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26-01-2005
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i think you have to be 'bothered' to be 'stylish.' you have to be interested in yourself as a package... i know people who are extremely interested in how they present themselves aesthetically, yet i find their style horrendous. Does someone become stylish once a majority favour that someone]s style?

do you have to be 'stylish' all the time? <e.g. at home vs. out > and If you:re not, does that mean you:re not? (sorry if its been all asked- just scanned through the posts as quickly as i could)
As said by others, i think style requires effort. Anyone can be naturally good at something but everyone makes mistakes whether it be sport or fashion etc.

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style develops over time... and over a process of trial and error... eventually you can be at ease with the marriges of colours and materials... it becomes inbuilt... if you dont have body confidence or feel comfortable in you own skin you can look at ways to give optical illusions....

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You can naturally be good at something but still makes mistakes. I guess, like everyone:s said already, that also goes for being stylish.

Rapidly forgetting the details of everyone:s posts (apologies for a short memory) so sorry if i repeat what everyones already said as if its my own brand spanking new thought....i wish.... anyway...
what makes one stylish? i mean everyone has a style- whether it be copied, sloppy etc. do you become stylish after a majority agree that they like your consistent look?
I think 'being stylish' takes effort. i think you have to be interested in how you present yourself. style is a statement.... but i guess we all know that.

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sorry - posted twice thinking first post didn:t go through

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Just as you either have a musical ear... or you don't, you have an appreciative eye for visuals... or you don't. Some people do just walk into a room and immediately notice ways to improve its physical appeal. Though I'm sure it's not essential, I'd say it makes developing your own style (after appreciating others') a lot easier.


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I think style is a combination of both. Some people just know what works and have their own personal style, some can pay for a stylist and have style like most celebrities. Lots of people get style ideas from others as well. I think the problem is what the definition of 'style' is. Everyones opinion of style is different, so who really has the right to judge who has style and who doesn't? No matter what the style is it has all been done before on this earth at sometime or another, so does that mean that it is just another trend...? If it is a trend then can it still be considered as personal style? Hmmmm

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Regarding the makeover shows i think that you overlook the fact that it's TV and a high %age watch the shows just because the people involved in it are such characters. I mean.. Who doesn't know Carson?
On how they dress people up they usually seam to either have low self esteem or just don't care wich to me shows a good ammount of self esteem gone bad. This turns into the other question wheter or not style is aquired over time. I would say yes.. For me it all started when a gf i had bought me a pair of jeans. I would never have bought them but i felt really good in them. Might i note that before this i would wear whatever was on top of the clothheap and call it hiphopish just because it didnt fit. Really made shopping easier.. Anything would fit, oh well back to the subject.
Someone mentioned monet as someone with extreme talent as a born gift. True, I would never call myself Mozart just because im not mozart but I really like fashion and find myself deeper and deeper in for every day that passes and also find new ways to wear the things I already have, also find alot of things that I now know just doesn't work..
I think my rant is over, tried to incorporate my personal experience with the question at hand just don't know if i added something to the discussion or just made a fool out of myself.

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I think style comes from confidence and knowing yourself and being comfortable in your own skin. Even if you have a pair of sweat pants you can still have style (believe me, I've seen it) or you can have on an expensive piece and be stylish. It totally depends on the energy that an individual exudes. Being yourself and doing, wearing what feels best to you is style. Style is not how many compliments you receive from an outfit, style isn't looking at what a celebrity has on and mimicking it, style isn't wearing a bunch of high end designer labels from head to toe. That doesn't make you stylish at all. Personality, independence, being "abnormal" in a "normal" kind of way, knowledge and appreciation of clothing and fashion, acceptance of the total you and happiness make a person stylish to me.

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^^^ Amen!

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What you wear and how you wear it, how treat people and live your life, what your values are can all be summed up in terms of style. as someone earlier is their one style that is better than others. must it appreciated by others. I say no in general terms. But breaking down to fashion, I think it is way a person put themselves together that seems to always look appealing to a broad range of people, not just fashinistas, artist,
Wall streeters, hiphoppers or whatever. A woman or a man can look great in a pair of levis 501's and a t-shirt. Sometimes there is just something a little different about the way that person wears it and when they walk into a room full of really fashionable, they will be the best thing in there. maybe cause it is the way they groom themselves, their attitude and them radiating total comfort in their own skin. I think it not ony about the clothing but the persn ding it. And your all right about the little quirks a person adds and not try to follow the path set by others. But we al ( most anyway)
wear things that are considered acceptable, dress, shirt , skirt, trouser ect. Then what about the make up, jewelry( or lack of it) shoes, cleanliness, aroma, posture, laugh, smile, mannerisms. I believe they all play a role.

I saw a a PBS program on Jaqui O and they went thru the phaes of her life stylecause we all know she set some pretty high marks in her life fashion wise, but a friend of hers tells of her days when she was editing later in her life, and she would meet her for lunch at some well to do reasturant and she would walk in with a pair of trousers, maybe simple cashmere sweater and this old beaver coat that wast really some what tattered, like worn around the edges of cuff ect. and her friend said but she carried it off cause it was her being her and she never looked out of place.ALL that money and history and she just did her thing her way. I respect that kind of style.

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Ok I guess I covered what a lot already said. I did not read everything. Sorry.

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You're born with style and good taste...it can't be bought...those who try to hard to fit in, you know what they're called....and how "much" people likes them

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im still trying to use all the fashion i wore as a little girl as my inspiration for today... my mum treated me like a doll... i wish i were a doll

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why would you rather be a doll versace goddess?

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Because Barbie's clothing only costs 5.00 for a whole outfit

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