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Bag-O-Scraps

For the low low price of $11, this could be yours

For the low low price of $11, this could be yours

The AV Club’s The Hater puts a serious hate on for one very deserved company – American Apparel. The AV Club was riled by the recent addition of Bag-O-Scraps to the catalog of ridiculousness and expresses it in the poetically titled American Apparel Just Fucking With Us Now (and Forever).

Bag-O-Scraps sounds like an Onion creation, but no joke, it exists.  The assorted scraps of fabric are pushed as “one-of-a-kind”  and perfect for arts and crafts. Just right for your inner  9-year-old hipster.

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This “trend” cannot happen

Lots of 80’s trends have returned lately – electric coloured makeup, jelly shoes, pegging your jeans, neon running shoes, jumpsuits – and generally these fashion & beauty statements have been cool with me because they are all updated versions of the 80’s trend.

However, I am absolutely drawing a line here. American Apparel, who previously received my ire as an enabler of leggings as pants, has put scrunchies in their stores. SCRUNCHIES. I’m sorry, but you can’t update a scrunchie.  Once a scrunchie, always a scrunchie.

The horror ... the horror!

The horror ... the horror!

New York Magazine’s fashion blog shares my disbelief in their post American Apparel Has Gone Too Far.

My favourite comment for that post is from GirlMonday, who says:

Another sign AA has gone too far: modeling scrunchies should not require the model to get a Brazilian wax first.

Leggings are not pants rant

enabler American Apparel

enabler American Apparel

Ladies, ladies, ladies…

Here is some serious real talk for you all: Leggings, prior to the common belief, are NOT pants.

It’s always bothered me by the amount of ladies,  big and small, who constantly confuse the stretchy thin fabric as pants. Yesterday morning on the subway, I had the last straw. A bigger gal was wearing grey leggings with a cropped jacket/shirt combo. Bigger gals especially need to know that leggings-as-pants are doing you no favours. They don’t do anyone favours.

Clearly none of you take a spin in front of a full-length mirror. Obviously none of you have been shoved against your will into Stacy and Clinton’s 360 degree mirror. If you did, you would discover that yes, everyone can see every nook and cranny of your butt and your business. And its not pretty.  Nobody should see that. Keep that hidden. It’s not for the public.

I know it’s comfortable. Hey, I even own some. And although I don’t want to 100% endorse leggings, they do work under long tunics and dresses – because you know what? They’re essentially tights/nylons/hosiery. And you wouldn’t walk out the door with a short t-shirt and nylons and consider yourself dressed would you?

And if you don’t take my word for it, here’s a very informative Girl’s Guide to Wearing Leggings.