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Everybody’s working for the weekend

May 15, 2009

AllyG: It’s the long weekend. I am extremely excited. Yet, very tired. Too tired to provide exclamation marks for my excited post.

Fridays are fun. We all love Fridays, oui? As we all love Fridays, I want you to love the Friday posts. So far, I do not love the Friday posts. I was thinking that we could do a “Favorite Things” post on Fridays. It could be the favorite cheesy outfit worn by a celebrity in the past week (Mischa Barton would kill this competition), or favorite new designer…or even favorite fashion moment from one of your fave movies. Thoughts?

Let’s try it out today. So, I’ve told you in the past how much I love Matthew Williamson and how much I love that he has designed a line for H&M (this was the same post where we learned H&M was indeed coming to Halifax. Yes, we’re slow on the uptake).  Today I want to share how much I love his new ad for H&M. It’s so over-the-top I was literally clapping my hands while watching (incidentally, I did the same thing while in the McDonald’s drive thru picking up a McFlurry the other day…what? It was exciting).

I know, right? My friend Martin (are you reading his blog yet??!!) shared this with me and therefore he is my Favorite Friday Friend. See how this works? The best line is hands down, “I like my horse”. I’m going to use that line whenever I am stuck for a response.

“Can you confirm the pie charts will be completed by 4pm?” 

Reponse: “I like my horse”

And now I present, my favorite fashion moment from one of my favorite movies, The Devil Wears Prada:

Miranda Priestly: [Miranda and some assistants are deciding between two similar belts for an outfit. Andy sniggers because she thinks they look exactly the same] Something funny?
Andy Sachs: No, no, nothing. Y’know, it’s just that both those belts look exactly the same to me. Y’know, I’m still learning about all this stuff.
Miranda Priestly: This… ‘stuff’? Oh… ok. I see, you think this has nothing to do with you. You go to your closet and you select out, oh I don’t know, that lumpy blue sweater, for instance, because you’re trying to tell the world that you take yourself too seriously to care about what you put on your back. But what you don’t know is that that sweater is not just blue, it’s not turquoise, it’s not lapis, it’s actually cerulean. You’re also blithely unaware of the fact that in 2002, Oscar De La Renta did a collection of cerulean gowns. And then I think it was Yves St Laurent, wasn’t it, who showed cerulean military jackets? I think we need a jacket here. And then cerulean quickly showed up in the collections of 8 different designers. Then it filtered down through the department stores and then trickled on down into some tragic casual corner where you, no doubt, fished it out of some clearance bin. However, that blue represents millions of dollars and countless jobs and so it’s sort of comical how you think that you’ve made a choice that exempts you from the fashion industry when, in fact, you’re wearing the sweater that was selected for you by the people in this room. From a pile of stuff.

Please, please, please share your favorites for Favorite Fridays! If I get no comments on this I will cry into my Soufflé (note: I have never had a soufflé but it seems like something sophisticated to cry into).


2 Comments leave one →
  1. May 15, 2009 8:04 pm

    Loved that scene from The Devil Wears Prada. Didn’t overall love the movie, but loved that scene. I have no idea how to log in to the blog from my Dad’s computer, but here’s my favourite of the Friday: the Sartorialist discusses what is fashion and what is style:

    Always such a difficult debate. and always so hard to define style as it is a jumble of different inspirations, your body type, your idea of what your body type is (because let’s be honest, not everyone is in tune with their body and how it looks in clothing…perhaps a post for another day), and the always/sometimes/nevers that Mr. Sartorialist speaks of.


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