Sarah Vickers/Classy Girls Wear Pearls
June 3, 2012
6:36 pm
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I never dip into the fashion forum, so I'm not sure if this has been discussed. Does anyone read/follow Sarah Vickers http://www.classygirlswearpearls.com/?

 

I love her outfits, but sometimes it fills me with … something not-quite-rage.

 

It's a ton of photos of her and her model-perfect manfriend. I think a lot of the clothes would be ugly on me or anyone who isn't teeny tiny thin. It's also a bit boring to be that preppy all. the. time. Not to mention insanely narcissitic. 

 

Then again, I guess that could describe any number of these bloggers…

June 3, 2012
7:12 pm
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I read it occasionally. I think she came up in the preppy bloggers thread a while ago. I find the entire aesthetic kind of confusing if not a little boring but I appreciate their dedication to the fantasy/stereotype of blue blooded, prep school, ivy league, New England. It's smart for the branding of KJP. And it also allows me to better know the enemy, should class warfare ever break out.

June 3, 2012
7:13 pm
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So, it is a group of slackers who get together and pretend they are in a Ralph Lauren ad? I can't quite 'get' the point of her site. But they are not preppy, or at least, she is not. Wearing traditional clothing is very different than being preppy. The tell is in her blog name – no true prep or WASP ever – EVER – uses the word 'classy'. The hallmark of WASP-ness is never drawing attention to oneself, and certainly, never showing off one's belongings.

NOKD. I am wearing an America's Cup baseball cap right now – doesn't make me a sailor. Wearing prepster togs doesn't make her a trad. role model, either.

 

Edited to say: I was dying over the KJP crap. He is such a classist and racist. I had to stop following him on twitter, and gave away my KJP (free) bracelet after he started one of those 'I was born with all the advantages in life, why doesn't EVERYONE have my kind of successful life' rants. STFU, KJP.

June 3, 2012
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Krister said
So, it is a group of slackers who get together and pretend they are in a Ralph Lauren ad? I can't quite 'get' the point of her site. But they are not preppy, or at least, she is not. Wearing traditional clothing is very different than being preppy. The tell is in her blog name – no true prep or WASP ever – EVER – uses the word 'classy'. The hallmark of WASP-ness is never drawing attention to oneself, and certainly, never showing off one's belongings.

NOKD. I am wearing an America's Cup baseball cap right now – doesn't make me a sailor. Wearing prepster togs doesn't make her a trad. role model, either.

 

Edited to say: I was dying over the KJP crap. He is such a classist and racist. I had to stop following him on twitter, and gave away my KJP (free) bracelet after he started one of those 'I was born with all the advantages in life, why doesn't EVERYONE have my kind of successful life' rants. STFU, KJP.

Lulz – agree with you in re: her marked un-classiness… mostly because it is just TRYING SO HARD. But your comment almost sounds like it comes from someone who didn't get how tongue-in-cheek the original preppy handbook was meant to be. 

 

One slightly bitchy comment from me, though, along those same lines: did either of them attend ives? I think not. I almost read their work as brilliant marketing bordering on self-parody. I wish I knew what they were like IRL, because they are just soooooo fake.

 

I think I missed the KJP stuff – details? 

June 3, 2012
7:57 pm
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I have no idea who KJP is, but I'm kind of curious now, in a revolted, wary sort of way.

June 3, 2012
8:19 pm
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I don't think he attended any college, ivy or otherwise. Note both his response to the question and the grammatical errors in this post:

http://kieljamespatrick.tumblr.com/post/11795913004/hey-kiel-what-college-did-you-and-sarah-attend

So it seems she didn't attend college either? Though that ridiculous house she's always posing in/outside of looks what my plebeian, public-schooled imagination envisions when I think of a sorority house at an ivy. If that is her parent's house I'm surprised she'd come from that kind of wealth but not be encouraged to pursue an advanced education.

June 3, 2012
8:29 pm
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tvsociety said
I don't think he attended any college, ivy or otherwise. Note both his response to the question and the grammatical errors in this post:

http://kieljamespatrick.tumblr.com/post/11795913004/hey-kiel-what-college-did-you-and-sarah-attend

So it seems she didn't attend college either? Though that ridiculous house she's always posing in/outside of looks what my plebeian, public-schooled imagination envisions when I think of a sorority house at an ivy. If that is her parent's house I'm surprised she'd come from that kind of wealth but not be encouraged to pursue an advanced education.

looks like she went to college at a – gasp =- public school: 

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/sarah-vickers/12/6a9/a8

June 3, 2012
8:35 pm
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Oh God. Someone once linked me to Total Sorority Move and I lost all faith in humanity. Her blog is TSM with photos.

