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(Fashionista)   Women flocking to adorkable shoes this summer. "Vogue Paris, purveyor of all things sexy, chic and French, even styled a whole shoot with Birkenstocks worn with wooly socks. Birks on their own just weren't ugly enough"   (fashionista.com ) divider line
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2013-07-06 11:20:59 AM  
I often think the designers just get together and see what they can make the rich and gullible wear.
 
2013-07-06 11:43:15 AM  
I hope that young anorexic girl pictured in the article was able to get into treatment.
 
2013-07-06 12:02:51 PM  
"... Birkenstocks ... with socks ..."

// keywords, ARGH!
 
2013-07-06 12:03:25 PM  

basemetal: I often think the designers just get together and see what they can make the rich and gullible wear.


c/p:

The fashion industry, like many others, is having trouble in the recession. The solution? How about some price fixing?

That was one idea offered up at the Council of Fashion Designers of America's town-hall style meeting, according to a report from


... Vogue editor [Anna Wintour] stood up to offer, "Could someone lead a committee that would make ground rules for retailers of when the discounting starts, and then all the retailers can agree to it?" [Fashion designer Diane] Von Furstenberg interjected that that was illegal -- in fact, if the big department stores had any such agreement, it would amount to price-fixing and collusion, an anti-trust lawsuit in the making. "Is that something we can change?" asked Wintour. "We have friends in the White House now!"

Maybe not on the style, but the price. It really irritates me when my wife is watching those fashion design shows and someone comments "It's good because it looks expensive" or "it's bad because it looks cheap". How about "It's good because it looks good?"
 
2013-07-06 01:49:11 PM  
The price fixing thing is how it works in France. There's designated sale days set by the government. Maybe it works for them.
 
2013-07-06 01:53:28 PM  
Flocking to my cocking
 
2013-07-06 05:23:01 PM  
 For the life of me I've never understood fashion. Even a little bit.
 
2013-07-06 06:23:08 PM  

VTGremlin: For the life of me I've never understood fashion. Even a little bit.


it's simple: Fashion is everything. Fashion is nothing. All depends on you.

---- as long as foolish women overspend on non-flattering fashions designed by angry lesbians and women hating fey boys the rest of us will be surrounded by giggling stupid females wearing non-flattering fashions designed by angry lesbians and fey boys. wake up, stupid girls. you don't have to be a 'fashionista' because a commercial says you do. you don't have to be freaky obsessed with shoes because the shoe industry spends millions telling you to do so. start thinking for yourselves, stop being twits. unless you enjoy proving to people you are not capable of thought processes and enjoy being an easily led twatwaffle.
 
2013-07-06 08:47:18 PM  
I've worn Birkis for years, not because I think they're fashionable, but because they're comfy, give good support, and don't squash my toes.

/also likes Earth Shoes
 
2013-07-07 12:02:04 AM  

grinding_journalist: Maybe not on the style, but the price. It really irritates me when my wife is watching those fashion design shows and someone comments "It's good because it looks expensive" or "it's bad because it looks cheap". How about "It's good because it looks good?"


It usually looks good because it is expensive. My Sister-in-Law is a design director at a very recognizable "affordable luxury" design house. The amount of work that goes into quality control is impressive. She is constantly going to Italy to check on the leather they use and flying to China to make sure the production quality is up to some very exacting standards. She "sweats the details" as they say. Yeah I do think the stuff is overpriced but I'm a straight guy so what the heck do I know? And it's amusing to see the knockoff purses on street corner. They may have the logo on them but you can pick them up and immediately tell that they are counterfeits. I haven't seen one that comes close to the original's quality.

And a quick FYI: the stuff that fashion designers put in their "outlet" stores is complete crap. The outlet stuff has very little to with real product line.
 
2013-07-07 04:34:46 AM  

grinding_journalist: basemetal: I often think the designers just get together and see what they can make the rich and gullible wear.

c/p:

The fashion industry, like many others, is having trouble in the recession. The solution? How about some price fixing?

That was one idea offered up at the Council of Fashion Designers of America's town-hall style meeting, according to a report from

... Vogue editor [Anna Wintour] stood up to offer, "Could someone lead a committee that would make ground rules for retailers of when the discounting starts, and then all the retailers can agree to it?" [Fashion designer Diane] Von Furstenberg interjected that that was illegal -- in fact, if the big department stores had any such agreement, it would amount to price-fixing and collusion, an anti-trust lawsuit in the making. "Is that something we can change?" asked Wintour. "We have friends in the White House now!"
Maybe not on the style, but the price. It really irritates me when my wife is watching those fashion design shows and someone comments "It's good because it looks expensive" or "it's bad because it looks cheap". How about "It's good because it looks good?"


That's not quite as shallow as it sounds. What they mean by "looks expensive" is that the garment looks like it is well-made using quality materials. Of course, that doesn't always hold, there's plenty of expensive garbage on the market. Let's just say - high price doesn't always indicate good quality, but if you're looking for good quality, you're probably paying a high(er) price.
 
2013-07-07 06:36:41 AM  

Lorelle: I've worn Birkis for years, not because I think they're fashionable, but because they're comfy, give good support, and don't squash my toes.


"Ugly shoes, wanna fark?"
 
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