Tragic Fashion Boy


I have wasted several hours tonight by following links from blog to blog, and here’s the scoop:

There are a ton of blogs that seem dedicated to advancing a style I want to call Clueless Goth. It’s heavy on the black, with lots of chains, studs, torn shit, leather, and the enthusiasts are too young to know it’s all been done before. They will post a photo like the Tragic Fashion Boy above, evoking comments like “fucken sicc.”

Dude, this is so depressing. I don’t know why, it just is. I learned yet again that Chloe Sevigney can do no wrong. Erin Wasson is still popular. Kids who look like they’ve been molested all their lives are featured in pictorials proudly flaunting their tattoos and blabbing about their muses. Lou Doillon is a big deal, even though she looks like a horse.

I don’t want to single out any bloggers in this report, because I can’t work up a good head of hatred for any of them as individuals. They’re more like a social ill or a trend to take note of, from a distance.

After this immersion into the fashion-forward youth culture, I might have a better appreciation of pretentious grown ups.

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30 Responses to Tragic Fashion Boy

  1. Stella Mayfair says:

    THANK YOU, Sister! That, among countless other things, is why I love you so much!

    The tragic little boy and his “fukken sicc” rick owens clad posse always seem to be so utterly depressed. Do they ever laugh out loud? Do they eat ice cream? Do they have a grandma they adore? Does anything matter to them, except themselves?

    And Lou Doillon DOES look like a horse. I always thought that, though every blog on the planet and their cousin seems to worship the little filly. Mwaaaah!

  2. Constance says:

    And what’s wrong with looking like a horse? I do not agree with you with you in that one, sister. At least she doesn’t look like straight out of the cast of the Bold and the beautiful, and to me that’s always a bonus.

    Thank you for the tragic fashion boy post, it had to be done.

  3. JK says:

    No need to worry ’bout “singling out any individual bloggers” Sister Wolf.

    I’m pretty certain when Sarah’s plan to sue the Internet kicks in to high gear, (given her range of vision) there’ll be a heckuva lot of unsuspecting bloggers caught up in her fishing net.

  4. Ann says:

    Lou Doillon is the bastard child of Mackenzie Phillips and the uglier parts of Liv Tyler, with some sort of feeble and failed attempt at Chrissie Hynde’s coolness thrown in.

    I want to slap Tragic Fashion Boy just so I can hear his girlish scream. Now that would be fucken sicc.

  5. I’m envious of Tragic Fashion Boy’s legs, but Chloe Sevigny has always made me feel vaguely ill.

  6. Daniel says:

    Hey! …I look like a horse, what’s wrong with looking like a horse?…FU sister and your little sicc black chicken…lol

  7. Daniel says:

    Oh and speaking of Chloe Sevigney , i recently saw her version of the very same outfit only it was a bit puffier and had these peculiar white flecks all over the neck line for some reason…hmm

  8. e says:

    I have absolutely seen this kid around. I am so sick of seeing 6-foot emaciated 12-year-olds wearing clothes I could never afford, I am so sick of their legs that you can snap in half with your bare hands, EMACIATED IS DISGUSTING. YUCK! When will people get over it and start eating? Not that I think fashion models should be a size 14 but look at the supermodels of the nineties, they are so gorgeous! They have a power to them models today could never compare to, because WEAKNESS is trendy. Ugh.

    I know this rant sounds so typical but it’s because it’s true. Also doesn’t that boy’s face look weird and bloated like he’s super malnourished? Oh, and you know who REALLY makes me sick? Bunny Bisous. YUCK! She should be having awkward first make out sessions and going to cheerleading camp, not interviewing models during fashion week!! I’m 22 and I think all these people are too young. They need their parents as they are obviously not feeding themselves!

    Ok, I’m really done now.

  9. Queen Michelle says:

    I love me some goth.
    But then I’m just an 80’s throw back no matter how hard I try not to be. Infact, I’m listening to The Mission right now gazing at my shoes below my black clad leather legs. Oops.

  10. jennine says:

    aww… well.. like star trek boys, and angry metal heads, there will always be tragic goth boys.

  11. dust says:

    Stop criticizing skinny people, they are harmless minority compared to the fat and obese threatening majority!
    Better a skinny goth than a fat rednecks with guns!

  12. HelOnWheels says:

    I don’t know Dust – fat rednecks with guns aren’t as annoyingly pretentious.

  13. Mark says:

    Lou Doillon smells like dead fish.

  14. Mark says:

    Just sayin’.

  15. Bex says:

    I hung out with a 25-year-old Jacksonville, FL boy the other day, about a decade (!) younger than me, a total down-to-earth kid. Don’t have a single thing in common with him, except that he’s very career-driven, but a big kid nonetheless. And I’m sure he’s a total 180 from Fashion Boy. Still, I’d rather hang with him that someone like Fashion Boy..I really don’t get the young ‘uns these days..Or maybe I think I’m just getting old…

  16. Jill says:

    I toast you and bow to your fucking insightfulness. Cheers Babe, I’ll have an extra martini in your honor tonight.

  17. Andra says:

    This Lou Doillon person – you’d have to wonder why they didn’t fix her teeth.

  18. honeypants says:

    I’ve been trying to figure out how I feel about Tragic Fashion Boy all day, but all I’m coming up with is pure bafflement. There’s a bit of hate, some revulsion, a disturbing amount of attraction, a smidge of jealousy, and a huge slice of cynical, eye-rolling, over-it-ness.

    I don’t like feeling that way! How dare he! (but what if he wanted to be my friend?)

    See what I mean?

    I don’t know that Lou, but yes she is a horse, and I loved Ann’s breakdown of her face.

  19. alittlelux says:

    that lou girl kind of looks like a dried up csi corpse face wise… like her cheeks are stretched thin over her chops! at least that dreadful corey kennedy went away… or at least i hope she did.

  20. Aja says:

    I knoes yous talkin’ about me! And that Coconut Records video I posted. I can’t help it though, she just seems like the type of person who would be fun to hang out with. That’s no crime, right? Or maybe yes 🙂

  21. He looks like how I feel – in my swine flu pit

  22. marmalade wombat says:

    haha very true sister wolf. have you had a look at luxirare yet?

    she takes her fashion, food, and ‘cool’ identity very seriously.

    sure, they’re self important and may possibly be suffering delusions of grandeur but i say if they want to revive what looks like a variant of stripper-wear that is fine with me. totter about in those vertiginous heels and home-made sheer leotard and multicoloured faux fur coat in the middle of summer! A-OK

    so now everyone is wandering around in pleather tights and clumpy hooven black booties and bedragged alexander wang sweaters with big moth-holes in them…’high’ fashion is now all trickle down and ‘accessible’.

    Well, all I can say is that I just wish this would spread to senior citizens. I wanna see grannies reclaim their sexual and fashion identity in hobo/goth/stripper wear!

  23. marmalade wombat says:

    btw i just wanted to add. i laugh but i also love reading luxirare. it’s pompous but still itneresting and intelligent! haha 🙂

  24. I have to say I love the look, but as I sit here brushing food off my belly for the 100th time today, I’m trying to figure out why I find this so freaking annoying. I think it’s the bandwagon enthusiasm, the horrid misuse of “epic,” thus ruining it for future literary greats who are working on their epic poems, and the attitude that this is genius. Hey, give me leather and fake fur and make it all black, but it’s not freaking genius.

  25. Style Spy says:

    Preach it, girl. A thousand righteous amens.

  26. Danielle says:

    I just read the post in the link-

    How does an 11 year old get a tattoo and a tongue piercing?

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