Monday, August 16, 2010

clotheshorse

clotheshorse :: [a] a person excessively or obsessively interested in clothes, often to a humorous extent; [b] a frame upon which clothes are hung after washing to enable them to dry.

there's no such thing as a "sure thing" in life or in fashion; you can't trust a brand you love to make gorgeous clothes 100% of the time. a couple weeks ago i posted about the gorgeous fall 2010 collection by leifsdottir, but as i was browsing anthropologie yesterday, i came across the $328 leifsdottir sweater shown below. i can't imagine anyone wearing this, unless they're a children's entertainer with money to burn or the town eccentric. what's that expression about beating a dead horse? i think i'd prefer to beat this sweater...

doesn't it remind you of a hobby horse? in fact, i have a crafty & budget-conscious DIY idea:
sweater - lands' end $69.50 / hobby horse - brookite $23.50 / total = $93 / savings = $235 USD

speaking of horses, did you see the "caped crusader" spread in august vogue? fall makes me think of boots, falling leaves and pumpkin lattes. i guess it makes vogue editors think of capes and horses. (ooh, capes!)
(more images here)

i'm not much of a horse person - the last time i rode a horse was possibly 20 years ago - but i can't deny their beauty. i recently read that cindy crawford and aurélie claudel both started modeling to make enough money to buy a horse. little did they know... horses come with the job description - especially if you book a job with vogue or harper's bazaar:
(top collage by me / photos via weheartit; bottom collage by me / photos via thefashionspot)

7 comments:

trish said...

una) funniest post you've done. i'm still laughing out loud.
b) i could see someone like alexa chung pulling off that horse sweater
c) saw that spread in vogue, wasn't my fave

heather said...

thanks. yeah US vogue is a little too pretentious for me ... thus their over saturation of horsey editorials! seriously, i gotta go to the library (or beth's house) and do a retrospective count of horse-themed vogue shoots.

loooove alexa chung. did you know that the mulberry "alexa" satchel in last week's post was named after her? (source)

oh and i was going to call this post "ride it, my pony" from the ginuine song, until i really thought about the lyrics...

trish said...

lol, yah i like your current title way more. randomly, I learned about the origins of the alexa bag in US vogue. sacre bleu. agree, would rather read Brit or French vogue.

Jennifer said...

Thank you for writing an editorial on horses as set props. I wonder if PETA has gone after the fashion world for exposure of this 4-legged model. I wonder how their paycheck differs from the two-legged variety.

DrBentham said...

that's brilliant!

b

heather said...

that's why you got into it, right dr bentham? for the horses? ;-)

Beth McAlpine said...

I knew those old copies of Vogue would be put to use one day - is it wrong that I didn't event notice the horses in the vogue spread - I was mesmerized by capes, oh capes, capes, sigh...
Love love love this post! PS Kind of want the horse sweater - would go along my animal theme this season.