Jan
21
2015
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Setting the Mood: Finding Normal
Written by: admin | Setting the Mood

normcore fashionYou’ve probably heard the term, “normcore” being tossed around from time to time in the past twelve months- maybe over a rye whiskey or while scanning the latest Urban Outfitters catalog.  The first time I heard it was after visiting Dr. Kenet‘s office where his wife explained to me that their teenage daughter was on the forefront of the minimalist, dare I call it, trend.  The name “normcore” is the combination of “normal” and “hardcore.”  From what I gather, it’s the art of looking aggressively normal.

After a bit of research, it became clear that normcore is more than just a fashion movement, it’s an actual mindset.  When you are walking around and you spot mom jeans on a girl whose reproductive organs probably just started functioning, you may feel a little confused, but don’t.  You’ve just spotted normcore.  The “movement” began in a fit of defiance against the fashion industry.  People wanted to make it clear they weren’t buying into the trends or falling victims to the hype.  In theory, that’s great, but once you make a statement against a statement, you’re making a statement.  The irony, for one, is lost on me.  To me, normcore is the new wave hipster.  I’m more of the mindset that wearing what looks good on your body and makes you feel fancy is always on trend- and there’s nothing wrong with that.  In the off chance you’d like nothing more than to look like Jerry Seinfeld or Monica on season one of Friends, here are some normcore essentials to get you started.  Full disclosure, I own my very own pair of Stan Smith’s.

normcore style

 

Nike Benassi Rubber SolesFrame Denim Le Boyfriend Supima Cotton Jersey T-ShirtBDG The Mom JeanJ. Crew Collection Cashmere SweaterAdidas Stan Smith Leather Custom Shoes

xx,

WhyDid

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Oct
25
2010
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Monday Mashup: Geek Chic?
Written by: WhyDid | Monday Mashup

The Fashion Police on E! recently cited The Social Network and Justin Timberlake as the catalysts for the onslaught of people wearing geek glasses.  A couple things: 1) Justin (aka Sean Patrick) didn’t even wear these glasses in the movie, 2) this “trend” started way before this movie. I blame hipsters trying to look ironic.

As a girl who actually needs her glasses to read, I find it incredibly obnoxious that glasses are now “trending.” Now that I found the perfect cool pair of plastic Chanel frames, I cringe when putting them on hoping that others don’t look at me as a trend chaser. What do you guys think? Is it totally lame to wear “fake” glasses?

xx,

WhyDid

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