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Spotted: WesDressed

Maybe I’ve been watching too much Gossip Girl lately, but I thought y’all oughta know about Wesleyan’s latest tumblr. The ladies at WesDressed had the following to say about the impetus for their blog:

Too often, popular notions of Wesleyan pigeonhole the sense of style at Wesleyan, neglecting the campus’s unique ability to cultivate and embrace a wide spectrum of style. This misrepresentation propelled the creation of ‘Wes Dressed.’ We aim to display how Wesleyan stays stylish all around campus, and to highlight compelling outfits and looks.

Disclaimer: Wes Dressed is not a fashion blog aimed at telling you how to dress. This blog is interested only in how you already dress, and is aimed to encompass a variety of style. Made for students, by students, as a way of showcasing how we each choose to present ourselves through clothing.

So, do it up big, Wes! And remember that it’s all a spectrum, amiright?

“Wesleyan Blouse”: an actual product

Hay grlz. If the garments pictured below look like something from your ensemble, know that You Are Wesleyan.

wesleyan blouse french

wesleyan blouse

At least according to ModCloth, a “mod retro indie/vintage” online clothing store which is marketing the pink one as “Wesleyan Blouse in French Class“, and the green one as “Wesleyan Blouse in History Class“.

Um. Talk about niche marketing. This is the site’s description:

We think the educated ladies of Connecticut’s Wesleyan University would love to wear this ivy green/rose pink, vintage-inspired blouse! This asymmetrical top from Dainty June features a rainbow of over-sized buttons running down the front, a unique roll over collar with a notch accent, and cute cuffed sleeves. Match with a pencil skirt and oxfords for a look that will have cute study buddies following you around campus!

Cute!! The only semi-plausible reason I could think of why this exists was that some earnest Wes alum works for this company and wanted to shout this place out. But no Wesleyan graduate would be so devoid of irony as to write the above paragraph.

Anyway, I’m not sure what makes these clothes particularly suited to Wesleyan’s educated ladies. Is a Mad-Men-inspired ModCloth designer making an oblique reference to Matthew Weiner‘s alma mater? Is our character once again being confused with Wellesley‘s?

Especially in light of our recent collective identity crisis, I am really confused about what sort of image we project. Clearly Wesleyan has been presented as relatively fashion-forward in the recent past, but what is this?

Each blouse goes for $79.99. Are any of you educated Wesleyan ladies ironic enough/lacking enough in irony to wear one to history class? French class? Finishing school?

Method Life, a new Wes lifestyle blog


Former Blargus style columnists Ivy Menderson and Robert Alvarez ’11 have branched off on their own with Method Life, a blog about Wesleyan student lifestyle and culture intended as an online companion to the future METHOD magazine. An excerpt from the opening post:

On the record, we are a “student lifestyle blog”–but that’s vague and somewhat reminiscent of a self-help network. Actually, if you Google “lifestyle blog” you’ll find links to websites showing how to make your own Michelle Obama cardigan look-alike (yikes) or how to find success in Canada (snorefest). While we mean no disrespect to either these sites, Canada, or our beautiful first lady, that’s just not who we are. Nor are we the Argus (or “Blargus”), Wesleying, or Well-Dressed Wes. We are a forum for informal and carefree, albeit hopefully intelligent, discussion about popular and student culture, style, art, music, and technology. Our aim is to stimulate thought, to provide perspective, and to entertain.

We hope to post at least once or twice a week initially, but as our team of columnists expands, this number could easily increase. If you are interested in contributing, please email us at lifeblog@methodmagazine.com.

So far there’s a poem by “sex columnist Smear Prudence” (ha) entitled “Ode to My Vagina“, and a brief guide to matching your outfit with your swag this spring. Let’s see where else this goes – you are now on our blogroll, Method Life.

METHOD magazine hits campus on May 1st.