SHITE people say on fashion blogs

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MaureenShit Sun 13-Jan-13 19:53:01

"The kind people at...."
(Ie boden gave me a free bag to pimp a hotchpotch shirt"

"Pop of _fucking colour". No one says this in real life. Fück off.

"This looks cute" no. Kittens are cute. You are a woman who wears scarves. Desist.

Trills Sun 13-Jan-13 19:55:40

"Teamed" (worn with)

"Shoe" (when talking about a pair)

"Trouser" (S!)

MaureenShit Sun 13-Jan-13 19:57:03

Is pants for trousers accepted too?

CharlotteBronteSaurus Sun 13-Jan-13 19:57:32

"a wide legged trouser"
"a suede ankle boot"

just the one, love?

MaureenShit Sun 13-Jan-13 19:58:37

And they try and create comments by saying"do you like to celebrate Halloween by wearing a pumpkin on your head too"

vintageviolets Sun 13-Jan-13 19:59:00

I've not read a fashion blog as such.

But on t.v;

Teamed with
It marries up well
Cinch the waist
On trend
Oh so pretty
Hues
Fashionista

<runs off screaming>

MaureenShit Sun 13-Jan-13 19:59:18

And the giveaways. FFs.

Ha - I knew this would be you!

I loathe 'trouser' as in 'This season's trouser is....' Only made for one leg, perhaps?

MaureenShit Sun 13-Jan-13 20:02:21

The worst ever is "dress it up dress it down" you look at ANY ITEM on the marks website and someone's put that on the comments.

I'm in gym clothes atm. There is no way I could dress them up.

MaureenShit Sun 13-Jan-13 20:02:44

(And avoid being sectioned)

DIddled Sun 13-Jan-13 20:07:40

Outfits that take you 'from desk to dinner' - oooohhh they love that on the LK Bennett website- it's unbearably smugsmile

LifeofPo Sun 13-Jan-13 20:10:39

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LifeofPo Sun 13-Jan-13 20:11:31

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WipsGlitter Sun 13-Jan-13 20:12:48

"Styled". As in "I styled this manky primark jumper with a minging scarf from the interweb". And the the arselickers who say "I love how you styled this." Piss off.

MaureenShit Sun 13-Jan-13 20:14:41

Why don't people go home before dinner? I don't get it

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MaureenShit Sun 13-Jan-13 20:15:06

Lol at Po

coffeeinbed Sun 13-Jan-13 20:16:53

"found" and "sourced"
no, you fucking bought it.

MaureenShit Sun 13-Jan-13 20:16:53

Christ amber ! shock

escape Sun 13-Jan-13 20:19:17

'Shop the'.. As in 'Shop the collection here' - although more commerce than blogs.
I don't 'Shop the' anything - I go in a shop, and I buy stuff.

MaureenShit Sun 13-Jan-13 20:19:19

Party season had to be up there.

I hate it when they say, 'I stumbled across X when ----' No you bloomin' didn't - you saw it on Does My Bum and then pretended it was your idea, usually.

LifeofPo Sun 13-Jan-13 20:22:13

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Ilovemydogandmydoglovesme Sun 13-Jan-13 20:25:41

Do they still say 'rocking the suchandsuch look'?

God how I utterly hate that phrase. Sets my teeth on edge.

MaureenShit Sun 13-Jan-13 20:26:44

Po. You are funny.

MaureenShit Sun 13-Jan-13 20:27:22

Killer heels. Check. Fück off

Masculine tailoring annoys me
And the ones where they go, 'look at this stupid trend' then 6 weeks later are wearing it. DMBL40 does this, but at least is honest about how it.

cazza40 Sun 13-Jan-13 20:31:55

Don't really understand the bitching about Style Guile I think you should give her a break

applecrumbleandcream Sun 13-Jan-13 20:34:43

I always wonder why they all have to buy the same Marc Jacobs rose gold watch......

pootlebug Sun 13-Jan-13 20:35:13

I am very grateful never to have read a fashion blog. I don't get how anyone has the self-confidence to say 'Look at meeeee - aren't I stylish?' tbh. But then selecting my outfit in the morning involves finding some jeans that are clean, and a jumper that is clean....

