I just discovered LOOKBOOK.nu and I’m pretty much loving it.

What is LOOKBOOK.nu?

LOOKBOOK.nu is an international social experiment in style. It was inspired by street fashion blogs like the Sartorialist as well as “What are you wearing today?” forum threads across the internet. Basically, people upload photos of their looks and browse others. It can be a medium for people to show off the art of their style to the world, to enhance or reinvent their image through feedback, or even to promote their stuff if they are designers / boutique owners. Of course, one can gain inspiration by original styles from every corner of the globe displayed in the website. There are also community activities where people can vote up stuff they like, which determines which outfits show up on the front page. When people hype your looks, you gain “karma” which builds your reputation as a stylist. At least on the website.

nice look

Unfortunately for some, LOOKBOOK.nu is an by-invite-only community. If you want to post photos of yourself, i.e. exhibitionist of some sort, you need to join as a member and you can only do that by signing up with your email on the website first. Then you have to wait. And wait. If you are lucky, you will be notified when invites become available in the future.

I suppose it’s some sort of QC. Want to show off and post your photos also cannot anyhow.

There are quite a number of Singaporean members though. I spent a long time pondering why they have so much time and money on their hands.