Thursday, January 1, 2009

2009: The Year of the Chic Nerd

I can't believe it's already 2009! Though I must say, given the magnificent events that occurred in 2008 I'm looking forward to this new year. Just before Christmas, Ryan Stewart of The Boston Phoenix proclaimed 2008 The Year of the NERD. From the dorky tastes of our wonderful President Elect, to the astounding success of comic book movies and the rise of obsessive twittering, 2008 has been great for the nerd. While I join my fellow nerds and bask in our rising fame, I know that the world won't abandon it's long-time stars so easily. No matter how nerdy the world gets beauty and style will never go out of fashion. The nerds who've made it to the top have either started with style or picked it up along the way. Barack Obama looks immaculate in a suit. Tina Fey, who looked charming before, morphed into that fabulous creature on the cover of Vanity Fair. Even twitter has a wardrobe full of cute skins to personalize its pages.

Stewart mentioned Seth Rogen in the section of his article titled Freak Love, observing, "Rogen, the frizzy-haired, chubby comic-book nerd that he is, not only co-wrote and co-starred in Pineapple Express, but with his comedy golden touch also established himself as the poster boy for Nerd Chic." I agree, but let's take a look at Seth Rogen, shall we?

Old and busted........................................New hotness.

At the premier of Superbad in 2007 he looked nice, but he could have done better. His striped gold tie was too wide and it matched his personal coloring, but not his grey suit. Rogen's girlfriend, Lauren Miller, also looked lovely, but the structured black belt was too severe for her white summery lace dress, which wasn't entirely flattering to her midsection. At the premier of Pineapple Express in 2008, however, we see some changes. Rogen's haircut makes his jaw appear stronger, his suit has much better tailoring- its shoulders are sharp and its two button closure accents the taper from his shoulders to his midsection. Miller's dress hits her at the narrowest point on her body and supports her chest. It's pattern, combined with her hair and makeup, showcases her complexion. Plus the yellow necklace adds a fashion forward punch to her black and white ensemble.

Rogen, Fey and Twitter are nerds through and through, but to survive in the land of it bags and paparazzi they had to beef up their sartorial sense. Enough with socialites whose greatest achievement was being born rich. It's time for the clever to rule with java, anime, and a fierce pair of Christian Louboutins- Style & Substance 2.0. If 2008 was the year of the nerd I decree 2009 The Year of the Chic Nerd. It's the dawn of a new era, ladies and gentlemen, and we're on top this time :-)

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1 comment:

Andy Beal said...

I agree. What the so called "nerds" were doing is not considered cool. Blogging, social networking, and sending tweets are valuable tools that the mainstream market is using to their advantage. As everyone moves more and more online, you almost have to be a "nerd" to survive.