So, I was browsing through the mainstream news portals the other day, CNN and FoxNews mostly, and saw this story about “Victoria’s Secret Fashion” or something like that. Having been at work, I decided it might not be a good idea to go look at the photos, even though they were prominently displayed on a major news website… and then I mostly forgot about them.
With my 17 year old son, of course. As we walked past he asked me “Why do they have pictures like that up at the mall?” I responded “Because that’s what people like to see.”
I’m sure regular readers of this blog know my opinion of “Fashion!” and it’s not a positive one. The above photo is a pretty good demonstration of why I find “Fashion!” to be perhaps the most frivolous of all human activities. I like to look at half-naked women as much as anyone (heck, probably more than most) and I certainly appreciate the willingness of these young hot bodies to strip down as much as the law will allow them, but strutting around in a tiny bra and panties (thong, no doubt) while wearing big fuzzy mittens and a shoulder-only “jacket” is supposed to be clever I suppose, but it just strikes me as stupid.
What is that scaffolding strapped on her back supposed to be? Wings? Is she sprouting weeds from her scapulas? Is this some sort of parasitic growth gone wild? (I notice the upper right portion of the wing has been broken. Don’t they have sycophants and toadies for these girls with duct tape to fix fashion disasters like this?)
As absolutely bizarre and hilarious as I find this (I can’t imagine how this fashion show was not literally laughed off the stage) I must say that I am fascinated by this runway model.
SHE HAS HIPS!!! I’m sure that’ some sort of mistake and she’ll be drummed out of the industry as soon as possible. Of course if she has hips, I must wonder if she also has a butt. If so she’s committed TWO of the cardinal sins of modern super models. I’m sure they’ll stone her as soon as possible.