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December 8, 2009

 

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  1. anonymous permalink
    December 8, 2009 11:49 pm

    maybe it’s just me, but i think that a lot of the pictures on here aren’t REALLY style. i mean, sure a lot of the girls are pretty and a lot of the guys look good, but isn’t style more than just wearing a tory burch outfit or gucci sunglasses? i’m almost certain style is when you want to know what people are wearing and where they got it, not just how flashy their clothes are.

    • December 10, 2009 12:41 am

      Looking at attractive people wearing designer brands sounds a lot like a description of the going-ons at paris fashion week. Maybe certain brands or styles are not for you, but exploring a variety of styles is what we like to look for in our subjects. And sometimes, a picture that you think focuses more on beauty than the clothes is because the subject posseses a ‘style’ in the way they move or tilt their head at you or carry their handbag. Style and Fashion, as Coco Chanel best summarized, are “in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.” Tell me your thoughts….

      • anonymous permalink
        December 29, 2009 9:27 am

        First, sorry it has taken me so long to respond to you…
        I disagree, though. If you look at the kinds of clothes people outside the tents are wearing at fashion week of course they are going to be decked out in designers. But if you look at normal people on the street, people who are have actual style it’s unlikely they are going to have so many designer items on. I think websites and blogs like this are a lot more effective when they focus on normal people who lead stylish lives on the whole… not just people who have fashionable items in their wardrobe.
        Scott Schuman owes a lot of his success with The Satorialist to this fact. Also, websites like Street Peeper showcase people who also have really great style without looking so much at the designers they wear.
        I think Nina Garcia merged a lot of what we both believe that “style is forever and fashion fades. It’s about empowering women to find that personal style and stop trying to look like somebody else. Your inner style will define you.”
        I just doubt a lot of the photogs you take are reflecting people’s real style inside… then again I think some of the glitz of SMU style is smoke and mirrors.

      • December 29, 2009 5:57 pm

        I totally agree with you that people want to see ‘inner style’ come out. But that something else doesn’t happen everyday. Scott Schuman knows this better than anyone. There’s a little bit for everyone. Somedays it’s British punk, the next day it’s Indian garb, and then the next day it’s pillowing scarfs and rolled up denim.
        But SMU Glossy is not just smoke and mirrors. That’s why we were drawn to starting the blog. Girls truly wear high heels to class and interpret Louis Vuitton in exciting new ways! And it’s not just irony either, it’s style that I want to look at. Girls that take care of their beauty and utilize brand names and VOILA! It’s so exciting to look at!
        I think you will really enjoy where we are taking the blog. We are starting a sort of ‘une fille de style’ series in late January, in addition to more street photography. We ARE so excited about fashion! Thank you for your criticisms. I LOVE hearing from readers who KNOW their fashion!!

  2. anonymous permalink
    December 29, 2009 7:54 pm

    I’m excited to see what you have for next year! I think this is one of my favorite blogs to check because I enjoy seeing the way you take photography, but I really do think the style (not designer labels) are lacking at SMU.
    but i’m interested to hear your opinion, guys who carry birkins? Ya know, Marc Jacobs style.

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