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^ That's quite a look ...

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The boots are sex but that jacket is gag.

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I personally love how it's from a website called trendy-crew

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try hard.....fashion victim right there

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I personally love how it's from a website called trendy-crew
which undoubtedly is a gold mine of inspiration ...

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Mmmm, MOSCHINO! Particularly the Spring 2006 Collection:
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Throw in some Cavalli, some D&G spiked boots, Gucci thigh-highs, Dolce & Gabbana sparkly dresses. And don't forget Frida's vision of Gucci:



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thats more fashion victim to me or even slutty but not new rich

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thats more fashion victim to me or even slutty but not new rich
I see Frida's Gucci as very nouveau riche considering so many nouveau riche celebrities have gone for it. I don't think it'd necessarily "slutty."

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i was referring to the kind of cleveage shown above.

i think most nouveau rich people dress to impress to show they have the money to wear all the big desigers, thats why they have everything monogrammed or that screams that is from x brand, show off their money. But having bad taste also applies for everyone else.


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the nouveau rich look is identified as people who wear ordinary clothes but from a high end brand, they remain "simple" but snce they can afford it now, they spend their money on stupid stuff that dont need to be premium brand but they choose something flashy "in case someone notices"

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^ I guess the Hiltons' money is oldish at this point ... that certainly is a look that Paris is sporting

This thread I suppose is simply suggestions for the nouveau riche, which they can either take up or not

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In post 385 Its the Jacket and Boots that are Ott for me... I think the bag and scarf and leggings and cardi are nice!

It's just that point where you can overdo it... I always think you can get away with one... obvious type signature item... a birkin... a LV monogram... burberry cheque... but any more than one at once is looking tacky... wanabe... look at me!!!

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yes, i agree...more than one obvious item is too much..pick one and keep everything suttle

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This thread is so funny and entertaining...and true, at times. I must say I am somewhat sympathetic to and forgiving of nouveau riche style. In some ways, or some contexts I should say, I find it appealing in its ostentation and lack of pretence. It is what it is: look at how much money I have. Maybe it's because I come from a country that historically lacks a prominent upper/aristocratic class, and where the now-wealthy, powerful class comprises of mostly 'simple folk' who lucked out. So the distinctions between new/old money, high/low class are quite arbitrary, no? They are just economic terms, unlike many other places, where they are also cultural terms.

Curiously, these distinctions are used all the time, much to my chagrin. And I am no saint, I also s****** at the purported nouveau-riche. What bothers me isn't their personal style; I even covet some of those clothes and accessories. But I despise their architectural style. The restaurants, clubs, hotels, and private homes that cater to this mindset are so ugly!


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@Milada: that Gucci collection was actually one of the halfway acceptable ones imo. it was hooker trashy enough to be "good". unlike Frida's other collections.......

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