Annianni Sun 13-Jan-13 20:40:02

My 'go to' outfit.

Just stop, please.

What's wrong with saying favourite, or the one that covers my saggy arse best?

I love this thread grin, thanks!

hermioneweasley Sun 13-Jan-13 20:44:46

I went through a phase of tweeting what I was wearing each day. Things like "still in 10 year old brushed cotton PJs" or "track suit bottoms with curry stains"

It never really took off.

And btw, how comes I seem to be unable to "rock" the scarf look, I always look like I am going to hang myself with it.

MadBusLady Sun 13-Jan-13 20:50:20

More found in magazines: "We like".

We can't think of anything remotely interesting or constructive or witty to say about this item but the sponsor sent it in and they're paying for the back cover so, we like.

MadBusLady Sun 13-Jan-13 20:51:32

(Of make-up): "makes your eyes go pop"

OWW!

PretzelTime Sun 13-Jan-13 20:52:22

The whole
-Post style rules, snark about women not following them
-Next post:"There are no rules in fashion! Have fun with it you silly people!"
-Next post is another how to guide

And the whole omg body image blabla love yourself blabla why do women have such bad self-esteem?! blabla and then the next post is a review or promo for spanx, hair removal etc. Or just more general obsessing over other women's looks.

dexter73 Sun 13-Jan-13 20:52:34

applecrumbleandcream - I have often wondered the same thing myself about that watch. It is ok but doesn't look that exciting. What is it's allure?

PretzelTime Sun 13-Jan-13 20:55:28

Also the concept of "repeating outfits", creating a "remixable warderobe" I think most of us ordinary people wear things more than once.

MadBusLady Sun 13-Jan-13 20:56:21

Plus, anything at all they say about "outfitting" in the middle eight weeks of winter, when the only things you can really wear every day are the same down jacket and the same pair of warmest-jeans-that-cover-the-bum.

LifeofPo Sun 13-Jan-13 20:56:23

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LifeofPo Sun 13-Jan-13 20:57:49

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dexter73 Sun 13-Jan-13 21:00:22

I know they buy it but I am just wondering why so many do?

Making something work 'trans-seasonally' I.e. adding tights, boots, scarf and jacket to a dress. Well, shit me, there's an idea.

LifeofPo Sun 13-Jan-13 21:02:16

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noddyholder Sun 13-Jan-13 21:02:32

A friend once said to me 'Why did you go for the brown boot this season?" they only came in brown and I needed them (both) wouldn't cut it with her. I had lunch at her house today she cooked for 9 full on roast completely restaurant style and she was wearing a backless cocktail dress and had conceded to the weather with a pair of white cashmere legwarmers grin you lot would crucify her

MaureenShit Sun 13-Jan-13 21:03:23

Tween season. Lol. I just bung a vest on

<slinks away from thread wearing Pistols and MK rose gold watch to start blog>

LifeofPo Sun 13-Jan-13 21:05:17

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MadBusLady Sun 13-Jan-13 21:05:31

It could be worse, you know. I remember when people used to write fashion columns including the phrase "What's a girl to do?"

<shudder>

dexter73 Sun 13-Jan-13 21:05:36

Amber - what is it with the watch?!!! Is Michael Kors a renowned watchmaker?!! I need to know.

PretzelTime Sun 13-Jan-13 21:06:04

www.alreadypretty.com/2012/12/cold-weather-dressing-essentials.html#comments

I love the picture. "Fashion scarves provide a surprising amount of warmth when dressing for cold weather"
Hmm, wonder if she ever gets to experience cold weather?

LifeofPo Sun 13-Jan-13 21:06:27

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MadBusLady Sun 13-Jan-13 21:07:22

"Work it with..."

I'm sorry, you mean knead it like dough? Operate it like a machine? No?

dexter73 Sun 13-Jan-13 21:08:17

I like MK - I have 3 coats (from TK Maxx) and they are ace. Just wondering about The Watch!

MadBusLady Sun 13-Jan-13 21:08:38

To be fair, Pretzel, she actually does bung a vest on under everything.

Only she calls it a "nude cami".

LifeofPo Sun 13-Jan-13 21:09:08

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MadBusLady Sun 13-Jan-13 21:10:27

Oh and I HATE that knock-kneed pigeon-toe "I'm a little girlie" stance they all do.

