6/1/09

ID MAGAZINE IS NOT TRYING TO SCARE YOU, ITS TRYING TO INSPIRE YOU - FOR REALS!

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I can see that your puzzled. This fantastic editorial can be a little overwhelming. Who would 1)wear these clothes 2) wear these clothes at the beach? I've had people ask me: What do fashion magazines think when they put these together? Do they think of real people? Well they aren't created to just wear off the page, what would be the fun in that? They are put together to inspire and this ID editorial is a perfect example of that.

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If you subtract the helmet, this is pretty much a feminine dress. It conveys the girlyness with the puffy skirt and the sequined top. The accessories are paired with it to inspire you to think outside the box.

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The newest part of the silhouette being played with is the shoulder. I think the shoulders have gotten a bad rap over the years, well mostly thanks to the 80's. Can the revolution change the stigma or will we continue to just dismiss it? I think they are just asking us if we are the kind of girl who is willing to take a risk? Challenge accepted!

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I am not really a fan of the puffy shorts, I personally don't need any help in that department, but this does inspire me to look for unusual shorts. I know most of us stick with jeans and pair it with a pretty top, but how about letting the shorts/pants be the part of the outfit that stands out.

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On a silly note, whenever I see a cut-out dress or top, my mind reverts to full house - you know- cut it out synced with hand motions. It gives me a giggle, but this top does not make me giggle. At first glance, I think never in a million years, but then I look closer and see the collar and what looks like an outline of a tie. This inspires me to look at the basic staples of my wardrobe and see what kind of fun you can have with it.

So I hope next time you look at an editorial spread in a magazine, that before you turn the page, you take a moment to really look and see what they are trying to inspire you into doing.



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3 comments

Swell Vintage - Frankie said...

I can imagine Rumi from Fashiontoast being able to pull these looks off!

Also, I can't get over how thin the second model from the bottom is.

A great post, lovely Alix!

x

Nikyta said...

i-d magazine is great for inspiration...but all editorals are great inspirations to jazz up your look or follow the current trend or even to make your outfits looks more designer...editorals are great!!!!

WendyB said...

I really do like that dress in the second photo.

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