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Re: about a girl

Postby popcorn » Sun May 18, 2014 5:46 pm

I remember spending 30 minutes on mill mercantile wishing there was a men's website that cool before realizing it was womens' Unionmade
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Re: about a girl

Postby exprof » Sun May 18, 2014 5:51 pm

@chadnik yes! it's similar to a consignment shop, except there are clothes in various sizes and the prices are higher. I've never thought of it that way.

@ryan_firecrotch actually there is a mens counterpart, it's called maas + stacks.
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Re: about a girl

Postby popcorn » Sun May 18, 2014 6:04 pm

@ryan_firecrotch actually there is a mens counterpart, it's called maas + stacks.


@exprof I don't think Mill is related to Maas & Stacks? Unionmade posts about Mill constantly on their twitter, calling it a "sister store," I believe they are definitely owned by the same people. Maas & Stacks is also in San Francisco but I don't think there's any relation there?

Ramblings side thoughts: I didn't visit Maas & Stacks when I was in sf since they didn't have Dana Lee in stock that day. But I do regret not checking them out to get my common projects size and see and feel visvim FBT's. :( I'm also pretty sure visvims are very rare, even in sf, so it's a shame I didn't go. While in a store in Oakland I met a guy from London who was wearing FBTs and a Supreme cap and he had some beautiful stories to go along about getting the FBTs proxied from a friend in Tokyo and getting the Supreme cap from the first store to stock Supreme in London. :^)
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Re: about a girl

Postby exprof » Sun May 18, 2014 6:30 pm

Woops, I just assumed they were sister stores because of the website design... ! My bad, heh. Probably just hired the same web designer~

And heh that's cool, as much as I like visvim I feel like FBT's have run their course... >.>
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Re: about a girl

Postby popcorn » Sun May 18, 2014 6:59 pm

yeah, definitely not the thread to talk about this, but I think you're right about FBT's. Kanye was too much for them, and John Mayer too little for anything else.

I'm just hoping all the traction visvim is getting will inspire visvim to come up with more unique models, I'm kinda infatuated with grizzlies.
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Re: about a girl

Postby exprof » Sun May 18, 2014 7:04 pm

I really love visvim boots, I wish they made the patrician boots for women. Speaking of which, here's some visvim 14 WMV: (would love the pharell style hat)

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Re: about a girl

Postby popcorn » Sun May 18, 2014 7:19 pm

A friend of mine described SS14 as "Amish Final Fantasy" and I love it so much. I really like the indigo coat the blonde girl models.

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I'd really, really like this jacket (not so sure about the bells?)

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I also love the color in this vest. Reminds me of a Junya Watanbe model in one of his puffy patchwork chore coats with a down vest over it, though I don't think JW had patchwork vests last fw?
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Re: about a girl

Postby schiaparelli » Fri May 23, 2014 11:18 pm

i am currently struggling with summer sandals so i'm just gonna dump all my findings in here if that's ok. omitting birkenstocks and the apiece apart sandals so beloved by charybdis because i generally assume people know about those things.

sam edelman's trina sandals (~$100 USD) are surprisingly popular. i feel they are appreciated by people who want to go for minimalist-but-safely conventional. i flip between thinking "metallic heel is cool" and "metallic heel is garish". i definitely am not a fan of the buckle, so large. buckles are the worst part of sandal-shopping.

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ananias sandals (~$40 USD) is an etsy shop that is basically ancient greek sandals for cheap. tons of different kinds. the cheap part of me is v. excited by these.

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madewell's slingback sandals (~$60) have that nice kind of angled-sweepy-few-large-straps thing that i enjoy. i think i don't like delicate straps and i don't like having very many straps, it seems too visually taxing to process when i look at them.

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ariana bohling's bijou sandals (~$350 USD) i really love even though they're kind of awkward, and this is probably due to me repressing my prada creepers love for so many goddamn years. big fan of high espadrille soles/heels, and luckily for that aesthetic there are a lot of good cheap/mall-brand/high street options for espadrille wedges. not that many flat espadrille platforms, though.

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melissinos's custom-made sandals (~$whatever it takes to fly to athens + sandal cost) are another option in the ancient-greek-sandals-y category except these are 150% more greek if you want to be snobby about it. hand-made and custom-fitted. they even have adorable greek names (aeolian left, thebes right)

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charlotte olympia's "it's knot you" sandals are a nice reminder that charlotte olympia can do other cute whimsical stuff besides cat flats. i'm so excited for these but haven't found that many pictures of people wearing them.

