Friday, June 01, 2007

posers

this is so stupid to me...
either it is, or it isn't.
everything (esp fashion)
is so forced and contrived these days.

www.nytimes.com

6 comments:

viridiansun said...

oh no... those shoes are beautiful to me. I love anything (well almost) that captures antiquity. Now, that price is kinda ignorant as well as the fact that Barneys tops the initial retailer list. But am I missing something else tho?

Oh yeah...

yes, I get that kind of love. It's the hot steamy sexy kind with lots of lace and dirty words. I feel exactly the same GIRL. ;-)

fruitfly4 said...

the beauty of old things, to me, is the hiSTORY of them. i was finally ready to accept the denim debauchery of distressing, but this is too much. my arguement remains - why buy something new that looks used? i can see sneaker-heads dying for a pair, however, i'd much rather the refurbished approach - if people turned in their old sneakers, the soles could be replaced but the worn fabric kept and voi la! old-new sneaks! (and it makes better eco-sense too.)

ps- i tried the link again, and i got it this time. =)

moonchild said...

yea. posers are just plain sad.

everyone has something unique in them. most are afraid to let their differences shine.

i always wonder what the world would look like if we werent afraid to look/dress/be exactly like we felt inside.

fruitfly4 said...

moonchild - i think the world would pretty much look the way it does now, some parts intensely beautiful and others frightfully harrowing.

viridiansun said...

I feel ya'll. I guess the wonder of old stuff is in the stories and secrets that each wear and tear carries, but I do think that there is still an interesting story behind things that are created new with the hopes of looking old.

Creating a new take on what's old is a great deal of what fashion is all about when you (I) really think about it. These shoes are just in exaggerated form.

true supermodel said...

You got that right!