The Seattle Times has a piece today on fashion blogs and their influence on American style. The article argues that The Sartorialist and The Cobra Snake can cause trends with the same force of a runway show, because of the instant exposure and universal access that comes with the Internet. We're not sure a great photo by Scott Schuman can quite compete with Nicole Richie's latest sunglasses, but when it comes to the fast fashion chains, we've seen as many knock-offs of Nylon Street Style as we have of DVF. The influence can also be felt on the runways: Missoni's slouchy silhouettes didn't come from Angela and Margherita's personal closets, and Phillip Lim's red plaid embrace looked straight outta Greenpoint. But maybe most interesting was the story's title: "Look Sharp: Your Style Could End Up on a Blog." Which begs the question - have you upped your style on lazy weekends, in hopes a long walk can turn into a Sartorialist spread or a turn on Streetwalker? Because, um, we have.
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