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.