When we were younger, I think being in a Disney Channel Original Movie was the epitome of celebrity cool. Nowadays, I think having your own show on Bravo is the grown-up equivalent. The season just ended for the first reality show about a fashion blogger, Courtney Kerr, of What Courtney Wore and formerly of Bravo’s Most Eligible Dallas. There were 8 episodes with a small audience, which begs the question: Is fashion blogging boring?
After having kept up with my blog for a few months now, I would say that many aspects of keeping a blog are dull and certainly dull to watch. I love writing and taking photos and reading blogs. I do not love figuring out computer related issues from domains to hosts to layout or agonizing about not having any readers. I’m sure watching the blogosphere’s celebrities, with their industry meetings and glamorous parties, would be more fun to watch, in the same way that we devour shows and films about fashion editors, stylists, models, and photographers but not about IT techs or internet writers.
Courtney is somewhere in between. Her closet and weekly photoshoots are homegrown and reflect the average personal style blog. With the backing of Bravo, she also had a collaboration with Bauble Bar and became a television talk show host. For me, though, the show wasn’t glamorous enough, and the characters weren’t engaging or eccentric enough to make up for this. In contrast, D Magazine’s episode recaps were brilliant. Let’s see how Bravo portray’s A Belle in Brooklyn's blogger Daisy Lewellyn on the new show Blood, Sweat, and Heels, although she seems to be more of a self-help entrepreneur than a fashion blogger.