Normcore

My friend and I were talking about how we are just not into fashion that much lately. For me, it has to do with not wanting to buy anything unless it is secondhand, or well-made by an independent designer (expensive). Also, as a library clerk, I can’t afford that much.

The world feels depressing lately so I decided to dive back into fashion blogs and see if I could get excited about anything. I stumbled upon Double3xposure, a fashion blogger, on Instagram. She is a 20-year-old college student living in Atlanta, Georgia. What I love about her style is how normal she looks.

Her hair is undone. She is wearing sensible shoes. Many of her outfits are just a t-shirt and cut off jeans. I particularly love that she embraces the off-the-shoulder trend by wearing a pajama top that she simply shimmies around her shoulders. #genius

Seeing her outfits got me thinking of normcore (think hardcore normal). I’d always heard about it but didn’t really know what it meant. I found this Vogue video where Alexa Chung interviews the people (K-Hole) who invented the term. This story is fascinating! You have to watch this. It’s like an art joke altering the fashion industry.

Wanting to always promote sustainable style is like always being on a diet. Occasionally, I just want junk food. Double3xposure has inspired me to keep eating healthy. I’m inspired to be creative with what I already have and make smart investments with pieces that I love.

Double3xposure says about her personal style:

To me having style has nothing to do with the amount of money you have. I believe style has to do with the creativity you put into the outfits you wear with the things you already have.

BTW — It is through Double3xpsoure that I learned about Older Brother. I love how eco-friendly and unisex their designs are.

P.S. Vivienne Westwood wrote a great blog post called — Unisex is good for the environment.

That’s enough to chew on for now. xo jam

2016 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Finalists

Yesterday, during my break at work, I noticed that the 2016 CFDA Vogue Fashion Fund Finalists list was on Instagram. The complete list is now also up on Vogue.com. I’ve once again compiled all the finalist’s websites. I’ve included videos where I could find one. Peruse all the links and let me know who you want to win.  I need some time to pick my favorites but I can already tell that I want to know more about Ji Oh. I’d love to wear one of her crazy colorful suits.

Adam Selman

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via Billboard.com

Area: Beckett Fogg and Piotrek Panszczyk

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via A Shaded View on Fashion

Brock Collection: Kristopher Brock and Laura Vassar
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Chloe Gosselin: Chloe Gosselin

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Via Galore Magazine

Ji Oh: Ji Oh

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via Harpers Bazaar

Krewe du Optic: Stirling Barrett

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Via Nola.com

Morgan Lane: Morgan Curtis

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Newbark: Maryam and Marjan Malakpour

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Rochambeau: Laurence Chandler and Joshua Cooper

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Via WWD

Stampd: Chris Stamp

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Via HypeBeast

xo jam

The Family Room Podcast

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Hey Locals, you should totally subscribe to this podcast by Peter Squires. It seriously is a great way to learn about your friends and neighbors. Peter interviewed me recently about blogging, Style Queue magazine, and random life stuff. Click on the image above to take a listen.

Speaking of interviews, Peter was just interviewed on the Five Spot on Seacoastonline. Follow the link to learn more about Peter, like his favorite color for instance.🙂

Peter Squires 4077 Photography
Peter Squires – 4077 Photography

I am currently enrolled in an Intro to Photography course at UNH. I am finally learning what all those buttons mean on my camera. I love this photo of Peter by 4077 Photography. So well done! What is the positive version of the word jealous? — That is how I feel about this photo.