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Friday, August 29, 2008

Bad motel art finds its way to your closet

You know those TV ads for "artist" sales at your local Holiday Inn? Well, this is the skirt you wear to just such a soiree. Available oddly enough here.

7 comments:

Cristin said...

Ugly is one thing...but $200 for the atrocity?? Wow.

Robin said...

This skirt plus a little sequined tank is what some of the middle-aged suburban philanthropists in our area would wear to a "creative black tie" arts event in the city. They would think they were being ironic.

Raina said...

Robin, I've been to many such events and you're dead on with that observation. ;)

Raina said...

I should say "suffered through."

erin@designcrisis said...

You're surprised it's from Anthropologie? I'm not. While they do have some cute and well made clothing (and some AMAZING shoes), they also carry more than their fair share of whackadoo creations, like sweaters with 87 mismatched buttons and weird patchwork cardigans my Grandma would like. All the high school teachers in California loved that crap.

Raina said...

After writing this post, I thought the same thing to myself. I like about 15% of their clothing, and the rest boggles my mind. Especially the (what I call) teacher sweaters, which speaks to the fan base you just mentioned.

The Nerdy Fashionista said...

erin--TOTALLY agree. I think one of Decorno's most brilliant turns of phrase was when she called Anthropologie fans "ric-rac-loving modern bohemians." I like most of the shoes, some of the skirts & dresses, a few of the tops; but the sweaters are batshit insane. The thing that pisses me off is how wildly overpriced it is, for the quality--that more than anything else is what prevents me from shopping there.