Fashion bloggers are still making a lot of noise; but all is not tranquil in the brewing community. The Monitor ran this story outlining the two opposing sides of how the “mainstream” is influenced by the fashion blogosphere:

Kate Betts, editor in chief of Time magazine’s quarterly Style & Design publication thinks street fashion blogs are positive influences on design that are here to stay.

“Street fashion has always been important, and this is another medium that’s absorbing it,” said Betts, who chose the Sartorialist blog as one of the magazine’s top 100 design influencers this year. She adds that beyond fashion blogs, social networking sites such as and are also expanding the influence of street fashion. On, members are encouraged to post photos of their outfits and rate each other’s looks.

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