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Friday, April 21, 2006

It's that time...

What time? Time for my Spring Fashion Rant...

I have bee traveling for nearly the last 6 weeks. I've noticed a few things in Asia, New York, San Diego and even LA... There seems to be a few things that have not been taught to ladies as they parade their spring best.

1. A little clip'll do ya!
I know you are super excited to don your new trench coat...however, before you dash out the door... I BEG YOU - PLEASE cut the long, loose string that is holding the vent closed in the back. It's put there so the coat will stay neat and tidy while shipping. (The stores should really clip these before they put them out for sale.) Once it's on your body it simply creates a big-ole-hole in the back as you climb a set of stairs and does NOTHING for the shape of your backside. It'll take 2 seconds -- and I promise that coat will fall better over your curves!
(While you're at it, check those vents in the backs of your blazers...)

2. A little clip'll do ya (2)!
There seems to be an abundance of school girl pleated skirts running around this year... same rule applies as in #1 -- clip those darn strings and let those pleats FLOW!
How can you do a Mary Tyler More spin without your pleats set free?

3. If the shoe fits...
The weather is warming up -- time for the spring time overhaul of the closets -- INCLUDING the SHOES...
Sandals... Toes. Toes hanging over sandals.
Big ole' toes hanging over the front of your's not attractive. The shoes are too small. Didn't have your size? It wasn't meant to be.
Heels. Shoes. Heels hanging over shoes. Perhaps the saleswoman or your friends won't tell you the truth - but I will -- I don't care how adorable your shoes are from the front...from the back they look simply ridiculous. With one simple error in judgment you have instantly taken that cute outfit straight to ick. I feel your pain - very few shoes stores still carry my wee shoes size... that doesn't mean I wear them too big.

4. Winter Feet, Meet Summer Feet
We all do it -- let those pedicures slip away as we wrap our feet in soft and cozy socks for the long winter... Please...PLEASE... before donning your favorite toe-baring shoes - I beg you! Trim up the toe nails and take the last bits of that flaking polish off. Not everyone chooses to spend $$ on a pedicure - that's fine... No polish is fine - just keep them neat and tidy. However -- if you can afford it - treat yourself to a pedicure at the beginning of the season to start things off right - it's much easier to maintain through the season that way!

5. Sexy little no nothings...
You found a great pair of lacy boy shorts or tangas... they are both comfy and a little flirty? Wonderful! However -- DO NOT -- I BEG YOU -- wear them underneath that slippery flowy silky curve skimming dress. You may be saying OF COURSE, but I saw this last night at a benefit dinner here in NYC. Your pantyhose doesn't cover it up -- it simply holds it in place to show through the dress. I know your name tag says Vice President of some important place... it doesn't look very professional.


Blogger Delia said...


7:13 PM

Blogger Stacie said...

lay it on, Fashionista!

5:39 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi K!

i loved the ones your wrote
but I've also got one to vent!
when you get a new coat or blazer that little tag on the sleeve is not supposed to stay on for advertising purposes.. (ie logos like Polo, or Tommy Hilfiger (sp?)) but to be removed when you get home.. ugh.. hee..hee..
have a great day :-) karola

8:45 PM

Blogger Bryony said...

Lmao! I totally agree! Can I also add (for the UK/colder constituents) that just because the sun has come out, it doesn't mean it is time to wear sandals, give up warm coats and start wearing t-shirts (or in the case of men, no top at all). It is still 15 degrees C and is still chilly. We still get frost on some mornings. It is not summer. Stop it now. And Yorkshire men without tops? Not good.

5:05 PM


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