Fuse #8

Thursday, May 10, 2007

A Note to the New York Fashion Industry

Madras is not in. Madras is unattractive and painful to the eye. Now stop putting it in store windows and whip me up some pretty red dresses.

Thank you.



At 8:43 AM , Anonymous Chris said...

So no go on the dress so far? I have been updating the original request as I found possibilities. Good luck.

At 9:14 AM , Blogger fusenumber8 said...

I've found a distinct possibility. However, the madras is killing me. Likewise the current yen for cantalope & cream.

At 1:08 PM , Blogger Laura said...

Amen, sista! And yet J. Crew and others insist on pimping madras year after year. And yes, designers, please stop showcasing that peachy, "cantaloupe" color - NO ONE looks good in it. NO. ONE. And I have to put in a request for everyone to cease wearing the bubble skirt/dress look. It wasn't good-looking in the late 80's...and - surprise! - it still looks silly.

At 1:13 PM , Blogger fusenumber8 said...

Oh, tell me about it. And now EVERYONE loves Madras, not just J. Crew. And belts that belt where belting should not be. I love belts, don't get me wrong. But when they start migrating higher or lower than they should, I get wary.

At 4:16 PM , Anonymous olly said...

ooh, i had this problem when i lived in new york. only it was many moons ago, and the curse was the one. shoulder. shirt.

that shirt may be the reason i left new york. that or the 8 dollar gallon of milk.

At 10:45 PM , Blogger Jenny Han said...

Betsy, I just ordered a madras bikini from J.Crew! I like plaid! We are so not friends anymore.

At 10:56 PM , Blogger fusenumber8 said...

Damn. And I liked you too.

Tell you what. I'll make an exception for bikinis. As long as you aren't flouting your madras on the subway or down 5th Avenue where all the world can gape at it, it's fine to take it to, and ONLY to, the beach.


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