Thursday, June 14, 2012

Who in god's name is taking photos of all the style bloggers?

Seriously. Who? Husbands? Boyfriends? This is the modern equivalent of making your husband hold your purse while you shop.

Also, what is going on with the fake-shy pose everyone makes? You're not shy. You post a photo of yourself nearly every day. Good for you. (I mean that.) Now stand up straight and let someone* take your goddamn photo.



*Your beleaguered boyfriend, likely.

21 comments:

Kevin said...

My guess is the auto timer and the tripod are taking most of these pictures.

Decorno said...

You're probably right.

But that seems even weirder to me.. especially the ones shot outside.

Anonymous said...

Oh, where they do that thing of pointing one foot in front of the other, and tuck their chin down?

What a mess.

amvance said...

hilarious

Razmataz said...

I've asked myself that many times...even with auto timer, I think it would be hard to do. If you look closely though, they have a little routine of poses...every time the same few.

my favorite and my best- MFAMB to you said...

it's their boyfriends. i repeat...BOYFRIENDS! not husbands. and after about 2 years of marriage that shit will stop and then those style bloggers will turn into mom bloggers and be taking pictures of their babies and their homemade baby food. and then they will write a successful cookbook.
and you and i will be dead.

Anonymous said...

I love this question. I wonder the same thing. It has to be the boyfriends. Too many movements of the camera for that to be a tripod set up. I think there needs to a Tumblr set up where people can post photos of the boyfriends taking photos of their style blogger girlfriends. The tile could be I Gave Her My Heart And She Gave Me Her Camera.If you don't love 80s movies then you don't get the Lloyd Dobbler reference. Shame on you.

Richie Designs said...

thank you - I was thinking it was just me.

everyone is a fucking "brand" now

Anonymous said...

so sick of the pigeon-toed pose -

it's on the red carpet,
in the J. Crew catalogue,
style bloggers,
Mommy bloggers,
even men bloggers -

enough!

heather (love your space) said...

have you seen that post by a male style blogger making fun of all the poses? It's funny.

http://notsolonelylondoners.wordpress.com/2012/05/13/how-to-post-like-a-fashion-

Kathleen said...

The poses are so entirely contrived. What is the appeal of that pigeon-toed look? I don't understand. I can't bear to look at J.Crew, Landsend Canvas, or any other catalog photos. And, then, bloggers imitate that silliness. Yuck.

Lady Blue said...
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Lady Blue said...

Yes! This post is great. It reminds me of all the girls who have 200+ photos on facebook, who always respond "gee thanks" demurely when someone comments on their looks. AS IF you do not know you look good with 200+ pictures up.

BTW have you seen the tumblr "Fuck your noguchi coffee table"? I think you'd love it.

Vanessa said...

Also I can't stand the half tucked-in, half-out shirt. If one of my friends showed up like that I'd think she'd gotten a little absent-minded in the bathroom.

And I second the commenter above who mentioned the Not So Lonely Londoner's 2-part "How to pose like a fashion blogger". Hilarious!

Shawna said...

Hilariously true! The celebes do that pigeon toed pose too. I hate it.

Anonymous said...

Personally, not embracing the cultural and economic insistence on branding oneself.

The pigeon-toed pose signifies youth, adolescence, even a kind of innocence. Let's face it: our cultural ideal of beauty is the body of a 15 year-old-boy but with breasts and the face of a girl.

Anonymous said...

As a Pilates instructor I want to teach all of these little bloggers about posture and a good neutral spine. Stand up straight!

Demure at 25=hunchback at 40

The Glamorous Housewife said...

As a fashion blogger I can say I use my husband, my nanny, my kids, my sister, my friends, a tripod with a timer, and a remote to take my pictures. I dont do the pigeon toe thing, but I do have a few poses I repeat over and over because other ones make me look fat. And yes, it is mortifying to take pictures of yourself in public, but I do it anyway. As for false modesty, that is true. I use it because etiquette dictates one doesn't post with a 'damn I look good today', though I know full well I look amazing.

Love you blog, glad you are updating more often.

Thanks doll,
The Glamorous Housewife

Anonymous said...

I don't like mouth slightly open, fingers on the bottom lip pose, as if "oh! I'm so surprised!" or is it "oh! I'm so bashful!" Either way, it's fake.

anufangava said...

My thoughts, exactly. Chiropractors will have a merry time popping those hip sockets back in the right place because of those pigeon toed/feet pointing in weird direction poses.

positdesign said...

LOOK AT THEIR HANDS. They almost never have both hands in frame, and most of the time you CAN ACTUALLY SEE the clicker-remote-control that they are holding to make their tripodded camera snap their picture.

One of the biggest reasons they all use the same poses is because those are the most efficient remote-hiding poses.