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Re: about a girl

Postby schiaparelli » Fri May 23, 2014 11:55 pm

guys i'm so excited i have to post more. i'm sorry i keep on double-posting. this post is all about INTERESTING BRAS. was checking out steven alan sale on @exprof's rec and found the first brand below, and that prompted me to scour up pictures of my other favorites:

unforeseen circumstances. please note the swimsuit-y things below are actually bodysuits, ok

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lonely hearts label does really cute/sweet/adorably sexy stuff but every once in a while they have sporty straps and the juxtaposition is so interesting. their longline stuff is great.

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VPL NYC. you guys, they are literally the coolest so i need to post them again (also their runway collections are not bad at all, very interesting; posted some pictures earlier in here).

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spring 2013 had some really amazing colorways and i'm still mad i didn't buy any. i thought about it for months and months~ these are the ones i was hung up on. i saved the images to my pinterest so i can mourn my lost opportunity forever

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randomly good urban outfitters stuff because i am cheap and boring often by BKLYN noir and one teaspoon.

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Re: about a girl

Postby bottlebrush » Sun May 25, 2014 6:23 am

i dont like things too clean, or unmistakingly trendiod (see: poms earings being the must have for every girl in melbourne)

i believe in hinting femininity or masculinity in an outfit that speaks the opposite

i dont believe in bras as an everyday necessity

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Re: about a girl

Postby charybdis » Thu May 29, 2014 1:11 am

Let's talk about bags.

@forestfeet and @chadnik both got me into building block, and more precisely the pocket tote.

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Although I think that the fold messenger is cool too.

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Also think the Issac Reina cover clutch is really nice. I've seen it in person and it is wonderful and I like the fact that his slogan is "no innovation at any cost."

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Also, because I sometimes like slightly kitschy things (I carried around a hello kitty backpack until junior high and then a le sport sac tote covered in bunnies until college), the Digest crane bag really speaks to me. Although syek has told me it's awful.

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I wonder if the appeal of this bag partially comes from how good it looks worn with a wool coat of the same color/material?

(Digest makes some really cool coats though. I kinda want one.)
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Re: about a girl

Postby papabear » Thu May 29, 2014 5:47 pm

I saw these on tumblr. A lot of girls wear cute things but these are just like the pinnacle of cuteness. I wish there was a male version of these.
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Re: about a girl

Postby exprof » Thu May 29, 2014 10:37 pm

Some cute I can handle but it still kinda creeps me out when a 25 year old woman is dressing like a 10 year old school girl
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Re: about a girl

Postby kyung » Thu May 29, 2014 11:15 pm

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i wish i could be a petite asian woman and fit into clothes
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Re: about a girl

Postby exprof » Thu May 29, 2014 11:30 pm

There's this store in japan called 1LDK. The shopkeepers post fits pretty regularly (guys fits are great too!) , some really great ones:

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Re: about a girl

Postby WHAT_A_BEAUTIFUL_DUWANG » Fri May 30, 2014 11:03 pm

ahhh I love that girl from 1LDK (I think her name is Ohno? ...I just refer to her as 1LDK Girl in my head...)

Here are some pics I saved from this winter:

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Some of her outfits kind of remind me of instagram user ___329.

Speaking of Japanese outfit-documenter-bloggers-whatever, does anyone else have any favorite wear.jp users?
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Re: about a girl

Postby exprof » Sun Jun 01, 2014 1:27 am

Speaking of favourite bloggers/fits, my favourite blogger by far is Mina from madamecuriewasmymother :-) Please post favourite bloggers, would love to see some new faces.

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Re: about a girl

Postby thatbiglake » Sun Jun 01, 2014 2:29 am

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Re: about a girl

Postby exprof » Sun Jun 01, 2014 3:35 am

Woop woop swimsuit season! Post some cool swimsuits.

Stella McCartney Adidas
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Cheap Monday
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Stella Mainline
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Dion Lee
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Re: about a girl

Postby bottlebrush » Sun Jun 01, 2014 11:24 am

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filles a papa

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base range

i hate bikinis but if i was held at gunpoint...
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beach riot

i want these ashish x ts towels
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sandals for good measure..

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Re: about a girl

Postby chadnik » Sun Jun 01, 2014 7:46 pm

If I get a suit this season, it's probably going to be this Base Range one:

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Also liked these Araks pieces (I'm boring):

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And intrigued by this Rick suit—don't see a lot of actual draping in bathing suits (way too much ruching though).

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But tbh bathing suits aren't usually a super pressing stylistic need, I usually just default to good ol' black American Apparel bikini.
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Re: about a girl

Postby sunblam » Mon Jun 02, 2014 3:53 am

Suits! I really wish that there was more sleeve variation in swimsuits—I feel like too little attention goes into sleeve/upper torso suit design. The Rick draped suit is nice, but I feel like it's more of a dry land swimsuit. . .if you wore it in the water, the draping get pushed around and flattened out and etc.

