At Fashion Group International’s Annual Night of Stars Gala last night we caught up with New York Times fashion scribe Cathy Horyn, who was there to present Jil Sander’s Raf Simons with an award. She recently doled out some advice for aspiring fashion writers in a video on Nowness.com, stressing the importance of reporting over getting into fashion shows. Her advice for bloggers specifically?
“I think it’s about bringing something fresh and different to a blog, that’s not really about criticism or opinion. News is good because it’s something you have that nobody else has. If you can be truthful about it, without being shady about the sourcing, then I think it’s good.”
As fewer and fewer journalists will have the opportunity to cut their teeth at a newspaper since their numbers are dwindling (this is where Leah thanks the New York Daily News), we couldn’t agree more with Horyn’s advice. Get out there and talk to people! (We’ll try not to be too shady Cathy.)