Thursday, October 27, 2011



Facebook has opened the doors to many people to connect with one another. Although it has allowed its openness to create a fault. Many issues arise with having a facebook, you can place yourself at fault for posting things that can hurt your future. By posting a faulty picture/post you can hurt your future when it comes to terms of getting a job. On the other hand Facebook and other social networks are a great way for people to connect if used wisely. Yes I say wisely because you never know how protected your posts on facebook can actually be. This is can create a great issue and deal by allowing certain people to see your information can create a very bad position to allow people to use your information to their advantage to hurt the person using the sites. You put yourself at risk by using social networks if you do not use it in the proper manner.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Wikipedia useful or not?

Wikipedia is a site that we all have come across at least once in our lifetime. We have used it as a site to direct us in the questions we have. Yet how reliable is this site? Although it is a site that has a lot of valid and useful information it carries. People have used it as a reference in papers and in other projects as students, so how credible can it actually be? The fact that it allows people to go on and edit what is going on with that topic, how can you tell if what the people are saying on the site to be true? A lot of questions come up with the topic of Wikipedia, because some people are not able to differentiate between what is true and what is false. Some people can be opinionated on the subject at hand that can be very offensive to other people. When writing people are have to allow themselves to be very middleminded when writing.


I thought it was interesting seeing how people had first used sites such as YouTube. Seeing that the first video was of a man who took pictures of himself everyday for I believe 6 years! Thats insane how do you remember to take pictures of yourself for 6 years everyday!!! Seeing how the Numa Numa dance had been the most famous video on the Web and to see how people have posted and used the site to do their own videos and how much sites like YouTube have created a new like and a new door to people. It has created a new door for people and I think thats a very interesting thing. YouTube has created a door to people to see past what they where able to see before. People are able to see fashion shows streaming live, you where able to watch the Royal Wedding from start to finish Live as well as other details. It is a great site ! Even when it comes to watching music videos and opening up doors to other things it is an amazing tool.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Annotated Bibliography & Abstract

2011, 11th October. "Internet Not a Threat for Fashion | Lismore Technology | Tech News for Lismore, Australia | Northern Star." Northern Rivers News, Weather, Sport and Local Classifieds | Northern Star. Web. 13 Oct. 2011. <>.
This article is about a woman who owns a boutique. She talks about how the fahsion industry is not being harmed by the interent. She expands on her idea of how the role of fashion is on the designer not on how the internet is facing it
"Fashion Journalism." Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia. Web. 13 Oct. 2011. <>.
This is a Wiki definition on what Fashion Journalism is. Since Wikipedia is open to who ever to change the meaning its interesting to see what people post as what they believe the meaning is. This is a great example to plug into my project, even though it is an example of how fashion journalism has changed, it is a great way to see the insite of others.
"How Are Bloggers Changing Fashion? | NET-A-PORTER.COM - YouTube." YouTube - Broadcast Yourself. Web. 13 Oct. 2011. <>.
This video is a great insite on what people in the fashion industry feel about fashion bloggers. They put their opinions on how they are opening new horizons and helping out the fashion world. This is a great way to tie my project together with the information gathered here with actual insite on thos who are in the fashion industry
Kosonen, Elisa. "A SERIES OF 30 YEARS OF FASHION'S DEFINING MOMENTS." Full Text Electronic Journal List. Web. 13 Oct. 2011. <>.This Article goes over the chance of the fashion industry throughout the years. It expands an idea behind how the social media of Blogging has created and expanded the industry. This is a great article for my project because it hits one of my main points. The point of allowing the average Joe to be able to put their own work out there and be credited for it.

(60), In Scopus. "ScienceDirect - Business Horizons : Users of the World, Unite! The Challenges and Opportunities of Social Media." ScienceDirect - Home. Web. 13 Oct. 2011. <>.This Scholarly article goes over how social media is making a change in society and how it goes about that way. This article is good for what my project entails because it goes over how the social media has created doors and opportunities for people. Although it does not specifically go over how the fashion industry has been effected, It still consists of very viable information that would be a great use for my project.