MadBusLady Sun 13-Jan-13 21:10:55

I'm good at this game. blush

Ditzy. I quite often see something I like the look of, but one mention of the word ditzy has me running for the hills.

dexter I just really like rose gold, and that it's chunky. It's a piece of shit though, has broken twice in a year, but was repaired with no quibbles. Wouldn't buy again.

busyboysmum Sun 13-Jan-13 21:25:44

LOL Madbuslady, that stance is soooo useful. I can bung on any old outfit then before I go out, just check myself in the mirror in the knockneed pigeon toed stance.... tada said outfit is bang on trend!

Chugchug Sun 13-Jan-13 21:31:47

MK rose gold watch - check
Blog- check

<slopes off guiltily to add a pop of colour to outfit>

Trills Sun 13-Jan-13 21:38:58

What I always wonder is who takes the pictures...

PretzelTime Sun 13-Jan-13 21:39:15

Which one is the pigeon stance?
One silly pose I see all the time is the one where they cross their legs while standing - is that a real life thing?

It's the general detachedness from what is practical in real life, while being a real life blogging person and not a fashion mag, that really annoys me.

DIddled Sun 13-Jan-13 21:43:34

'Capsule wardrobe'- wtf!!!!

DIddled Sun 13-Jan-13 21:44:28

Ah yes monochrome chic- black and white to us normal peeps....

ubik Sun 13-Jan-13 21:48:26

"Shop the Spring/Summer edit"

"The Runway edit"

<mind boggles>

ubik Sun 13-Jan-13 21:49:47

Oh and
"Shop the campaign,"

(That was you French Connection, stop trying to hide at the back there...)

PretzelTime Sun 13-Jan-13 21:50:13

Whats an edit? A collection?

lurkingaround Sun 13-Jan-13 21:50:37

Ooh, or when they "channel" a look!! Grr. You mean copy??

Awks Sun 13-Jan-13 21:52:53

My fave is "homage to" ie blatant rip off

Awks Sun 13-Jan-13 21:54:15

And ombre. It's fucking tie dye, that's what it is.

Chugchug Sun 13-Jan-13 21:55:00

trills it's usually their other halves or sisters. I take pictures with my camera timer or on phone in mirror, I could never stand out in public posing like that. Although my favourite blogs do feature that kind of photo weirdly.

PlumSykes Sun 13-Jan-13 21:55:53

Cliched writing, generally, irritates me. I don't mind fashion speak, per se, so a red lip or a snakeskin shoe doesn't bother me, but 'new year, new you' and 'top of every fashionista's wish-list' both drive me up the wall. And I say that as a blogger and journalist.

Ubik, in those examples, that's exactly what it is, though. An edit, or edited selection of the Spring/Summer runway collections. And 'An edited selection of the Spring/Summer runway collections' would make for a clunky, and very long headline.

This thread is brilliant!

"off duty look'
"wardrobe purge"
"closet cleanse" (beats colon)
"curating my wardrobe"
"look at all of this fecking food i instagrammed for your pleasure"

I am also a bit sick of the current obsession with Jane Birkin and Serge, so-called minimalism involving the pursuit of 'classic' pieces which cost thousands (and will likely get thrown away as frequently as high street crap).

I'm a fan of less is more, quality over quantity, and I love the mythic Parisian style, etc, but it's all a bit overdone IMO at the moment.

PlumSykes Sun 13-Jan-13 21:59:08

noddyholder, I love the sound of your friend, she can come and hang out with me.

TutuMuch Sun 13-Jan-13 22:02:27

Love this thread.

The word 'fierce' always gets on my tits especially in a wanky sentence like: 'Add a statement shoe and a pop of colour to make your outfit truly fierce.' Such pretentious bollocks.

ClaraDeLaNoche Sun 13-Jan-13 22:03:27

Buttery soft leather. In case you want to spread it on your toast.

Cost per wear. With no acknowledgement that this cannot accurately be calculated until you are dead.

MadBusLady Sun 13-Jan-13 22:03:29

Pretzel I googled it to find a picture and found a whole post about it.

