Saturday, February 18, 2012
If It Makes You Happy
When you have an extremely self-deprecating sense of humour, it can be easy to get a little carried away. Last week, I made the sorry mistake of comparing my propensity for wearing mom jeans to the first frumpy, denim-clad alt-country singer I could think of: Sheryl Crow. Luckily, my friend Lydia was sharp enough to alert me to the fact that Crow is actually a 90s alt-babe on par with Liz Phair, and maybe even Lisa Loeb. After some painstaking research (aka watching the "If It Makes You Happy" music video), I fully accept my opinion on Sheryl Crow was thoroughly misguided and I am eager to reedeem myself.
First of all, the video take place in the American Museum of Natural History which is my favourite place in the entire world that I've actually been to. Sheryl is wilding out in her natural habitat of a red painted brick room with an awkward Christmas shrub in the corner. She is wearing an amazing leopard print swing coat, with a blue zig-zag Missoni-style shirt, yellow pleather miniskirt and chunky heeled boots. This is a GOOD OUTFIT. Where have you been all my life, Sheryl? Shame on me for assuming you were nothing but the "sun-kissed," slightly more attractive female musical counterpart to Kid Rock!
Of course, you can't base a music video on a single outfit (even in the 90s) so check out this hot little number of a acid-yellow checkerboard top and tiger-print pants. This girl loves animal print, I think that makes us fashion soulmates.
Did you catch that overly make-upped snarl? Now it has been documented on THE BLOG, never to be undone.