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I also enjoy these fish.
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Overall, I feel like buying a ~fancy/high quality bathing suit isn't the top of my priorities, because it's so seasonal and only ends up getting worn a few times a year. If your style changes in a few years, then your suit might have cost you like $50 per use (if you go to the pool as infrequently as I) (let's face it the "you" here is me) (I would have paid $50 per use not happening).
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Re: about a girl

Postby WHAT_A_BEAUTIFUL_DUWANG » Tue Jun 03, 2014 11:23 pm

re bloggers...don't really have any favorites/don't follow closely, but here are some recent fits I really like:

glass organelle in paul harnden

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not-very-detailed pic of sirui ma in yohji
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calupico
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Re: about a girl

Postby charybdis » Sun Jun 15, 2014 8:57 pm

In honor of @yetheist nee insatiablerealist, let's talk about makeup and all the other things we put on our faces?

She and that one Kiko Mizuhara 3.1 Phillip Lim ad sorta inspired me to try out purplish lipstick and I've been wearing it a lot lately because sometimes I feel like having short hair makes me look a little too precious.
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Re: about a girl

Postby chadnik » Sun Jun 15, 2014 9:27 pm

@charybdis This could technically be in the makeup thread I guess, but the line is obviously blurred. In @yethiest/insatiablerealist's recent style interview on FFA she talked about purple and black lipstick as de-prettifying, and that's something I've been thinking about lately too, taking traditionally "sexy" choices in body adornment (lipstick, exposed skin, heels, etc.) and stripping them of their original intent. Maybe through varying the form (semi-ugly heels that don't really fetishize the foot, like high-vamp shoes like these
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Re: about a girl

Postby exprof » Sun Jun 15, 2014 9:37 pm

I'd say half the time I'm super lazy and wear no makeup + glasses and the other half of the time I like to cat eye/contour. It all depends on what time I wake up, though I admit I have finally got my makeup routine down to 10 minutes when it used to easily take 45. Sunscreen is super essential every day though so I tend to opt out of face makeup in the summer so I can effectively reapply.

My current favourite products:
- Tarte's Blush in Exposed: really natural looking colour
- Mac's fluidline + 266 brush: best and easiest cat eye application
- Mac's plumful, such a nice lipstick with tanned skin.

@sparkyoriental lipstick queen get in here :]
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Re: about a girl

Postby yetheist » Sun Jun 15, 2014 9:52 pm

I love unpretty lipstick and makeup in general, sometimes do brows + purple contour + dark lipstick with no eye makeup if i wanna look really fucking weird. I feel like if I'm wearing a lot of white (which I have been doing lately) I need to wear dark lipstick so I don't look too beach family photo

related, I just got a lavender lipstick that's a lot nicer than my nyx one and i'm stoked to have a purple that feels summer-appropriate
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Re: about a girl

Postby yetheist » Sun Jun 15, 2014 9:54 pm

Also @charybdis (is this how I do the at or is this weird) it's weird that you feel like short hair is precious-ifying because I felt like cutting my hair REALLY helped me look less like I was playing dress up
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Re: about a girl

Postby charybdis » Sun Jun 15, 2014 10:22 pm

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@MC-Lunar IMO, that thread is more focused on runway makeup and this one is more of a general women's clothing/style discussion. As chadnik said, the lines are a bit blurred though.

@chadnik Yes.

I think that sometimes women's fashion is thought of entirely in the context if what is prettier or sexier (see: all the people who describe wanting to dress better in terms of being "girlier"). I'm thinking about all those movie makeover montages where the end result is seen as "better." I'm not gonna lie, I love makeover montages, I think there's something about the idea that if you just wore the right clothes, everything would fall in line and you would meet prince charming at the end of the rainbow or something.

I remember once hearing someone make fun of this girl (who was indian) for having a unibrow and I think despite all that lip service we give to like, Frida Kahlo, we still have these unassailable standards of what is beautiful.

@yetheist ugh, your short hair is so lovely. I think my insecurity stems from the fact that the bob is a common fob/cutesy asian hairstyle—although usually that's with bangs.
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Re: about a girl

Postby kewks » Sun Jun 15, 2014 11:39 pm

i feel naked without lipstick or eyebrows filled in
for makeup i usually just wear regular face stuff (foundation, concealer, blush, highlighter, contour), eyebrows and mascara. have never really been great at eye makeup and i'm not going to wear that on a daily basis anyways
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