July 22, 2010

"Goes to show you that a pretty girl can wear just about anything and look cute."

Is that the explanation? A mystery!

102 comments:

AllenS said...

Are those bullet holes in her pants?

Quayle said...

When you're a jet, you're a jet all the way, from your first cigarette to your last dying day!

rcocean said...

Sorry, if she's pretty, she's done a good job hiding it.

To me she looks like a underprivileged boy from Appalachia.

AC245 said...

Are you sure that's a girl? It looks like Justin Bieber.

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Brian said...

So that's where Frodo wound up! I wondered whatever happened to him.

jayne_cobb said...

Gotta agree with rcocean.

Were I to run into her on the streets I would think she was a poor teenaged boy.

Peano said...

No man would ever mistake her for a boy.

Kirstin said...

Sort of a young Ted Koppel look.

ricpic said...

Another terminally hip hipster in the throes of constant craving.

MamaM said...

Holes and Peeks.

A children's book by Ann Jonas in which a young child is afraid of holes unless they are fixed, plugged, or made smaller, but he thinks "peeks" are fun because he can see things through them.

It's pole day, maybe she was repeatedly poked with a 10 foot subliminal pole.

rcocean said...

Reminds of Ava Gardner's** crack about Mia Farrow:

"I always knew Frank (Sinatra) would end up in bed with a boy"

** Never mistaken for a boy, no matter what she wore.

Will Cate said...

Hmmmm... it's a stretch. Maybe if she didn't have a butchy haircut.

jr565 said...

I never realized women could be that flat and uncurvy.

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Irene said...

"NHS tells cancer boy, 5, he is 'too fat'... after putting on TWO POUNDS during chemotherapy."

rhhardin said...

The pocket flaps show she's not serious about it. Those are girls' pants.

AJ Lynch said...

You guys would have been good detectives.

Bob_R said...

What's the over/under on the size of her trust fund?

Hoosier Daddy said...

That's a girl?

lemondog said...

Comments at the Sartorialist are amusing. Someone called the look 'brilliant.'

wv: billi - as in hill?

Hoosier Daddy said...

Ok I mean guys have a thing for that 'boyish' look but they still need to have some boobs.

Just sayin.

Trooper York said...

That's what I thought too Kristin.

Tranny Ted Koppel.

Trooper York said...

Remember this mook the next time the blogger lady starts posting nasty shit about hot girls with a little junk in their trunk.

Skyler said...

A woman is beautiful regardless of her clothing. I wouldn't call her ugly but she's not high on the cute scale.

I would say that her choice of clothing does speak to bow sensible she is and her sense of priorities. She looks like she's the sort that avoids bathing.

Tom Tucker said...

People see wrestlers or body-builders and laugh/think that they are "confused." What's it say about a man who thinks this is attractive? I know plenty of guys that aren't interested in anyone over 110 lbs., and the fewer curves the better...

Dust Bunny Queen said...

They all love her jeans.

Hey!!! we have many pairs of my husbands jeans that look just like that. The holes and fading are cause by bleach, lye and other gross septic tank type substances that will eat through not just your jeans.

They are welcome to come to my garage and pick through the rags. There are some very hip t-shirts too, that are covered with artistic blobs of blue pvc pipe joint compound and neato holes from soldering accidents.

We are avant garde stylists!!!! Who knew.

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New "Hussein" Ham said...

A young Ted Koppel (my how he has aged) could get away with those sneakers.

Not sure he could get away with those at his age today.

rcocean said...

I know plenty of guys that aren't interested in anyone over 110 lbs., and the fewer curves the better...

And these "guys" are usually Gay or called Humhert Humbert.

edutcher said...

No, 'fraid not. Give her nicer looking pants, maybe, but the way she is, not in a million years.

jr565 said...

I never realized women could be that flat and uncurvy.

You never saw Twiggy.

Dust Bunny Queen said...

They think her hair is amazing too.

My husband's hair is pretty amazing after hanging upside down from his waist in a 4 by 4 foot pump shed/aka dog house in 105 degree weather to reconnect pump wires and plumb in connections to a settling tank for sand. The 120 degrees, at least inside the box does wonders: for your hair, complexion, clothing and disposition.

