Friday, February 28, 2014

Hot Damn! I'm FINALLY Trendy!

From The Daily Dot...
Tee shirt, jeans... normcore!
Yesterday, New York magazine’s the Cut broke some important fashion news. There’s a new trend sweeping the streets of New York City, and it involves dressing like your dad on vacation at Disney World in 1995. It’s called normcore.

Yes, dressing “normal” is apparently the new way to be “edgy.” The Cut traced the origin of the term to the “trend forecasting collective” K-Hole, which promoted it as a way to embrace “sameness” and, in turn, stand out. K-Hole’s Emily Segal explained that it’s not so much a trend, but a theory:  
“It’s not about being simple or forfeiting individuality to become a bland, uniform mass,” she explains. Rather, it’s about welcoming the possibility of being recognizable, of looking like other people—and “seeing that as an opportunity for connection, instead of as evidence that your identity has dissolved.”
This seems to be the next logical next step after the re-emergence of ’90s fashion, which was being recycled on runways and music videos a few years ago. That aestheticjean shorts, t-shirts, sneakers, high-waisted denim, vestswas pretty bleak in the actual ’90s. However, normcore, which the Cut claims is being advocated mostly by “Western millennials and digital natives,” seems to be pushing back against clique mentality by creating its own non-clique clique. We’re at a point in culture where dressing like you’re in a witness protection program has become cooler than buying an identity. Like all trends, it's borrowing from another subculture, and there's nothing that new or innovative about it.
I don't know if I'll be able to handle the pressure of bein' in a non-clique clique.  Whatever the Hell THAT means.

14 comments:

  1. I was a member of a non-clique clique.
    I will have to write a post about that.

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    1. This is my first experience with non-clique cliques. Do you have any pointers for me?

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  2. And we can all say we knew you back when!

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    1. A LOT of people can say that...

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  3. Who knew that *I* could ever be at the cutting edge of fashion, and that I apparently foresaw this YEARS ago? Humph.

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    1. You 'n' me, Christina... you 'n' me!

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  4. I do miss jeans that actually sit on your natural waist, though. Congrats on being a Fashionista!

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    1. Mine sit on my natural waist... which has expanded a bit in the last year or two, unfortunately.

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  5. Good lord but that article was a bunch of pretentious crap. Belonging and a sense of connection...thru fashion choices? Please - dress as you please in a way that is flattering and comfortable and anyone who objects - can go pound sand.

    Buck - be fashionable or not, you always look fine to me. :-)

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    1. Buck - be fashionable or not, you always look fine to me. :-)

      Well... it's nice to know I can still blush. Thank ya, Ma'am.

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  6. "Normcore?" Who Knew Uncle Buck was on the leading edge of sartorial fashion....YEARS before the hipsters, lol...I grovel at your forward-fashion feet.. :)

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    1. Yup. We're just too cool for school, we are.

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  7. My Smith & Wesson goes "click-click" when I pull the trigger back. Does that count? Are there dues?

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    1. My Smith & Wesson goes "click-click" when I pull the trigger back.

      So does mine! And then it goes ka-POW!

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