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Penurious Personages

August 9, 2009

In these economic times, we fashionistas are taking a hard hit. Money is becoming scarce and price tags keep on soaring. Garments that were in near financial reach last year now seem miles away. In a age where style is constantly in flux, a standstill wardrobe is unacceptable. We here at Stylecunt are not blind to your plight, and would like to offer some (hopefully) helpful advise. 

MAKE DO AND MEND

It was good enough for grandma, so it’s good enough for us. If something breaks, fix it. Buying simple supplies from your local fabric store is substantially cheaper than replacing garments altogether. It’s easier than you think, most repair jobs do not necessitate the use of a sewing machine. 

MODIFY

I can’t tell you how many different garments you can make from a simple t-shirt. When an item of clothing becomes stodgy, consider simple alterations in lieu of the rubbish bin. Sometimes, scissors can be your best friend. Turn those pants into capris, rip off the sleeves of that shirt, distress that dress, etc etc etc. Also, familiarize yourself with the world of fabric dyes.

FLEAS

Flea markets are true gold mines. They’re an oasis of folks who don’t know the true value of their wares. Clothing can be lacking at these emporiums, what you really need to scavenge for is accessories. Gloves, hats, and jewelry are always rampant at fleas. Antique kid leather gloves are easy to find, and through creative cutting, can be transformed into haute ornaments Julius would be proud of. Also, with some resourceful pinning, shawls become two second skirts. The possibilities are endless, keep you eyes open. Craigslist is an excellent source to find local garage sales and estate auctions. 

LAYAWAY

Can’t afford it now? Pay it off over time! Many boutiques offer this kind service, and I urge you to take advantage of it. 

DECONTAMINATE

For the love of Pete, clean out your closets. If you have a pile of clothes that you a) Don’t want to alter, b) Are too lazy to sell, and c) Don’t fit any more, give them away! Clothing swaps are how I acquired nearly one fourth of my wardrobe. Your friends need your help in this time of fashion crisis, lend them a hand. 

EBAY

There are some labels that most of us will never be able to afford, so buy it secondhand. I can reveal to you that all of my pieces from designer All Saints were gained through this medium. 

GOODWILL

Racks of tops that are all under $8, what more do I have to say?

BUDGET SITES

There are scores of websites out there with loads of cheap shoes and clothes.

Cutesygirl

GoJane

Forever 21

AmiClubwear

Electrique Boutiqu

 

I do indeed hope that this post was helpful to those of you feeling your belts tighten.

For the first time, I will be taking submissions. Send me your make do and mend’s, your own penny pinching ideas, fashion you believe should be killed with fire, and the like. I want you to send me photos of your outfits. The most ‘fashion forward’ outfit of August shall obtain a special prize from Stylecunt.

Please send all submissions to stylesnatch@gmail.com.

And with that, I leave you with some visual eye candy. Ignore the makeup, adore the accessories.

 

 

More images after the jump!
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Cirque A La Mode

July 29, 2009

Of all the new trends emerging, there was one that flew under my radar for some time, the fashion style of the circus punks. It seems that every town is laden with a plethora of circus troops, and it has birthed a community all its own. Unlike other trends, it has evolved from just a clique into a lifestyle. A good example is El Circo, a performance troop that always had tight ties with one of my favorite designers, Ernte.

As for the fashion, stripe pants and cute vests have always been my cup of tea, they can create so many outfit possibilities. Unfortunately, bloomers are not. Sorry kids, they must die by the way of flame. There is a reason they went out of style…….a hundred years ago. Let them rest in peace. 

 

Photos by Paco Peregrin.

 


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Vital Acquisitions

July 14, 2009

Recently, I have come to accept that Etsy is a viable source for clothing acquisition. In the past, I wrote the website off as a gathering of silly crafts, but these designers have changed my mind.

I need everything in this post, stat!

Disapora Cage Top $175 ~Louise Black Corset $189.50OctopusMe Earrings $120

Post Tattoo Socks $13 ~ OctopusMe Necklace $65 ~  Disapora Cage Dress $185

OctopusMe Choker $120 ~ Diaspora Rubber Top $55 ~ Antiseptic Corset $750

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Wired Wench

July 12, 2009

If cyber was more like this, I probably wouldn’t complain about it as much, neon green and all. 

Fresh: Paco Peregrin

 


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Beguiling Blackguards

April 28, 2009

Recently, alt men’s fashion has become ensorceled in the rainy day shades of Rick Owens, Junya Watanabe, Ann Demeulemeester, and the like. The age of the cargo pant and polo shirt are over. An army is emerging from the shadows, and they have taste……..

 One such soldier of fortune is The Viridi-Anne, the Japanese -born label created by Tomoaki Okaniwa. 

If there’s one thing the world needs, it’s fashion forward zombie hunters. 

 

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Plastic Fantastic Lover

February 9, 2009

Sensational umbrella hats styled with Rusli Tjohnardi’s new line.

 

The perfect thing for damp London cyber kids.

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Tokyo Deconstruction

February 6, 2009

Men, stop complaining.

 

I’ve had enough of men bleating that there are no decent designers or labels for men. It’s not that they don’t exist, it’s that you are far too lazy to look for them. I pity your lack of patience. 

 

Here’s an easy bump in the right direction. Tokyo based designer Julius is exporting the look I want to see all of you swathed in by mid 2009. Julius and designers like him have slowly been creeping out of the shadows into the mainstream, providing us with the post-apocalyptic zombie hunter silhouette we crave. 

 

You can find his collections in a wide range of stores all over the world, many in the United States. And if you find the price tag to be too exorbitant, the look is relatively easy to pull off .

 

Just add:

1 cup distressed boots

2 tablespoons cargo pants

3 cups layered shirts

1 scissors 

1 quart medley of belts and straps

1 whole leather jacket, distressed, destroyed, rebirthed

Pinch of black, brown, and gray

Mix!