06 February 2012

Miranda Priestly Tells It Like It Is...

"This... stuff'? Oh. Okay. I see... You think this has nothing to do with you."

"You go to your closet and you select... 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. And 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 Saint 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 eight different designers. And then it...uh...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 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."

~ Miranda Priestly of the Devil Wears Prada

 Mean isn't it?

However that happens to be one of my favorite quotes from, of course, one of my favorite movies. With that statement, she snatched a knot in Andy's behind over her fashion incompetence -because it's truth, the runway designers and fashion mag editors of the world (yoohoo, Anna Wintour...) are the people who deem the "trends." And from there, they ultimately make their way to my local Old Navy where I can revel in a fashion bargain!

So, I ain't mad at ya, Miranda!

After an impromptu shopping stop, I was happy with my haul of clearance clothes, and thought it would be fun to see just how my purchases were inspired by the fashion powers-that-be...

I'm thoroughly smitten with the cream collarless coat! I've been wanting a coat with a three quarter length sleeve - it's very Jackie O, Mad Men-ish and the gold stripe lining is adorable. The winter has still been extremely mild here, so I plan to were it ASAP!

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