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25-09-2005
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GLAM - how do you define this term?
so many words are thrown about and it is assumed that we all mean the same thing and that the meaning is understsood...

but ...
of late...
i have had several incidents where i have used the term GLAM to describe what i was looking for and when i received the garment sent by the showroom...it was decidedly NOT what i had in mind......

obviously something had gotten 'lost in translation'...so to speak...


so my question to YOU is....
what does the word GLAM mean to YOU!!!...
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25-09-2005
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Erm sometimes I say it in jest 'ooh that's glam' i.e 'are you sure you're not a drag queen?' but I find saying 'glamorous' gives more sophistication to it, to me it means very luxurious looking, womanly looking, looking 'made up' but not tarty... well groomed.

Then again ( this is harder to answer than I first anticipated) my mother used to often use 'glamourous' as a term for well kept older women, *insert imagery of slightly coiffed hair, smell of Chanel No.5, large pearl earrings*

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! soft i like all these new threads you've been starting recently !

ok. so 'glam' isn't a word tht i really use regularly
esp. w/respect to my style . . or clothes / fashion in general
imo . . i've always equated glam w/high maintenance . .
so smthn along the lines of v.immaculate, pulled together.
luxurious + an w/ element of mystery / enigma . . .
sort of film star . . monroe etc.

*agree w/fab tht there's a diff. connotation between 'glam' + 'glamorous'
glam sort of alludes to . . . glitz + glam & glitter + drag queens imo

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i thought glam died when brett anderson started wearing jeans..

pardon me.

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who's brett anderson??...

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who's brett anderson??...
former lead vocalist for British indie band Suede

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^ from the band 'suede' perhaps?

Edit: someone already got there

I don't really understand how that would kill glam at all?

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singer of suede (a british band). they were glam rock in the grungy 90s.

okay, it wasn't funny anyway.

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i don't think glam died...but that band sure did...




i think that glam means something different based on your perspective...

i think i reference to hop hop it is akin to the term bling
a la POSH SPICE...

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ah yes...glam as in *I can't control the amount of lipgloss I use* glam. The good ol' beckham treatment

Ot: you're on fire with all these new threads at the moment soft

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but you bring up a good point northern sky...

GLAM ROCK!!!...

because in MY WORLD...
GLAM ROCK...is the NY DOLLS...
pre-punk rock with lots of make up and platform shoes...
think dior homme s/s 05...




**ps-glad you guys are liking the threads...
just trying to do my part as a contributing member...
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a recent glam rock shoot by greg kadel for numero homme...
styled by bill mullen...

gregkadelstudios.com
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in my mind . .
glam rock = mullets ?

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Quote:
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but you bring up a good point northern sky...
aw. thank you. that keeps me from dying from embarrassment.

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^^That's an 'interesting ' take on glam rock.

Just the word 'glam' by itself for me has bad connontations of glitzy things that look cheap and tacky. E.g. Girl in changing room trying on a pink sequinned glittery assymetrical dress and girl's friend saying 'That looks so glam!!!'

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