Nerd Chic

Like my Schmotter collage?

Just saw this on a magazine rack and thought at first that I really didn’t need to pay three bucks for a magazine just cuz there was this cute little nerdy guy on the front, but then I saw it again at the next store, and well…

Awwww. That bow tie…

Nerd chic is where it’s at, I tell ya. The cover made me want to dedicate a post to the trend. I remember when Anne Hathaway rocked the geek glasses for the Rio LA Premiere, and I thought she was adorable in them. I have a few friends who’ve told me they aren’t buying it as a workable fashion trend (I’m paraphrasing big time on that), but I just think it is. Workable. As a fashion trend.

Anne is wearing a royal purple Gucci sheath dress with a very flattering hairstyle, but the glasses give her ensemble the real character.

Even Hello Kitty took a turn with the look; you can get this handbag and a host of other lovable Hello Dorky stuff like sunglass cases and keychains to accessories for yourself in a less subtle way to show off your geeky side. I’ve been thinking for a while now that I want the purse, but do I really need more Sanrio stuff?

I’m really a little too old to wear costumey things, but when I was younger I went around in kind of neo-Victorian garb, and I would have really jumped on this one, but it just wasn’t cool in the 80s and 90s (Steve Urkel notwithstanding) and anyway I’ve always been a for-real nerd, so it’s just as well that I didn’t go around flagrently emulating the fashionably out-of-touch appearance as a teen.

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About kirinjirafa

I have far too many interests, start far too many projects, and buy far too many books. Many of them are about giraffes, but not nearly enough.
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