• Wed, Sep 1 2010

I Hate This Look

Listen — I’m willing to admit that I’m not a stylist at Harper’s Bazaar, and that possibly they think they know more about fashion than I do. But what is this look? Why is this coming back? And why isn’t it exclusively reserved for women ages 55+?

Because while this whole beige-with-a-splash-of-animal-print is some classy shit, I guess, it’s the most boring thing I can possibly imagine. And it’s a rip-off of the 1980′s and not in a cool (or not so cool, IMHO), retro way, but in a we-forgot-we-already-did-this-once-and-it-was-boring-then-too kind of way (no, I don’t know why I’m overusing both the hyphenated phrase and the parenthetical remark).

I’m sorry, Harper’s, and everyone else who has been featuring this look. I know that leopard and animal prints are in for fall, and that’s totally cool with me. But does that really mean that the only clothing they can accessorize has to suggest that the animal print is in fact the only thing being worn? Cause that’s so lame, and that’s a sure way to alienate people from the trend you’re trying to create. Just sayin’.

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  • Cher

    Ah, no. There is a little twist in this look as opposed to the 80′s version.

    In this look, we must wear a neutral color, a beige…perhaps a khaki, to give the appearance of being a jungle explorer and our shoes or handbag, the animal that we just conquered and are now wearing their pelt a a badge of honor.

    In the 80′s, we did it Peggy Bundy style…leopard from head to toe.

    It was the best of times, I tell you.

  • lala

    Just how fashion goes, 20 yr intervals. The people that were wearing this in 80′s said – hey I’m in charge now in 2010 so lets bring this fashion back now so I can be all nostalgic.