I think 'fierce' is what someone says when they are unable to formulate a decent, heartfelt compliment (ie: she actually looks shit, but i admire her courage to wear spandex/neon bratop, etc).
'you rock that' is also another, it never feels sincere.

PretzelTime Sun 13-Jan-13 22:05:43

"foundations: the perfect faux leopard coat"
I guess some people just a different idea of what basic classic warderobe items are. Still funny though grin

MmeLindor Sun 13-Jan-13 22:05:53

I like that Style Guile blog, thanks for linking to it.

Love this blog about the poses

I think that it is a bit of fun. If you like style blogs, read them. If you don't then don't.

Chugchug Sun 13-Jan-13 22:06:13

I haven't seen too many of these terms thank god, I must be reading the wrong blogs.

I don't mind fashion terms being used if they know what they're on about, but yes some of the aforementioned are rather 'wanky' tutu. My rule of thumb is if I wouldn't say it I won't write it.

MmeLindor Sun 13-Jan-13 22:07:29

oh, XP with Madbuslady.

I was searching for that blog - I saw the post a while back and it made me laugh.

lurkingaround Sun 13-Jan-13 22:07:53

Love the blog link MadBusL!
They look ridiculous!

FunnysInLaJardin Sun 13-Jan-13 22:07:59

I really really hate that the fashion don't eat a crumb and make your self sick pages are followed by why not try this lovely recipe pages as though the two were natural bedfellows. You either eat or you can wear 'fashun'. Not both

NoelHeadbands Sun 13-Jan-13 22:08:02

.....and a XXXX XXXXX....

Why are you telling me about the vest? I can't see the vest in the picture, I'm pretty sure it can't be seen in RL seeing as its underneath the shirt, and the 'sweater'. Why are you telling me about the vest??

PretzelTime Sun 13-Jan-13 22:16:59

MadBusLady - oh dear, can't stop looking at the wtfpinterest.com site now!

MorrisZapp Sun 13-Jan-13 22:19:55

Noddy, you had lunch at my SILs? smile

She is truly lovely. With two small kids, a very large bump, home cooked everything, and hair and makeup always both trendy and immaculate. And high heels.

Head, meet oven.

Chugchug Sun 13-Jan-13 22:22:02

Those photos on that wtfpinterest look a million times worse when thu are all together like that. grin

MadBusLady Sun 13-Jan-13 22:34:52

Oh dear, it's a bit compulsive isn't it. Like the weekend day I discovered Regretsy.

lurkingaround Sun 13-Jan-13 22:41:01

Regretsy?? <off to google>

pinkhousesarebest Sun 13-Jan-13 22:47:15

You lot have brightened up a sombre evening.

Diddydollydo Sun 13-Jan-13 22:52:17

My eyes have been stained forever with the gem

'a really cute little shoe, would look super with an opaque tight'.

Fucks sake.

HellonHeels Sun 13-Jan-13 22:52:27

Any reference to "pieces" gives me rage.

There's a site called 'get off my internets' which criticizes fashion bloggers, often quite severely..... ok a lot of the commenters are quite cruel to be honest, but once you take a look around it's difficult to pull yourself away. I would rather not give a direct link.
There's a pretty vitriolic forum, as well as the main blog, which features news about popular (mostly U.S) fashion bloggers who the readers love to hate.

I think it goes too far, personally, but still worth a mention considering the theme this thread.

tethersend Sun 13-Jan-13 23:25:47

All kinds of shit being 'thrown on'.

applecrumbleandcream Sun 13-Jan-13 23:25:51

Sorry, just checked back, I did mean the Michael Kors rose gold watch obviously, not Marc Jacobs watch. It is standard uniform for the blogs I read!

I now have a new addiction: wtf, pinterest. Cheers!

FreePeaceSweet Mon 14-Jan-13 00:32:55

OXBLOOD!!!!!! ts fucking cunting burgundy ffs!

