This is not an IT related article, no Microsoft property was harmed in any way while/after writing it! It turns out our very esteemed Fashbloggers get their own department store windows!
Bryanboy, Jak & Jil, The Sartorialist (and his lady, Garance Dore), Sea of Shoes inspired Holt Renfrew (a Canadian department store chain) creative director (John Gerhardt) to style blogger-inspired windows. The styling was supposed to include mannequins outfitted as the respective fashbloggers as well as images from their fashblogs. (the story continues with more pictures right after the jump!)
Curiously opened to the public, the new blog-style windows are hardly personal. The only one bearing a clear signature is the Sartorialist’s window. That somewhat saddens me since they could’ve added faces to every other fashblogger window! (Garance Dore’s window doesn’t even tell you the whys and the specifics of her blog).
I’m just curious why fashion is sometimes closing on itself. Instead of opening real windows on the world, they’re showcasing the internet as fashion. Of course I believe the fashblogosphere had a tremendous effect on fashion, but only a handful of fashion passionate internet browsers know who all of the esteemed fashbloggers mentioned above are and what they stand for. Now really, if it wasn’t for the writings on the wall, could you tell a Sartorialist window from a Jack & Jil one? (via 1, 2)