Tuesday, April 19, 2011

The Nevers

Ello, mates. The lurvly and HEEEE-larious Emily from Scented Glossy Magazines has graciously agreed to write a guest post for me whilst I am recovering in my boudoir as tanned and oiled men who look suspiciously like Sawyer from Lost fan me with palm fronds and rub maderma on my scar (and by "boudoir" I mean "Old Lazy Boy recliner with a wonky spring stuffed into the corner of my bedroom," and by "tanned and oiled men who look suspiciously like Sawyer from Lost fan me with palm fronds and rub maderma on my scar," I clearly mean "as I hide from my children..."). Enjoy. 
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Oh, and Emily - I CONCUR. People who wear fake glasses have CLEARLY never had to endure ridicule as a child for wearing tinted Tootsie specs with their initials in gold stickers applied meticulously to the bottom corner of the lens. Or so I hear...

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Hi everyone!  This is Emily from Scented Glossy Magazines and I have a question for you while our beloved Shans is recovering from her tuck o' the tummy.
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Is there anything you would never, ever wear--no matter how high-fashion or cutting edge it may be?   For example:


You know what I'm talking about, right?  THOSE GLASSES.  I don't care if The Jenna Lyons is wearing them, or if a big high fashion name made them--I can't get behind that look.  To me, those glasses are in the same category as jeans with elastic waistbands and Tweety Bird sweatshirts. U-G-L-Y, you ain't got no alibi, ETC.
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Occasionally I will force my husband to watch Project Runway with me, and one of his (many) objections is that fashion, like art, is totally subjective and not judge-able.  I agree with him to a certain point, but I also believe that there are some things that are clearly beautiful and/or interesting, and some things that don't look good on anyone under any circumstance.  Is it just me?  Tell me about it.

6 comments:

Jenny said...

First of all I'm so excited that Emily is guest posting, I love you girl!

Okay, those glasses are bad and remind me of the endlessly smarmy and pervy photographer, Terry Richardson who is a douchebag-extraordinaire. And that's the last person you want to look like...

I totally wore glasses growing up and carefully applied a tiny gold heart sticker in the bottom corner of the right lens - sort of my trademark if you will - I rocked those glasses hard from the 4th-6th grades.

MerciBlahBlah said...

Jenny Jenny - who can I turn to...

Sorry, I'm blaming my meds for that. Your glasses with a heart sticker sound AMAZING. I keep thinking one of these days I'm going to scan in some old photos to show the world what a complete dork I really am.

The Buzz said...

Leg warmers - on legs or on arms (a la Glee) - should NEVER, EVER make a comeback. Leave them in the 80's, thank you! And fake sunglasses, too...

Anonymous said...

Blue nail polish. Or yellow or green... I guess any of those new nail polishes look odd to me.

KC aka brityl04 said...

Are you sure those aren't safety glasses? you know the type that they use in welding classes back in High School?

Why do I have this strong urge to break out and sing..."SAFETY DANCE"

HMMMMM...

Oh and Emily, I think I might have a few of those pictures of YOU in your glasses. But wait..i'm sure you have some of me, in some very similiar and owl like

WTF were we thinking back then?

Obviously not how those pictures would come back and bite us in the ass. ;)

SGM said...

I was indeed a dork in my younger years (as you well know KC) but not a glasses dork. I wanted to be though.