Because this makes no sense

I was up late waiting for SNL to start, looking at various blogs to pass time.  I scrolled past these images of Isabel Marant’s Pre-Fall 2014 collection and quietly (were it not for the sleeping toddler in the next room, it would have been VERY audible) yelled, “These designers are fucking crazy.”

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Normcore with added front slit by Isabel Marant

From what I can see here, Isabel is trying to sell me the clothes I borrowed from my mother circa 1993 and topping them off with a pair of Stan Smith adidas. Is it just me or does designer clothing look HELLA regular these days? Nothing above gives me the fever. Nothing.  I could find all of this in nearly any store almost anywhere.

And you know what really pisses me off? What really makes this silent scream worthy? These outfits are probably $1k or more all in. For a striped shirt, NY&Co trousers and some fucking Stan Smith adidas. A pencil skirt, an oversized coat, and some fucking Stan Smith adidas. COME ON.

I can’t take fashun seriously anymore.  I can accept when there’s an aspirational element driving up the cost, but who is aspiring to look like a Seinfeld extra?

No really.  I want answers.

 

 

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Jeffrey Campbell Nirvana boot via Nasty Gal

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*sigh*

So one night while I was internet browsing while angry (around the same night I bought those dresses I mentioned in the last post), I decided to pull up the shoe section at Nasty Gal because it’s always great for a giggle.  Anyway, I get to the shoe section and am hit in the face with this Timberland Tannenbaum boot whose sole was unfortunate enough to fall into a puddle of growth hormone. This is the shoe version of an anime character’s face; just disproportionate as all hell.

I’m sure your favorite 90′s NY rapper is somewhere weeping softly because a part of his street cred has been turned into this Spice Girl-esque specimen. I would be too. I blame Stella McCartney and the resurgence in popularity of shoes from 20 years ago for this shit. Some things just shouldn’t go together. Like fish and cheese. Or  Deion Sanders and a rap career.

All that aside, I think I’m most upset about the name chosen for the boot. Nirvana.  Really?  In what world does one associate this with a higher plane or Kurt Cobain? I didn’t mean to make that rhyme, I swear. Maybe I’m missing something, so I’m turning to you all:

WHY ARE THESE BOOTS CALLED ‘NIRVANA’?

a – These are the only shoes tough enough to wear on the rough way to enlightenment

b – Courtney Love was somewhere being petty as hell

c – The name was drawn from a fishbowl among others like Sriracha, Tampico, and Foxxxxy

d – Choose your own adventure

 

I used to do these a lot a little while back.  More shit-talky here.

Fashion Sweatshirt

Sometimes I can’t take fashun seriously.   When I realized that “I’m just gonna chill at home” clothing had become street style/fashion week fashionable, I could do nothing more than roll my eyes and wonder how many designers had taken well advantage of the situation by charging upwards of $100 for something that probably cost $2.34 to make.

(the answer is several)

I dig the lazy, comfortable look as much as the next mom/tomboy (momboy?  Can we make that a thing?  Let’s make that a thing), but COME THE FUCK ON.

I balked when I saw this one for $70, but that pales in comparison to the Saint Laurent Paris offering.  Can we talk about this $675 SLP sweatshirt for a second? Because I have questions…

Did Hanes go out of business?  Are fashion people unaware that this exists for $15 in nearly every Target everywhere?  They probably aren’t trimmed in grosgrain ribbon, but that looks weird anyway.  Is it the V patch in the front?  We’re paying Louboutin prices for V patches on plain cotton fleece sweatshirts?  You can find that at screen printing & embroidery shops.  See?  NOT $675.  Not even $100.

Knowledge is power.

**UPDATE: For a reasonably priced, non Pr0-Club option, check out Everlane’s selection**

 

 

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I think Yoko Ono is either trolling the fashion world or trying to kill me softly with her men’s collection for Opening Ceremony.  With each successive scroll down the page, item after item after item brings me closer to calling upon Francis Conroy as the Dark Angel to come and collect my soul.  Maybe this is her way of spreading holiday cheer to the world by way of WTFs.  Maybe.

Each of these items was once a humble 40 year old line drawing that, in decades past, was meant for John Lennon to wear.  And since it IS the season of giving (and because I haven’t done one of these in a dog’s age), I have one question for the group:

What would you be most delighted to serve up under your tree / menorah / kinara / Festivus pole for your favorite man?

A: assless pants

B: mesh shirt with shoulder cutouts + fondle-me flat front trousers

C: light bulb bra

D: ball butt hoodie

E: jock strap with LED light

Don’t be shy, people.  I won’t tell your love muffins a thing.