"Fashion Blogs Turn Internet into Catwalk." Chinadaily US Edition. Web. 13 Oct. 2011. <>.This article goes over how the fashion industry has opened doors with allowing the internet to take over. Although magazines are still up and running they are in competition with blogs because they are cheaper to handle and obtain. This article is great because it goes over everything that im trying to get out for my project. It entails information about different examples and ways the social media has effected the fashion industry.

"Website." The Internet Fashion Database (IFDb). Web. 13 Oct. 2011. <>.This is a great website which is an example of how the internet has helped and opened doors to others that are outside of the fashion industry. I thought it was a cool way to search up things that have to do with fashion. The fashion industry's own personal database
"The High Low » How The Internet Has Changed Fashion PR." The High Low. Web. 13 Oct. 2011. <>.
This article goes over how the internet has changed the fashion world in public relations. The article expands a little on the idea behind how twitter and facebook have been playing a role in the fashion world. It talks about how it has expanded and allowed it to the brands to get in touch with their customers. This articles is based on one of the factors of what my essay is based on making it a very valid use to my project.
"Ripped High Wasted Short Tutorial." Web log post. Web.
Tumblr is a great way to show how people outside of the fashion world have put their useful ideas out into the world. They open a door to blogers to create their own ways of doing things and posting them out there. This is a great example as a way that any average person can be a pro at what they do.
"Social Media Is Fashion's Newest Muse -" Information for the World's Business Leaders - Web. 13 Oct. 2011. <>.
This article expands on how social media has created a conection with the consumer and the designer. They give examples such as Marc Jacobs changing his size line to a bigger one to expand to a larger group of women. The whole idea had came about from a tweet on his page wishing that he had larger sizes. I believe this can be a very useful fact that will help me with my paper.


            There are many questions that come about in my essay that tie both the Internet and Fashion. The major question that my project faces is, how much has the fashion industry changed since the use of the Internet? The fashion world has opened its doors to all by allowing the Internet to take place and has used it as a tool to get to its customers. As well as let people put their opinions and their talents to good use by being able to blog, vlog, and create their own tutorials on their way on “how to” in what ever it may be design, style, makeup , etc… Sites like Twitter and Facebook have created a way for anyone to get in touch with their favorite designers and actually help them out.
            If there is one thing that interests me the most about my project is how much more people are able to get involved with the fashion world. You are able to use sites like Facebook to keep in touch with your favorite designer. As well as sites like YouTube where you can watch a full length fashion show. Before the internet was created only the elite where able to get a first hand view of theses fashion shows. Although now it is open to who ever is interested, which has allowed you able to keep up with the latest fashions and trends.
            There are many articles and different blogs that I have as a use of evidence that show the extent of how much the internet has allowed the fashion world to emerge. It has created a different approach to getting through to the Designers customers and has created a gateway for them to improve and get ideas on what to do with their products. One of my major examples found in an article is how a customer posted on Marc Jacobs twitter saying how they wish he had larger sizes in his clothing line, he then created larger sizes to meet the needs of his customers. The Internet has created a door for anyone to put their say into what is going on in the fashion field.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

annotated bib rough draft

Peng, Tina. "A Fashion Blog Leads to the Paris Runway - Apr. 23, 2009." CNNMoney - Business, Financial and Personal Finance News. 23 Apr. 2009. Web. 06 Oct. 2011. <>.

The article from CNNMoney is on a blogger Rumi Neely who launched their own website and fashion blog. They ended up turning their blog into a business because of how many followers they had. This is a great article on the business in the fashion industry. It ties in the ideas of using blogging and the outcomes of what could actually happen with using blogs and having people actually follow that agree and are intrigued with your ideas on fashion. I think this is a very useful article for my project because it deals with one of the major topics I am trying to cover. The idea of how the Internet is opening up doors to people to use their talents to expand the fashion industry and to get their ideas out.

"How Social Media Has Changed the Logic of Fashion." Benvenuto in Les Cahiers Fashion Marketing. Web. 06 Oct. 2011. <>.

This article is pretty much easy to explain it cover the logic behind fashion. It talks about how it has opened up the door to outsiders of the fashion industry to put their opinions into what they might think is creative and such. Also it talks about how the Fashion Industry also can not ignore the internet too because it is emerging and taking over practically every industry. I think this is a great article for my topic. It covers practically every point I am trying to make in my paper. I feel like a lot of points made in this article are going to be extremely useful.