Dear Loyal and Demode Followers,

As you probably noticed, it has been weeks since my last post. I am truly sorry for such deprivation.

However, I have great excuses as to the temporary postponement of posting... I'm am currently living the dream in NYC studying fashion design at my dream school, the Fashion Institute of Technology.

In the words of Arnold...

Don't miss me too much, 
xxo Tess S.


Oh No She Didn't: Anna Wintour

Michelle was drop dead gorgeous in Alexander McQueen.

All the guests were dressed in the finest designer gowns and tuxes.
That is everyone except for Vogue's Editor in Chief, Anna Wintour...
Although the Chanel shift dress is cute, it's not the type of dress says, "I'm at the White House mingling with the world's most powerful people." 

The dress would be more appropriate at a luncheon with someone who might appreciate zig-zags...
....or perhaps attending a fashion award ceremony.
Wait a minute...Ms.Wintour already wore that dress to the 7th annual CFDA Awards?!

This, coming from the same lady who organized Fashion's Night Out to push sales for the fashion community.

How dare she wear the same outfit twice to two highly publicized events.
Why don't you practice what you preach and buy a new dress for fashion's sake.
Apparently, this cheapskate is known for recycling outfits.  
 Tsk, tsk.

Anyways, the fact of the matter is that Anna was completely underdressed. She might as well repeated her favorite outfit from the 90s- a metallic latex leotard and a green, pleated kilt.
I'm sure Ms.Wintour would defend her slapdash dressing by claiming, "I wasn't underdressed, everyone else was overdressed." Michelle must be soooo embarrassed.

Maybe it was a good thing she didn't wear a gown. We all remember (and want to forget) that one time she decided to dress up and strayed away from the classic shift dress she's known for wearing.
Yikes. (Please refer to this post for more insight on this gown)

I think Anna could do with a "What To Wear To The White House State Dinner" article in the next issue of Vogue. 
I'm in the giving mood, Anna, so here's something to work off of (free of charge):   
I think Anna Wintour would have something to say if she read this post and it would go a little something like this...


Dreams/Nightmares Become Reality

Last night I had the strangest dream, I was front row at a fashion show and men in bearded skull caps came out and were dancing in nothing but manties.
What's that you say....this wasn't a dream? 
Frankie Morello actually opened his fall 2011menswear show with nearly naked men in faux beards and manties doing a little ballet number (note the super cute/manly ballet slippers).
Throughout the show these men were tumbling into boxes, hiding in boxes, and standing on boxes.
Pretty much anything that could be done with a box they were doing. 
  Watch out behind you!!! Mantie man is about to pounce!  

It looked more like an ill choreographed gymboree session than a fashion show.  

After watching the show, I was slightly horrified and a tad amused.
My only question is what is the ungodly price of humiliation these models/dancers were paid?


Endangered Species: The Fashion Beast

Bridget Foley of WWD recently wrote an article "Is Fashion An Endangered Species?"
I can't read the article since I don't have a subscription to WWD but I found the title itself quite intriguing. I now will present to you what one would assume the article was about...

As the title preludes, fashion is indeed a living species. 
Legend has it that this species, known as fashion beasts, are a half human half lion hybrid. 
They are raised to learn the difference between the mode (fashionable) and the demode (unfashionable).
In their pubescent years they scour the streets to prey upon the demode ones in order to keep the delicate fashion ecosystem balanced.

In adulthood, they move from the streets to the runways.

 But why are fashion beasts becoming endangered?
Sadly, the fashion beast community has been threatened by imposters. These imposters seek the elite status of true fashion beasts. This has resulted in innocent fashion beasts slaughtered by their imposters.
A lion wearing a wig= not a fashion beast

A girl wearing a lion head= not a fashion beast. And absolutely no true fashion beast would be caught dead wearing a tiny top hat.

Due to the decreasing number of fashion beasts, the demode population is running rampant with no one to stop them.


Courtney Love

Amy Winehouse

Nicki Minaj

Something has to be done to keep balance in the fashion ecosystem. I don't think I can handle seeing any more assless glitter pants.

On another note, if there is anyone who was actually able to read the article "Is Fashion An Endangered Species?" I would love to know how close my post was to the article.