It’s either an issue of political correctness, an issue of hijacked fashion ennui or simply the idea that the fashion world is having a hard time accepting the double standard it has created with respect to the way it represents and dissects supposed role models.
At the helm, famed blogger/photographer Scott Schuman of the sartorialist seems to have offended many of his readers and alternatively a variety of fashion bloggers (styleite seem to be in a real tizzy) for his purported choice of words upon featuring the images of style blogger Angelica Ardasheva with the caption: “I loved that she’s a bigger, curvier girl than most of the other bloggers who you see in the press and tend to represent the genre,” and then this “The subtle thing she achieves so successfully in these two looks is to complement the sturdy but beautiful shape of her legs with an equally strong shoe.”
And here’s the outrage from styleite which strikes this author as equally incredulous when one can argue that they themselves are just as guilty of harboring and blessing purported visions of what is hot in the fashion world- often skinny little morsels that have been dressed and blessed by appropriate and favored designers on the go:
styleite: What Schuman found most interesting about Ardasheva’s style wasn’t, well, her style so much as the way her “strong” shoes complemented her “sturdy” legs. Really!
How wonderful to be offended by the same thing you are so often guilty of yourself. But then is the fashion rag business and no matter what one says- it all comes down to building a hustle that will ensure that clothes move out the atelier’s showroom and in to the hands of an identity starved public that needs to be told how to look and feel.