9.29.2008

The End

It is with great regret that I announce I will officially no longer be updating The Commodified.

The Commodified was as tribute to the city I live in and love, Vancouver. This blog has acted as an outlet for me to express my enthusiasm for the changes I have wanted to see in Vancouver. And in the two years I have been documenting street style here, these changes have occurred. Each day, with my eye on the street, my belief that Vancouver is world-class city worthy of note in the realms of fashion and style, has been reaffirmed. New boutiques opening all over town; local designers, stylists, and photographers getting the recognition they deserve; people on the street feeling inspired to 'get dressed' without need of a reason (and I say that in contrast to the idea of simply 'putting on clothes').

That being said, many people have come to learn that it was not the fashion of Vancouver that intrigued me most, but rather the people. We are blessed with such a wonderful community of like-minded individuals: those people who are shaping this city with positive attitude alone and calling on the world to spectate. Thank you to everyone who has sent me emails, myspace comments and facebook messages to express the inspiration you have felt from my writing or photography. You embody everything which I have mentioned above.

Although this is perhaps the end of The Commodified, this is not the end of my devotion to Vancouver. I am excited about the new projects I have on the horizon, one of which of course being my new FASHION Magazine blog, Zeitgeist!. Nor is this the end of street style in Vancouver. It is my greatest hope that a new blog will pick up where I have left off. And to whoever is passionate enough to embark on such an endeavour, I would be more than happy to pass you any advice you may be seeking.

I will continue to check my email periodically, as I am always interested in hearing from those people who have shared in my experience with The Commodified. And, I am eager to continue learning about the exciting things going on in the city. I can be reached at thecommodified@gmail.com if you would like to communicate.

Thank you once again, and all the best!

Craig

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry to hear this. I just recently stumbled upon this blog and was delighted to see it was about street style in my own city.

I'd take up where you left off, but I'm sure it's a lot of hard work and involves spending a lot of free time which I just don't have.

Oh well. Best of luck to you in what ever you choose to persue next.

Hailey @ stylesymmetry.com said...

Craig,
Sorry to see you go. Will always remember the pic of the cute girl in green skirt and ripped nylons. I have been toying with the idea of taking street style shots for quite soeme time now (and have even taken a few) but truth is I need a much better camera first. Best of luck in your future projects.

The Futurists said...

First of all:
Three cheers to Craig for proving to the world that Vancouver style isn't just Lululemon and business suits! Best of luck with your current and future projects.

And now, ladies and gentlemen:
Watch out for next month's launch of The Futurists, a street style and culture website for Vancouver and beyond. We are thrilled to carry The Commodified's torch, and will use it to light the fuse of our crazysexystylish photo bombshell!

Anonymous said...

Best of luck with all the new and forthcoming things ahead of you. Your new blog, Zeitgeist looks pretty neat and I shall be checking that out periodically. I have took it upon myself to start my own blog though it is actually a lot harder than you make it appear to be.

Tammy
p.s. Perhaps this should've been a Facebook message but I figured there should be a lot more comments here considering how many people actually read your blog!

StringMag said...

AW! Oh well... I will make sure to check out your new blog with Fashion Magazine!

Wanderlusting said...

shame! I just saw the most adorable person on Davie yesterday and I thought of you. She was asian with dark green hair, black tuxedo jacket, neon yellow skirt, black tights and black booties with studs. Wish you were there to capture her!

naamers said...

How can you stop writing just bfore I find you? as a newbie I need some local reading materials o arts/culture/fashion! Why?

naamers said...

How can you stop writing the blog as soon as I find you?? as a newbie I need some local reading material on the arts/culture/fashion scene.... Why?