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From the blogs to the runways: the fashion secrets that changed everything

Once upon a time, street style was “relegated” to the street. An expression of urban culture, it was for those who — out of choice or necessity — had their own version of fashion, mixing and matching pieces and creating fresh styles from scratch, whether out of their personal vanities, or out of rebellion against society (think grunge).

Then the fashion blogs hit the scenes: The Sartorialist, whose founder, Scott Schuman, was named by the prestigious Time magazine one of the top 100 Design Influencers. AndThe Blonde Salad by Italian blogger Chiara Ferragni, just for starters.

Once upon a time, street style was “relegated” to the street. An expression of urban culture, it was for those who — out of choice or necessity — had their own version of fashion, mixing and matching pieces and creating fresh styles from scratch, whether out of their personal vanities, or out of rebellion against society (think grunge).

Then the fashion blogs hit the scenes: The Sartorialist, whose founder, Scott Schuman, was named by the prestigious Time magazine one of the top 100 Design Influencers. AndThe Blonde Salad by Italian blogger Chiara Ferragni, just for starters.