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Tuesday, August 3, 2010

the real world: hobovogue .

yesterday a friend / ex-coworker e-mailed me a link that i thought was pretty cool : 


i mean, it's nymag.com's The Cut, and i shamelessly admit that i'm completely addicted...
PLUS i get my own picture next to tim gunn and heidi klum? score!

then i proceeded to read the comments under, and my happy moment died a little. some fellow nymag.com reader feedback (see more here) : 

"I thought it was Cut editorial policy to support pants.."
"...
This outfit looks terrible though. Especially the shoes."
"
She could've atleast acted like she liked it herself HAHA I know nobody else can. Hideous."
"
Who you trying to fool?"

yikes.
yeah, no big deal it's the fashion world right? it thrives off of criticism, critique, & controversy. i don't really expect everyone to see clothes/outfits/fashion/style in the same way i do. that's why i blog and upload photos occasionally to chictopia, lookbook.nu, or in this case nymag.com. to share my own idea of what aesthetically pleases, intrigues, & charms me while documenting my adventures and discoveries along the way, for me, friends, family, and anyone who's interested / inspired by these things. posting fantastical and outlandish envisionings of potentially wearable outfits; sharing fashion spreads and photoshoots that inspire me; exposing trinkets and places that i've discovered and come to treasure; documenting hobovogue .

ultimately, i try to dress myself so that there's some sort of alignment between my aesthetics and my appearance; in a way, my outfit becomes part of my everyday life - my lifestyle, my vogue. because at the end of the day, what you're wearing does impact your life. i have to be able to walk in my outfits for distances, hop over fences, etc depending on what errands i have to run, the places i have to go. all without compromising my need to satisfy my aesthetic vision because simply, i can't and won't .

whatever that means. anyway, just some food for thought. original hobovogue post here:
http://hobovogue.blogspot.com/2010/07/green-raincoat-in-pocket.html
speaking of fashion & controversy, some interesting reads if you're interested:

25 comments:

  1. that's lame feedback! and it's on the coat that i love so much! boo!

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  2. Hey a mention is a mention - congrats on that. =)

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  3. thanks for the comment on my blog!! come back and follow!

    allisterbee.blogspot.com

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  4. You look GREAT in that photo! And like the above said, any mention is a mention. You rock!

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  5. Ohh I am so sorry,sweetie...I love that coat:)

    Kisses

    ps: I am hosting a great GIVEAWAY tomorrow, so please join in:)
    I bet it will cheer you up:)

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  6. Congrats on being featured!!! stupid commenters... lol

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  7. Just found your blog! I am going to have to check out this link :) Stop by sometime!

    xo Lynzy
    http://fromskirtstoskillets.blogspot.com
    Come enter my giveaway!

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  8. First off, those people are HATERS. PLEASE don't listen to their negativity. Clearly they are miserable in their own lives or unhappy with themselves.
    Personally I thought you looked adorable, and clearly the editors at The Cut did to! ;)

    http://www.glamlatte.com
    PS. I am following you now so come follow me too! ;)

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  9. Plus, let's not forget: did the commentators pictures get featured? No. Can you say "jealous" much? :)

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  10. I think you totally rocked that look ;)

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  11. Congrats on the feature babe!!! YAY!!! xoxo

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  12. oh dear I was all excited for you and then I saw that comment! Whatever! You look great and congrats on such an amazing feature.
    naina

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  13. I think Madonna said something like...any publicity is good...but the bad publicity is the best. Or something like that.

    I say congrats...and you looked fab.

    xoxo

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  14. Wow! Interesting! Great Look! I love Maxi-Shirts and also green!
    This week I begin my holidays! I will came in some weeks! See you soon!

    XOXO

    DM.

    Don´t forget that...
    "YOU´RE FASHION AND FASHION YOU´LL BECAME"

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  15. People can be so negative!! Sorry yu had to read through all that crap, but congrats on the mention!

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  16. Here's the thing you need to remember...you were featured; they weren't. You look amazing in that outfit - as does NYMag. Take the harsh comments in stride - the same way everyone from Britney Spears to Angelina Jolie do. Don't let negativity ruin your moment! :)

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  17. congrats on the feature, thats so cool!

    jadepurplebrown.blogspot.com

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  18. congrats :) ignore the haters!


    xo~follow me back please

    www.ninaonthemoon.blogspot.com

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  19. congrats dearie! i love your style!

    Persis.

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  20. http://flight1815.blogspot.com/

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  21. ugh don't worry about the negative feedback. tastemakers don't need validation :)

    www.thebazaarcollection.blogspot.com

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  22. it is so cool that you were in the cut, blah to the haters.

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