Effortless Chic!

This photo, for me, is the ultimate in street-style douche-girls. Is there a name for female douches? I’m sure she’s a very nice person in real life.   I’m just saying, the thing she projects to me is “Look! I’m a douche.”

Obviously, I’m on a really negative roll. It was nice that others were able to share my existential nausea re those two It Girls. Are you feeling me on this, too?

Looking to cause my self more pain, I kept at it and clicked on some person’s new “girl crush” and found the very special blogger pictured above.

Ombre hair, stupid hat, rosary, too many bracelets, over the knee boots…what’s not to crush on?!

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45 Responses to Effortless Chic!

  1. Tanya says:

    I don’t get the appeal of the “Sevigny” factor. I like that this one’s self-aware:

  2. Tanya says:

    Oh, and I remember thinking “dumb cooze” courtesy of Norman Mailer was really good back in college. It was used liberally in The Naked and the Dead. Anti-feminism? I don’t care. It’s still kind of catchy. There’s always “she-douche,” but that seems tedious somehow, no?

  3. Dru says:

    I get the appeal of Sevigny (style points aside, she is actually a decent actress), but I LOVE the Man Repeller!

    I like Rumi, but her clones have been tiring to look at for years. At least she has a sense of humour about her photographs, lookey here http://www.manrepeller.com/2010/06/emulating-bloggers-part-i.html (in the comments)

  4. Cybill says:

    As soon as I saw the top photo I started humming “Mr Bojangles”. Can I vote for street douche style to be called the Bojangles?

  5. P says:

    Is..is that some kind of crotch harness over the first girl’s trashbag trousers? Am I going mad, or is anyone else seeing this?

  6. Caroline says:

    I think erin wesson deserves top honors for Vile Hipster of the year. From her cruddy line of necklaces (that she ripped off from another designer) to her comments about the effortless chic of the homeless around Venice, to her general complete lack of humor about herself or others…


  7. Iron Chic says:

    Have you seen this talentless hack of a douchette?

  8. It’s the hat. As soon as a blogger puts on one of those hats, she becomes a douche. I reckon they have a mystical power.

  9. Carrie says:

    Agreed! Especially with Caroline….Erin Wasson is a total douche in every way. Not only does she make my eyes bleed with her fuckery, but she also makes my brain swell with her stupid words (the homeless quote was one for the ages)…and I know several stylists/assistants/make-up folk in nyc who mentioned having worked with her on shoots over the years. The painful ‘douchebagitude’ (douchebag attitude) seems to be confirmed by all who cross her path…

  10. Carrie says:

    Also, I don’t think that’s a crotch-harness in picture one so much as the fugliest belt she was able to locate in the luxury price range….combined with the least flattering pants….to make a crotch-harness-like area of tasteless consumption for us to interpret.

    Like art?

    AAAHhhahahhahahha. I’m feeling silly and that woman’s outfit really is tickling me with a good laugh. Excuse me please.

    But, um. The hat?!?! Come on..that’s got to qualify as PERFORMANCE ART at least, right? Oh god, I’m never going to stop laughing…

  11. Charlie Chaplin will be turning in his grave.
    Also it there a dentistry school that sells mothers the horse look for their kids?

  12. Ann says:

    The only thing worse than the pants in that first picture is the smug look on her face. Make it go away!

    Also, I fucking love hats and am loathe to wear them because of douches like them who have ruined it for the rest of us.

  13. Nickie Frye says:

    The second blogger is wildly popular. I have visited her blog several times & each time I’m convinced she’s wearing the same outfit. Not sure why she’s so popular. She doesn’t even appear to own any pants.

  14. Marie says:

    I’m not awake yet, and this is too much. Make it go away!

    And I agree. It’s the stupid hat. It turns everything else into costume territory, and when you wear a costume in real life, you are a douche.

  15. E says:

    The trousers in that first look – I have similar ones for riding on my motorcycle in the rain. They are known as my trawlerman pants – on account of their ocean-going, fish-gutting, industrially-protective looking qualities and waterproofness.
    Who’d have thought they were also SO very fashionable.

  16. patni says:

    I hate studied scruffiness. I cant stand the string shitty hair. stupid pretentious hats… hats are either for practicality, to shade you from the sun or cold, or for fun. These scrawny miserable twats do not look built for fun to me, or possessed of much humor. so… wrong.
    and please. I wander round my house in a big old shirt and nothing else but i live alone. Don’t go outside like that. It is just nasty. If you want ot be a skank, study Mariah Carey. She has it t o an art.

  17. the real andrea says:

    I personally don’t use the “douche” label, don’t know why, I just call them trend whores, waiting to have their pictures taken (or posing for their timed photo). When there are too many “trends” in one look, you look foolish and costumey. The idea is not to look trendy, ever. And once the trend is seen a few times, every other person that tries it out looks conformist, not non conformist and unique, which is what I think they are aiming for.

    I also like hats, and the stupid hipster hat wearers (seen EVERYWHERE in NYC, men and women) have ruined it for me. The fedora and the pork pie hat is off limits for this and many seasons to come. Those tapered leather or faux leather pants in the first picture are one of the worst trends of the 70s and early 80s and I don’t intend to ever revisit that look. I think the blogger took her picture because of the novelty of the leather (or faux) because they are EXPENSIVE. For some reason, the street style bloggers seem to worship the expensive and photograph whatever it is, extensively. But they still look like idiots.