Amazing and brilliant.

Seriously. I want to take all these pretentious twits who think that this look (new york rag picker chic) is fabulous, line them up and bitch slap every one of them. Then make them wear my hubby's work clothing for the rest of their lives.

Dead Julius said...
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Dead Julius said...

Or: How to dress so that you are completely unattractive to any normal heterosexual man. Daddy issues maybe? Or is that too rude to say?

If I knew that she was over 18, I'd link to this from my porn blog and ask my readers the immortal question: "Would you hit it?"

I don't think many would, and my readers are a excessively horny bunch. Their standards about as low as they... uhhh... come.

Matthew said...

She's not pretty at all. She looks downright boyish.

I wouldn't f*ck her with a stolen penis.

The Crack Emcee said...

That guy, the Sartorialist, should keep a bunch of sandwiches with him to trade for a photo. Then, if he runs into them at a later date, he can do a comparison with the healthier version - or, at least, give them another sandwich.

It's just sad, man. [shaking head, almost ready to cry.]

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dbp said...

I think she is cute and there are plenty of girl cues:

The curvature of her shirt shows that there are breasts under it. I think she is bra-less and there is a slight darkness under the center of the (viewer's) right side.

The neckline of the tank top is nothing a straight man would wear.

Lipstick

She has a pretty pendant on a thin chain around her neck.

Light blue (girly looking) glasses tucked into her shirt.

As to the belt, I think it is too long for her and to keep the excess from flopping around, she moves the buckle to her right. Belts last forever and I used to be wider, so I do this too.

ironrailsironweights said...

Guaranteed she's completely hairless. God damn it.

Peter

c3 said...

You know I thought you were alluding to the ad on the page with the topless woman and being
ironic

As for the actual girl, she's what, 11 or 12, and out playing with other kids in the neighborhood

Palladian said...

Jeez, you people ragging on this ragdoll should post a picture of yourself and let the rest of us pick it apart.

Palladian said...

"And these "guys" are usually Gay"

I'm gay and I'm not interested in anyone who weighs under 110 pounds.

Eric said...

She does kind of look like a boy. I probably wouldn't take her home for fear it would get uncomfortable when his/her dangly bits came out.

yashu said...

Aw, I think she's adorable.

I actually love the 'boy' (or tomboy) look on girls-- the gamine, garconne type. Not everyone can get away with it, but she can. She looks very comfortable on a hot day.

traditionalguy said...

The look is unique. She needs some bubble gum. But to look special like she does without resorting to permanently desecrating her body with tattoos is all in good fun.

Robin said...

Seems like a lot of fatuous nonsense to me.

Trooper York said...

Palladian said...
Jeez, you people ragging on this ragdoll should post a picture of yourself and let the rest of us pick it apart.

Asked and answered pal.

Hit me with your best shot. Fire away!

Trooper York said...

The demented Popeye look is the latest trend this season. Just saying.

John said...

Didn't she used to sing for Dexie's Midnight Runners?

Pogo said...
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Eric said...

That's a great picture, Trooper. But what you really needed was a pipe. People would have identified you as Howell, or maybe Popeye.

Methadras said...

Pretty? No. However, I wonder what her shabby chic outfit, that she is wearing cost her.

GMay said...

I think the clothes take her from average to unattractive.

rcocean said...

Trooper,

You've got guts my friend. I'd post my picture - but jealousy is an ugly emotion.

Trooper York said...

Pogo, like I told El Pollo...that was Star Wars.

Trooper York said...

And Eric, Canada is another pussy country that won't let you smoke in bars.

Eric said...

I think she's going for that TV classic "hot girl who nobody realizes is hot because she doesn't dress like she's hot" look. Except she's not hot.

Trooper York said...

I wouldn't worry rc.

Those mutant ninja turtle guys have lots of money. I don't think they would be jealous.

dick said...

Looks to me like she raided her little brother's dirty clothes bag. This is supposed to be chic?????

Eric said...

Well, then, you could have gone nuclear. Call your wife "Lovey" in public.

