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Read fashion blogs that will make you laugh in an attractive and stylish fashion like Meryl. Photo: Getty Images
Some serious 'stylelistas' consider themselves untouchable when it comes to what they wear, so how refreshing it was to stumble across these piss-taking blogs, where no one (not even Tavi and Uncle Karl) is off limits.
Mathematics was never our forte, but fashematics? Well, that requires an entirely different skill set. Creator Jonathan Zawada breaks down runway looks into a simple equation. Genius! Who knew Giambattista Valli’s fall collection was inspired by sherbet cones and Owen Wilson’s bandaged mug? Or that TSE’s NYFW showing was ripped off from a cheese grater and Jerry Seinfeld’s puffy shirt? Suddenly, it all makes sense.
Real Men Swear
Just because you’re well groomed and wearing an ascot tie, doesn’t mean you’re not capable of swearing like a drunken sailor. That’s what the gents behind this Tumblr are getting at, anyway. They take classy ensembles and make them cussable, capturing the essence of masculinity with profanity-laced thought captions over images of dapper-looking Nick Wooster types.
Le Petite Echo Malade
The enfants terribles of the style blogosphere, Lorenzo Papace and Vincent Pianina hilariously restage posts from sites such as Style Rookie, Fashion Toast and Miss Pandora, using themselves as models. The cheeky duo is certainly resourceful, toilet paper and aluminium foil are some of their materials of choice.
Fusing our love of fashion and animals, Fashimals reimagines Anna Wintour as a praying mantis with her trademark bob, Daphne Guinness as a hoity-toity hat-touting flamingo and Karl Lagerfeld as a nonchalant-looking cat, complete with high collar and sunglasses. The fashion industry can be a bit of a jungle sometimes and this blog proves it.
Do you wax lyrical about Juicy Couture, hang Breakfast at Tiffany’s posters in your bedroom, pronounce “Rodarte” “Row-Dart” and quote Coco Chanel on your Tumblr? Call us cruel, but this one’s made out to you. Dedicated to girls and guys who think they know everything about fashion but, well ... it’s a worthy distraction while you update your Lookbook.nu. Ouch.
Sad Etsy Boyfriends
Boyfriends do a lot of things at our request. They accompany us to The Vow, hold our bags at sample sales, and model our creations (in public and on the interwebs) when we decide to take up crochet. This blog is dedicated to the saddest of that sad bunch, who wear those regrettable beanies and sweaters as a generous act of love. We’re sorry...
Fuck Yeah Menswear
Tavi Gevinson’s rap ode to Rei Kawakubo was impressive, but nothing beats the satirical sartorial poetry of Fuck Yeah Menswear. Both a send-up of and tribute to bizarre men’s fashion, his freestyle verses rattle off lines such as, “OD at CO-OP. IRL at Neimans. Smack me upside my cranial,” which are sure to get a chuckle out of industry insiders.
Actual Karl is a busy man. He’s got his hands full sketching for Chanel, editing newspapers, directing short films, designing teddy bears and doing voiceovers for Grand Theft Auto, so maybe it’s not such a bad thing having a few Fake Karls running around. This one does a pretty good impression of Actual Karl’s hilariously delusional rants, yet doesn’t come off as heavy-handed - his adoration for the Kaiser still shines through.