Passion for fashion? Show us your style

Posted Nov. 21, 2008, at 5:30 p.m.
Last modified March 20, 2011, at 3:28 a.m.

You’ve heard of the “call of the wild.”

Consider this the call of the styled.

You know you’ve got it — great fashion sense, that is — so flaunt it by nominating yourself or a friend for the first ever ShopGirl Style Awards. These will honor Maine’s most innovative dressers: men and women, young, old and in between.

Here’s the lowdown: You nominate yourself or a consenting friend (we won’t hold it against you if you nominate yourself; in fact, we encourage it). A nomination form is available at the end of this column or online at http://shopblogbdn.blogspot.com. You must provide a photograph that illustrates your (or your nominee’s) personal style.

And just so we’re clear: Style does not mean oodles of designer labels or head-to-toe trends. As my mother always says, money can’t buy taste. We couldn’t care less if you dropped $1,200 on a Marc Jacobs Hudson bag, and though we’re the first to admit to a little label love, we’re more interested in what you wear than who you wear.

We want to know how you put things together, why you love the pieces you have and, most important, what your sense of style says about you.

Myself, photographer Kate Collins and one other judge will choose five winners, who will then be photographed in the Bangor Daily News studio. We will not rank the winners in any particular order, though we do reserve the right to give special recognition.

Our inaugural class of ShopGirl Style Awardees will appear in the Saturday, Dec. 27, issue of the Bangor Daily News. Nomination forms must be received by Tuesday, Dec. 9.

So show us what you’ve got. We can’t wait to see your style.

ShopGirl Style Awards nomination form

Name of nominee:

Address:

Daytime phone number:

E-mail address:

Age:

Name of nominator (if necessary):

Address:

Daytime phone number:

E-mail address:

How would you describe your (or your nominee’s) personal style:

How do your clothing choices reflect your fashion philosophy?

Who has had the greatest influence on your personal style and why?

My signature item or article of clothing is:

If I had to leave in a hurry and could only choose three things from my closet to take with me they would be:

I wouldn’t be caught dead wearing:

My style icon is:

Anything else we should know?

Please send the completed form (feel free to attach another sheet) ALONG WITH A PHOTO to ShopGirl Style Awards, Bangor Daily News, P.O. Box 1329, Bangor, ME 04402-1329, or e-mail answers to kandresen@bangordailynews.net. Dec. 9 is the deadline for submissions.

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