Because we told them they were important.
I want to take a moment to talk about something that bothered me some time ago and I just remembered about it. I would like to know your opinions aswell.
Lets see, Jane has a blog where she talks about her shoes and clothes and stuff, that’s ok. People really like it and suddenly she has this huuuge fan base, there’s nothing wrong with that either. But then, some people come over to Jane and ask her to design her very own shoe collection. WHYYY? I mean, Who is this girl? What makes her an authority in shoe design? Yes, she may like shoes a lot, that doesn’t mean she’s able to make them. There is nothing in Jane’s blog that proves that she has talent for design, and this materializes in the shoe line itself. Have you seen it?
It’s not bad. Yes, the shoes are nice. Are they original? NO. Have I seen those shes before? YES!! About a million times! Does the fact that this Jane from Sea of Shoes designed the shoes makes them special? No no and no.
I just can’t help but feel bad for all those people who work and study hard and hope to get an opportunity like this and get their asses kicked, while on the other hand, this little random girl from the Internet gets this amazing offer just because she has a blog where she talks about how much she likes shoes.
Am I the only one who sees how stupid this is? For example, I am absolutely crazy in love with Igor Stravinsky, I have been listening to his music since I was a fetus. I know every single composition by heart. I named my dog ‘Firebird’ because of him. Does this mean that I’m capable of doing music as good as his? FUCK NO!! Should someone give me a record deal or something like that just because I really love Stravinsky? FUCK NO! You understand what I mean.
I don’t see the problem with using a well-known fashion blogger as the face for a product or a clothing line, like the case of The Glamourai and Twelve By Twelve, or Rumi and Forever 21, and some others that I can’t remember right know. I think it’s cool, because that way girls can relate to the brand through a person that’s familiar to them, and not just any model. There’s a difference between this and asking some blogger to do something she has no knowledge about.
I had a similar feeling when I saw the thing of Coach working with some bloggers in a collection of handbags. Maybe it didn’t bother me as much because by now, this thing of big designers working along with fashion bloggers has become a big trend, and it’s no longer surprising.
And another thing, Mom of Shoes has been experiencing some kind of cooking revelation, and there’s nothing wrong with that. I like her recipes, they are good. But what happens? Mom posts 5 recipes on her blog and suddenly some restaurant invites her into their kitchen and give her free cooking lessons, just because. Really, like… really?!
And by the way, what’s the deal with that stupid picture of her cooking in fancy 1950′s wife clothes? It’s ok if some big time photographer wants to take pictures of her, but why cooking? Mom of Shoes isn’t widely known for her amazing culinary talent. Come on! She has been posting about food for about two weeks!! She’s known for being her daughter’s mom, and using huge animal belts, that’s it.
Come on society!! What’s wrong with us? Why do we tell this people that they are famous? It’s just like with those Kardashian people, who the fuck are they? Why are they on my TV? No matter how many times I have seen that moronic show, I still haven’t figured out who they are and what are they famous for.
We tell them they are the shit, and they become the shit. It’s a sad sad world.