Okay, I’ll just get this out first: Fashion or style is not my thing. I don’t understand it. I don’t get the ‘rules’. I can’t afford the things I’m supposed to like, and I don’t like much of the stuff I can afford. (Seriously, why do people think fat women just loooove enormous floral prints. FFS.) But if there was someone who could get me to acknowledge fashion like your socially awkward friend barely acknowledges someone you introduce them to, then it’s LogPost.
Now, that out of the way, on to the review!
LP Style was either a trade or an Etsy purchase (I really need to write these things down) from LogPoes. It’s a 24 Hour Zine Thing that turned into something more. (I’m assuming. There’s an implication that it became something other than a 24 Hour Zine Thing but no statement as such.) See those little hearts on the cover? Those are actually cut out hearts that have been stuck on. I’m not sure exactly why, but something about that makes me laugh.
Before you get to thinking what you might be thinking, it’s okay. Rather than some ‘this is the way it is’ sort of zine, it’s actually almost a memoir through clothes. That might be pushing it a little, but I don’t really think so.
This zine includes childhood photos as well as memories from the beginning when her mom was making most of her clothes. She talks about going through times when she tried to conform even though it was quite obvious she knew what she liked and what she didn’t like. She then goes into her actual style with sections for cardigans, shoes, etc, but she still includes memories.
I did have to laugh (again) in the Hoodies section.
Once, my mother asked me: “How many hoodies DO you own?!”
Hahaha. It’s lovely that two people who live in dramatically different parts of the world can face the same question from their mothers.
Plus, I have a soft spot already for people who choose to express themselves through tattoos.
All up, I have to say that I was surprised with this zine. And that’s my own fault for making assumptions based on the title. Yes, it’s about LP’s style, but it’s also about her life. A style perzine. Who’d have thought?