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Washed Out = Washed Up | Manolo's Shoe Blog

Washed Out = Washed Up

Manolo says, the other day, on the Facebook, the Manolo was complaining about the samey-sameness of most of the stylebloggers.

The Manolo must have looked at 20,000 style blogs over the past few days, some of them exceedingly popular, and all of them featuring the same clothes, the same poses, the same washed-out, overexposed style of photography.

Time for the change!

The Manolo decrees: the washed-out style photos are all washed up. Color is the new black!

Out = Identical style bloggers all obsessed with being part of the in crowd
In = Crazy girls who throw on the clothes they love and dare you to criticize them!

Above all else, what agitated the Manolo was the ubiquity of the washed-out, vintage-looking photos, photos that use the Instagram filter to excess, in every possible case.

To which the Manolo says, Death to the Instagram filter!

Happily, however, the trend appears to be abating. How does the Manolo know this? The latest Madonna video, “Turn Up The Radio,” …

P.S. No need to watch the entire tiresome affair. You will get the idea after the first ten seconds: Madonna suffers from soul-wrenching ennui, which she cures with random casual sex and bad pop music played loudly.

3 Responses to “Washed Out = Washed Up”

  1. The formerly shoe-obsessed Wayne July 16, 2012 at 9:04 pm #

    I definitely agree with you about Instagram…Instagram is to hipsters what Auto-Tune is to mediocre female pop singers.

  2. Charlotte Allen July 17, 2012 at 12:15 pm #

    Also the Anthropologie catalogue–why does it exist? You can’t order from it, and you can hardly see the merch. But they spend a fortune posing the waifs in exotic, if predictably bleached-out locales. Don’t the mailing costs for this pointless thing eat into the profits?

    Re the bleached blogs: It’s not nice to pick on children, so I’m not going to say a thing about Tavi Gevinson.

  3. Jezebella July 18, 2012 at 6:00 pm #

    Wayne, turn your radio to the nearest urban contemporary station and you will discover that AutoTune is also widely used by mediocre male pop “singers.”