FreePeaceSweet Mon 14-Jan-13 00:39:24

I used to follow a blog where the tagline was "Fashion For The Skint Yet Stylish". Bless her the writer did stay true to that for a wee amount of time but now she is rocking her buttery soft Mulberry bag with her Hunter wellies and Barbour coat. Everything is via not bought from. She posts pictures of that days outfit and the poses make me snarl. Looking down at her shoes with her toes pointed towards each other then a poker up the arse shot with a smug half smile. The pictures of her 'finds' for her home would be in the pebbles and twiggy shit catergory on here. Think mismatched teacups and battered suitcases.

applecrumbleandcream Mon 14-Jan-13 00:47:13

I've been following that blog Freepeace for ages and have noticed exactly the same thing.....now everything worn is Mulberry, DVF, Cos, Whistles, Hobbs or Jaegar... hardly fashion for the skint yet stylish!! and of course the obligatory rose gold MK watch!!

FreePeaceSweet Mon 14-Jan-13 00:53:22

Its awful Apple but the very odd time I nip over and have a ganders now its even worse. Someone commented on one post and asked her if she was being ironic? Even she admitted that the tagline doesn't reflect the content anymore. However that was November and a quick google tells me she hasn't changed it. grin She won't though. She has a lot of sycophants too.

Loquace Mon 14-Jan-13 01:04:59

FGS don't google Regretsy if you have anything that needs doing in the next week or so. Especially the snarkfest comments. Stay away from them.

What is thing about "a red lip" as in this needs a red lip.

What happened to the stick?

<not strictly fashion emoticon>

I know exactly which blog you mean Free and apple!

MarshaBrady Mon 14-Jan-13 06:38:24

Rings a bell. If it's glasses and bright bags. But can't remember name.

MarshaBrady Mon 14-Jan-13 06:39:29

Oh you've got the name. Different one.

Diddydollydo Mon 14-Jan-13 06:40:48

I think I know the one you mean too. I used to think the writer was a really nice lass but she seems to have morphed into a head up her own arse type.

Bunbaker Mon 14-Jan-13 06:50:18

"Why don't people go home before dinner? I don't get it"

Not everyone lives near where they work.

ColdHandLou Mon 14-Jan-13 07:10:47

Ooh those posey links are fab & reminded me of this thehairpin.com/2011/01/women-laughing-alone-with-salad which I can never look at too often . . .

DonaAna Mon 14-Jan-13 07:47:56

I have a suggestion for you ladies - why don't you start a collective fashion blog that provides unique content, brilliant copy, unexpected pairings, a cliche free, scarf free, red lipstick free, rose gold free and endorsement free zone - all this on a zero budget.

C'mon, do it, it will be so easy.
I'll be your first commenter. grin

noddyholder Mon 14-Jan-13 07:52:54

A nude lip with a wash of eye colour although does look pretty

MooMinCow Mon 14-Jan-13 07:56:43

'Statement necklace' = just a big chunky chain with bits dangling off it necklace right?

PretzelTime Mon 14-Jan-13 09:57:44

I'm afraid that if I started a fashion blog I would morph into a stereotypical fashion blogger with scarves and poses and weird advice quite quickly - they have a certain "culture" and lingo you no doubt would get sucked into, too.

FreePeaceSweet Mon 14-Jan-13 09:58:13

Can we say the name on here? grin Something about small feathered creatures grassing people up...

FreePeaceSweet Mon 14-Jan-13 10:01:50

Whoever recommended WTF! Pinterest... cheers. You owe me at least 2 hours sleep. grin

MarshaBrady Mon 14-Jan-13 10:03:13

Oh I was thinking of another one.

Blonde girl, black geek chic glasses. Bright satchels.

I've seen it a few times and it's bugging me I can't remember it.

Seems nice. But is about frugality, was wondering if she had gone high end.

You're thinking of The Frugality Marsha, who I really like. Probably my favourite blog - she is true to her roots and doesn't use a lot d irritating phraseology.

MarshaBrady Mon 14-Jan-13 10:06:57

Yes I like her too. Glad it's not her.

FreePeaceSweet Mon 14-Jan-13 10:07:02

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FreePeaceSweet Mon 14-Jan-13 10:07:41

Oh ok its not. Phew. grin

MarshaBrady Mon 14-Jan-13 10:08:45

grin

both with glasses

FreePeaceSweet Mon 14-Jan-13 10:14:43

I did like the blog at first. I used to swoon over the second hand pre-loved Jaegar stuff and the like that she used to buy source at via the charity shop.

