Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Hey, L.A. What's up with the hats?

Seriously, I must have seen at least 40 girls in Los Angeles wearing these hats last week. Some were straw, some felt, and one particularly ugly hat was bright red with a cobalt trim. A woman two rows away wore hers during the entire 5 hour flight. Fedoras! They LOVE them! 

We have our own questionable fashion trends in Manhattan, too, so I guess I shouldn't poke fun. Most notably: 
--Huge, huge, HUGE handbags (although one could probably fit at least 20 severed hands in there) with so much metal hardware it weighs 40 pounds. Buckles and jangles and studs, oh my.

--The leggings-as-pants look. 


--And I'm guilty of this one myself--the used shopping bag to carry around all your crap, as if you happened to purchase something from Chanel just minutes ago. 
I can't help it. It's too convenient to carry it and ditch the bag when you no longer need the contents. I won't stop! You can't make me!

How about your town? Any particular trends you've noticed?


Melanie Hooyenga said...

LOL! I always used the little shopping bags to carry my lunch to work. SO much cuter than anything you could buy for that purpose, but I did draw the line at Victoria's Secret.

I don't see much in the way of trends here, or at least I don't know if they are also trends in the US. Longer t-shirts seem to be back in style and I'm very excited about that, but I'm guessing men still aren't wearing Speedos back home?

Janna Leadbetter said...

Do you often suspect a handbag near you is filled with severed hands? Sure, I get the joke. But you ARE in NYC, you know.

Fake Crocs. EVERYWHERE. And in hideous colors, like lime green or electric blue.

Amy said...

Hollister and Abercrombie shirts. I see them everywhere now that my oldest daughter is in 5th grade. HS kids I get, but 5th graders? And thanks for sharing your HI pics, Wendy. Looks like you had a great time.

WendyCinNYC said...

Melanie--No Speedos on men at the beach yet. My daughter swims on a team so I see lots of them at the pool.

Janna--Crocs, how I hate them. I don't see them here so much anymore. Only on kids.

Amy--I had to really think about what I see HS kids in my neighborhood wearing to school. Many (most?) of them are either a) wearing uniforms during the week or b) away at boarding school. Huh. That makes me even *more* out of it, I guess.

Jewel Allen said...

My husband's begun wearing a cowboy hat. So the trend here is rubbing off on HIM.

Melanie Hooyenga said...

Oh yes, we have Crocs here too.

Kathryn Magendie said...

eyew- hate the leggings as pants...dang..!

I've been totin' around a HUGE bag with a stylized betty boop on it -- teehee

Kathy said...

Hi Wendy!

That big handbag I've noticed in my area. In fact I almost got into a fight with a woman one day at the drugstore because of it. She was standing in line in front of me with a huge bag over her shoulder. It was really sticking out. As she was walking away after paying for her items, I accidentally collided with her. (actually with her bag) Now, mind you, it was an accident. She said, "You almost knocked me over." (as if I did it on purpose)

Yeah. Right.

Anonymous said...

With thedofus kamas supposition kamas dofusthat originalitydofus kamas is dead in the horror genre (just checkkamas dofus the reviews of The Unborn below), thatacheter dofus sentiment is nearly made officialbuy kamas with the remake of perhaps the grimiest, most naturalistic horror flick to come around, The Last House on the Left. The original acheter kamaswas created by two of the most influential horror orchestrators you may have heard of, one is Wes Craven, the other Sean

Anonymous said...

The first big horror wow goldmovie of 2009, David S. Goyer's The Unborn, which opens today, is receiving awful reviews from critics, even horror authorities likewow gold Fangoria gave the film a measly 1.5wow gold skulls (The Unborn was also the cover story of their most recent issue). Ain't wow goldit Cool News also gave the movie an overwhelmingly negative review, warning readers to "avoid this film" and later saying that "wheAccording to the United States, "Health Day" website reported that, as an Asian, if you drink half bottle of beer on the blush, it would have paidwow gold attention to: Do you suffer from alcohol-induced due to the risks of esophageal cancer. The researchers analyzed the China, Japan, Korea and other countries the information patients wow goldnearly found, blush and health are closely related to the esophagus. T

Anonymous said...

After schoolwow gold the childrenbuy wow gold left in little groups,wow leveling chattering wow gold cheapabout the great wow goldday yet to buy wow goldcome when long-hoped-for wow power levelingtwo-wheelers andcheapest wow gold bright sledswow gold would appearwow soldi beside theirworld of warcraft gold trees at home.buy wow gold She lingered, cheap wow goldwatching them bundle wow oroup and go out the door.world of warcraft gold I sat down in a buy wow goldchild-sized chair towow gold hack catch my breath, wow gold hardly aware world of warcraft gold of what wasbuy wow gold happening, when shecheap wow gold came to me with outstretched wow levelinghands, bearing wow gold a small white box,world of warcraft gold unwrapped and buy wow gold slightly soiled, cheap wow gold as though it had wow power leveling been held manywow powerleveling times by unwashed, Lord of the Rings Online Goldchildish hands. LOTRO Gold She said nothing.LOTR Gold "For me?" fly for fun penya I asked with a flyff penya weak smile. She said buy flyff gold not a word, but Final Fantasy XI gil nodded her head. ffxi gil I took the box buy Warhammer gold and gingerly opened itWarhammer gold. There inside,EverQuest 2 gold glistening green, eq2 plat a fried marbledofus kamas hung fromkamas dofus a golden chain. Thenrunescape money I looked into that elderlyrunescape gold eight-year-old facedofus kamas and saw thekamas dofus question in her darkRunescape Money brown eyes.Runescape gold In a flash I knew wow gold -- she had made world of warcraft gold it for her buy wow gold mother, a mother cheap wow gold she would neverwow power leveling see again,wow powerleveling a mother who would Lord of the Rings Online Gold never hold her or brushLOTRO Gold her hair or shareLOTR Gold a funny story, fly for fun penya a mother who would flyff penya never again hear herbuy flyff gold childish joys or sorrows.Final Fantasy XI gil A mother who had takenffxi gil her own life just three weeks before.I held out the chain. She took it in both her hands, reached forward, and secured the simple clasp at the back of my neck. She stepped buy Warhammer gold back then as if to see that all Warhammer gold was well. I looked down at the shiny piece EverQuest 2 gold of glass and the tarnished golden chain, then back at the giver. I meant it when I whispered," Oh, Maria, it is so beautiful. eq2 plat She would have loved it."Neither of us could stop the tears. She stumbled into my arms and we wept together. And for that brief moment I became her mother, for she had given me the greatest gift of all: herself.