i’m not quite sure what to say about what’s happening here. normally, i love just about everything at ron herman. and, normally, even if i don’t love everything at alexander wang, i can at least see the style and genius in it. but clearly, something has gone very, very wrong in both houses, and well, i’m a little bit afraid.
that jacket up there? the blue isn’t denim, though i thought so at first. it’s suede – but honestly, i’m not sure whether that’s better or worse than denim would have been. with leather arms. so, the net effect is some weird denim/leather jacket hybrid thing. it reminds me of someone’s redesigned vintage store buy, gone very, very badly.
and really, are we doing bras as tops now? is this some bad seinfeld reference gone awry? i mean, i will say that the product description calls it “perfect for layering under loose-cut or sheer tops,” so perhaps they’re not fully embracing the bra-as-top concept. but i’m still pretty scared of the whole thing.
this last one isn’t quite as bad, but it does look an awful lot like another of those redesigned vintage attempts. i’m pretty sure i owned this blazer in 1987, and donated it to goodwill…where it was apparently adopted by alexander wang, who cut off the arms, and is now calling it a vest. i’m skeptical.
fortunately, it’s not all fug and fear at ron herman this week. they do have this lovely new leather ruffle blazer from burning torch. i think it’s crazy cute, actually, and would adopt it in a heartbeat, if someone needs me to give it a loving home on their behalf. and these fun plaid scarves from american colors are just the thing to prep up your closet this spring. see that? who says i can’t see the glass half full?
are you feeling the fug this week too, or is it just me?