Fashion versus Style

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    Aug 24, 2007 1:46 PM GMT
    Fashion has the weight advantage, obviously, but Style's got the moves. Who will win?
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    Aug 24, 2007 2:14 PM GMT
    Depends on the individual.

    Fashion is dictated by the media... or to quote the Devil Wears Prada "The people in this room... from a pile of stuff"

    Style is all your own! To me style wins.

    Prince sang it best on the "Emancipation" CDs

    (Style) Style, uh!
    (Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah)
    Style, dig it
    (Style) Style, come on
    Uh, style
    Style is not something that comes in a bottle
    Style is more like Jackie O. when she was doin' Aristotle
    Style is not a logo that sticks 2 the roof of one's ass
    Style is like a second cousin 2 class

    U got it! - Style, come on
    U got it! - Style, say what?
    U got it! - Style, come on
    U got it! - Style, check it

    Style ain't sittin' court side with the owner of the team
    Style is owning the court and charging 'em all a fee
    Style is not lusting after someone because they're cool
    Style is loving yourself 'til everyone else does 2

    U got it! - Style, come on
    U got it! - Style, maybe
    U got it! - Style, well well
    U got it! - Style

    Bridge:
    Style don't get drunk on a Saturday night
    Try 2 dress up every Sunday mornin' bright
    Style don't get married then break the vow in a year
    Style is keepin' a promise
    Raise your hand y'all if U hear me

    (Style) [x2]

    Style is not biting style when U can't find the funk
    Style is the face U make on a Michael Jordon dunk
    Style ain't the jeep U bought when U know your broke ass got bills
    Style is lettin' your lover drive while U talk on the phone and chill

    U got it! - Style
    U got it! - Style, maybe
    U got it! - Style, come on
    U got it! - Style

    Bridge:
    Style is a gold-tooth smile with an attitude
    Style is a peaceful wild postin' the rude
    Style is growing your own food
    Style is a non-violent march
    Style is an accurate account of what's inside every heart (Style)

    Style is not a lie
    Style is a man that cries
    Style is the glow in a pregnant woman's eyes

    (Style) [x4]

    U got it! - Style, come on
    U got it! - Style, do that, do that
    U got it! - Style, got it?
    U got it! - Style, mad, come on

    (Style) U got it! - Yeah
    (Style) U got it!
    Style is a peaceful wild y'all
    (Style) U got it! - Style
    (Style) U got it!
    Style is not thinking about style
    So let me stop (Style)

    (Style) [repeats in BG]
    It's nice man
    What U call that?
    Style, I like that
    It's about me?
    (Keep, keep, keepin' on, people gotta keep, keep, keepin' on)
    Right on (U got it!)
    I ain't got no job, but I got style
    Style, yeah

    (Style) U got it!
    Oh yeah
    Hang on, hang on...

    Style is buying your moms a house
    Style is a clean mouth
    Style is puppy breath
    Style is no fear of death
    Style is Ali's jab
    Style is hailing a cab (Style)
    Then U know, givin' 'em the finger when they pass your ass!

    (Style) (U got it!) Bonnie, Bonnie
    (Style) (U got it!) Oh yeah
    (Style) Shirley, shake your ass, Shirley
    (Sytle) Shirley, Shirley, I love U, Shirley


    (Style) (U got it!) [repeat in BG)
    Style is Mayte in the shower
    Style is a soul new power
    Style is when all black men are free
    Style is U and me
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    Aug 24, 2007 5:45 PM GMT
    Style always wins for me. It's all in the moves, especially if they are original. ;-)
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    Aug 24, 2007 5:57 PM GMT
    Coco Chanel said it best:
    "Fashion fades, only style remains the same."
    "In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different."
    "As long as you know men are like children, you know everything!"
    "A woman who doesn't wear perfume has no future." ((( ! )))
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    Aug 24, 2007 7:03 PM GMT
    Give me a "WTF?!" reaction than a "that's nice" anyday. Anyone can be fashionable with some $$$ and curiosity; to be stylish takes a confidence, orginality, and a sometimes joy in being stared at (sometimes in horror). :P
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    Aug 24, 2007 7:57 PM GMT
    I'm not into fashion and I have zero style. The whole idea makes me feel like a christmas tree and that clothing and the like are just the ornaments. Don't be surprised if you find me one day laying in the gutter with tinsel hanging off me and thousands of pine needles all around me waiting for sanitation to drag me off to a landfill.
  • dfrourke

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    Aug 24, 2007 8:19 PM GMT
    fashion is the sprinter...style is the endurance runner...

