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You Wanna Know Something that Gets on My Nerves? - Just That Archaic Poet's Blog

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You Wanna Know Something that Gets on My Nerves?


Blog Posted:2/3/2014 12:30:00 PM
This is totally off topic and perhaps more than a little random, but you wanna know what gets on my nerves? Yeah, I know, besides that, though! This concept of "Celebrity Stylists"; I mean, seriously, WTF? You're how old, exactly, and you NEED someone to dress you? I don't know about you guys, but I haven't had a stylist since my mom stopped picking out my clothes for me in grade school. It's kinda pitiful that these people seemingly cannot dress themselves lol.

In high school, my style was "grunge" (hey, it was the 90's; Nirvana, Kurt Cobain and the whole Seattle music scene was a major influence over my developing brain.) Weather permitting, I always wore my tattered grey cardigan sweater with the big "smiley face" button fastened en lieu of a brooch. Later I added a black pentagram. My backpack was adorned with many different odd buttons and patches, my most notorious one being the "Satan is a lesbian" sticker that I hot-glued right beside my "Question Authority" button. That one really got people riled up, but I never got in trouble for it, weirdly enough. Then I discovered Marilyn Manson and quickly became a grungy "Goth" hybrid. I had my style down pat: I made the whole "just crawled out from a cemetery" carrying a vintage metal "Care Bears" lunchbox motif work and look chic (shut up, Jill, lest we forget the "tassel" incident!)

Having a huge collection of band t-shirts to select from (some quite shocking and offensive; kids would NEVER get away with this today, sadly) in addition to many chains on my wallet and gaudy macabre jewelry, I was your quintessential angst-ridden teenager with an outlandish fashion sense. My parents, naturally, HATED it, especially when I dyed my hair pink or purple; that really tore them up! I cut up some of mom's black panty-hose, making sure they were full of runs and tears, attaching them with safety pins to my t-shirt and making sure to cut out finger holes. My peers gave me hell, but I was undaunted. Luckily I found a fake lip ring to add to the overall effect. If you look through my pics, you'll see one of me from high school, sporting a "Beware of God" shirt, with my long hair and dog collar. Ah, what fond memories! My classmates may have ridiculed me mercilessly, but no one ever laid a finger on me; they were too frightened lol. I also wore this formidable silver claw ring which looked like it could take out an eyeball. Not long after that, I went through a "glam" phase, but we best not talk about that!

So basically I think this notion of celebrities needing stylists is ridiculous. That tells me they never had their own unique style to begin with, and need outside support to maintain some kind of specific "look".

