A long time ago, blogs were only considered as an online journal or a hideout for some people. But as technology improved, so does the popularity of blogs and the bloggers. Now, they are both loved and feared by many as this bunch of blog peeps can easily praise or scandalize people with just a few words. Aside from this, gifts, not to mention bangin’ shoes, clothes, and accessories, writing opportunities, media features, and access to sought-after events are some of the  perks that wait on bloggers’ doorsteps.

Tumblr, one of the biggest blog platforms in like the whole world has announced earlier in January of this year that they will be sending 20+ of their bloggers to New York Fashion Week. How’s that for a perk, huh? And yesterday, the list of 24 bloggers were released and they are: *(cue music)*

Jessica Schroeder (whatiwore.tumblr.com)
John Jannuzzi (textbook.tumblr.com)
Tricia Gosingtian (triciawillgoplaces.tumblr.com)
Erin Hagstrom (calivintage.tumblr.com)
Rebecca Stice (theclotheshorse.tumblr.com)
Sara Zucker (sarazucker.tumblr.com)
Courtney Kellner (theowlsarenotwhattheyseem.tumblr.com)
Stefanie Fail (theowlsarenotwhattheyseem.tumblr.com)
Sabino Aguad (sabino.tumblr.com)
Jamie Beck (fromme-toyou.tumblr.com)
Geri Hirsch (becauseimaddicted.tumblr.com)
Giuseppe Santamaria (meninthistown.tumblr.com)
Erica Domesek (ps-imadethis.tumblr.com)
Ashley Yingling (loveforfashion.tumblr.com)
Montserrat Macuer (audreyhepburncomplex.tumblr.com)
Jeannine Tan (papertissue.tumblr.com)
Amy Weidenbach (peacelovechanel.tumblr.com)
Rachel Schwartz (darklamb.tumblr.com)
Stephanie Toms (cocochic.tumblr.com)
Ella Wood (partytights.tumblr.com)
Chelsea Bell (vogueweekend.tumblr.com)
Ashley Simko (simko.tumblr.com)
Terra McBride (stylishwhitefemale.tumblr.com)
Alexandra Froggett (imanotawhore.tumblr.com)

Yes, you read it right. Tricia Gosingtian, the Philippines’ top fashion blogger, will be in New York Fashion Week! Yay! All 24 will get to stay in New York for free, dine with the designers, editors, and some fashion personalities. I follow Tricia Gosingtian in Tumblr and I know she definitely deserves to come to New York Fashion Week, which will open tomorrow (February 10, New York time) btw.

“Everyone from Diane von Furstenberg and Tory Burch to Donna Karan and Derek Lam will be showing their fall collections to fashion editors, buyers, celebrities, socialites and bloggers, while style experts watch closely for emerging fashion trends.” Just hearing Diane Von Furstenberg and Tory Burch makes me all the more excited. I will definitely watch out for the Fall 2011 collection.

Being an online blabber certainly has advantages. ‘Be back in a jiffy. 🙂

CREDITS: Photo © Tricia Gosingtian, http://getoffmyinternets.net/, http://stylebakery.com/style-recipes/new_york_fashion_week_fall_2011_excitement_begins.html, http://nymag.com/daily/fashion/2011/02/the_cut_joins_tumblrs_fashion.html, http://blogs.stylebible.ph/previewblog/tag/tricia-gosingtian/