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Fashion blogs turn Internet into catwalk

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Glossy fashion magazines are getting competition from Internet fashion blogs that are not only cheaper but also faster.

Before new trends from the catwalks and the streets arrive on the pages of fashion magazines, they are already posted on the Internet. From secret tips on the hippest accessories to introductions of new artists and designers and styling tips for the perfect look, nearly everything can be found in fashion blogs.

As fashion is an international phenomenon, many blogs are written in English. But the online community Myspace also offers sites in other languages.

Myspace also goes on the hunt for new trends on the streets of Mexico City with blogger Yvan Rodic, who's well-known as a Face Hunter in the world of fashion blogs. Rodic travels worldwide photographing people and reporting at his site www.facehunter.blogspot.com. Eccentric street looks from London, Stockholm, Moscow and Copenhagen are ranked at his street style blog. Currently, models featured there wear royal blue drainpipe jeans together with loose bomber jackets or combine patterned leggings with loud T-shirts.

Those who like something just as informative, but less playful, should have a look at the blog modepilot.de. This is a place to get informed about categories such as accessories, fashion and art, fashion and film, jewellery exhibits, fashion photography and the extraordinary looks of the women in the television series and movie Sex and the City.

Equally as high a standard is being set in fashion coverage by American Diane Pernet. The style icon writes the blog www.ashadedviewonfashion.com, which is about fashion as a cultural phenomenon. She conducts interviews with up-and-coming fashion designers and takes a peak behind the scenes at fashion events and fashion-film festivals.

Those who find that too serious can turn to the English-language website scoop.starstyle.com where fashion and gossip is celebrated. Whether the topic is the Cannes Film Festival, LA fashion week or Oscar night, the website is dedicated to reporting who wore what when - and how much the celebrity paid for the clothes.

Internet users who want to get involved can turn to a brand new form of fashion blog: a network that invites users to present their own look to a worldwide audience. The concept has been applied at the website ilikemystyle.net since 2007. Users can post pictures of themselves, write a description of what they are wearing and let others evaluate their outfit.


1. What online community offers fashion sites in other languages?

2. What is Mexico City blogger Yvan Rodic well known as?

3. What blog features the looks of the women from Sex and the City?


1. Myspace.

2. A Face Hunter.

3. modepilot.de.

(英语点津 Helen 编辑)

Fashion blogs turn Internet into catwalk

About the broadcaster:

Fashion blogs turn Internet into catwalk

Nancy Matos is a foreign expert at China Daily Website. Born and raised in Vancouver, Canada, Nancy is a graduate of the Broadcast Journalism and Media program at the British Columbia Institute of Technology. Her journalism career in broadcast and print has taken her around the world from New York to Portugal and now Beijing. Nancy is happy to make the move to China and join the China Daily team.