It’s like Halloween, every day!

March 10, 2010

Blog Guy, I’m in HUGE trouble! My school is putting on “H.M.S. Pinafore” this weekend, and I’m playing Bill Bobstay, the boatswain’s mate. Mom was supposed to make my costume but she got really hammered on mudslides and took a bunch of her pills, and….

fashion ready combo

That’s too much information, honey. Here’s the perfect outfit for you.

Blog Guy! How’d you do that so fast!

See, in fashion there’s something called Women’s Ready-to-Wear. They have whole haute couture shows of it. It’s basically anything you can imagine, no matter how freakish.

FRANCE-FASHION/Awesome! What if I was invited suddenly to ah, um, one of those Tomato Rabbit parties, which could happen.

Sure it could. As you can see, You’re covered.

Wow! And if I had to be in a horse race where the jockeys have the body of a human but the head of a grotesque insect? Or wait! Let’s say The Rapture comes, and I need something to wear!

No sweat.

Say, Blog Guy, then what the heck is the difference between designer fashion and a Halloween costume shop?


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Top left: A model presents a creation by German designer Karl Lagerfeld as part of his Fall/Winter 2010/11 women’s ready-to-wear fashion collection for French fashion house Chanel during Paris Fashion Week March 9, 2010. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

Other photos: Models present creations by French designer Jean-Charles de Castelbajac as part of his Fall/Winter 2010/11 women’s ready-to-wear fashion collection during Paris Fashion Week March 9, 2010. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

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The girl wirh green sleeves HAS to be the sister of the Great Gazoo from the Flintstones.

Posted by Billl | Report as abusive

Fashion is the only other thing that can make me completely bonkers now… apart from the hellload of work I have suddenly found myself in….

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

Well I guess if they’re out of Easter Bunny costumes, the one in the middle could do.

You think?


Posted by egeria | Report as abusive

Pikachu gone evil!!

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

Unca, if you’ve never watched Transformers (the cartoon I mean) then you definitely missed out. That show was a big part of my childhood. That, and Star Trek (of the Kirk variety). So it doesn’t mean that you are being mean. It means that you are…incomplete :P

And yes, retching ensues looking at these outfits. Can you even call them outfits? Oooh maybe they belong on the Island of Misfit Toys!!



Posted by egeria | Report as abusive

That last photo – I can’t tell if there is another model coming down the runway wearing what could be relatively normal clothing, or if the bat-wing model has a barbie doll balanced on to the top of her left arm.
Or possibly some combination of both.

Posted by Nosmo_King | Report as abusive

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aaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhh.. thanks RB..

I am so loving the girl all black ready to fly… to meeee :D

Posted by fwd079 | Report as abusive

The shoes on the first girl are nice… :)

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