Wednesday, November 08, 2006

This is a rebuttal.


This is a rebuttal to a terrible article published in the Toronto Sun yesterday written by Ann Marie McQueen titled "Haute Horrors". The principle point of the article was to comment on how black nail polish, leggings, empire waists and sweaterdresses are unflattering on all women. What is this? Black nail polish isn't unflattering, it's just an acquired taste. Yes, leggings are bad but empire waists are not. According to the article "they make everybody look pregnant". Get a clue, empire waists are meant to hide flaws, not accentuate them. With the weight issues people are having these days wouldn't they just be scrambling to jump on that bandwagon? Sweaterdresses don't seem unflattering to me either, but then again, I'm not 40. Either way, this article calls upon the expert opinions of a 26 year old "fashion-forward Ottawa resident" who wears Crocs and "a 59 year old Edmonton with a quirky fashion sense that has her mixing pricier pieces from Bianca Nygard with Walmart's snappy George line". What the hell kind of fashion experts are these? Fashionable trend-setters do not wear Crocs. Quirky geriatrics wear housedresses and cardigans to feed their 54 cats in. Bianca Nygard, which I'm positive can be purchased at Sears is not pricey and Walmart is not snappy. I'm sick and tired of newspapers trying to be hip with faux-fashion sections, especially if they are as ignorant as this one is. Just leave it to the glossies, folks. At least they can appreciate the frivolity that is fashion as we know it.

17 comments:

marY said...

SO true. this post could not have come at a better time, because just this morning i was lamenting about how out of touch my local newspaper, the sacramento bee, is. they had an article about how big bags were the "hot new trend" for the season-- honestly!

Carissa said...

Crocs? What the fuck? And sweater dresses are amazing, I wear them very often. And black nail polish is nice with another color like dark blue or red or purple on top of it, it looks smart and not weak.

Katie said...

Hmm, yeah. Writing a piece on fashion and saying you wear Crocs is the same as writing for Scientific American and saying your primary source of information is "Magic School Bus". Total lack of credibility.

*emma* said...

lol, i did a post about crocs in which i mentioned they should be burned in a mass bonfire.
and i like black nail polish, sweater dresses and empire waists.
and, okay, i used to like leggings, but let's not mention that

april said...

yeah, sweater dresses are unflatering if you're fucking 60 years old and have saggy everything.
sans leggings, everything on that list is amazing.<3
i love your blog, by the way! fabulous.
=]

ambika said...

'at least leave it to the glossies, folks.'--so apt, it makes me jump. Seriously, I don't know why any daily publication outside of the New York Times bothers with a fashion section. Anyone trying to jump on the leggings bandwagon (for or against), is just way too late to the game to have anything clever to say. Same with Crocs. I understand your frustration but don't know the solution.

Tru said...

eww I hate Crocs. Why wold anyone put those things on their feet? And what is she talking about empire waists rock, as does black nail polish.

angela said...

i'll drink to that!

Alison said...

she thought sweater dresses and empire waist were ugly??? wtf! empire waist are amazing and look good on everyone. and taking the fashion advice of someone who lives in her croc's is just plain dumb.

irene said...

Haaaaahahahaha!!!! A Croc wearing pundit for *THE TORONTO SUN* commenting on empire waists and leggings??? Maybe the Sun should stick to printing photos of Sunshine Girls and keep the fashion comments limited to whatever Don Cherry wore this week..... (No offense to Don, I love that guy)

Anonymous said...

Oh God, it's so true. But what do you expect from the Toronto Sun?! It's a horrifically trashy paper, and obviously, the style editor (if there is one) knows nothing about fashion. Crocs are the most hideous things on earth, and I've been appalled since the day they hit the mass market. And since when is Bianca Nygard considered fashionable? Don't they still use shoulder pads from the 80s? Augh!

That said, I love Nathalie Atkinson from the Post, NOW's Andrew Sardone, and Karen von Hahn and Leanne Delappe from the Globe, so please don't discount all papers! -Tiff

torontostreetfashion.com said...

Great post - it seems as if the Sun is attempting to infuse a little more fashion into its paper - perhaps I should forward these comments over to the Life editor to offer up a little help...

alanna said...

it's so funny how almost everyone liked leggings for a while but now they've come to their senses.
I liked leggings too... But then i realised i have fat ankles

Larry Mondello said...

I really like funky sweater dresses irregardless of who is sagging at the butt or not.

Mrs Cleaver is gettin on in age and her parts are fallin, but I would still consider a pecidillio with her.

Black nail polish is for freak Goths and those Croc thingy's make you look like a freakin Dutchman with his finger in the dam. Wanker wear supreme.

And you ?

molly said...

sounded like a horrible article.
why do newspapers always feel they need to have a style section? they are usually so off and sound like idiots.

and crocks only look good on 3 year olds with mini little feet. never adults!!!

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Emmett Katherine said...

Well said.

black nail polish is just as "unflattering" as any other nail colour, just depends on who's wearing it.

I guess I'm ill informed but I thought empire waists and sweater dresses were flattering on most body shapes as long as the person is wearing the right size???

And I've never seen more boring clothing than what Walmart pumps out with their George line.