Archive for the 'Menday' Category

02
Feb
10

Menday: Jeggings

Let’s talk about…

Conclusion: Men like jeggings.  Or anything that’s tight.  Shocker.

Personally, I haven’t lost my jeggings virginity yet and I’m not sure if I ever will.  I do wear leggings, but also only wear super skinny jeans.  The probability of jeggings ever making their way into my closet are slim to none.  No pun intended.

Are jeggings one of your wardrobe staples?

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18
Jan
10

Menday: Acne Atacoma Black Metal Wedge

Who: 8 men’s style bloggers

What: Acne Atacoma Black Metal Wedge

Why: Became popular after Alexa Chung wore them and was an instant shoe crush for many ladies, including myself

Personally, I love the Acne wedge.  Seeing as how they retail for over $600,  I opted for the Jeffrey Campbell Alexa wedges instead and couldn’t be happier.  Plus, I get to feel tall, if only for a few hours.

Click here to see photos of how I wore them.

And read below to find out how the guys ripped, er, didn’t hold back on their feelings about the popular Acne Atacoma Wedge.

Shaun: In my personal attempt to try to find the attractiveness in these heels I have only justified why I don’t like them.  Heels are supposed to make the legs look more elegant, and by making such an abrupt finish at the foot you are doing quite the opposite.  And I’m sorry Ms. (Ms.?  Mrs.?) Chung, but what is with the socks?  You are taking what those heels make your legs lack to the next level.  Must I say more?

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Kenyatte: Okay ladies….when I first saw these shoes the movie “Blades of Glory” came to mind.  If Chazz Michael Michaels saw you in these he might grab you and try to execute the Iron Lotus.  At $590, the price tag only adds insult to injury.  Seriously…someone hand me a bat so I can “Tonya Harding” the shit out of those shoes.  A platform wedge with metal accents is a great idea, just like the idea to duplicate Las Vegas on the East coast — but ladies…it’s all in the execution…ask anyone who’s gone to Atlantic City…

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Nick: A few reasons to buy these for your friend:

1)  She’d be rad to go sneaker shopping with.  You wouldn’t have to use those stools with the angled mirrors, just have her stay close.

2)  Couple flashlights and a tap dancing lesson and you’d have a disco at every bar you walked into.

3)  How’s my makeup?  HEADSTAND!!!!

747s and mirror-trimmed shoes… keep ’em on the runways and off the streets.

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Lawrence: Oh Lord, I knew something like this was on the horizon, but so soon?  I thought we were going to be eased into this.  Now I know Becs owns a pair of these so I will do my best to keep this as polite as possible.  There is absolutely zero redeeming qualities in footwear like this as far as I am concerned.  I won’t pretend to know what women think, but I cannot even remotely fathom what would motivate a female to purchase shoes like this.  They give off this Spice Girls meets Robocop vibe, which is not as complimentary as some people might believe.  Attractive women (i.e. Ms. Chung and Becs) should avoid shoes like this for it draws attention to their feet and their feet alone.

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Dan: The 70s are on their way back baby!  I’m a little torn on these.  Sexy, yes.  Practical and versatile, not so much.  I like that their bulkiness can help a woman’s legs look longer and slimmer, not that Alexa Chung needs it.     Best, SB

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Paul: Honestly, these just look ridiculous.  I’ll try not to go into these too hard, because Becca I know you’ve actually worn these on the blog, but honestly, on the strange & f-ugly scale, these are on the level of Uggs.  Just sayin…

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Max: To wear those shoes, you must have a healthy sense of humor.  I like a girl with a sense of humor.

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Will: When I first saw this shoe, one thought popped into my head, “Is this girl wearing Kiss boots?”  And while I am a fan of a few choice jams by the face-painted bunch (Lovegun is a hell of a tune), I would not be too keen on seeing these in person.  If not paired with the correct wardrobe, they have the high probability of coming off as far too goth. Granted, some black eyeliner can be sexy as all get out, but taking it a step further (no pun intended) with these wedges is a turn off. Plus, I imagine the lady opting for these would want to keep them on in bed, and unless she’s cool with me wearing my Red Wings to compete, I’d have to pass on that idea.

