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Thursday, March 15, 2007

3/15 - Spyhouse Coffee

10 comments:

Arsh said...

cool stripy leggings!!

Anonymous said...

trying a little to hard

Tyler said...

Is this "trying too hard" when compared with what you see on Facehunter? I think it's difficult to be zealous with fashion expression in Minnesota and I commend her. I encourage her to go further with it.

What I do not commend are anonymous comments that are purely negative nature without attempting to move further into a topic.

Marina said...

this is a beautiful girl in a really cool outfit.. I love the Camels in her boots!

Anonymous said...

i quite liked seeing the"trying too hard" comment. why does it have to move further into the topic? all the comments i've seen so far have looked like fan club letters. there's a lot of stuff i've seen on here that i'd never waste camera time on, but there's also a lot of stuff i'm impressed to see in minneapolis. we all have opinions about style, and i think that should be reflected in the comments as well.

Anonymous said...

Although I think "trying a little to hard" explains itself, I will infact move further into the topic. Her outfit is not something you throw on and leave the house with. It's well thought about and put together, and every other girl on the street looks like this; with stripy leggings and a choppy hair cut. I think leggings are chic, when they are worn not like a emo-highschooler.

I would think you post pictures up on this blog to ignite discussion about fashion and different looks. Whether people like this outfit or dislike it, lets talk about our opinions, this is what it's all about--all of our many different views.
Also you should be flattered.. your pictures provoke thought when viewed by others.

Tyler said...

Thank you for elaborating on your comment. We, at The Minneapoline, agree that it’s important to engage discussion on fashion, whether positive or negative critique. This is why we have chosen to allow anonymous and unfiltered comments (something not all fashion blogs allow). The point of emphasis, however, is the word critique. Viewing photos of people on a blog, like this, has an inherent flaw. It sets up a distance between the viewer and the person in the photograph. In reality, this distance does not exist. Each person photographed is given the blog’s URL and, from what we can tell, most come to view their photo and read the comments. This makes any comment posted equivalent to saying the message directly to the photo subject’s face.

Here, things tricky. One of our goals is to encourage a fashion culture in Minneapolis. Another one is to spark fashion discussion. These sometimes conflict. The key for our readers is to walk that line where you can critique fashion in a way that does only that, without anything that critiques the individual. These people have put themselves out there both in how they dress and by allowing us to take their photos, we don’t want them to regret that.

Readers may notice that I will never say anything negative about what a subject is wearing. I feel this would be inappropriate as I am the one who has asked to take their photo. This doesn’t mean that everything put out there is an example of how everyone should dress. I try to capture expression, innovation, or things that are simply well put together, while still acting as a representation of what Minneapolis can produce. This creates a pretty wide range of what you many see at The Minneapoline, but I do applaud every one of my photo subjects.

Keep the comments coming, but remember that they can be personal.
Thanks!

Anonymous said...

What's wrong with the emo-highschooler look? Granted the culture itself if f*ing annoying, but you can't ignore that fact that the style is amazing.

ellen said...

I agree, I like to see comments positive and negative. I love the discussion. If I had an outfit that I knew everyone in the world would love, I'd probably burn it. Fashion's not fashion as we know it without people disliking certain things. Everyone pictured on here wears their clothes confidently, and they know they're pushing the envelope. Not everyone's going to like everything. But, even if we hate something, I think there's always an idea or two in there to take away. I think we all know not to be ridiculously mean, right guys? ;)

Speaking of Emo style...didja hear that Fall Out Boy's bassist is partnering with DKNY to launch a junior's line? DKNY going....emo? strange...

bucket of suds said...

Notice; camel pink's.