Sup Mopsters!? As you know, we’ve been running this Tumblr contest for the past week, and we’ve just hit the half way mark. Here’s a little refresher in case you’re suffered selective amnesia since the event, or are just really really stoned: we recently revamped and relaunched our whole tumblr game, turning it into a pretty and pretty active space for everyone to share Мишка related content. To start things off on the right foot, we’re holding the Мишка Worldwide Style Contest. It runs until 11:59PM EST on Thursday April 19th.
We want you to submit a photo of yourself in an interesting (perhaps foreign) location in you favorite Мишка gear. Submit the image on Tumblr with the tag “mopster,” we’ll reblog them, and at the end of the contest the posts with the 3 most notes win! Third place gets a $50 credit in our online store, second $100, and the overall winner gets a whopping $200 credit. Halfway through (and keep in mind this has no bearing on the winner) we wanted to single out our five favorites so far. Here they are!
Honorable Mention: bridgetbishop (38 Notes)
What? What?! So it might only involve one item of Мишка – and, come to think of it, one item of clothing at all – and it may not be the most creative picture ever but… commitment I guess? Or something? I dunno, it’s the internet, back off.
5. lougzgee (97 Notes)
Yo, real talk: this dude lougzgee has to be one of the most committed Мишка fans I’ve encountered on all my days here. Not only that, but he has a serious army behind him on twitter and tumblr trying to get him involved with the company… somehow. You gotta admire that kind of devotion, and so shout outs to you lougzgee.
You got on our list with this photo of you and your girl at prom or something. Is that a Spark Plug Chambray I see beneath the Ferris Cardigan? Better be homie. What really made this photo for me was two things: your girls hair, and the reflection of the mylar balloons in the window. I’m not sure what kind of party you were at, but any party with mylar balloons is my kind of party.
4. hihats8 (15 Notes)
This pic struck me as just fine at first: 3 dudes, some Мишка gear, swag faces, etc. But the more I looked at it, the more I realized: holy shit, there’s a lot of Мишка in this picture. First off, all three guys appear to be decked out head to toe in gear, including the Good Wood necklace, and I think maybe even sunglasses.
But that’s not all! The set dressing here is humorous and wonderful and includes: a row of Мишка hats, some sort of trophy (very nice touch boys), and finally a hastily spray painted cyrillic Мишка in the background. And they didn’t even fuck up any of the lettering. Kudos gents!
3. chimchimcheree (81 Notes)
Beautiful girl + lounging + stockings + Мишка = what’s not to like here people?? This shot looks so legit that I actually had to ask my boss whether it was from some lookbook that I had forgotten about, but nope: home brewed. In fact, it’s taken by this girl Lauren who is one of our more active female fans, and apparently quite the photographer. Shouts to you, young Lauren!
I especially like that you (or your model) chose that Freddy Krueger shirt from some collections back. It was nice to see that not everything in this contest came from Spring 12 or Holiday 11. Longtime fans = our favorites.
2. onlybespoke (13 Notes)
Now we get into the pics that really had some serious thought put into their art direction and composition and stuff like that. This is just a straight up pretty looking picture (pause) that shows off one iconic Мишка image without going overboard. The extreme whiteness of the Keep Watch eye really brings out the colors of the flowers. #artcritic
The tranquil, grassy scene evoked a pleasant springtime, perhaps in New England or – as I came to find out (I think) – regular ol’ England. I definitely thought this one was going to be our number one until…
1. 2caiten5 – (5 Notes)
Damn homie. The picture with the least amount of notes also happens to be our favorite. It’s a cold, cold world out there 2caiten5. This hit all of the requirements, including the foreign location (Chiba, Japan) and just looks awesome. I’ve written before about how I want to wear the Painters Caps just so when people look down at me I look like an evil bear, and it turns out the effect is just as sweet as I suspected.
The patterned, seemingly neverending off-white background contrasts awesomely with the darkness of the Painters cap and the Varsity Jacket, and the casual walk lets you know that wherever this dude is going, he’s gonna be the coolest guy there. Congratulations on topping our monetarily meaningless High Five!