We are living in this kind of world where money, power and influence can provide you a luxury life. But they can also completely break us as humans turning into a heartless dolls, who, hiding behind all the wealth, put themselves above others. And this happens all the time and everyday: at work, in show business, among friends, in your hobby…And our Russian blogosphere which is still emerging is not an exception. And since I’m in the very epicenter, I know, that more than half of Russian fashion bloggers suffers from unreasonable naming themselves as “celebrities”, lack of tact and respect for the others.
A few years ago, when I just started my blog, I was invited among with other fashion bloggers to an event. I was quietly alone there, only with my friend, and I knew only 4 blogger-girls on the party: with two of them I used to chat online, two others I just knew. All others were absolutely strangers to me, I didn’t knew nothing about them, nor about their achievements, status, work – in a word, nothing. But I really, really wanted to meet them, talk to them, cause, hey, we are all in one boat, we are colleagues, and why not to know each other better. The thing was that I am quite shy when it comes to the point of getting acquainted, cause I can’t know in advance what people will think about me. And I am afraid of failures. But I decided to make a step and talk to them. When I came up and said “Hi, my name is Anna” they were really shocked that someone like me (I was a beginner blogger and they, as I knew lately, quite famous in a blogger industry) dared talking to them. They stared at me with arrogance, “Weee areee thaaat and thiiis…” and then nothing. I really was upset with this experience, so did my friend, who saw this funny process.
What is that, a star disease? Or may be the desire to show that you are cooler and higher than the others? Or may be it is a complex and fear to get down to the level of newcomers and dummies? Honestly, I couldn’t answer this question. After that awkward moment I stopped myself from getting acquainted with the people from a blog industry, all the time I tried to talk to them I was waiting for a dirty trick and was afraid that my passion to get to know each other will be met again with pathos and too high self-esteem. Thanks to other open-minded people, I still have good relationships with a few of fashion bloggers who always have something to tell you, help you, and give a nice advice not sending you to Google all your answers.
So, what is the problem of fashion bloggers world? The problem is transparent enough – behind all the great photoshoots for famous magazines and top brands, high or not payment, millions of followers on Instagram, is hiding a small person, just like me and you, who, actually, did nothing, but already have lost one very important and valuable thing – a humanity. And if you all what to be trendy, following all the new fashion things, remember: humanity is always in style, and it doesn’t matter what are you wearing and how many followers and likes your social platforms gain.