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Did the guys get it right?  Shoutouts to Lawrence and Paul who recognized that I had previously worn the Jeffrey Campbell Alexa Wedges.

If you have ideas for what you want the men to hate on… or sound off on, please leave it in the comments section.  I will do my best to work it into an upcoming post.

As always, thanks for reading, and stay tuned for another Menday edition next week.

xo, Becs

11
Jan
10

It’s not Monday, it’s Menday: Faux Fur

Starting today, I’ll be injecting some testosterone into this blog.  From women’s fashion trends to street style photos, I’ve asked several of my favorite men’s style bloggers to sound off on this weekly ‘panel’ to see if they are on board with what us ladies find popular/attractive/amazing.

Get to know the men below, and click on each box to visit their blogs.

For the innaugural Menday, I’ve decided to focus on the faux fur trend.  The majority of us, myself included, love faux fur.  But are men down with this cozy trend as well?

Kenyatte:  First of all…can we just pass a general fashion rule that the combined weight of a women’s jacket and bag may not be more than her body weight (Mary Kate…WTF!?!)

That said, I am not a huge fan of this trend…not because I have anything against fur (or faux fur) but because when a women wears something like this, the fur piece tends to completely overshadow the women underneath.  With the exception of Victoria (who is wearing a piece that allows the eye to trail down to her stunning leather leggings) the other women look like caricatures.

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Lawrence:  Normally I would use this platform to bitch about how attractive women act like they get a free pass when it comes to wearing ridiculous stuff.  But, to be quite honest, I can’t find too much fault in this faux fur gear (though it does help to be beautiful).  Too bad I can’t say the same thing about some of these shoes.  Goddamn.

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Shaun:  Animals have (previously I wrote “wear”, but they don’t have a choice really) fur to keep themselves at a level temperature.  Humans wear fur because we don’t have it, well everyone except Robin Williams.  But faux fur?  And faux fur worn in such a way that it won’t keep you warm?  Is there any utilitarian purpose to their style?  Must I say more?  (I will admit though Mary Kate [or is that Ashley?]…either way she looks good.)

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Will:  If it serves a purpose other than making you look part-animal, go for it. MKO looks downright frigid and could use all the layers she can get. Furthermore, I think the real question regarding Ms. Wasson is the shoes.

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Paul:  I don’t necessarily have a problem with faux fur (I guess the less animals you kill for the sake of fashion, the better), but I think the faux fur prize definitely has to go to Victoria here.  She applies it well, going with a well-proportioned, sexy and classy look, and I applaud her effort in representing the fashionable ladies across the pond.  Besides, Mrs. Becks is the less annoying of the four, so I think I’d still side with her if only on principle alone.

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Nick:  Faux? Great, now how is PETA going to know who to throw red paint on?  As if girls weren’t cuddly enough, you gotta go and dress ’em up like teddy bears.  I’m a fan, for sure.  I’d make this trend mix tapes and throw rocks at its window at 2am.

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Max:  About the faux fur look, I’d hate to upset any members of PETA, but if you’re going to wear fur, wear fur.  Forget the faux.  In general, I don’t advocate wearing fur.  I wouldn’t suggest actively seeking it out, but if by some means it is acquired, wear it when it’s cold.  In the case of fur, function should rule over fashion.  Yes, I’m talking to you LA.  There is a time and a season to wear fur, and it is called winter.

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Dan:  Personally, I’m not a fan of the faux fur trend, mainly because I don’t like when women (or men for that matter) dress gaudy or in a manner that screams “I am better or richer than you.”  To me, it looks uptight and “uppity.” While these are clearly all beautiful women, I would say Erin Wasson wore it best because she’s pulling it off most subtly and down-to-earth-looking (or perhaps because she’s the only one not wearing those ridiculous oversized insect-looking glasses). – SB

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Agree with the guys?  Yes, I will still continue to wear my faux fur… even in LA when the temps drop to a brisk 50 degrees (cough, Max).  Have an idea for what you want the guys to sound off on next week?  Please let me know in the comments box.

Hope you enjoyed this first post as much as I enjoyed putting it all together.

xo, Becs




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