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What It Takes to Become a Designer Fashion Blogger

Vogue started out as a weekly newspaper in the US in the year 1892, concentrated solely on women’s fashions and interest. Even now, the magazine is still considered the authority when it comes to predicting the trends that come about in the fashion industry.

However, in this day and age of Internet and mobile-ready individuals, the desire to start and publish a magazine just to make your voice heard is no longer a necessity. While publishing is still a hot commodity, there are bloggers now who write about pieces that you typically see in magazines like Glamour and Bazaar.

So what makes a fashion and beauty blog stand out from the bunch? It merely is the familiarity that the blogger behind the blog has something distinctive to express and takes the effort to cover the things the blogger finds interesting and worthy to talk about.

A blog that is dedicated to designer fashion and beauty is like a monthly fashion magazine, only it can be read online and is usually free. Standard magazines typically come with a variety of departments and have a staff that manages crucial factors like writing, images, sales and more. Bloggers, on the other hand, need to cover all of those things on their own. Here are some of the skills that bloggers need to have to come up with a successful fashion blog.

 

Writing and editing skills

Bloggers should have a writing style that appeals to the readers. The writing must be easy to grasp as well. Readers are often turned off with dull, monotonous write-ups and might turn to other bloggers for advice instead. Also, grammar and punctuation are essentials as well, so editing skills are a must.

Confidence and a great sense of style

You will notice that the most successful bloggers have the best taste in fashion. The clothes they wear do not need to be high-end all the way, in fact, the more interesting ones mix budget finds with designer pieces and even thrift shop items. Readers flock blogs that are innovative, fresh and spunky. Also, to be stylish enough and catch the attention of the right people, the blogger has to be confident in his or her skin. What better way to promote that high fashion looks then!

Basic photography and photo-editing skills

In order to make those clothes pop in pictures, bloggers do need some basic skill in photography. Also, it is best if they invest on a high-quality camera as well since it will display the clothes and its wearer better. Know-how in terms of angles and proper lighting is also required. Also, bloggers need to know some essentials about photo editing to make those images pop even more.

Social media skills

If bloggers want more traffic to their sites, they should have accounts on social media giants like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest or YouTube. Make sure that those accounts are as visually striking as the blog.

Basic HTML and web design skills

This will make bloggers speed up fixes on their blogs faster without the need to depend on other people.

Public relations and ad sales know-how

If bloggers want advertisers to notice their blog, they need to promote their accomplishments. Public relations are also vital to producing excellent relationships with companies and brands that are significant to the blog’s interests.

 

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Louis Vuitton Handbags: Spotting the Fake from the Real Thing

Ever since the brand got popular due to the quality of their goods, Louis Vuitton did not escape the eye of counterfeiters. To counter this, the brand created the LV Monogram Canvas, a material that was stamped with the brand’s label in the factory. However, to this day the label cannot escape forgers. Even the Monogram Canvas was imitated and its stitching and lining copied. If you want to buy an LV handbag from a seller but not that sure whether the item is the genuine thing, you need to remember these crucial pointers.

  • Country of manufacture

The brand has plenty of factories outside its home base of France. Depending on the model, the bags are at the moment being produced outside the country like Germany, USA, Spain, Italy and Switzerland. Hence just because it was not made in France, the bag is not authentic. The countries mentioned are valid LV bag manufacturers.

  • Bag lining and stitching

The brand is fussy when it comes to how the bag is sewn and lined. The stitching of the bags are even and it comes with a similar amount of stitches in differing bags of the same model. The lining is composed of a material made from cotton canvas, not suede. The canvas color is often brown.

  • Placement of the monogram

You need to examine the monogram placement, whether they are symmetrical. This is a crucial signifier of a genuine LV bag. Majority of LV monogram wallets and bags irrespective of the design or style, come with a side by side symmetry with the exception of vintage models.

  • Font used

LV makes use of a specific kind of font. The O of the brand has a well-rounded shape. Check this out to confirm the bag’s authenticity.

  • Date codes

It is crucial to comprehend the date codes in an LV product. Bags made after 1980 come with date codes however there are some vintage ones that include them too.

  • Tags

Bags that are purchased from the LV boutique come with two tags that go with the bag however are given individually. The first tag comes with the name Louis Vuitton on it plus the bag’s material. The second tag would come with the model number, the name of the bag in French and the bar code. These tags are not fastened to the bag. At times the bags come with a maintenance booklet but all in all, the bag does not have an authenticity card. If a seller presents a bag with this type of card, chances are it is a fake.

  • Receipts

Dubious sellers will try to persuade customers by telling the bag comes with its original receipt. Just because a preloved bag comes with its original receipt, it does not mean that it is an authentic LV product. A receipt can be counterfeited as well and the presence or absence of it does not in any means signify that the product is fake or not.

An authentic LV receipt comes on watermarked paper and its size is smaller compared to an A4 paper. Customers can also confirm whether the address of the store provided in the receipt exists in real life. The receipt must also come with the salesperson’s name who sold the product plus extensive contact details of the customer.

  • Dust bag

Previous dust bags are made from soft, cotton and flannel material. It has a very small LV imprinted on it. Current versions have a yellowish tinge to it and composed of a thicker, linen-like material that has the name Louis Vuitton shown prominently all over the front.

 

 

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