Picture This: An Outfit Site… Without Pictures

Who says an outfit post has to include pictures? At The Considered Ensemble, people from all over the world share what they’re wearing with text only. This words-only archive tries to offer a “new kind of appreciation for clothing and individual style,” the site says. “Detailed descriptions give insight into the creativity, coordination and thought behind each unique ensemble.”

Maybe my bias as a writer is showing, but I love this concept to pieces. Pictures may be worth a thousand words, but an honest, well-written sentence speaks volumes.

What do you think of The Considered Ensemble?

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6 Responses to Picture This: An Outfit Site… Without Pictures

  1. Jean 09/01/2010 at 12:54 pm #

    “…but an honest, well-written sentence speaks volumes.” Agreed!

    This is why I adore the J. Peterman catalogue. The clothing descriptions could be the start of a short story. For example:
    http://www.jpeterman.com/Womens-Outerwear/Short-Leather-Jacket

  2. Richard (ModCloth) 09/01/2010 at 2:16 pm #

    This is similar to what we writers do at ModCloth. As a lover of words, it’s a very intriguing concept!

  3. Sarah 09/01/2010 at 3:33 pm #

    I’m intrigued, gonna go check it out…

    Sarah
    theantiquepearl.blogspot.com

  4. Sophie 09/01/2010 at 3:35 pm #

    very interesting!
    I like this as a sort of artistic thing (also as a lover of words), but not as an informative description of an outfit because I read a few and probably wouldn’t be able to recreate some of them. It’s like the essence of the outfit is the important part, rather than a very accurate description, which is pretty cool

  5. Reagan 09/01/2010 at 7:21 pm #

    Lol, that example is clearly from a person who fancies themself as a writer but gets “lose” wrong. Pet peeve!

  6. Jean 09/02/2010 at 12:30 pm #

    Perhaps her loose accessories are why she is always losing them? ;)

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