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There was a time a couple years ago when getting featured on The Sartorialist was a goal for many a stylish New Yorker. I got lucky early and was snapped the week after I moved to the city, but friends and workmates alike were left scheming, stalking and plotting to run into Scott Schuman while wearing the right outfit. Now, it’s not just The Sartorialist, it’s a whole plethora of blogs that demand serious planning if you want to make it onto their [web]pages. From the embarrassing to the awesome, click through for tips on how to end up everywhere from Jak & Jill to Lesbians Who Look Like Justin Bieber.
I don’t know that a formal survey’s been done, but I think it’s safe to say that in the eyes of most straight men in America, turbans on a women’s head aren’t hot. Neither are ostrich-feather miniskirts, utility pants, or capes. To many guys, tight, form-fitting, and revealing fashions constitute “sexy.” And isn’t that what fashion is supposed to be all about? Getting us to look at one woman rather than another?
According to Leandra Medine, young designer and creator of The Man Repeller, the answer is no. Her site (which has been the subject of worldwide buzz) celebrates fashion that “proudly obstructs the male gaze” (The New York Times) and acts (in her own words) as “sartorial contraceptives.” (Think creative use of bow ties and harem pants, and you’re just getting started.) The fashion press has embraced Medine’s “man-repelling” aesthetic. Judging from the comments on sites that cover the beauty and clothing industries, The Man Repeller is a hit with many women. Keep reading »
Sweet Erin runs Cali Vintage, a fashion and style site aimed at expressing all things California cool. Erin, who also writes for Modcloth’s blog, has an intrinsically effortless style that makes us want to go thrifting up and down the Cali coast with her — we’re betting she’s got some really great secret spots. After the jump, she shares a few of her favorite things, including her must-have lipstick shade for spring. Keep reading »
Where do we even start with Allie? First, she founded the blog The Campus Style. And now she helps run the quarterly magazine Young Foxy and Free and works at Scoutmob, the site for all things awesomely local. “I got an internship at Scoutmob and was hired in the fall as the assistant editor,” she explains. “I get to explore the city and find nifty and noteworthy locals and events. It’s a dream job — full of new doors and windows of opportunity. Everyday I am overwhelmed with how bright the future is for us.” Check out a few of It-Girl Allie’s favorite things after the jump!
Where do we even start with Allie? First, she founded The Campus Style, and helped with the blog Young Foxy and Free. But these days, you can find her at Scoutmob, the site for all things awesomely local. “I got an internship at Scoutmob and was hired in the fall as the assistant editor,” she explains. “I get to explore the city and find nifty and noteworthy locals and events. It’s a dream job–full of new doors and windows of opportunity. Everyday I am overwhelmed with how bright the future is for us.” Check out a few of It-Girl Allie’s favorite things after the jump!
These days, I get more ideas about what to wear from watching people on the street or looking at blogs that document the clothes of everyday people than from looking at high-concept photo shoots in fashion magazines. The Washington Post has caught on to this trend and gone all Sartorialist on us by shooting videos around D.C. of attractive, well-dressed people talking about what they’re wearing for its “Scene In” series. Personal style is so hard to define and categorize, so the descriptions people come up with are pretty wild, i.e., “What inspires my style — India, Pakistan, the ocean, my mother, my great-grandmother, Kenya, Ethiopia, Mexico…” Watch the video, and you tell us: Do you prefer your style inspiration served up by celebrities and models in magazines, or real people on the street? [Washington Post] Keep reading »