Although people will never stop reading Vogue, the days of reading fashion magazines from cover to cover are slowly winding down.
Ten years ago, fashionistas would rip through their favorite fashion magazines like Elle, Glamour and InStyle. With a pair of scissors in one hand a glue stick in the other, creating a collage of photos was the best way to express your style.
In the past few years however, sales for InStyle magazine has dropped 8%, while Elle has decreased by 9% and Glamour by 17.5%.
So where have the creative minds of fashionistas gone to unleash their style opinions and fashion critiques?
BLOGS! Recently, fashion blogs have transformed themselves to fret the news stands, and literally serve as electronic fashion magazines.
Unlike fashion magazines, fashion blogs tend to be more personal, less commercial and much more diversified.
In acknowledging a new medium for fashion outlets, we've created a list of five of our favorite Montreal fashion blogs.
The Montreal Fashion and Design Festival is one of the city's hottest events. Since its debut in 2001, every summer, up to half a million visitors attend the series of free outdoor runway shows and spectacles.
The festival truly unites music, beauty, design, art and shopping. This year's festival is expected to have huge performances, and several Montreal boutiques will be providing fashion advice and discounts in celebration of the festival.
Events will commence on Monday July 29 and will run until Saturday August 3. Each day of the week is filled with fashion shows, musical performances and other activities from morning to night.
Since the week of festivities is packed with so many things to do and see, we've created a guide, highlighting the biggest events of the festival that you won't want to miss!
(1) High Heel Race
When: Wednesday, July 31 at 12:30 pm
Where: Corner of De Maisonneuve and Mcgill College
The high heel race encourages participants to run in heels of at least 3 inches for Le Chainon, a Montreal women's shelter. Participants can register in teams and several prizes are to be won.
(2) Lasalle College Fashion Show
When: Wednesday, July 31 at 5:30 pm
Where: Esplanade Fashion stage
Watch models strut their stuff on the runway with pieces designed and made by talented Lasalle College students.
(3) 5 Bloggeers, 5 Looks
When: Wednesday, July 31 at 6:15 pm
Where: Esplande Fashion Stage
This fashion show will exhibit the hottest trends for this Fall 2013- reinterpreted by 5 different style bloggers. The bloggers will include: