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1. I haven’t blogged about fashion in a while (let’s face it, I haven’t blogged in a while), so here you go. first the chickfactor award for the best personal style goes to jenny from wikstenmade, whose awesome designs reflect classic simplicity, french pop, american cozy, and just plain cool style. we were happy to see her posting about one of our never-ending sensible fashion choices, the dufflecoat. remember the band the dufflecoats? whatever happened to them?
2. we also adore the spirit of these (mostly 80s-obsessed) kids photographed on this helsinki street fashion site (thanks jill bliss)
3. and the smart vintage meets modern style of emily martin from the black apple‘s some girls wander. we want to steal some of those t-strap shoes!
4. another fabulous style icon and actress and multi-tasking chick is tilda swinton, who has such powerful personal style (like, say, bjork) that she terrifies the herd-following fashion establishment to no end (they don’t understand so they just put her on the “don’t” pages over and over). the lady swinton, who we adore for looking like the thin white duke, is working for pringle now and has made a film with ryan mcginley that you can watch here.
5. according to the london times, big gals are in, but in the same article they have the audacity to slam beth ditto, whose confidence they no doubt find threatening. has anyone seen this magazine V btw? please comment below, I’d love to hear about it.
6. lastly, spring fashion is coming and you know what that means. nautical is always in! and silly british vogue reports we should also be working pastels, safari, white (yawn), prints, trench coats (what a surprise), underwear as outerwear, double denim (sounds like a double don’t) and, as always, outrageously uncomfortable shoes. don’t worry, someday you can sell them on ebay when you can no longer walk and pay for your foot surgery.
7. grazia ticks off some of the more terrifying trends — that’s right, the fashion police would like you to step out in lime-green high-heeled clogs and extreme harem pants. oh, yikes.