PretzelTime Mon 14-Jan-13 10:50:35

The blogs, they're affecting me. I now want a plastic bubble necklace. They all have one. I don't even like plastic necklaces, wtf.

MarshaBrady Mon 14-Jan-13 11:04:15

Ha do it, do it.

MorrisZapp Mon 14-Jan-13 11:06:46

Women laughing alone with salad. Best link of all time.

MaureenShit Mon 14-Jan-13 11:28:33

ah yes - an oldie but a goodie

EbbNFlow Mon 14-Jan-13 11:32:11

Rebranding any old Oxfam shop shite as 'retro' or 'vintage'.

Rebranding the same colour for different seasons - 'camel', 'caramel', 'sand' - its all the same shitty brown!

EbbNFlow Mon 14-Jan-13 11:35:21

Oh, and 'fashion forward' being an excuse to dress like a tit and then make out youre clever because nobody else has discovered that fashion yet (ie. is prepared to look a tit).

And a top hatred is when very occasionally I spot something realky nice in a fashion shoot pic and then look it up in the small print and it says 'Model's own'. Raaaaaah!

noddyholder Mon 14-Jan-13 12:53:37

I see it as a bit of light relief though and quite enjoy that fashion is daft. I read the economist and the papers for serious wink

FreePeaceSweet Mon 14-Jan-13 12:55:58

Yeah but poking fun at fashion blogs is fun and not serious.

FreePeaceSweet Mon 14-Jan-13 12:57:42

Forgot my all important grin. grin

poppy283 Mon 14-Jan-13 13:24:35

'Plethora'

ColdHandLou Mon 14-Jan-13 19:38:21

Aww thanks Morris smile

OliviaPeacein2013Mumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 14-Jan-13 19:43:32

Evening all
I am enjoying your work on oxblood (guilty of wearing oxblood loafers, no less, back in the day) but erm, please play nicely, eh?
No PERSONAL attacks...ne cricket pas, ca va?
using unnecessary French probably a Crime of Fashionista Affectation
<deletes self>
Thanks

PretzelTime Mon 14-Jan-13 19:54:14

Oui Olivia!
...
Another headscratcher is "leopard is a neutral". Since pattern mixing is so popular now, I guess everything is a neutral!

MrsCampbellBlack Mon 14-Jan-13 20:00:40

I think Caitlin Moran coined 'leopard is a neutral'.

I judge mostly by what blogs link too and those who have a similar style to me.

But many blogs are by amateurs so its not surprising the writing isn't of professional journalistic standards. [looks at own writing] wink

pootle123 Mon 14-Jan-13 20:05:52

Anyone for a Hero Jacket?

MaureenShit Mon 14-Jan-13 21:06:27

Where's the attack ?

MaureenShit Mon 14-Jan-13 21:07:10

(Apart from amber )

FrancesFarmer Mon 14-Jan-13 21:21:24

I love fashion blogs and appreciate it must be hard to come up with new content all the time but they drive me a bit mad sometimes. I find sites like "Get off my internets" to be a good antidote.

OliviaPeacein2013Mumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 14-Jan-13 21:25:29

LEOPARD IS A NEUTRAL!?!?!
what the jeff?

FrancesFarmer Mon 14-Jan-13 21:40:13

I obviously read too many fashion blogs because that statement makes sense to me. Help!

PlumSykes Mon 14-Jan-13 21:41:59

Olivia, keep up, please!

PretzelTime Mon 14-Jan-13 22:16:35

Could you please explain to us unenlightened Frances grin

I iz a bitch, innit?

tethersend Mon 14-Jan-13 23:25:47

Oh no, leopard is a neutral. I'm with Frances on the clashy bench.

<puts on sunglasses>

bettybleep Tue 15-Jan-13 12:01:36

The stylist on This Morning, who always says 'pop', just said, 'ping of colour'..
You bullies! :-)

noddyholder Tue 15-Jan-13 14:42:43

They always say 'pop of colour' on QVC and the clothes are dire!

PretzelTime Tue 15-Jan-13 15:45:34

'ping of colour' - Haha, that's even better!
<waits for an explanation to why leopard is neutral (unlike tiger and zebra?)>

bettybleep Tue 15-Jan-13 15:46:45

I know..always good for a laugh if youre bored though...but who's buying all that overpriced weird poly tat? The presenters deserve an Oscar sometimes, but I was lucky enough to catch one who 'corpsed' completely at the first glimpse of the model, who preened and smiled brightly until her colleague had recovered.. What a pro!

