For many young and not so young ladies, fashion is their passion. Who can resist a great little black dress or killer pumps? Luckily for them, fashion and haute couture are now accessible to everyone with the dawning of the internet age. A high speed internet hookup, i.e. DSL or satellite internet, gives you full access to the brilliant and vibrant world of high fashion.
There are literally hundreds of thousands of sites dedicated to all things fashion on the net. Most of these are filled with high res photos and fashion collages. You can see the latest creations and designs from top stylists and design houses like Gareth Pugh or Chanel. Many designers and even models keep their own blogs to give you an insider’s look behind the scenes of fashion week NY for instance.
The Canadian model Coca Rocha, she of the brilliant red tresses, has her very own blog in which she shares details of her daily life. She often posts quirky videos of her and her fellow model pal Behati hanging out, lip synching to Beyonce and shopping theplaynews.
Korean supermodel Daul, keeps up her own weblog as well, filled with odd stream of thought ramblings and witty comments.
Ex-Top Model contestant Elyse Sewell pens a highly entertaining and acerbic yet always droll LiveJournal detailing her ‘ladyposing’ hijinks in Hong Kong and China. She takes great pictures of street meat and old Chinese men playing Mahjong.
There’s a whole legion of fashion adoring girls who keep their own rocking blogs. Although they aren’t in the industry, per se, their blogs have thousands perhaps millions of admiring fans who’ve RSSed their favorite scribes to keep up with each and every post.
StyleBubble, penned by one Susanna Lau, a former fashion outsider who now works for Dazed, is renowned for her quirky and distinctive sense of fashion. Her outfits are duly displayed on her blog for all to marvel.
FashionToast is a blog kept by a girl named Rumi, who has had made name for herself in the blogosphere for her keen fashion picks and svelte good looks.
Tavi is a young 12 year old fashion blogger who gets sent garb by her favorite Japanese designers.
Of course, you’ve also got tons of online stores for the fashion lover. Net-a-porter.com presents high end haute fashion. Bluefly.com compiles clothing from a wide variety of different fashion labels and companies. Delia’s has great deals on girl’s clothing. For one of a kind, hand made pieces, you can’t go wrong with Etsy. Vintage bargain hunters often scour eBay stores. Enokiworld.com also is a great place to go to find brilliant vintage items. Zappos.com carries all the shoes you could ever want.
There are a number of social networking sites based on fashion. Stylehive, for instance allows you to upload outfits and pick and choose different items of clothing to display on your profile page. MyStyle is another example.
There are also quite a few street style sites out there, so you can take a peek at what people are wearing on the streets of Helsinki and Prague or Buenos Aires with a few clicks of your mouse, and a high speed satellite internet connection of course.