has anyone written about how the “democratization” of fashion (via the popularity of fashion blogs/online fashion forums & “street style” culture) has begun to reproduce the same sort of body/fashion policing norms we see in mainstream fashion mags?
also: the language (female-identified fashion) commentators tend to use when talking about how they want to dress: “if only my body were different in x way i would wear that”/”I want it, along with the body inside it.”/ “i wish i could pull that off”/ “only YOU could get away with that” / “can i pull off that hat?”
policing our own bodies, what our bodies can wear, and of course what other bodies can wear.
not to mention the class dynamics of online fashion culture: street style blogs, which are supposedly featuring everyone and anyone, “normal” and/or “real” people, still largely tend to showcase the elite, the int. fashion mag editors, models off-duty, the jet-set bougie people.
thinking out loud here. but have you read anything that addresses these things?