Wednesday, October 13, 2010

...just go away!

You remember that Motley Crue song that had the refrain, "Girl, don't go away mad...just go away"?

If I wasn't sick and didn't have the voice of Kermit the Frog, I'd be standing on street corners singing the "just go away!" part of that song to all of the designers who thought it would be a good idea to reintroduce sweater dresses this year. Yes! Those piece-of-shit looking things from the late 70s/early 80s have made their way back into stores.

And I saw someone crossing the street in Portland today wearing leg warmers.


Neither of these ideas were good back in the day, so why resurrect them now? Are people actually purchasing these? If so, are designers having a serious laugh, as this whole thing was a big fucking joke?

I'm not a fashionista, but I draw the line at looking like a sock monkey.

And doesn't a dress made of sweater sound, um, hot and itchy?

What's next in the retro wave? The return of woolen underwear?

With options like these, it's hard not to protest and walk around naked.


Senorita said...

I love Fashun Kiteh !

What is up with the styles ? I went to the mall and couldn't find anything that I liked, it's madness I tell you !

Robert Tres said...

I am on the leading edge of fashion with my macramé underwear and goat chaps. I just gotta be me.

skyewriter said...

No offense to any fashionistas reading this comment, but I think the "fashion" industry is a load of shyte. "Fashion Night Out" from a couple of weeks ago was a two-hour whine fest about how designers and retailers need people to buy clothes. Really? I thought people needed stuff like jobs and health insurance and freakin' housing? Nope; people need to go to the Gap and buy a new scarf. Even that group now ascribes to fear tactics to get people to do what they want: save the economy... you need leg-warmers.

Red-carpet hubbub costs into the *millions* of dollars for big-ticket events (including hair, make-up, etc.). Why not spend that egomaniacal money on education or the needy? Seriously, the world will end if Demi Moore doesn't wear the latest glam style from the runways of Milan ("dahling").

Sorry, Riot. This post hit a nerve as I sit here wide awake at five AM (and the idea of just looking at a sweater vest makes me itchy).

Lynn said...

I just got the Territory Ahead catalog and there is an extraordinary amount of sweater dresses and sweater jackets, etc. - I do wonder if they itch so refrain from buying those.

I wear a lot of black, mostly from Chicos - that travelers collection is my favorite. Throw in a spot of color in a scarf or tank top and I'm good.

I hope you feel better, friend.

LL Cool Joe said...

Although I'm heavily into clothes and my gear, I never follow the latest fashions. Hip hop clothing hasn't changed that much over the years!

Scarlet Ily said...

Oh, that kitty's adorable. Love the caption!

I know what you mean about the new fashion trend...I saw a woman wearing a Flashdance (off the shoulder) shirt with leg warmers the other day. I had to think, what decade are we in?? Not attractive in the least!

Fireblossom said...

Um...I liked leg warmers. Sometimes retro fashion can be fun.

I have nothing against sweater dresses either, but I laughed out loud at "looking like a sock monkey." Sooo...what do you REALLY think? LOL.

80s Grrrl

Holland said...

For me the problem is not what they put in the shops, my problem is that people think it actually looks great on them. It - sometimes - makes me want to use bleach to wash out my eyes, not to mention the years of therapy to overcome the fashion faux-pas... really size 22 squeezed into leg warmers? Really ?????

Riot Kitty said...

S: Agreed!
RT: Just don't try that on at home, or you may end up sleeping on the floor.
Skye: I'm totally with you. Don't apologize!
L: I also wear lots of black and love a hint of color. You have good taste ;) And thanks for the get well wishes.
Joey: So that makes it easy!
SI: OMG! I totally thought of Flashdance after I wrote this post. Is that next?
FB: I am sure that you, along with Jennifer Beals, looked absolutely irresistible in them. :)
H: So true. Men are particularly bad at that!

Darth Weasel said...

Shhh! are you trying to stop the return of the awesomeness that was stretch pants?

Anonymous said...

I don't like Motley Crue, but I love that song. It's just one of those awesome "screw you" songs.

As for walking around naked, no. That's awful. Even if you're hot. Shame. It's a good thing.

Shionge said...

I'll be fuming if I see something wearing that on a hot the pix :D

Green Tea said...

OMG I will never forget the sweater suit I had when I was about 16.

Kind of hard to look classy when you are sweating and scratching :0

Riot Kitty said...

Darth: Groan! That's right...leggings are also back. Yee haw.
WIGSF: That song always cracked me up. Never fear: I am fairly hot but don't walk around naked in public.
S: I'll start sweating just thinking about it!
GT: LMAO! Seriously!!

John McElveen said...

Riot- I popped over via Ily- Lil-Red, Scarlet--lol! Your Pic of your cat that is in your comments section- is that yours and a current cat? I swear we have one who is so very close- and I have never seen another one quite close to that beautiful creature. Do you have any other pics?


Full On Forward

John McElveen said...

PSS: I'm so hooked on this blog--do you mind if I tag along???



Riot Kitty said...

John, you flatter me! Which cat?