STYLE Crush: Blair Eadie

Blair Eadie has become the darling of the blogsphere and print media alike.  Hence the above advertisement that is in Vogue’s September issue. Now, I know that you my dear readers think of me as a fashion blogger.  And I truly truly appreciate it each and every time you click open one of my blog posts.  But what you may not know is that I had a little identity crisis back in 2010 when I was just beginning to carve out my niche as a blogger. I attend the then start up (i.e., nominal cost to participate, now $600 a head for non-members) Evolving Influence: Independent Fashion Bloggers Conference held in New York for the first time during Spring 2011 Fashion Week.  I was excited to go and meet people like myself!  I went and about two hours into the eight-hour day, I realized that while I was definitely a blogger, I was NOT a fashion blogger in the sense that the other attendees considered themselves to be fashion bloggers.

What was the difference?  Well, in a nutshell, there were lots of people there who took photographs of themselves and posted them on their blogs daily. These folks were not particularly well dressed (in my humble opinion), their photographs were not particularly interesting to me and their commentary (aside from itemizing what they had on, store/website and cost included) was nothing to write home about. Hence, my identity crisis. My takeaway? Blogger, I was. Fashion blogger, debatable. This was two years ago when the groundwork for all of this was being built.

To stay relevant, I read a lot of blogs, some more regularly than others, but I like to keep abreast of what others are talking about. Recently, I’ve been seeing a blog called Atlantic-Pacific pop up all over the place.  And the young woman behind the blog, Blair Eadie, is being written about by everyone.  So, I checked out her site and thought hmmm . . . She does have style.  And, an enviable style at that.  She works in the fashion industry in San Fransisco and posts photos of what she wears to work daily. What makes Atlantic-Pacific different?  I think what won me over is three-fold:  (1) The girl has STYLE, (2) She has a job and a point of view and (3) Fashion insiders are taking her seriously, hence the Vogue photoshoot.

Below are some pictures from Atlantic-Pacific.  I’d love to know what you think. Do you read “fashion” blogs for information? Inspiration? Or, perhaps a little bit of both?

[photos courtesy of Atlantic-Pacific]

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