If you ask 10 bloggers how they think blogging has impacted the fashion industry, you’re bound to get some variation of the same answer: “Blogging has really made fashion more accessible.” Indeed…this is very true. One of the things I have really enjoyed over the last several years since I’ve been reading blogs (and writing TFND) is “getting to know” the tastemakers…you know, the editors, fashion writers, stylists, buyers, creative directors, and all the rest of the previously faceless and nameless superpowers that keep this whole fashion thing going. I mean, I knew these people were there, but I’ll be the first to admit that aside from the big names (seriously, who doesn’t know Anna Wintour?) I thought of fashion in terms of brands and designers…okay, and maybe super models. But, not anymore. Thanks to the blogosphere, we know our favorite fashion professionals by name…and style. We stalk their daily outfits on the street style blogs, and dedicate entire Pinterest boards to them. Alas, they occupy just as much of our style talk as any editorial. Miroslava Duma is one of these tastemakers. Seriously, how would I ever have discovered this seriously fly fashion writer extraordinaire, and former editor at Harper’s Bazaar Russia, if it weren’t for the street style blogs? If getting to know Mira isn’t proof that blogs have made the world a better place, I don’t know what is. And, if you browse through the many, many street style photos of her on the interwebs you can witness firsthand what happens when taste and style collide. You see, taste is being able to sift through the barrage of trends, and style is being able to make them your own…Mira does both quite well.
For this post, I delightfully clicked through hundreds of street style pics of Mira, and everything she wore was so just believable regardless of how trendy or unexpected it was. Nothing felt contrived…and that my friends, is an indication of great style! Mira pulls off each and every one of the Fall ’12 trends effortlessly — head-to-toe prints, full on leather, oxblood, baroque, and military. This girl can wear it all!
How do you define great taste and style?
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