PlumSykes Tue 15-Jan-13 15:50:08

Pretzel, it's because you can wear it with any other colour without it clashing (same reason black, white, camel are all considered neutral). Snakeskin works in the same way. Tiger and zebra would be the same, though we rarely see them used in fashion.

PlumSykes Tue 15-Jan-13 15:50:42

I have never seen QVC.

noddyholder Tue 15-Jan-13 15:52:30

You are missing a treat grin

bettybleep Tue 15-Jan-13 16:00:46

Zebra is monochrome surely?

PlumSykes Tue 15-Jan-13 16:04:44

So is black. Or white.

bettybleep Tue 15-Jan-13 16:43:58

I just wanted to include monochrome.. Sorry, suffering fashion blog shite hysteria now

LifeofPo Tue 15-Jan-13 16:51:59

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PretzelTime Tue 15-Jan-13 21:01:00

"Closet orphan" - the overly dramatic phrase for a piece of clothing you simply don't wear very often.

LifeofPo Tue 15-Jan-13 21:27:43

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lalalonglegs Tue 15-Jan-13 21:37:34

I worked very briefly on a fashion magazine where part of my job (seemed to) involved inserting the phrases "band-on trend" "fashion forward" and "it's all about the INSERT ACCESSORY/ITEM OF CLOTHING/PARTICULAR DETAIL OF ONE ITEM OF CLOTHING EG TURNED-UP CUFF" in every picture caption. Happy times grin.

fridgepants Tue 15-Jan-13 23:30:54

I don't read fashion blogs but I do beauty blogs.

- 'haul'/'hauling' - no, you bought them from a shop (and then comments with 'congrats on your haul' as though purchasing goods with money is the same as giving birth)
- pimping items clearly sent by PR companies
- writing all in lower case interspersed with 'lifestyle' shots of your 'stash' taken via Instagram
- referring to one's partner as 'the boy' or 'the manshape'

A friend of mine has a beauty blog, and there seems to be a lot of people now taking it seriously as a career move and 'networking'/'liasing with PRs' (and then getting miffed when they don't get invited to events) rather than just writing about stuff they like.

The best one is Temptalia - she just reviews stuff, shows clear pictures, and tells you what's already out there that's similar, and Now Smell This is great for perfume.

fridgepants Tue 15-Jan-13 23:33:31

It's spreading to craft blogs as well (Mollie Makes is a good example). I miss when charity shops were for povvos and sewing was uncool rather than a 'lifestyle choice'.

fridgepants Tue 15-Jan-13 23:35:04

Hit ;send' too early there...

...there's one where the blogger talks about things being 'perfectly peachy' all the time and gives her appliances names eg. 'Ivor Ipad' 'Walter Washing Machine' and it's just so teeth-grindingly TWEE.

Jaeme Wed 16-Jan-13 00:27:48

Guru Gossiper has a section on abhorred bloggers that you'd probably enjoy, full of this kinda stuff although some is a bit subjective.

OliviaPeacein2013Mumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 16-Jan-13 10:30:33

I use all this shite carefully constructed copywriting when I flog stuff on ebay though
The buyers eat it up.

Classic, timeless, ultimate
(if it was that good I wouldn't be flogging on ebay!)
grin

Lalalonglegs I worked in mags and my dealings with the fashion dept was cuddling the interns who hadn't left the cupboard in weeks and begging shoes off them grin

lalalonglegs Wed 16-Jan-13 12:29:10

envy that you blagged shoes. When the mag folded, I turned up the next day with a large holdall convinced that we could just help ourselves to the fashion cupboard. Sadly the only people kept on beyond the end of the week were the two cupboard girls who had three weeks to return all the goodies sad.

fridgepants Wed 16-Jan-13 12:30:35

Oh god, when I was eBaying a bunch of stuff I wrote 'perfect vintage look' and 'a darling piece' so many times that I wanted to shoot myself. But it works.

ubik Wed 16-Jan-13 12:42:37

'manshape'

words fail me

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