People are always talking about the split between print and online publishing, and it's a tough nut to crack, because I feel like I'm so invested in both worlds. I spend all day working on a print magazine, then come home and spend the weekend on my blog. Anyway, I came across the Sydney Morning Herald's Annabel Ross' interview with stylist Stevie Dance, who spoke about the issue as well, and I wanted to post her response here because I thought it was pretty damn articulate.
Q: Do you think that websites, blogs and online publications will overshadow our lust for glossy magazines?
A: I hope not. I think that they serve very different purposes. I think it's the same thing as saying, 'Why do you go to the movies when you can watch it free online at home, why do you go to a concert when you can download the song?', I think that all those different narratives of how we interact with creative forums are valid and I don't think one takes over the other. I think that online satiates this taste palate that we've all started developing for constant, minute-by-minute information, inspiration, an onslaught of ideas, news, media, whatever it is. I think that publishing, in terms of the book, in terms of the magazine, that's still relevant because it's about investing in down time, in a moment to yourself. And I think there are two different ways to engage in fashion in those mediums and I think they're both really relevant.