The Sartorialist's Scott Schuman Doesn't Understand Why Anyone Wants To Do Magazines
Scott Schuman, the man behind "The Sartorialist" who arguably helped street style photography become the all-pervasive phenomenon it is today, will be receiving the CFDA Media Award for journalism on June 4 along with girlfriend and fellow style blogger, Garance Doré.
In the past Schuman has been pretty outspoken about his success and his general disgust for mainstream fashion media. He continues the dialogue (rant?) in the latest issue of GQ, which hits newsstands May 22. Schuman spouts off to Alex Pappademas about everything from why blogs are better than magazines (historically one of his favorite topics) to his complicated relationship with Dolce & Gabbana. Even Kanye West pops up in the story to offer some worshipful quotes about Schuman. Click through for the highlights of the very entertaining story, which you can read in full here.
What could say "I love you" better than a fat, blingin' rock from Tiffany & Co.? The famous jeweler seems to think you can. For years, couples have looked to Tiffany's to provide them with tangible symbols of their love, and now, just in time for Valentine's Day, the retailer wants its customers to help them define the emotion.
Yesterday, Tiffany & Co's whatmakestruelove.com, a "unique guide to matters of the heart," launched an interactive photo blog, "True Love in Pictures." The retailer tapped the talents of street style photographer Scott Schuman (of Sartorialist fame) and his girlfriend Garance Doré to curate a collection of images that will serve as a source of inspiration for future users. The blog features snapshots of canoodling couples (not them sadly), his and her housewares (like "S" and "G" mugs ahem), and handwritten love notes. Aw.
Online interview magazine The Talks just published a candid conversation with The Sartorialist's Scott Schuman. In it, the original street style blogger (well, almost--everyone copied Bill Cunningham) gives his two cents on Tavi, bloggers in general, how much money he makes, his girlfriend Garance Doré, and advertisers and magazines, which he says are "driven by fear." He comes across as very...we'll say 'confident.' Also, he uses the word integrity a LOT. Here are the best bits:
The Talks starts out asking Scott about teen bloggers like Tavi Gevinson, the 15-year old with a hugely popular blog and online magazine. Scott says he doesn't think her audience is that big and calls her success "a little bit of a conspiracy by established print media that wanted to show that this blog thing is not that important, that it’s done by a bunch of twelve year olds." A little extreme, no? He continues, "But a lot of us are serious grown-ups."
Then, he says the problem with Tavi and blogs like hers is that they steal pictures from other people, arguing that "for blogs to take the next step, they have to have people like me who are in charge of all the elements – the writing, the visual, everything. Those are the ones companies can buy into."