The Fashion of Facebook

The Guardian has an article up today dealing with that burning issue of our time: What to wear in your Facebook photo. Hadley Freedman sternly offer
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The Guardian has an article up today dealing with that burning issue of our time: What to wear in your Facebook photo. Hadley Freedman sternly offer
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The Guardian has an article up today dealing with that burning issue of our time: What to wear in your Facebook photo. Hadley Freedman sternly offers up this advice: "Ladies, vanity is obvious and it is never a good look. There are other websites out there for this kind of flirtatious nonsense and they are called dating websites. Because, contrary to what Facebook seems to believe, a "friend" is not someone you once met seven and a half years ago, haven't spoken to since and don't plan to in the future, near or distant. It's someone who knows pretty darn well what you look like and therefore needs no (and will not be deluded by any) soft-focus nonsense." We agree that "soft focus" is best left to '80s family portraits and Janice Dickinson reality shows. But what about fashion networking opportunities on the site? With the crush of up-and-coming labels hitting Facebook (House of Holland just got a profile; so did Dazed and Confused, is it any surprise that a source recently confessed "before I picked my interns [for a major fashion magazine] I checked them out on MySpace and Facebook"? So here's our advice: You don't have to look gorgeous and date-worthy in your Facebook photo, but if you don't look like the type of kid who can show up with Stam's dry cleaning at 7 am sharp (while looking cooler than everyone else on set), maybe you should pick another picture. --ALISON COOL