Why Being Top Fashion Blogger Is Expensive

bryanboy, tavi gervinson, susie bubble

bryanboy, tavi gervinson, susie bubble

“Fashion Month is a huge business expense for me,” Bryan Yambao, more well known as Bryanboy, says. “The notion that bloggers are being flown left and right, all expenses paid, by brands during fashion week is simply not true for everyone. I’ll never forget my first Milan Fashion Week — I stayed at a friend’s apartment for free because I couldn’t afford to pay to stay at a hotel for 400 euros or more a night per room. Nowadays, I always rent three-bedroom apartments, especially in Milan and Paris — and split the costs with a blogger friend, like Rumi [Neely, of the blog Fashion Toast].”

“Travel is my biggest expense,” says Phil Oh, the photographer behind the street style blog Streetpeeper.com. “I fly something like 100,000 miles a year and spend almost a third of the year in hotels. I’m really good/obsessive with airline miles though, so I save a lot on airfare. But yeah, travel gets really expensive.”

Read more here at Fashionista.