I am in the spring mood today–wearing cerulean and lime. Speaking of cerulean, there is a scene in the movie The Devil Wears Prada, where a young assistant dismisses fashion as mere “stuff”. And Meryl Streep, the fire-breathing editor is more than ready to take her down a notch:
This …”stuff”? Oh okay I see. You think this has nothing to do with you. You go to your closet and you select out, oh, I dont know that lumpy blue sweater for instance because youre trying to tell the world that you take yourself too seriously to care about what you put on your back. But what you dont know is that, that sweater is not just blue, it’s not turquoise, it’s not lapis, it’s actually cerulean. 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, wasnt it, who showed cerulean military jackets? …And cerulean quickly showed up in the collections of eight different designers. Then it 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 so 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.
Day 25 “stuffs”:
#2 Style&Co booties – Goodwill thrifted $3.99
#9 Ann Loft cords – Goodwill thrifted $5.99
#25 Tommy Hilfiger paisley cardigan as blouse – Goodwill thrifted $3.59
Ralph Lauren belt – Goodwill thrifted $1.99
Scarf – Goodwill thrifted $1.99
Linking up to Fabulously Thrift and Fashionable Friday hosted by the lovely Kris.