My god, how Great is Banana Republic? Capitalizing the G was not a typo there. I think they are Great like the power of God is Great, or the way Tony the Tiger thinks Frosted Flakes are Great. They are my favorite company ever, and you should outfit your entire family in Banana Republic. I mean, if you want them to have happy lives at all.
Totally the best. No. Really. Their Mad Men Collection? Super awesome. Really, super awesome. It is. I am completely sincere when I say that. I love it. I think it’s a great homage to the 1960’s in fun, whimsical colors, and it’s inspired by “the country club set” so of course I love it.
I swear I am not saying that just because they flew me out to LA to see it. Would you like to see some pictures of my vacation? I have some pictures to show you!
This is a picture of the plane we flew out on! It has a Banana Republic logo on it.
This is a picture of the runway show they had on the plane! They had a runway show on the plane! They also had lobster rolls, and peanut brittle.
This is a picture of the hotel room I stayed in. It is the Mondrian. In that mirror, there is a television. I couldn’t figure out how to wok it, but I did discover that if you touched the lamps they turned on and off. Just anywhere. No switches. Not going to lie, it was confusing before I figured that out. What I’m saying is “this was probably the coolest hotel room I’ve ever stayed in.” You will also note I did not make the bed. That is because you don’t have to make beds in hotels. Fuck yeah, hotels.
This is a picture of the Calamari Salad at Asia de Cuba which is located in the Mondrian in LA. There used to be one in New York, but it closed, presumably because people realized that paying $35 for a salad is ridiculous. It was my favorite salad in the entire world, and I thought it was gone forever. It was not gone forever! I copied down the recipe (crispy calamari, bananas, cashews, raddichio, radishes, cilantro, orange seasame dressing) so there’s some possibility I can duplicate it at home, now.
And here is a picture of the Mad Men fashion presentation party and the looks from the Mad Men collection…
Which was attended by Kiernan Shipka (who plays Sally Draper on Mad Men) and Amy Smart and Janie Bryant. At which point I realized I had no idea what Amy Smart had been in other than The Butterfly Effect and it felt really troublesome to run over and say “I loved you in that dreadful movie” so I mostly drank scotch.
I think you get the gist. Seriously, this trip was amazing. The whole thing was pretty blissful and worry free and the lovely publicists have handled food and transportation and just about everything you’d ever want.
Basically, it was the kind of trip that, if you accepted it from a man, would carry with it the assumption that you were not only going to sleep with him, but that you were going to really enjoy doing so.
End result: I’m never going to say anything bad about Banana Republic. Ever. Not on TheGloss. Not ever. They are my favorite republic. I wish I could live there, in the Republic of Banana, where all is luxury and beauty and joy and scotch based cocktails.