19.7.11

witnessing awkward back hugs makes me giggle. and feel slightly awkward.

Everybody knows that the first step in overcoming an addiction is admitting you have a problem.

Insert dramatic pause. Nervous shuffles. Maybe even some heavy breathing exercises.

Hello. My name is Lexy, and I am addicted to StyleLikeU. Phew. There. I said it. I’m addicted. I’m not sure when this addiction began. I can’t pinpoint the exact date, the exact moment. But all I can say is: this addiction was STRONG. Right from that moment – whatever “that” moment was – I was completely, totally, and utterly hooked. I watch videos daily. I go through pages and pages and pages. It’s dangerous. Time-consuming. I’m worried. I, Lexy, would like to overcome this addiction.

WAIT. Backtrack. WHAT? “I, Lexy, would like to overcome this addiction.” Dear Lexy, you are wack. This is a marvelous addiction for an even more marvelous site. For any fashion lovers out there, I invite you all to worship the brilliance of StyleLikeU with me. It’s a magnificent hub of videos that celebrates people who celebrate creativity and individuality and style and art and AH IT MAKES ME SO EXCITED.

Seriously. This site is so incredibly inspiring. Whenever I watch some of those videos, I have a moment where I channel my inner tribalness, as I call “I’ve found my people” and pound on my chest like Tarzan/ hyena.

There’s hundreds of videos (as an addict, gosh, I don’t even think I’ve seen them all. I’m getting there, don’t you fret!). But since I’m a good citizen and what not, I’m going to share some of my personal favourites. In no particular order, these are some of the goodies that I keep bookmarked and watch obsessively because I have a life like that. (Note: This is a scheduled post. Finger's crossed that the links work. If not, just click on the names and jazz.)

1. Fay Leshner. I think this was the first video that I stumbled upon. She is such a visionary. She makes me want to create and experiment oodles. It’s incredible.

Fay Leshner for Stylelikeu.com from StyleLikeU on Vimeo.



2. Rachel Tratchenburg. This sounds creepy, but I feel like she’s like a soul sister. (Except for not really as I find that term rather bizarre.) I feel like we’d get along marvelously. And I’d steal her swell collection of colourful dresses, eeek.

Rachel Trachtenburg for Stylelikeu.com from StyleLikeU on Vimeo.




3. Rinat Welsing. AH THIS GUY HAS AMAZING ENERGY. We are like the same person, only he is a boy and much cooler than me. I literally squealed at his voodoo doll keychain look alike - I do the same. We are the same.

Rinat Welsing from Stylelikeu.com from StyleLikeU on Vimeo.



4. Natalie Gibson. There’s nothing more I want right now than to BECOME this woman when I am older. She is so dreamy. That sounds like I’m describing the chizzled male actor posters in teenie magazines. But I think that’s the word. Dreamy, whimsical… It’s amazing.

Natalie Gibson from StyleLikeU on Vimeo.




So there you have it! I have a billion other favourite videos that I’ll undoubtedly indulge in soon and potentially post. Whenever I watch these videos, I instantly flash-forward my life to me stomping the streets in New York City in layers of fantastical clothing and indulging in creative goodies everyday with people who are doing the same. I get so much comfort from these videos, that it’s bordering ridicule. Bordering.

1. If you’re a StyleLikeU fan, who are YOUR favourite muses? Send links!
2. What’s your favourite website?

12 comments:

Angelica Ng said...

Ah, certainly one of the better kind of addictions to have! I've actually never heard of StyleLikeU. Hmm...if I check it out, will I get hooped too? Hmm....worth the risk!!

http://red-soledfashionista.blogspot.com/

Brat said...

I've just watched all of the videos posted.. Wish I had the courage to express myself the way they do! How cool is Natalie Gibson? I did a bit of a squeee at her trousers from Jaipur, I have a block printed skirt from Jaipur, India and nobody is ever impressed when I announce that it has been made in such a personal way rather than rolled off a huge fabric-printing machine.. Hmmph! I guess I'll just have to be happy all by myself in the knowledge that every single piece of fabric printed is unique.
Thank you for opening up my world to Stylelikeu!

http://chattybrat.blogspot.com/

dahhlayne said...

Ok, I am amazed at all the loot Natalie Gibson has. I am just speechless. The end.

forte-espressivo.blogspot.com

Mrs. April said...

Um, so how lame am I that I've never even heard of this site before? *runs away so you can't smack me in the head*

Those are so inspirational. It gets me pumped up to do some fun stuff of my own.

Bonnie said...

Let's get together and have the most insane babies in the entire world.
Because I am absolutely addicted, as well.
Maybe we were separated at birth?

http://www.glamkittenslitterbox.com/
Twitter: @GlamKitten88

sojourned in style said...

these people are major amazingness. I like their almost nonchalance because its who they are and there is no "i'm trying to be different" pretention. Natalie Gibson kills me, your aspiration to be like her is totally admirable, her hair is sick! Rinat Welsing has this rock in roll with quirk ease. I like your addiction, and fully support your drug- stylelikeu.

Clairedontcare said...

I cant wait to try this new website! All those videos made me gag with amazingness.

olivias-pizzaz said...

I absolutely love this website too!!! i really want the new book! Its soo coool!! Great choices of people too

Narita said...

I didn't know StyleLikeU but I googled it and I'm gonna check it out right now. My favorite website it... lookbook, I think. It's full of inspiration and I think I'm too much kind-of a loser to join but that doesn't matter, checking other people's awesomeness is okay. And I'd like weheartit for the same reason: Awesome inspiration stuff.

The GUILTY HYENA said...

It's fascinating kinda voyeur like (in a good way) when SLU showcase people who possess a unique personal style, I also like ClosetVisit, which is very similar minus video footage.

Elisa, the founder of Style Like U also seems like a lovely lady. :)

Louise said...

I have never heard of LikeU before actually, but it looks rather awesome! But nah, I don't think I got a favorite website... Currently I am detaching myself from the internet. It's rather good though, there's so much more, haha!

Shelby said...

Reint Welsing is so dreamy! I mean isn't he just so cute. There is nothing I like more than a fashionable boy with a cute accent. I think you have passed on your addiction to me.

I have a suggestion for you. You should watch Monki TV (Swedish Retailer). It is not quite like these videos but equally as good and addiction inducing. Most of them feature bloggers too.
Here is the link: http://www.monki.com/television/indigo-clarke/at-work