Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Fashion I Hope Doesn't Come Back

I received my January American Glamour magazine a while ago--of course, about 6 weeks after I would have received it in the States. But, I relish its arrival, because I know it offers at least an hour of non-thinking, enjoyable reading.

I was surprised to see that the "latest thing" was to tuck your jeans into your knee-high boots. The Parisians have been doing this for four months, so I really didn't think it was, well, news. It's not a trend I have embraced, as I think it looks rather silly, and secondly, with the proverbial "American thighs"--it's not a trend that looks too flattering on Mrs. B.

It got me wondering though. Is the rest of the world really taking cues from Paris for new fashion trends? Is what I see on the metro going to haunt fashion mags in the following months?

If so, please avoid the latest, that I have seen cropping up most unpleasantly throughout the city. They are retro trends, and ones that should stay retro. As in NEVER, EVER COME BACK. Kind of like the tight corsets and big butt bustles.

They are:

Hammer Pants (in burgundy velvet, no less)
Harem Pants (paired with little gold embroidered and sequined Indian slippers. And the pants were orange.)




At 7:32 AM, January 17, 2006, Anonymous LaCresha said...

Hi Mrs. B! This is my first time to your blog (not sure how I got here *lol*) and I love it! You are living my dream :) living in Paris.
My hubby and I are planning a trip to Paris next year :)

I agree that some fashion trends need not come back! I shudder at the thought of seeing those Hammer pants again. We live in a small town in Oklahoma and the mullet lives on here *How gross is that*?

Have a wonderful day!!

At 7:59 AM, January 17, 2006, Blogger Samantha said...

A few years back, my mother found a pair of purple and yellow zebra stripe hammer paints at JC Pennys, and somehow thought they would make a good Christmas present for me. When I opened them, my first thought was "Why in the world would seeing these make you think of me?". She said "I don't know, they kind of reminded me of the Vikings". I'm not a big fan of (American) football, so I never exactly understood why, though I did spend a few days wondering why kind of fashion sense I was giving off to the world!

At 9:20 AM, January 17, 2006, Blogger Shalynn said...

Please Hammer, don't hurt 'em! ;-)

At 12:14 PM, January 17, 2006, Blogger Chelee said...

Oh GOD Please NO!!!!

At 3:13 PM, January 17, 2006, Blogger MagE said...

oohhhaahhhh ohoho. it just occurred to me how hard it must have been to write the lyrics to that song "HammerTime"... at least the chorus

FYI the tucked in jean thing has been here for a while too. check out scarlett johanssen back in the fall with high waisted jeans with a skinny leg stuck into some boots...she was at some stupid fashion show in NYC. YEIISHHH... Soon we will be pinning our pants... man...
Hammer pants, or what were they called...ZOOBAS - egad! durn ugliest things on the planet... close second? really baggy mens jeans where the waist band is down below the tuckus...no good fellas, no good!
my fashion opinion of the day... thank you very much for reading.

R - you don't have to post if you don't wanna...I blathered a bit...but hopefully nobody pokes an eye out with it...I will blame it on my cold medication. blah ;)

At 10:08 AM, January 20, 2006, Blogger Rhubarby said...

Eeek! In that pose, it looks like a skirt!


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