When it comes to the fashion blogosphere, we all love taking a gander into someone elses closet and getting a glimpse of what they wear daily, but fashion bloggers have much more to offer than their daily looks. Some of the oldest and most inspiring fashion blogs on the net come from industry insiders. Many of them provoke us with glamorous photos of beautiful clothes and exciting parties, while teaching us the ins and outs of what they do for a living. Especially for those who are interested in a career in fashion
, check out these eight hot blogs that give you a look at the industry from the inside.
We hear plenty about career paths of fashion designers, fashion stylists and fashion buyers, but not too much about fashion PR. That’s slowly changed with successful tv shows like Kell On Earth
, but PR Couture
has been informing the masses about this career path since long before then. The site regularly features interviews with successful PR firms, tips for aspiring fashion interns and even lists job leads in the field.
2. TheFashionSpot.com Forums
It’s not a forum per se, but any guide to online fashion industry websites is incomplete without mentioning The Fashion Spot
Forums, specifically their Careers & Education forum. Many threads are a few years old, but still contain valuable information from established fashion editors
, stylists, buyers and PR professionals. If you can score an invite to the site, you can register and speak with them directly as well.
is the go to spot for those who are aspiring to be a part of the fashion industry, especially aspiring fashion magazine interns. They have a great mix of advice for interns, profiles on current interns and industry news. You can even find a few leads for fashion internships there as well. For those who are interested in becoming wardrobe stylists, make sure you read their series of interviews with stylist Sally Lindley.
4. Building the Boutique
The Building the Boutique
blog (created and edited by yours truly) focuses on the ins and outs of launching a fashion boutique. The five year old blog covers just about everything aspiring buyers need to know as far as securing lines for your shop, working with sales reps, navigating market week, and plenty more.
5. Independent Fashion Bloggers
Believe it or not, fashion blogging is a career for many, if not a path to a career in fashion. Independent Fashion Bloggers
is a great resource for those who take blogging seriously and want it to be much more than a hobby. They already have a great database of articles showing you how to promote, monetize and optimize your fashion blog as well as your social media profiles.
6. Fashion Incubator
One of the oldest, most comprehensive and informative fashion industry websites on the web is Fashion Incubator
. This no-fluff blog covers everything an aspiring fashion designer
needs to know to get their blog up and running, from construction, to sourcing, to manufacturing, and so much more.
7. Monica Rose StylistMonica Rose
is responsible for dressing the entire Kardashian family, as well as a slew of other celebrities like Keri Hilson and Guiliana Rancic. Although her blog doesn’t give much insight into what it takes to start a career as a stylist, it’s still a fun read; she keeps it updated regularly with what her clients are wearing, and also posts tons of gorgeous fashion editorials that inspire her. Definitely a fun read.
8. Jak & Jil
For the aspiring fashion photographers
of the world, there’s probably no better inspiration than street style photographer Tommy Ton’s blog, Jak & Jil
. His popular blog puts a unique spin on fashion blogging and street style blogging, by focusing on candids and detail with his landscape style photographs.