Sunday, May 17, 2009

on the fringes of insanity...

I love fringe. It's having a slight trendy moment right now in fashion, but it's not picking up as much as it should in the consumer retail realm. However, I have a phobia for trends and would prefer to hog this one all for myself. It's just a pet peeve of mine to buy something that is relatively unpopular and then walk around and watch it be completely over-worked or misinterpreted to the point of it being unfashionable. Par example, recall back to the time that Posh Beckham sported uber-long leather leggings? Well the special morsel who brought that garment to the mass of Chicago college students everywhere was moi. That's right, I was the brave soul to invest in ridiculously expensive pleather shiny leggings from American Apparel. And so it happened that this trend spread like the terror of Swine Flu and infested every borough and youth subculture. Don't get me wrong, I'm all for the leather leggings. However, I do have a problem when people are interpreting the trend the wrong way and matching it with any old thing; swapping out the ole flared dark denim for leather leggings under their BEBE clubbing tunic top.... it's just so wrong!  Find me the next girl walking down the street with those leggings and a plaid shirt and black bootie heels and trust me it won't take very long, and I might just  fall immediately to sleep.
Wow, sorry there. WHAT a tangent! Obviously, I have not dealt with my extreme emotions regarding leather leggings and the people who abuse them..... Perhaps it would be a good idea for a future post of mine to show how I think they should be done.... later. Okay, back to fringe. Well I just love it and how it moves on the body. It's the fun and vintage feel that makes me keep coming back for more. I really need to pick a time to head over to the fabric store and stock up on fringe--who knew there were so many kinds? I really want to try and replicate this Maximum Fringe Necklace from Norwegian Wood. Perhaps if I dare even try to attempt an interpretation of the 22 inch fringe dress (shown above) from With Hearts In My Eyes.

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