Putting too fine a point on the thing

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(The literal text taken from the Wall Street Journal)

Janiva Ellis, a figurative painter based in San Francisco, stands against a backdrop of Brooklyn graffiti bundled up in a Mongolian lambs wool coat.  She works the layers with a hand-bleached plaid Ralph Lauren shirt and Jesus print t-shirt.  A leather mini skirt and weather-worn Dr. Martens complete the outfit.

Janiva shops at Goodwill, Salvation Army and various vintage stores around San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury neighborhood.

She spends between $200-300 a month on clothing and accessories.

“Fashion,” Janiva says, “is an extension of one’s self.”

This is her sporty gothic, or “gothletic” look.

This might as well be proof of bigfoot.

I wonder if the writer won some sort of contest in the Journal newsroom for getting all of these buzzwords into one post. It reads like a punchline to a urban-elite-hipster-joke that takes so long to deliver, and depresses you when it finally arrives. (You can’t see the bike, but it’s implied.)

San Francisco.
Multi-racial
Painter
Brooklyn
Graffiti
Ironic Jesus
Thrift Stores
Haight-Ashbury
That fucking quote.
That turrible portmanteau

If she didn’t exist, I’d have to create her. 

(Now, how can I date her?)

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