September 24th, 2008 | Comments Off on Random thoughts

A friend and I preface a lot of things with “Random:” when we’re talking online. So in that spirit…

Random: Is there anyone on this planet who thought Clay Aiken was actually straight? I mean… really. Clay fans are “reeling” from this disclosure? Get real.

Random: Guys, please do not carry patent leather bags. I abhor patent leather myself, unless it’s just a detail–I think it looks childish–but men and patent leather just do not mix.

Random: I don’t like shoe booties either. XP So take that, fashion mavens! I think the distance I now have from retail allows me to be dismissive of trends.

Random: I need to go shopping soon, I think… I’ve realized I have sweaters and t-shirts. No real fall transition pieces. Alas, this was much easier when I spent all day inside, instead of dashing from class to class.

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October 16th, 2006 | 3 Comments »

I don’t understand this season’s fashion.

Skinny jeans: only look good on the skinny. Am I the only one who sees the inherent contradiction in “plus-size skinny jeans”? I must also say “NO” to the black cigarette pant. Sorry, Audrey.

Tights: ditto. Although I shall grudgingly admit that now we have something to wear with ballet flats. (Which I don’t like for a different reason.)

Patent leather: Why? Patent leather takes me back to oh, Grade 2.

Puffy on top: I have nothing more to say about this. It looks ridiculous.

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February 21st, 2006 | Comments Off on Ramblings – about work, no less

Okay, so here are the styles I’m seeing come in for the spring, along with some personal commentary (as always):

  • Wedge heels: I hate somewhat dislike wedge heels. I just don’t like the fact that they’re continous from the toe to the heel. I don’t think they look particulary good except on a certain kind of sandal, and even then not everyone can pull off the look. They’re just heavy looking. Espadrilles (used in the English sense, not the French) are in in in. They look cute in the ads, but I can’t actually imagine anyone wearing one. I think you have to have narrow feet to look good in those.
  • Ballet flats: In other words, flats with absolutely no support. I’ve actually refused to wear flats for this very reason. I don’t think anyone can go wrong with a good basic pair of Mary Janes, but make sure it has some kind of a heel so you don’t get flip-flop syndrome.
  • A more earthy look: I couldn’t think of another way to describe it. There’s lots of natural fiber-looking stuff floating around, and the embellishments are definitely not as gaudy as they were last summer. I think it’s a bit of return to simplicity. The metallics are a little more muted, and lots of things have this brown-ish kind of undershade.

Et maintenant je retourne à mon disseration sur Gobseck. Woo-hoo.

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