Interactive media, hypermedia
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Arts and Humanities > School of Arts
Depositing User: Rosie Findlay
Date Deposited: 11 Sep 2021 14:23 UTC
Last Modified: 11 Sep 2021 14:23 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/90163 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Findlay, Rosie: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8596-6880
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