I’ve barely been gone on maternity leave a few days and I am already itching to write some content about really annoying things that are happening in the fashion world. So I’ve put together a little summary of a few things I really loathed from the past few weeks. And by the way… I had a girl! Helena Doris Isenberg was born on January 2nd.
1. People are actually talking about meggings (leggings for men) in a serious way. Sure, men can wear leggings during sport, or long john versions underneath outerwear. But the “leggings are NOT pants” rule applies to women AND men. The only exceptions are rock stars. This trend is frankly terrifying.
2. Selfridges has opened a silent shopping area. I have been waiting for the “Haha, April Fool’s!” announcement with regards to this ridiculous news, but it actually seems to be true. Selfridges, the fancy London department store, has opened an area where you can’t wear shoes or talk on the phone. Their creative director described it as an area that “invites customers to find a moment of peace in a world where we are bombarded by a cacophony of information and stimulation.” (WWD) The Quiet Shop will have de-branded items and there will be someone to assist with mediation, if you so choose. I am seriously confused about this, as it seems to be the biggest fashion oxymoron IN THE WORLD. How can a department store, whose business is selling $200 face creams and $8,000 handbags, create a space like this and claim to want to help people with overstimulation? If you try walking through their ground floor, you are bombarded with brand names and handbags, it is absurd to consider a ridiculous concept like this. When people want quiet and meditation, they should go to a yoga class, not a department store.
3. Ten year old Romeo Beckham is the new face of Burberry. It is bad enough that we get the Victoria and David Beckham’s relentless strive for wealth and fame shoved down our throats through boring underwear collaborations and the lamest womenswear collection in the world. Now we are going to have to stomach their kids as well? Does this family have any dignity at all? (That’s a stupid question.) Reason enough never to buy Burberry AGAIN!
4. And while we are on the topic of pathetic kids of famous people, there are speculations that Julia Restoin-Roitfeld is going to write a children’s book. I suppose this is no surprise, as the children of Roitfeld think they can do anything with their mother’s name. But as a mother, I can tell you right now that it is very hard to have an inkling of what makes a great children’s book until your kid is older than 7 months (which is the age of Julia’s daughter.) I really hope this isn’t some tragic fashion-y kid’s book in collaboration with her Mom’s famous friends.
5. Givenchy isn’t doing a fashion show or a presentation during couture week. Sob! Apparently they are still making the collection, but just not showing it to media. I hope they do a killer lookbook as couture week will be so much less interesting without Givenchy. Boo.