Friday, March 11, 2011

A Jersey Store-y

For the last few years, MTV’s hit phenom show; Jersey Shore, has shown immense success and involvement throughout the media on an international level. Nightclubs are now filled with “Gorilla juicehead guidos” and “Guidettes” showing off their fist-pumping skills. As well as being a hilarious cast, these young stars have also become style moguls. Here are a few looks that were inspired by the Jersey Shore Cast.

High Fashion

When Jersey Shore first aired, Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi’s oversized hair made quite an impact on the popular hairstyles to date. The “Snooki pouf” is the new “Rachel” of the decade. With the show growing notoriously, the “pouf’s” popularity seemed to also grow with the show. With this new found success, the 4ft 9 meatball was able to add a few inches to her height. Not only are young girls wearing their own “pouf” higher, but it has also been the subject for many parodies such as: Ellen Degeneres’ Halloween costume and MTV live’s Sheenooki.

Who wears Short Shorts?

The Royal Teens said it best: Who wears short shorts, they wear short shorts! Summer means legs and when it comes to showing skin, the girls from Jersey Shore are no strangers to that department. It seems that when it comes to picking out a pair of shorts, less is more. Short shorts have transitioned into more of clubbing attire since the show came to air. It appears to be normal to now wear micro-mini shorts through the winter as well. More girls are going out in February dressed as if it were august. This disregard of weather conditions helps showcase the importance of looking sexy vs. the proper attire for weather conditions.

Sun Kissed

The cast of the Jersey Shore have seen their fair share of tanning beds. They have made tanning part of their signature addictive saying: GTL – Gym, Tan and Laundry. Because the whole cast has olive skin complexions, it makes it easier and safer for them to achieve their sun-kissed glows. Indoor tanning has become so popular that laws have been set in order to protect the younger generations.

Summer Fresh

It is very important to make a good first impression. At most times, the first thing someone will notice about you is the way you are dressed and presenting yourself. GTL is present in this area. According the MVP crew – Mike “the situation”, Vinny and Pauly, looking fresh is an essential part of everyday. It is crucial to always have clean and fresh laundered clothes if you are going to have a successful T-shirt time. T-shirt time is defined in by The Situation in this way: "We have an abundance of wife beaters ... we wear before we go out. Then it's T-shirt time. Right before we go out we take off the tank and then we put on our fresh shirt." As Pauly D would say it: “You gotta stay fresh-to-death I call it - fresh outfit, fresh haircut, fresh tan, just stay fresh.”

Pumping-Fist… and iron.

The third addition to the GTL lifestyle is working out. In order to look like a gorilla juicehead, hitting the gym is a must. Working out has become much more glamorized recently and girls are now dressing up to work-out. The Jersey Shore cast is usually shown working out at least once in every episode. After pumping iron, the cast concentrates on pumping fist. Fist pumping is defined in as an arm motion made during intense moments of musical euphoria, defined by the outward thrusting of the fist and flexing in-between repetitions. Can also be done inside a moving vehicle for extra style points and honks from random females. So weather it be fists or iron that the cast is pumping, they always do it with millions of fans watching.

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