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Comely Chap

August 15, 2009

I have composed a neat little assemblage of my latest favorites from Atelier New York. You gents sure are lucky…..

CAROL CHRISTIAN POELL

 

JULIUS

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Grand Gorget

August 14, 2009

 

Truly, Miu Miu knows the way to my heart, with titanic collars. 

 

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Bright White

August 13, 2009

There is a serious paucity of white clothing in this dreary black and gray world. If only it was easier to clean…….

 

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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.

 

 

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Apparition Action

August 1, 2009

I happen upon these images by mistake, and felt the need to share them with you striplings. My favorite photographers are the ones who create movement in a still image, I bet you can guess my leviathan. You can postulate that the combination of this style of photography mixed with a fashion editorial sends me reeling with joy.

 

By Bruno Danyan

 

 

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Curious Carnival

July 30, 2009

In a continuation of the last post, here is an amusing photo editorial.

Pasen y vean by Moises Gonzalez

 

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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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