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05 April 2012

Digital Revolution: Bloggers on Covers

While the world is still digesting the Digital Revolution that is taking place, it's time to ask some serious questions. Y'all know that I overthink stuff way more than I should, but it's really interesting to think about the things that are happening right now. My first analysis is regarding (fashion) magazines and their evolution.

Wait What?

The Digital Revolution, also known as the Virtual Revolution, is something that started nearly 4 years ago. It were the early days of blogging, when everybody took babysteps in exposing their daily foolishness online. What we are seeing now (and what the next generation will hate because they will have to study it in History Class) is the Digital Revolution developping into a Digital Domination. Blogs, websites and other online stuff are taking more and more space in our everyday lives. It's way too early to say if this is a good or bad thing, but there is simply no way around it anymore.

First, Une Leçon d'Histoire

In the history of glossies, the crème de la crème of fashion and film have always been futured on magazine covers. In the early days of print this prestigious place was reserved for the top models of that time such as Naomi Campbell and Linda Evangelista.

Carine Roitfeld should ring a bell no? Her titles range from Former Editor Extraordinaire to the Rebel and Trendsetter of Vogue. She reigned at Vogue France for 10 years, from 2001 to Januari  31, 2011. Her je-m’en-fous-attitude made the world tremble when she decided to put actresses on the cover of the international fashion bible. Nowadays practically anyone can get on a cover (You just have to be very famous and pretend you do something in life. I’m not citing any names here but you get my point) .


The Evolution Theory

What I was wondering, when are they going to put bloggers on the covers? Nobody can deny their impact anymore in both fashion and lifestyle, they are even walking the runway , so who will be the first to make it on the cover of Vogue ?
80% of the so called “blogger-elite” look like models anyway, not to mention the hard work the magazines put in Photosh- euh photography, So why not ? Imperfection is not an argument anymore,  having a "serious job" isn't either. (that's like, so anti-chic. *rolls eyes*).

I honestly believe that bloggers and "real life heroes" will soon join the select group of models, actresses and semi-careerwomen that make the headlines today.

I know the fashion industry is still looking down on bloggers but come on, if you can’t fight ‘em, you should join ‘em !

Personally I find it superduperinteresting to watch the industry change, to see how the world is reacting and adapting to what's happening today. Can you imagine seeing your favorite blogger *ahum*voteforme*ahum* on a fancy pancy magazine? Seriously the day I see a blogger on a cover I'm going to scream victory to world domination. We shall reign to infinity and beyond dear readers. 

Do you see this happen anytime soon? What magazine do you think will be first ? I'd love to hear your thoughts on this subject !