Homeless Chic, The New It?

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I have to tell you I’m a bit worried about the way fashion goes. Not long ago, I thought Erin Wasson’s homeless chic wisdom was beyond acceptable. However, bringing her so-called relaxed fashion to the catwalk, it spawned some wee monsters in the fashblogosphere.

Now everyone’s onto some kind of homeless fashion/style/whatever. I would understand if this was going the anti-couture way. I would close my eyes and forgive it this was like an homage; a way to say that they are noticed and the future holds something better for them. (the story continues right after the jump)

Homeless Chic

No. This is not the fashion message I was expecting to see running up and down the respectable fashblogosphere. This makes fashion and those working it a scary, ruthless congregation of n’importe quoi-adorers. I may not be the expected vintage hunter, though I had my days of thrifting. I may not be the expected fierce fashionista just because I’m writing about all things style & fashion. I do it because I like it. Because I think it’s fun, relaxing and a way of taking your mind off the daily and allowing you to connect with bright minds and wonderful spirits all around the world.

This homeless breeze making victims in the ranks of the couture fashionism wipes the smile off my face. And boy, do I love smiling! And laughing my heart out! Find me some fashion to love and to smile about! Find me some fashion to feel my heart singing with! Find me fashion! (photos via 1, 2)

Catherine Baba Vintage


#1 Adriana on 09.05.09 at 6:44 am

I’ve read other bloggers and they made me cringe and hoped and waited for a piece to appear on Stylefrizz. Something written by you. Thank you for express how I feel about this “trend”.

#2 Ellington on 09.05.09 at 8:15 am

This annoys me to no end! The gall and the hubris of these people to take what homeless people wear because they have no money and to call it a trend!
They are a big gang of douche bags!!!
Thanks for posting this Kpriss! :)

#3 Daydreamer on 09.06.09 at 9:25 am

Some are stylish, I wouldn’t consider it as Homeless Style, chic or whatever because what we are playing is about people who is “homeless,” as they are able to find good clothes to wear is enough. They won’t read Vogue or Details and try to find nice clothes to wear styling trendy, they probably wear clothes that at least don’t make them cold. So being homeless chic is something not a trend. And goodness, I so love you Kpriss!! Thanks.

#4 Tavia on 09.06.09 at 10:26 am

OMG Fashion on the streets is hard:))

#5 kpriss on 09.06.09 at 9:54 pm

Thank you, girls! Your echoing means the world to me! More voices should raise against this Derrelicted-outrageousness!

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