The Circus Bookazine Blogslam was truly unlike any event I’d attended. The bookazine is a blogger-only publication, and the first issue was on Fashion – so I’d expected the usual roster of fashion bloggers with the latest of Jeffrey Campbell trotters around the Asahi beer lake, but the entire night I didn’t see a single familiar face. I attended as a contributor after having sent a few shots under the theme of DIYA: Do It Yourself Alone, featuring Gyu, Ellen and Daniela from the F Blog. But these bloggers wrote about politics, human rights, relationships, feminism… and some of the things they read out during the blogslam competition, my my, couldn’t keep my Vitamin Water booze down. There are just so many more ways to blog than posting pictures of what you wore, check out Scalene Adventure for example - the readers decide the fate of the storyline, now how neat is that.
This might come across as blasphemy from someone who is allegedly a ‘fashion’ blogger, but I never read the contents of Vogue or Elle, simply because I don’t agree to the perishable lifestyle they promote. This Bookazine on the other hand, I’d like to sit down one day and read it cover to cover. The articles are smart, humble and written with humility – rare trait in fashion, wouldn’t you say? My favourite quote must be from one of the articles by a 19-year-old model: ‘I don’t consider myself a model; the word ‘model’ means something that should be followed for its perfection, and no one is perfect.’
The bookazine is in both German and English, available here! Thank you Anke & Flo & Circus Team for the hard work and Flo for editing the video!