    - David
  • Partclman

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    Aug 24, 2007 10:41 PM GMT
    I think our fellow homo Oscar Wilde said it best:

    "Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months."

    =D
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    Aug 24, 2007 11:14 PM GMT
    What a great quote.

    Style is personal, whereas fashion is for others. For me, this sums it up.

    I have my own style. It's definitely not fabulous. When I'm expressing my style, I'm comfy and confident. In the rare instance where I venture away into something "fashionable" I get a uneasy feeling of trying to be someone I'm not. An article of clothing should never be an emotional investment.
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    Aug 25, 2007 1:17 AM GMT
    Don't forget the inimitable trend-setter Paris Hilton:

    “The only rule is don't be boring and dress cute wherever you go. Life is too short to blend in.”

    I like the ungrammatical construction of the first sentence. Should you or should you not dress cute wherever you go?

    I spent two miserable years editing a magazine not in the fashion industry but close to it -- house and garden crap featuring the mega-wealthy. At every staff meeting, location scouting and photo shoot, we had to endure pontification about the difference in fashion and style. "Is this a passing phase, mere fashion, or does this have the endurance of style?" Inwardly, I was always thinking: "Please shoot me."

    Of course, since the bottom line is selling shit, the question was ultimately abandoned and anything marketable became "style."

    By the way: Eclectic style is "best" because you can integrate any shit you need to sell.

    In my own view, personal style has nothing much to do with clothing and probably even less to do with conventional notions of beauty.



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    Aug 25, 2007 4:11 AM GMT
    StripperRocco -- I am awed by your creativity. You have style.

    Style is personal, fashion is something they try to sell you. Style is like obscenity; hard to define, but you know it when you see it. Style is understated and subtle, fashion is attention-seeking.

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    Aug 25, 2007 5:08 AM GMT

    I have neither, and I'm a designer!

    :-(
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    Aug 25, 2007 6:51 AM GMT
    I'm both. He who has style bends fashion in to his own styling.
  • GreekPanther

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    Aug 25, 2007 6:54 AM GMT
    You always can bye fashion, but hardly style
  • GQjock

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    Aug 25, 2007 10:55 AM GMT
    Always remember that...
    You can definitely have style without being in fashion

    style is something that's intrinsically your own

    It's a Paris Hilton vs Audrey Hepburn
    It's Ben Affleck vs JFK Jr

    ...or reading Conde Naste in Singapore vs the Village Voice in Stockholm
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    Aug 25, 2007 11:58 AM GMT
    fashion = knowing the rules

    style = knowing the rules and when and HOW to break them.

    The most memorable 'compliment' I received was years ago when an editor at the magazine I was working at (NOT fashion) said to me "Didn't your mother teach you how to dress." Keeping in mind that this woman appeared to be buying her clothes, sight unseen, from a catalog company that seemed to also sell clothes.

    "Why thank you." I said with pride and dignity.
  • art_smass

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    Aug 25, 2007 7:40 PM GMT
    "Don't be surprised if you find me one day laying in the gutter with tinsel hanging off me and thousands of pine needles all around me waiting for sanitation to drag me off to a landfill."

    I just had the most wonderful idea for my spring collection!
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    Aug 27, 2007 2:42 PM GMT
    Style takes the cake between the 2 choices. But personality mixed with style.
    Fab on tap baby. Its disco!
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    Aug 27, 2007 3:55 PM GMT
    When I must choose a style, I usually stick with the Council of Biology Editors Style Manual.
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    Aug 27, 2007 5:07 PM GMT
    I find myself in the middle still. even when building one to fit what seems wacked out to me. It works i guess for osme people but there are just some looks i wouldnt try pulling off but even Im amazed at it.
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    Aug 27, 2007 6:23 PM GMT
    Thank you antelope
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    Jun 14, 2008 1:55 AM GMT
    FASHION NEVER FADES, STYLE DO CHANGE.
  • Timbales

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    Jun 14, 2008 1:56 AM GMT
    Fashion can be purchased.

    Style, one must possess.
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    Jun 14, 2008 2:04 AM GMT
    I guess I have to put this in architectural terms - since that's how I think...

    Fashion is fleeting - like Post Modernism

    Style is inherent - Like a Frank Gehry building or the Parthenon

    Guess I would rather be Style - I like something that is lasting and classic.

    (oh - Gawd - ignore the T-shirt..) icon_redface.gif
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    Jun 14, 2008 2:06 AM GMT
    Glamour can be bought... Style... This must be taught.