Stylin’ & Profilin’

It’s not that we would like to say that we are awesome fashion connoisseurs…but we are! So we’ll judge things from time to time about how gorgeous, newfangled or just plain ugly things are. Maybe we’ll even post pictures of our submissions to American Apparel. Check it out if you wanna know what it’s all about.

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The shirt says it all. Caribou is goosin’ our sleaze. Ignore the fact that Andy Lloyd is wearing a Miracle Fortress tee. Point is, it looks shockingly similar to our logo up top. Fate works in mysterious ways. My only regret is that I didn’t capture what his fingers were doing…

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Caroline Doerhoff, 19.

I was able to snag some time with this dame at KSLU’s Solid Gold dance-party this past Saturday. Boy, she was lookin’ fierce, per usual. She is editor-in-chief for The Amp, KSLU Radio’s online music-publication, which y’all should check out right about NOW.

Explain the outfit.
This outfit is a questionably flesh-toned dress, belted at the waist for shapeliness and paired with black tights and shoes that look like the 80’s lovechild of pumps and ankle boots.

Where do you like to shop?
I love Value Village (a velour sweatshirt for 99 cents!), then H&M (employee discount) and the sale rack at Urban Outfitters (cheap prices on cheaply made clothes).

What catches your eye when clothes shopping?

I’ll pick something up because it looks laughable, and then after a few seconds of looking at it, I’ll want to try it on. Paisley, cardigans, and anything black are always sure to catch my eye.

If you could be any article of clothing, what would it be and why?

A well-wrapped scarf. It just pulls the outfit together with a touch of flair, you know?

–I heard dat!

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Liz Deichmann, 22. Student at St. Louis University.
This girl always be lookin’ fresh. After countless empty promises to Style and Profile her, I finally got my act together and worked it out. Feast your eyes.
Explain the outfit.
It’s my mom’s outfit. She doesn’t know I still have it, so shhhhh.

Where do you like to shop?

Not in St. Louis. Most of my things come from road-trips.Favorite article of clothing?
My neckerchief that I bought in New York, it has hundred dollar bills on it.
What catches your eye when shopping for clothes?
Well, anything that’s gold and tacky. Other than that, I really like a lot of dresses from the 60’s. And things that have cute animals on them. I don’t own anything with cute animals on them but if I ever saw it I would totally buy it.

If you could be any article of clothing, what would it be and why?

Hmmm. I would be either my finger-less gloves ‘cuz I love those, or my gold watch, even though it’s not really an article of clothing, but I wear it every day.

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AJ Mesleh, 19 and Emma Brady, 20–Cleveland, OH

I found these two ruffians in a cul-de-sac when I was back home. Actually, they are my friends and they kindly obliged when I told them I wanted to style and profile them.

AJ Mesleh, mattress-factory employee (make that money, don’t let it make you.)

Explain the outfit.
Ze outfit is a product of my trashiness.

Where do you like to shop?
freshcotton.com, thrift stores; a lot of different places I suppose

Favorite article of clothing?
Well, I just got a job at a mattress warehouse so lately I’ve been pretty into flannel shirts. All I need now is a lumberjack beard and I’ll be set for life.

What catches your eye when shopping for clothes?
I usually look for clothes that people will secretly judge me for wearing.

If you could be any article of clothing, what would it be and why?
JORTS. Do you really need to ask why?

Emma Brady, student at DePaul University

Explain your outfit.
I’m sporting a YSL belt, sweater dress, brown tights, and boots. Lovely.

Where do you like to shop?
I like to shop at all the standards. Urban Outfitters, Forever 21, H&M, etc. My favorite designer is Isaac Mizrahi.

What is your favorite article of clothing?
My favorite article of clothing would have to be my cardigan. I find a level of comfort within it.

What catches your eye when shopping for clothes?
When shopping, I look for a variety of clothes. Fun shapes, Native American inspired articles, mostly neutral colors, etc.

If you could be any article of clothing, what would you be and why?
If I could buy any article of clothing I would buy a jet pack, does that count? I think it would truly be the finishing touch to any look.

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Ladies and Gentleman, I would like to introduce you to Jenna Horwath, 20, of Northern Illinois University and drummer of band, Heart Shaped Hate.
Whether she is deciding to do homework or open for Crystal Castles, girl makes sure she dresses like she always has got it going on. Here, she is seen wearing hot pink shorts that she found at a thrift store. It cannot be seen in this shot, but there are sequins on the side that were sewn on by bandmate, Natali. Even though the concert was jam packed and extremely hot, Jenna still sported her hoody regardless of the current situation.
Jenna Horwath, always ready to party and always ready to dance. Be wary if you see her on the dance floor because she might pogo you in the shoulder numerous times.

