Ahhhh… today the NYT Women’s Fashion Magazine arrived. Ok, so if you know me it is obvious I don’t pay all that much attention to fashion. But the NYT Fashion issue? That I LOVE.

It is the art director in me that brings you this brief commentary. (this is certainly funnier with the issue in front of you, but still pretty funny without it).

Cover: Black lipstick? Under no circumstances is this flattering, you will never convince me it is. And the photoshop work on this shot is awful (note the hair).

Inside front cover spread: Ralph Lauren leapord stuff… not my thing but I must admit the shoes are wildly hot.

Gucci: Garments and accessories suffer from materials overload with hippie-in-the-poppy-fields layout… is it me, or is this off-brand?

Chanel: Beautiful layout. Ok dress. But what is with the one-armed, lace, fingerless, elbow-high glove? Chanel does Micheal Jackson?

Louis Vuitton: Orgasm on the ferris wheel while hitting myself on the head with a gold lamé bag?

Armani: Ok, there is a model on the second page of this spread that looks like a severely drugged geisha. In a oh so creepy this is kind of freaking me out sort of way. And I am pretty sure her entire head was retouched into this shot. Poorly. None of this makes me want to buy the dress she is wearing – which is actually quite elegant but the lighting is so dark I cannot really tell.

Calvin Klein: I am simply frightened by the shape of her hair while being wildly curious about how they achieved that.

Prada: Ugly clothes. Uglier layout. (I have always felt this way about Prada – to me this designer is the Emperor’s new clothes).

and last, but certainly not the least absurd…

Hermes: What the hell were you guys thinking? Is this woman actually walking a… what is that? A buffalo? Or a yak? (Gary says definitely a yak) On a leash!!

Ok, so I don’t know much about fashion. But you have to admit that I am kind of funny (and maybe more truthful than all those fashionistas would like to admit).

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8 responses to “Fashion?

  1. Ell

    Just had a flashback to Ethel and Lucy wearing the Feedbags on their heads with the potato sack dresses…ah, just slightly ahead of their time!!!

  2. Ivy Mindlin

    Hey, I use to think that about some of the Sex in the City clothes…some of the clothes were beyond ugly…even on these “savy” woman

  3. Well, you know way more about fashion than I do, and you are way funny ; )

  4. Ry

    Any post that gets to add yak while talking about fashion is A-OK in my book.

    I am fashion handicapped and by fashion handicapped I mean I am a jeans and tee girl ’til the day I die. Only recently did I finally add a dress to my closet. I am always in awe of ladies who can doll themselves up on a daily basis as if it’s no big deal.

    And just because I”m a jeans and tee gal doesn’t mean I don’t dream of one day owning one of them there fancy purses.

  5. A – finally had time to look at the Fashion mag, which I also love.

    Okay, here goes:

    Cover – agree
    RL – Wendy would prob love those shoes
    Gucci – not sure if it’s offbrand but hard to appreciate the clothes due to background colours – I think that the stylist could have done a better job with this
    Chanel – agreed. But did you see that GORGEOUS suit in the Dior ad? WOW!
    Louis Vuitton – where’s Keith 😉
    Armani – Vogue don’t
    Calvin Klein – hair wax I bet
    Prada – cool bag though
    Gary’s right
    What? No comment on Marrakesh Excess. All I can say is HUH?!

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  7. Paula

    I can’t believe it – the mag went out with the recycling last night! I would have loved to be looking at the ads while reading this. I’m one of those who just doesn’t get most of it, especially what they’re thinking when they put these ads together. I just figure I’m on a different planet than that crowd. But I’m ok with that….

    And yes Amy – you are very funny. Please keep it coming!


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