Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Fashion - Why?

I am currently convinced that celebrities are conspring to make the normal people look bad. What I mean is that all of the current and recent celebrity driven fashion statements, from Uggs, to panchos, to oversized sunglasses, look dreadful on anyone that is normal. They cover up anything that is attractive and hide it away. If you are a celeb avoiding the paparazzi, it may make sense but last I checked most of us weren't trying that hard to avoid having our photo taken. Maybe they want to look so bad that no one wants to take a photo. Of course looking that bad makes people want to take a photo. Then people want to imitate the photo, and everyone looks bad.

Lets break the cycle people. Rule one of fashion - It doesn't matter how it looks on someone else, it matters how it looks on YOU.

Thursday, September 15, 2005

Random Musing

Perhaps this is part therapy, part rant. I don't know which one makes the most sense. As of right now I am just needing to express my frustrations. My first agenda item is conspicuous consumption. Dallas is famous for it, but it is very frustrating. Two months after arriving, two of my friends had already bought Porsches. It was like the scene in "In Good Company," except without the crash. They justified it by saying that they would have spent that on any other car that they were looking at. What does that say about what they were looking at?

Second agenda item is the numerous media outlets kissing the but of the rich around here. Between the people papers, bubble life, and the fourteen papers in lakewood, I'm starting to wonder if anything happens south of downtown. Belive me, I understand the busness of advertising, but the divide here is striking.