  18. Nicole says:

    I don’t understand this.
    Does any one else remember a time where if you wore ugly shit from the 80s (that my single mother would have gone naked rather than buying at the thrift store) people would have thought you were mentally ill?
    Has the internet really changed everyone’s collective consciousness?
    We’re not all 14 fashion bloggers with a hard-on for nostalgia…I feel like I’m in 1984 (the book, although the year is appropriate for those hideous charity bin trousers).
    Is there a store that sells all of the necessary items to these vapid little girls? (Don’t answer that..it’s Nasty Gal, I know)
    My biggest gripe is that all of these maniacs get the same MEMO to buy the same exact things (primarily shoes and jewelry)…we all get that everyone like Miu Miu and Pamela Love!
    Stop shoving it down our throats..it’s not consensual!!!

    Tanya- I’m stealing dumb cooze from both you and Mailer.
    I always liked when the guys from Buddyhead Records would call girls they didn’t like “gashes”….it’s so mean! I love it!

  19. patni says:

    Dear nicole,
    you are dead right on.

  20. Marky says:

    ‘Cunt’ works for both genders, and so does ‘douche’–though, I really like the above suggestions of ‘she-douche,’ ‘gash,’ and ‘dumb cooze.’

  21. Tanya says:

    Dru – nice find! I like Rumi’s attitude. As far as Chloe’s acting goes, I don’t find it offensive in the least. I just feel like so much of her celebrity is derived from her ‘unique’ fashion style – one that is completely beyond my understanding. There is so much ugliness in the world as it is. Why supplement it with all the fugly apparel/accessories? Is it a cry for attention?

  22. candy says:

    I agree with Nicole. I also noticed something with me recently lol, I am starting to like fashion because I saw them on blogs, such as Sea of shoes, she always wear 80’s dresses. Last time I was at Value village and 2 girls were laughing their butt off while looking at the dresses, they were from the 80’s era. I don’t understand why some people get away with wearing crap in 2010 just because they are on a blog or working for fashion. Now I know I won’t follow the blogs fashion tips anymore. In fact, bogs now are more photography than fashion, they make you want to have more clothes and more things even if you don’t need them or want them…it’s like the readers want to be the blogger in some way.

  23. Grace says:

    I like to use the term “douchebaguette” when referring to female douche-bags. I’m sure someone much cleverer than I first came up with that.


  24. Emily Bleak says:

    When I was in college, I worked nights carding folks at a goth club. Lots of fat twentysomething guys came in with peach-fuzz goatees, PVC pants, and fedoras from Spencer’s Gifts.

    First picture looks like their skinny, female doppelganger.

  25. tartandtreacly says:

    Recipe for the first outfit: a dash of douchebaggery, a dollop of “irony”, and just a bit of the old ultraviolence.

  26. Alicia says:

    @tartandtreacly she looks like she’d be a droog.

  27. Catherine says:

    You guys make up much better words than Sarah Palin.

    The second girl looks to me to be Alexa Chung dressed up to look like Erin Wasson. I don’t care to find out who she really is.

    Girl crush is a phrase I never want to hear again.

  28. Cat says:

    Grace: YES!!! “douchebaguette” I will say from now on. I like it, though I fear the douchebaguettes themselves might like it too… tu crois pas? ahahaha!

  29. liz says:

    douchebaguette is my new favorite word, thanks guys!

  30. Sister Wolf says:

    Cybill – YES. Bojangles = new insult.

  31. Sister Wolf says:

    Caroline – Hate her with all my heart.

    Iron Chic- Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah, This is just too upsetting. It made me close all my tabs to get away from it!!!!

    RedHeadfashionista – The hat, yes.

  32. Sister Wolf says:

    Carrie – EXACTLY. Performance art when you DON’T WANT TO SEE IT. It’s a visual assault!

  33. Sister Wolf says:

    Make DO – Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!

  34. patni says:

    lets stop the crushing ON her, and just crush her dammit.

  35. Aja says:

    I like the first girl’s sultry look. It says “I am totally badass”.

  36. Sister Wolf says:

    Nicole – Too god damned right. Ugh.

    Tanya – Too much ugliness indeed. That’s why we need a dose of art every so often.

    Aja – You are such a contrarian! But anyone who’d try to project “badass” is a fucking douche!

  37. Aja says:

    SW, she looks super pleased with herself which is never that appealing in my eyes.

  38. Joy D. says:

    Ouch, leather baggy trousers make it difficult for me to adjust to what she is wearing long enough to comment. Baggy leather is good in theory but terrible in practice. (I do love that hat though)
    I can’t grasp why someone would think wearing a long shirt with cut-offs, that can barely be seen, results in an outfit. As if she is wearing rags with thigh highs. :/

  39. Braindance says:

    All I am getting from the first picture is, if the world was ruled by hipsters, this is what a rabbi would look like.

  40. EJ says:

    Hairbrushes must be ‘demode’ now.

  41. Cricket9 says:

    Hideous trousers or no trousers at all, what a great choice. All I have to do now to be more trendy is to steal a rosary from some old church lady.

  42. LeFacade says:

    Does this scream “female douche”? No, it looks more like the Salvation Army ejaculated all over these crack whores and this is the aftermath. I am really tired of people pretending to look like a living example of a Nirvana song and trying to present it as high fashion. No person in their right mind would spend $500 to wear something that looks like it could be used to wipe my ass.

  43. indie says:

    that first picture is just pure….pain

  44. kellie says:

    why are these idiots always in London looking places.
    I want to be in London.
    Do I need to be a douchette to do so???

  45. OMG OMG OMG “trawlerman pants.” I LOVE THAT. It would be a great band name too (they could open up for Grinderman).

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