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This week, we’re doing something different with Stylin’ & Profilin’. We were at the Deer Tick, Brimstone Howl, and Theodore show tonight at The Billiken Club in St. Louis and were able to style and profile members from two of the bands. Instead of praising each individual for their amazing style (and attitudes!), shit got straight convoluted. So, we are doing the Do’s and Don’ts of effective Stylin’ & Profilin’ conduct. Take note, y’all!

Do: John McCauley, singer/songwriter from Deer Tick

I was simply taken aback by his California Raisins tattoo. What an homage! Little did we know, but McCauley is an avid collector of all things California Raisins, which we think is quirky and just too perfect. His tattoo artist was lovely enough to take a screen-capture of one of the many great commercials and turn it into the greatness that is his tattoo.

Also, note the Vanilla Ice eyebrow! Did someone say “fresh”? According to McCauley, that’s what happens when you play around with barber shears while under the influence. Who knew? Although he hadn’t slept in over 48 hours and the band’s tour bus broke down, causing them to miss a show, McCauley was still a gem.

Don’t: Calvin, stand-in drummer from Brimstone Howl
Sheesh. Where do I start? First off, we loved his coat, hopefully it wasn’t real fur. I asked, he didn’t know. Don’t get us wrong. I mean, who wears shit like that in the Midwest and isn’t Whitney Houston? With that, if you’re going to rock a straight-up raccoon-looking fur coat, you better work.
When I approached Calvin about Stylin’ & Profilin’ him for our blog, his response was to the effect of , “You can put someone else’s face over mine.” Shoulda known at that point that Calvin and I weren’t riding on the same ferry-boat.
But I toughed it out, figuring he might come around. After I took the photo, I asked him a few Q’s:
Where did you get your coat?
“My friend gave it to me.”
Do you feel like R. Kelly when you wear it?
“No. I feel like myself.”
Wrong answer, friendo. Here’s the problem: You can’t act like you’re not wearing that to get attention, homeboy! If ya thought I was tryin’ to hit on you because of it, you tweakin. And, you look like Eminem in it, anyway!
Kells didn’t like your attitude, either.
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Yvonne Lambert: samplers, keyboards, theremin (!!!!), glockenspiel, guitar for The Octopus Project.

Hot damn! This lady is holding it down! I mean, she’s obviously in great shape, has an adorable hair-cut, and she plays the theremin in one of the best indietronica outfits out right now. We were lucky enough to Style and Profile her last night at The Gargoyle in St. Louis.

Yvonne informed us that she really pays attention to color when choosing outfits. She fancied this dress because yellow is one of her favorite hues, and we must say it looks very becoming! She is also a fan of ’50’s and ’60’s inspired clothing, as seen in this vintage-looking frock.

She often shops at boutiques in her hometown of Austin and informed us that if she could choose to be any article of clothing, she would be a really great pair of red high heels. Sassy!

If this lady’s great style is any indication of her equally-awesome musical abilities, y’all should give The Octopus Project a listen.

Thanks, Yvonne!

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Irum Javed, 21, Student at Saint Louis University, Barista at Kaldi’s…soon to be a freelancer of life!

Irum doesn’t dress like the usual college student–meaning sweats, Uggs and a university sweatshirt aren’t a part of her every-day wardrobe.

She makes sure to look funky fresh every single day.

She was found in Saint Louis University’s radio station, KSLU. She is pictured above on a bicycle sporting a fabulous vintage scarf and sassy jeans tucked into her boots.

What’s the story behind your outfit?

It is comfortable and weather friendly. I got my shirt from Value Village for $3! Jeans and Boots are from Urban Outfitters (not on sale, so you can imagine). My scarf was a gift from my cousin, who lives in the land of Pakis (Pakistan). The bike…well, that is just how I get around everyday.

How would you describe your fashion?

Comfortable and classy. I like to get some pieces that resemble the ’40-’50s fashion scene and mix it up with some other stuff I find in my closet.

I am also heavily inspired by Dora the Explorer. That girl is going places!

What are your favorite stores?

I really like looking at builtbywendy.com. Even though her clothes are outrageously expensive, they are good to get some inspiration from in case you want to make your own. Urban Outfitters of course, H&M (European stores), and thrift stores.

If you were a piece of clothing, what would you be?

This is a tough call. I love blazers, boots, and jeans, BUT if I had to be ONE piece of clothing it would be a scarf so I could wrap myself around your neck and keep you warm 🙂

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