Trooper York said...

I do that all the time.

It's just that Mr. Howell was way too obscure for those dumb Canadians. I don't think they have even got Gilligan's Island up there yet. They are still working on "Hazel."

And who wants to go around dressed like Shirely Booth.

Trooper York said...

Well except for Cedarford of course.

t-man/wurly/henry buck said...

Hey Palladian,

I've got my pic here (I'm the drunk looking guy dressed as a Santa from Wanamaker's, circa 1972).

Pic me apart.

By the way, I'm interested in 3 of your prints, but don't use paypal, should I email you directly?

The Crack Emcee said...

Chic? Shit. All she's missing is one of those hats with a propeller on top.

Palladian said...

t-man/wurly/henry buck: yes, email me directly. The address is on this page.

Palladian said...

Now here's a tomboy!

MadisonMan said...

She looks very much like some of my daughter's friends. Very cute and happy.

Palladian said...

"She looks very much like some of my daughter's friends. Very cute and happy."

Why thank you, MadisonMan!

Palladian said...

Oh, you meant the girl in Althouse's link. Yes, of course you did! How... uh, silly of me...

Big Mike said...

Was there a pretty girl in the article. I seem to have missed it.

RLB_IV said...

All she needs to complete her enesemble is a skateboard.

MadisonMan said...

I'm also wondering what you all would say to this girl's parents if they were friends of yours.

Pogo said...
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GMay said...

"I'm also wondering what you all would say to this girl's parents if they were friends of yours.

If I were asked? Exactly what I said upthread.

MadisonMan said...

Pogo, before or after you pinch and punch her?

The comments here disgust me.

Pogo said...
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Stability of Art in Unstable Times... said...
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Stability of Art in Unstable Times... said...

She is a walking ad for Apple.

Palladian said...

"The comments here disgust me."

Hey! I stuck up for her! Choose a slightly less broad brush when you start painting again!

Jason said...

I think she's adorable.

I've always gone for pixies and tomboys, though.

She might be wearing old clothes because she's on the way to the studio to do some pottery.

I dig bohemian chicks and artists, too.

Except for the fact that too many of those bitches are libtards.

This kid was probably an Obama zombie.

Dust Bunny Queen said...

I'm also wondering what you all would say to this girl's parents if they were friends of yours.

I would say

"I hope she dresses better when she is looking for a job. She IS looking for a job...right?"

Quote me.

shoutingthomas said...

She's cute if you like fag hags.

Don't get me started.

Palladian said...

Oh you've "started" already.

Tell me, does anything not make you think of "fags"?

I'm a fag and I don't think about fags as much as you do.

Titus said...

Palladian, do you know that I was on a weekend getaway and my boyfriend receives a "word of the day" on his laptop and last Saturday the word was "Palladian"-no kidding. I thought you hunted us down when I saw the word pop up and you were going to kill us.

How weird, huh?

All the vitriol for this cute young girl says more about the commenters than it says about the girl. She is cute, looks confident and happy.

Now everyone, relax, take a deep breath and have a wonderful summer. It's hot out here!

shoutingthomas said...

Oh you've "started" already.

Tell me, does anything not make you think of "fags"?

I'm a fag and I don't think about fags as much as you do.

Countdown to Palladian announcing that butt fucking cures all human problems... 10, 9, 8...

Seriously, Palladian, I usually get along with gay men. For years, I was a patron of the Ridiculous Theater in Greenwich Village. They put on the most hilarious plays I've ever seen, including "Mother Truckers."

Sample dialogue:

"How tall is he," asks character one.

"Six feet six inches," responds character two.

"Really. Tell me all about the six inches," replies character one.

Unfortunately, the leader of the Ridiculous Theater Charles Ludlam, died of AIDS. He was funny as hell.

Fag hags are a different matter. They are an especially treacherous, and unfunny, lot.

Countdown to Palladian announcing that butt fucking is the key to enlightenment... 7, 6, 5

You haven't compared yourself to a black man suffering under Jim Crow for at least a week.

"Lord know, the trubble I seen," sings Palladian. "Out in the cotton fields pickin' in the hot sun."