You know what my "look" is now? One word: COMFORT! Pajama or track pants, nice, plain t-shirts. No more combat boots; just simple ol' Nike's or sandals/flip-flops. Besides, you can't get away with that when you're almost 35; it just looks sad and desperate. I've already done the whole "shock value" thing; now, I just choose to blend in with the rest of the sheep. It's not titillating anymore to be stared at in scorn, bafflement and contempt; you know what I mean, Vern? ;)
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Date: 2/5/2014 2:49:00 AM
I went to high school in uniform, how boring. I had a mullet, then put the back of it in a hair tie. Oh I wish I still had that much hair... See you when my tans darker, glad the Tweet worked.
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Date: 2/5/2014 3:42:00 AM
Always a pleasure.
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Date: 2/5/2014 3:41:00 AM
When I lived in New Zealand, I noticed all the kids wore uniforms and I got asked many times whether American schools and teenagers were really like as depicted in movies and they very much are. Thanks for the tweets, Scott :)
Date: 2/4/2014 5:02:00 PM
In your own words, "you be like a sack of russet potatoes with earrings!" 8/20/2009 8:40 p.m.
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Date: 2/4/2014 6:25:00 PM
THAT'S what I said to you, you jaundiced albino! lol Go get you another spray tan xD You still too skurrrrred to wear that Jackie O. dress! Did you keep your rhinoplasty appt.? LOL!
Date: 2/4/2014 4:27:00 PM
Out of curiosity, how did you guys dress in middle/high school? Any other grungy goths out there? In middle school I dressed really "preppy" (sends shivers down my spine now lol.) Any other fashion mavericks wanna come forward? ~Chan
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Date: 2/4/2014 12:06:00 PM
Lol...I'm with ya , Chan. Fashion is not a stong area of mine...haha..But maybe more than I think...camo is IN right now isn't it?
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Date: 2/4/2014 12:51:00 PM
*reading lol
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Date: 2/4/2014 12:50:00 PM
Camo is in if you say or think it is. Nevermind "trends". Be true to your own style aesthetic, Caleb :) Thanks for readinf and sharing your thoughts, my friend!
Date: 2/3/2014 10:22:00 PM
In my family, you can wear yer jammies on XMAS...it's a long day, dedicated to family...Grandpa started the tradition 60 yrs ago....I git my jammies @ Duluth Trading Co. They got cargo pockets! so I can carry my pocket knife to assist with gift-ribbon cutting! Jimbo
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Date: 2/4/2014 10:17:00 AM
Ours is the same way, Jimbo; we all stay in our jammies for Christmas, too. Thanks for the read and comment, bud :)
Date: 2/3/2014 7:07:00 PM
Fun blog, my friend. My son never has forgiven me for making him sometimes wear clothes from the thrift shop, but I don't believe in buying into the consumer mentality of "get what is in fashion." I am still wearing some of the things I bought 14 years ago!! The ones that still fit me anyway. I like comfort around the house, but at the school where I work, I often dress up very nicely, and I am known as a person who coordinates well. I have many earrings, etc that I enjoy matching up with my outfits. But I only buy discount clothing and sometimes I still visit thrift shops. It was a big hobby of mine in the 80's! It's funny how you scared the students in HS. Good way to keep the bullies away
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Date: 2/4/2014 10:20:00 AM
Some of my favorite clothes have come from thrift shops; you can sometimes find awesome stuff. I have no qualms whatsoever about buying clothes from Goodwill or the Salvation Army. It was "cool" when I was a teen to be a thrift store shopper. Thanks for reading and commenting, Andrea :)
Date: 2/3/2014 3:45:00 PM
cute blog, had me laughing
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Date: 2/3/2014 4:00:00 PM
Thanks, Francine :)
Date: 2/3/2014 3:22:00 PM
Liar! You'd DIE to have a stylist! ...as would I. Good thing you called yourself out in the last paragraph or I would have.
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Date: 2/4/2014 10:22:00 AM
lol Luckily I never made it through the front doors with the black lipstick on; it made my lips look HUGE!! During my "glam" phase, I wore gold and silver lipstick which was a far better fit ;)
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Date: 2/3/2014 4:02:00 PM
We are best frenemies lol, FJ. She came to school in a cow girl ensemble, complete with cowboy boots and a shirt covered in tassels xD Now, she's gonna bring up the time I tried to wear black lipstick; just watch! ;)
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Date: 2/3/2014 3:25:00 PM
I don't need a stylist! Maybe you do (given your atrocious wardrobe!) but if I wanted to look dapper, I wouldn't need help. You had a distinct fashion style, once upon a time. Now it's lumberjack or those aWWWful Betty Page dresses! Don't make me tell the masses about the tassels!
Date: 2/3/2014 1:10:00 PM
I'm here, ain't I? :) In answer to your question....I read blogs...I don't always comment. Chan...these celebs are in the SPOTLIGHT 24/7. They even make it on WORST DRESSED LISTS. Those are the ones who probably DIDN'T have a stylist. HA HA! I'd LOVE to have a stylist....Of course....if it TOTALLY makes me feel yucky...I wouldn't wear it, but...always good to have the EXPERTS when you are in the public eye. ELIE SAAB...My fav designer...so...yea. Anything by that man...superb. Having said that...Love the fact that you were secure in yourself to wear what you wanted. My favorite...REBELLIOUS piece...A t-shirt with the words TROUBLE MAKER splashed across the front. Yea! Made me feel ...naughty!
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Date: 2/3/2014 1:35:00 PM
I'm 35 going on 65, physically and mentally lol. Too old to be young, too young to be old! ;)
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Date: 2/3/2014 1:24:00 PM
Whatever makes you happy, my dear! :) OLD AGE indeed. That makes me a dinosaur at 46....I forgive you! ;)
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Date: 2/3/2014 1:21:00 PM
lol Thanks, Eileen. You're right; I would definitely have some men's Versace and Comme des Garcons in my closet, but I'd rather be comfortable these days in my old age. I'm also a tightwad; I could never spend thousands on jewelry or a wardrobe; just a few select pieces would be sufficient, I think. I'll always be a Wal-Mart and Goodwill kinda guy, though ;)
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Date: 2/3/2014 1:15:00 PM
HA HA HA HA!!! NO YOU WOULDN'T...You'd get all those designer clothes and wear them in STYLE! I'd flaunt them!!!! :) Why NOT???? Vivienne Westwood is a bit....LOUD for me, but...very creative. Lovely blog..I really enjoyed this!
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Date: 2/3/2014 1:14:00 PM
*Comme Des Garcons, I meant ;)
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Date: 2/3/2014 1:13:00 PM
Oh, don't get me wrong: I LOVE fashion! I mean, L-O-V-E it! I wish I could be a designer. I love Versace, Missoni, Commes des Garcons, Vivienne Westwood (just to name a few), but I think I could pick out what looks good on me without assistance. I'm really making a big joke here. Even if I was rich and famous, I think I'd still shop at Wal-Mart LOL!
Date: 2/3/2014 12:54:00 PM
Lighten up and have a laugh with me, peeps. No reason to be uptight. Tell me YOUR pet peeves; we shall compare notes! People who don't use their blinkers while driving make me crazy lol ;)
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Date: 2/3/2014 3:32:00 PM
Your camel toe aggravates me xD LOL!
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Date: 2/3/2014 3:25:00 PM
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