I was totally surprised to learn she's a brunette. I assumed shed be blonde. Isn't there a one brunette limit at sororities? That being said, she should give style lessons to Rachel at Pink Peonies. They can be besties forevah and now she'll know a token Mormon!

Also, Ralph Lauren is all over the Slavic girls these days. Can't speak to websites, but the exclusives and main campaign picks have been Eastern European for years running. Which makes Ms. Vickers rather… out of date. How wretched. I must clutch my pearls.

June 3, 2012
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katstuck said

tvsociety said
I don't think he attended any college, ivy or otherwise. Note both his response to the question and the grammatical errors in this post:

http://kieljamespatrick.tumblr.com/post/11795913004/hey-kiel-what-college-did-you-and-sarah-attend

So it seems she didn't attend college either? Though that ridiculous house she's always posing in/outside of looks what my plebeian, public-schooled imagination envisions when I think of a sorority house at an ivy. If that is her parent's house I'm surprised she'd come from that kind of wealth but not be encouraged to pursue an advanced education.

looks like she went to college at a – gasp =- public school: 

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/sarah-vickers/12/6a9/a8

Gasp indeed! It makes the KJP response even more bizarre. "We studied and graduated in the ivy league of LIFE." Apparently ignoring one's public school background is more desirable for their brand?

June 3, 2012
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katstuck said

Lulz – agree with you in re: her marked un-classiness… mostly because it is just TRYING SO HARD. But your comment almost sounds like it comes from someone who didn't get how tongue-in-cheek the original preppy handbook was meant to be…. I wish I knew what they were like IRL, because they are just soooooo fake.

I think I missed the KJP stuff – details? 

 

Believe me, I know that the original preppy handbook was satire. But – it was satirizing the exact social class I was born into, and there is definitely a strong element of, "…it's funny because it's true" going on there. It is easy for me to spot people who are faking it, and these people are faking it – or selling it, which is the antithesis of the traditional life. I sort of think they maybe missed that TPH was satire, and are using it as a playbook.

 

KJP is a preppy-blogger obsessive – he sends his shit bracelets out to all the big name preppy bloggers, in return for reviews. Lots of those girls love him, which I don't get – he basically ripped off the standard camp bracelet for preppies, added a leather tongue and button to make it last longer, and sells it for $50. I can't for the life of me figure out what the appeal is, although I love the original version, which I usually get for around $5 (and I know I am overpaying, but the little girls who sell them to me are adorable). He refers to himself as “Classic American Effortless Elegance” in this interview: http://www.preposity.com/2011/11/kiel-james-patrick-interview/

June 3, 2012
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maibukkit said
Oh God. Someone once linked me to Total Sorority Move and I lost all faith in humanity. Her blog is TSM with photos.

I was totally surprised to learn she's a brunette. I assumed shed be blonde. Isn't there a one brunette limit at sororities? That being said, she should give style lessons to Rachel at Pink Peonies. They can be besties forevah and now she'll know a token Mormon!

Also, Ralph Lauren is all over the Slavic girls these days. Can't speak to websites, but the exclusives and main campaign picks have been Eastern European for years running. Which makes Ms. Vickers rather… out of date. How wretched. I must clutch my pearls.

that seems like a southern thing. plenty of preppy brunettes up north.

June 3, 2012
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Colorblocked Moonshiner said

katstuck said
I never dip into the fashion forum, so I'm not sure if this has been discussed. Does anyone read/follow Sarah Vickers http://www.classygirlswearpearls.com/?

 

 

Vickers has been discussed here:

http://getoffmyinternets.net/gomi-forum/fashion-bloggers/preppy-fashion-what-say-you/

ha – whoops! embarassed

June 3, 2012
10:11 pm
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Colorblocked Moonshiner said
that seems like a southern thing. plenty of preppy brunettes up north.

It may also be a trying too hard thing. The person I know who was sorority-obsessed was Midwestern and told to go blonde if she wanted to rush, but this was at relatively small school with no national presence, so there was probably more pressure to be on image.

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