i remember when i was 15 and discovered the ramones (from the whole vintage printed tee phase. i know, i know it's sad, but i grew up on earth wind & fire so give me a break), and aside from the impact the punk scene had on me, their style had even more. they just oozed cool points all the time and it seemed so uncompelled. they made me fall in love with fashion all over again, but in a different way. i mean, fashion is really bull-ish. let's be honest, it's generally misconceived as notoriety instead of art (which it most certainly is). it's all in how you work it, and that requires personal style. and dear god, if the ramones aren't the picture perfect cliche image of that, shia isn't the single hottest thing that happened to my computer desktop.
so with all that said, fast-forward like 2 years and we've got the haven of all inspiring trendsetter havens--the cobrasnake. good grief, right? if you're anything like me, you hate every item of clothing you own even if you just bought it yesterday. i'm always trying to make even my new things newer by accessorizing, layering, cutting, or what have you to exude something else that the item is not. the cobrasnake has made this so easy for me! why, you say? cobrasnake is but only a photography site of exuberantly dressed hipster kids? h yes it is, and who doesn't want to be as cool as the tricks and dicks he opts. mr. hunter takes pictures of the most influential innovators of our day-- people who know what's up. they continually make pieces their own without fail, and isn't that really what fashion is about? creating something that's your own? mark (the cobrasnake) has created an empire of coolness, by doing what pretty much anyone with a digital camera could do, and i thank him. goodbye to "wtf am i going to wear today?", and hello you name-less kids who get it right all the time in your inspiring ensembles! i'm no longer lost in the middle of numerous jumpers, boots, broaches, leggings, and aa v's, because of it.
p.s. there's also another site similar to mark's called lastnightsparty.com not nearly as dope in my opinion, but he's got the point. if i might add, it's a tad NSFW sometimes and a lot on the vice vulgar side of the scale. oh, and weezy's album comes out tomorrow, GET IT.