Thursday, 28 October 2010

I Hate To Break It To You (I Actually Don't)

I am so fucking mad!

What happened, you say?

Well, I'm so glad you asked. Here goes:

The Slovenian edition of Elle magazine is currently holding a kind of a "contest" on their website for readers to present their creative work in fashion, interior design, photography etc. I submitted a few of the photos from my blog, including this one. After quite some time, I noticed their "jury" left this comment for it:
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Ocena: 1 od 5
“Stajling je neizviren. Dejstvo, da sta dva kosa iz iste trgovine (ob minimalističnem staljingu), nas pušča hladne.”


1 of 5 points
"The styling is unoriginal. The fact that two pieces (considering the minimalistic styling) are from the same store leaves us indifferent."
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Before I continue, let's make one thing crystal clear. I'm not one of those poor oversensitive bastards who will get all offended every time they get criticized. I'll admit it's nicer to get compliments, but I really don't mind constructive criticism. I know who I am and what I'm capable of (and what my flaws are), so don't worry, I can handle it. What I can't and won't take is moronic shit coming my way.

Now that this is clear ...

What kind of an idiotic, half-assed argument was that? Two pieces are from the same store - so fucking what? Damn, I had no idea that was the ultimate styling faux pas. Or is there a subliminal message I'm not getting?

Anyway ... the same magazine is holding another contest, a styling contest in cooperation with a store called K&Ö. Their clothes had to be styled by the 10 finalists - here are the results:

source: elle.si

I'm not gonna discuss the quality of these attempts at styling here, let me just mention that I'm amazed how they're brimming with unbelievable creativity and originality (sarcasm off). But there's something else I would like to point out. Umm, how shall I put this ...

All the clothes are, umm ... from THE SAME FUCKING STORE!!!!!

Oh ...

Do I need to say anything else?

Just this:

20 comments:

M said...

Tell them brother! (ok, won't go there) :-)

Perfectly said.

InnyVinny said...

Dumbasses.

Katkoc said...

Butli :S

Teta Bina said...

bOOOOOring stylings!!

Krvava Meri said...

Kreteni!!! 0.o

čudna said...

to se ti loh pa sam pr nas zgodi :D in ja, stylingi iz K&O so (razen svetlih izjem) tako boring in unoriginal, da nimam besed... to pa ni point stiliranja!

Denis said...

Bosanac bi rekel: Usta jim serem seljačka al pa morda Serem vam se u čarapu!

No ja kaj naj rečem al komentiram... No nič., še en lep dokaz kaka vrsta ljudi obstaja..

nihrida said...

Bemti! Ravnokar sem napisala dolgo sporočilo, pa sem šla še enkrat kliknit na sliko (da se prepričam) in je komentar šel v 3 PM.
Hotela sem samo povedati, da je ta stajling (meni) eden izmed boljših. Kvazi strokovnjaki pa naj se povlečejo nazaj v svoje luknje.

Enchanted Gardens said...

damn...čovjek bi pomislio da gospoda iz Elle-a imaju stila i kreativnosti...ipak je to njihov posao. slažem se, ovo gore je predosadno! :-S

beba said...

Meni je prav všeč tale tvoj outfit. Preprost in lep. Če bi te zagledala na ulici, bi se ti smehlajala, ker bi mi bila zanimivo oblečena. Me pa zanima, kakšen outfit je po njihovem izviren.

Hah, zdaj sploh ne vem, če naj dam na ta Elle talent zadevo, ki jo delam. Hah, kaj si nor res, keri komentar. Priporočam ti, da se čim bolj smejiš na ta račun, lahko tudi na silo, dokler ti ne bo res smešno.

Mir in ljubezen!

densy said...

idioti.. nimam drugih besed :)

NinaSafada said...

o neverjetno, tut jst bi čisto popizdila, je hkrati že čisto smešno...si pa dobro to napisala! :)
prvo kot prvo, ne vem kaj ima veze, če sta dva kosa ali več iz iste trgovine, pomembno je kaj predstavlja celoten outfit...
in ne bom niti komentirala tistih stylingov, sem že vidla nasplošno dosti takih modnih natečajev pri nas in mislim da polovica teh tako imenovanih "strokovnjakov" nima blage veze kaj je originalnost in kaj ne, meni zgleda kot, da so še vedno v fazi "črte in pike ne gredo skupaj", ker me pol od tega kar nakoncu izberejo ne ravno impresionira...svašta...

Petra said...

a je izbirala Petra Windschnurrer? pol mi je vse jasn.... ;D

michelle_ said...

that is the most idiotic judge ive ever heard ! (we have idiotic judges here in indonesia too..)

who cares if it's the same brand ?! its a styling competition hello ?! not a "shop with the most diverse brand competition" ..

glisters and blisters

Mouthwash said...

Oh good heavens. They are dumb. Sounds like someone wiggled their way into the "judge" position and is thinking a little too highly of themselves. They just wanted to have something that sounded somewhat important to say, and instead came off completely ignorant.

Don't worry. There will be other contests that will have more intelligent judges.

I'm sure the pieces you put together were wonderful!

Amber
ambersmouthwash

Chomy said...

say waht now????
haha i am sure they meant, 'sorry it is not fashion, becasue you didn't spend two months rent on it'...
i find it really funny and more and more i am left with the conclusion that so called Fashion insiders are on some other shit really.if it is not on the 'trend watch' they won't get it. i bet you if you photoshopped one of the 'it' blogger's face on it,it will leave them singing another tune.

Eva M said...

Pffff.... PROSIM???
No, mojih designov sploh niso hotel objavit... Ko sem jim napisala email, so bili sicer zlo prijazni, ampak mi sploh niso odgovorili na vprašanje...
Poleg tega bi si lahko za tale tvoj outfit vzeli vsaj kako minutko več in če se jim kritika že zdi primerna & potrebna, bi jo morali utemeljiti.
Njihov argument je tko plitek in brezvezen, da...
No, škoda besed.


Tvoji outfiti so bili definitivno boljši kot večina drugih objav na tej strani in važno je, da ostali to vemo! :)


oxox

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Andrea said...

Vem kako se počutiš; tudi jaz sem razočarana nad slovensko ELLE. Letos sem že tretjič zapored(in zadnjič) poslala stylinge (tudi iz bloga), nakar sem od nekoga izvedela, da se je brezveze truditi, ker gre pri njih vse po vezah ali pa izberejo res kr ene. Sama mafija, kaj češ.

Style Porn said...

MUahahaha! I like that last little graphic. Swiping that one for my "inspiration" folder.

Eva Ana said...

I feel you.