Like I've said before, magazines should talk with you and not at you. You need to be able to interpret trends for yourself, not just wear what others tell you to wear. It's an important distinction which I am glad this article makes. A few choice quotes to drive my point home...
The women photographed on those sites “are presenting fashion masterpieces,” Ms. Fung enthused, “and, for the most part, my job is to try and interpret their ideas for myself.”
Those people offer a glimpse of fashion that is “more authentic and eclectic than the fashion magazines,” said Ms. Chayot, 21, one that is “more obtainable for me.”
(photo: courtesy of the New York Times)