There are some things that I simply cannot take seriously. Fashion and the image below are two.
Face it ladies, the Fashion Industry has been messing with our heads for generations. We finally manage to figure out what it is we are supposed to wear – and they change it. I realize part of the reason is that they need to get us to throw out everything we now own so that we buy new stuff so they can make more money. I understand that. What I cannot understand is why we comply. Is the Fashion Industry another name for the Borg?
Have you ever taken a good look at what the Fashion Industry want us to wear on our feet? Shouldn’t shoes be at least somewhat foot shaped? Shouldn’t they be somewhat comfortable and not feel like some Medieval torture machine?
Would you actually be interested in putting that thing on the left on your foot? Aside from being tall enough to make you spend you days walking down hill it’s ugly. Butt ugly.
And if the shoes themselves aren’t bad enough they make chairs to look like them. I am not kidding. Seriously do you want shoe shaped furniture?
I suspect that the reason the model in the image above is a mannequin is because there wasn’t enough money to get some flesh and blood woman to pose in that picture. The clothes aren’t actually all that bad, although the shoes are as ugly as modern fashion demands. Mary Janes meet platform meets something I can’t even describe. I think the idea of this image was to hurt your eyes. Why I don’t know but so much of what is called Fashion is a mystery to me.
Remember back in the 1970s when every little old lady in the country had her wardrobe of polyester pantsuits? They took her from home to shopping to church. They were comfortable, washed like a dream and were reasonably priced. Little old ladies loved them.
Enter the fashion industry which declared polyester was bad. Only “real” fabrics like silk and cotton and wool were “fashionable”. They were also far more expensive, many didn’t wash at all well and I don’t know about you but wool makes me itch. It was the end of Polyester Pantsuits, killed by the Fashion Industry and mourned by little old ladies.
Hillary Clinton wears her signature pantsuits but they aren’t polyester. And as one of the uglier ones cost over $12, 000.00 I wouldn’t call them reasonably priced. But she is the type that loved them, frumpy and dumpy.
Here’s a look I bet you can’t wait to try – or maybe not. Is she supposed to be a Zombie? I don’t watch Zombie entertainment because I don’t find half-rotted corpses wandering around entertaining. Sorry, I just don’t.I’m not sure if she’s modeling a hair style or makeup. Neither appeals to me. I don’t want my eyes to look like they did when I got hit in the nose with a softball 60 years ago. The nose looks about the same as mine did back then too. The eyes? Mine were both more purple and green than black. I don’t even know what to say about those eyebrows. Well maybe OMG comes close.
I’ve got an image that I want to use as a test. If you can look at the image I am about to post below and not laugh you’re an old grump.
What in the name of all that’s holy is that? Just give me a clue. I know what the top is, someone spray painted her with Reddi-wip. What she has on the bottom I would guess are supposed to be some kind of pants. Perhaps pants that were put through a wood chipper. Lucky girl she wasn’t wearing them at the time. Her hair? More Reddi-wip? Or maybe she forgot to rinse after she lathered. All in all if that is a Fashion Statement it’s one that would have been better left unsaid.
Want to see what happens when a blackbird smashes into a dark haired young woman who’s lost her pants? See below. More ugly shoes to torture and torment your feet and make you the envy of all the other masochistic young Fashionistas! Seriously, I mean really, really seriously, can you imagine putting any of those shoes on your feet? Have they no consideration for their bodies? The human foot has 26 bones, 33 joints, 107 ligaments, 19 muscles and tendons. The 52 bones in your feet make up about 25 percent of all the bones in your body. The shoes above are an insult to every one of them.
When you deliberately seek out images of the ridiculous ends to which fashion will go there are way too many images to choose from. I had to winnow them down just to fit this post. The last one I will use is one I think of as the revenge of the butterfly. I don’t know why it’s just the first thing that came into my head when I saw the picture. I’m sure that once washed and dry cleaned she’s a lovely young woman. But it’s really difficult to tell with what ever the hell that is on her head. And her face. I’m telling you ladies, the Fashion Industry is laughing at us. Have been laughing for generations.