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20-05-2009
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here she is...
isn't she adorable..:p
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^ Ty for posting, softie!

She looks lovely...
That is a perfect example of breathing 'new life' into nostalgic/vintage pieces...
There is nothing costume-y or retro about it... the colors are beautifully subdued too...

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i've just read this, thank you!!! especially since i always think people stare at me and go: "she must be in a play or something.."

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it's funny...
because i went to a b-day party at a bar where there were all people from the fashion industry and i brought some people who aren't...
and the people who aren't asked- so, who is with the party?...
and i said -'all the people who look like they're wearing a costume!'...

but, they weren't avant garde...maybe they were just a little 'over the top'...


i just re read this thread and i have to say that this was a very inspired and interesting conversation with some great points and some great questions...
very thoughtful...very cool...

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a couple of months ago, my bf's mom asked me what kind of clothes i design (still in university) and she asked me if i did avant-garde designs, and i replied: well, if we think of the origin of the concept, the first-liners in battle who are most likely to be crushed, then yes.

and she always says that it's impossible to buy me things because i like strange things, a couple of times i pointed out that most of the ensemble were basics

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I always thought Avant Garde was more fashion art, someone who puts together an outfit that tells a story . Not just throwing on a bunch of different textures and colors and "standing out"


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Why Weird is Wonderful (and Bankable)




Your weirdness is valuable. Here’s why:


Weird has less competition.
Weirdness, by its very definition, is a deviation from the norm—the opposite of a commodity. Weird makes its own markets. Weirdness makes its own rules. Weirdness provides breathing room and leverage.



Weird is less painful.
To fit inside the cookie cutter, you have to lob off a part of yourself. It hurts less to just be authentic. Stop exhausting yourself pretending to be someone or something you’re not.



Weirdness fosters community.
Weird does not equal alone. Google anything you like, and there’s probably a fan club in support of it. When you admit your weird interests or hobbies or skills, you can and will find others who understand, empathize, and share what you thought was an isolating trait.



Weirdness creates automatic notoriety.
Whatever is most unique about you will become your defining trait. This is how we end up with nicknames and calling cards. And when your calling card is actually special, it’s easy for others to remember you. Wouldn’t you rather be “Amy with the trapeze company” than “Amy with a Y”?



More weirdness means more freedom.
When you’re not trying to fit in, you’re free to stand out. Standouts, if you hadn’t noticed, command respect and attention. Sometimes stepping out of line means you don’t have to wait to do what you always wanted to.



Weird calls for premium pricing.
Different isn’t always better, but better is always different. Take advantage of the fact that most people won’t ever dare to be deviant (even positively deviant), and price your goods, services, and qualities accordingly.



Weird is nontransferable.
You can’t get a degree in being weird. There’s no official uniform for the weird (contrary to what you learned in high school). You don’t lose your special qualities if you lose your job. You can’t forget your weirdness in your other coat. Weirdness—the kind that isn’t an act—is a part of you. And while it might be bullied into hiding or hidden in plain sight, it’s not something you can ever truly lose.



Weirdness: it’s great for parties.
It’s not small talk when you bring up your big weird thing. Weird done right (that is, honestly and positively) is captivating and attractive. Weird is not creepy: weird is what makes life less boring.


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lol^^ so the current gothy rooney mara?? :whistle:

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i don't think she's weird...i think she's boring!...

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^Haha... that's brilliant! I guess I'll continue to be weird... I'm pretty good at it.

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It's a shame this thread is not updated more often!

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It's a shame this thread is not updated more often!
i agree...
was actually hoping you had posted a pic of yourself in that sideways dress by mmm x hm...
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i tried to upload a pic but it wouldn't work...
maybe that's a sign from the universe?~!

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someone said recently that the avant garde has gone mainstream...

does anyone agree with that ?...

i kind of do...

a lot of things like cotton candy coloured hair would have been considered avant garde in the past...not so much these days...

opinions...thoughts?!

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i agree...
was actually hoping you had posted a pic of yourself in that sideways dress by mmm x hm...
:p
i tried to upload a pic but it wouldn't work...
maybe that's a sign from the universe?~!

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......:p...

I ended up not getting anything from that collection. BUT, I recreated the fold over oversized trousers from a very nice pair of trousers I found at my local thrift shop. I should attempt the sideways dress too since it's quite simple to replicate.

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someone said recently that the avant garde has gone mainstream...

does anyone agree with that ?...

i kind of do...

a lot of things like cotton candy coloured hair would have been considered avant garde in the past...not so much these days...

opinions...thoughts?!
I think it has gotten a lot more exposure, because of social media. And because of that people are making attempts at it with little success IMO. So in a way, it's gone mainstream, but not in the right way.

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