British It girl Alexa Chung is on the cover of British Vogue this month.
In an interview, she continued the tradition of insider-y fashion people adored by fashion bloggers saying random-ass things about fashion blogs. She said:
“Blogs are ridiculous; they’re just mood boards — unless you are Tavi.”
Hmmm! I thought this blog lacked the collages of movie stills, photos of roses and shoes, and gauzy images of beautiful young women holding cigarettes that would qualify it for mood board status. In fact, I don’t do mood boards for jewelry designs, though I do dog-ear a lot of pages in history books. Gorgeous teen blogger Tavi, however, has plenty of mood-board posts. She’s about the only one whose mood boards I enjoy. Maybe that is what Alexa is trying to say? “You’re all just mood boards, unless you are Tavi and then you are a KICK-ASS mood board.” Yeah, that must be it. I’m sure Alexa checks in with 100 blogs a day, just like I do, so she knows whereof she speaks!
But Alexa once wore my Matilda sword necklace in Marie Claire so I have to forgive her.
Here’s a contest: if any of you mood-board-loving bloggers makes me an awesome collage of movie stills, roses, shoes and pensive models holding cigarettes, I’ll post it here along with an interview of you, like the one I did with Sheila, the winner of my Loverboy contest. Send your best efforts to wbjewelry at hotmail dot com.
Who is she again?
Also, my anti-spam word is “whocares”, so yeah…..
It’s interested that she points to Tavi, who, in my opinion, does many posts that could be described as mood boards.
I know…maybe she’s not sure what a mood board really is? No, she MUST know! Right?
Penny Dreadful Vintage says
Maybe she doesn’t know what a blog is? Anyway, she isn’t wearing any Penny Dreadful, so I don’t feel obliged to forgive her. Phew!
Topaz Horizon says
I don’t like her. She just strikes me as a clotheshorse with nothing smart to say. Then again, what does she know?
Topaz Horizon says
Then again, maybe I don’t know anything. If she’s hailed by Anna Wintour as some “phenomenon” and Mulberry names a bag after her, then she may be some sort of genius. I still don’t see it but I’m so willing to be convinced.
Ugh!! She puts me in a mood all right!! Her only redeeming quality is her good taste in necklaces. (probably selected by her savvy stylist, anyway!)She acts like she invented wearing vintage and skipping a shampoo!
I love your post!
Miss Peelpants says
Presenters are ridiculous; they’re just gauche hipsters with pretensions to styleiconhood.
I’ll have to agree partially with Alexa. Fashion blogs can be mood boards – but she’s wrong about “just” being mood boards. They’re communication platforms, discussion boards, personal logs and so much more!
What is UP with the blog hate?
Also the statement, “Blogs are ridiculous” is akin to saying, “Books are stupid.” There are a LOT of blogs and types of blogs and a huge gamut of quality. What a dismissive, ignorant thing to say.
Megan Mae says
a stylized hysteria says
Dude, very well put!
Alice Olive says
Maybe I am cynical…. but I just remember how young she is and don’t really care about what she says (or wears).
Wicked Halo says
I have yet to understand what all the hoopla about this girl is…don’t find her to be half as stylish as mags claim her to be…
And seriously these people need to stop trashing blogs, at this point it’s kinda of like biting the hand that feeds them, because let’s face nowadays if it hasn’t been blogged about 1000 times, it isn’t relevant, even more so than being on paper
Hi there-an interesting post indeed!! Love your Matilda necklace and you look lovely in your Prada head to toe outfit too! xxx
Wow, way to alienate so many of your fans AC!
Gosh, sounds like she really knows what she is talking about……wow. Xxxx
I don’t know what the fascination is with her and about a million other “insider-y” fashion people. Reason one million why I hate magazines and their interviews with annoying, uninteresting “it” girls
Oh Well! Hopefully now the bloggers will move pass her!
2) I interview well, so step off bitches
3) My anti-spam word is fitness. I feel like Fergie Ferg…. Or Olivia Newton John…
No deadline, just first-come, first-served!
Gawd, I need some fresh anti-spam words but I’m not inspired yet.
I have no idea who Alexa Chung even is, so clearly her opinion isn’t relevant.
miss cavendish says
My mood is “bored” after reading Ms. Chung’s silly pronouncement. Mood bored indeed.
Helen F says
Oh deary me, Miss Chung will be losing some fans. I imagine quite a lot of bloggers admire her style and don’t appreciate her comment!
If she wasn’t fortunate enough to be in the position she is in, I BET she would have a blog.
And what’s wrong with mood boards anyway? I don’t tend to do that kind of post (don’t think I’m arty enough!) but find them inspiring in a way that many magazines are not.
I suppose I should blog on the bad mood this post has put me in. I’ll do it with evocative pictures.
Or how about interpretive dance?
I have no idea who she is! I see her everywhere but she may as well be as legit “famous” as a Kadarshian.
Oh, and she has no idea what she’s talking about.
She is further proof that most model/celebrity/slashy/whatevers should stick to looking interesting/good/unwashed and not actually speak.
…wait. Wait. We’ve done this before, right? Bloggers vs. Insiders? Or was it vs. Editors? Or was it vs. Designers? I can’t (or won’t) keep up.
Anti-spam word is HoHoHo! Hey, I didn\’t say it, but if the shoe fits….
…is your Matilda necklace sharp enough to stab? ಠ_ಠ
(Just kidding, Alexa, don’t issue a restraining order or anything.)
Secret Squirrel says
My friend and I swap Vogue and Elle, and for the first time ever, I broke out of goody two shoes mode, and scrawled on my copy, for the benefit of my friend, something a bit rude about what I thought was ‘up’ with Miss Chung. Terrible behaviour. But she comes across a bit of a beast in that interview….
Umm…why such a hater…does she NOT realize that half the blogs in the world write about what amazing style she has?
AND she sends us to that silly blog where the girl puts in her bio that she wears batman capes and oversized hats, wtf? Not that I am judging anyone…but why did she have to hate, before she recommended that blog?
Any old how….
Love stopping in on you Wendy…loving the vampire stake ring…as all your gems and baubles….
Pearl Westwood says
I read that interview and have to say it was rather dull. The part about her not having a long enough attention span to finish her food had me hysterics. It is funny how ‘celebs’ dismiss blogs when in fact they are the propeller behind such adoration. I guess she had to go back on herself and exclude Tavi since they have to be photo’ed together at fash wan events. She was also wearing my pink Prada scarf which just pissed me off, I don’t want a ‘celeb’ item. So yeah until she starts wearing vintage from my shop I will glower at at ever page she jumps at me from.
I will glower with you!