Countdown to Palladian carrying on about the medicinal properties of butt fucking... 4, 3, 2

Palladian said...

"You haven't compared yourself to a black man suffering under Jim Crow for at least a week.

"Lord know, the trubble I seen," sings Palladian. "Out in the cotton fields pickin' in the hot sun."

I have never said anything remotely as disgusting as that.

The only butt-fucking you're going to get is if you go fuck yourself, which I heartily recommend in your case.

shoutingthomas said...

The only butt-fucking you're going to get is if you go fuck yourself, which I heartily recommend in your case.

That is so remarkably not witty, Palladian.

Butt fucking for everybody!

Palladian said...

So to summarize, this girl and her outfit are cute. Beats greasy, sweaty Williamsburg hipsters in reproduction 80's sunglasses and dirty flip-flops any day.

shoutingthomas said...

She should get fucked in the butt.

That would cure all her problems.

Rx courtesy of Palladian.

LonewackoDotCom said...

I was wondering who she looked like; thanks for Kirstin for figuring it out.

Here's a more Old World, natural look. Plus, she's holding something quite a bit different than a Cup o' Soup. Quite a whole lot bit different!

Dust Bunny Queen said...

Butt fucking for everybody!

Yikes!! I don't think so. Whatever floats your boat.

What I object to about the girl and her outfit is not so much the actual girl and her outfit, but rather the swooning over her raggedy clothing and sparse body by people who are obviously not in a position that they HAVE to wear rags. Instead they can PRETEND to insouciance because they can afford to.

(I know..ended the sentence with a preposition..so kill me)

So while these useless worthless drags on society dress like they are working, disadvanted people, and are putting on a costume, playing dress up...or rather dress down......there are people right now who dress this way not for stylistic reasons, but because they can't do anything else.

I get a disctinct Marie Antoinette vibe from the commenters.

jeff said...

yeah she's cute. What kind of cute depends on if she is over 18.

"Goes to show you that a pretty girl can wear just about anything and look cute."
Is that the explanation? A mystery!

Was that ever a question?

GMay said...

Oh puh-leeze. Lay off the disgusting disgust. It's a simple little article about opinion, some were expressed. Some positive, some negative.

God the fragile liberal self esteem that is based on the perception of how compassionate others perceive them to be is really fucking annoying sometimes.

Eric said...

I'm also wondering what you all would say to this girl's parents if they were friends of yours.

"Kids, huh? Well, she'll probably grow out of it."

Pastafarian said...

MadMan said: "I'm also wondering what you all would say to this girl's parents if they were friends of yours."

I'd ask them if their daughter was anorexic, bulemic, or addicted to cocaine.

Get this girl some food. Seriously. And some clothes, and a decent haircut.

Some of her defenders here have suggested that she might be underage; I don't think so. Look at the veins on her hands. She's malnourished and about 26 years old. So I don't think kid gloves are necessary.

I'm sure she's a very nice girl, and she could look like one, with about 3000 calories per day for 4 weeks, some decent clothing, and a woman's hair cut. This look is an abomination.

jamboree said...

Well, yeah, that's the whole fun of being one.

Youngblood said...

I really love a good relaxed and distressed tomboy look, but this comes across as way too practiced -- like she just walked out of a TV show from the mid-1990's.

Clothes aside, I'd bet my last dollar that she's a vegan.

Aurelian said...

No that does not look cute.....at all.

MadisonMan said...

I hope she dresses better when she is looking for a job. She IS looking for a job...right?

I think she demonstrates hire-able qualities in the picture. Her hair is clean, and styled. Her clothes are clean. No stains on the white shirt. But I agree it's not an ensemble suitable for an interview. But for walking down the street on a hot summer day?

Lynne said...

I think she makes an interesting contrast to the 'bloomers' ad that is running next to her. What do you folks think of that?

Salamandyr said...

She is cute. She's dressed in a way that only people who can afford not to will do. Those clothes are too clean to be work clothes. In that pic she does kind of look like Ted Koppel's daughter.

Joe said...

Not ugly, but definitely not cute.