Try walking with more Bounce, girls!

February 2, 2011

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Hey Sweetie, have you gone to the laundromat yet this week?  I really need some clean underwear.

fashion washing vertical 260Sorry Honey, I haven’t done that. It just creeps me out, now that they’re doing live fashion shows from that place!

Look, I keep telling  you, “Lamar’s Haute Couture and All-Night Laundromat” is perfectly okay. It’s a lot nicer than those other combination laundromat and high fashion places.

That’s true. I really hate “Suds ‘n’ Duds,” and I wouldn’t set foot inside “Coins ‘n’ Loins.”

But what if they mistake me and my big bundle of dirty clothes for an actual runway model?

Relax, Sweetie, these are fashion professionals. Nobody will ever mistake you and your laundry for one of those chic models!

fashion laundry crop 260I’m not so sure about that, Honey. The last time I went in, I told Lamar I needed bleach and I came home as a blond!

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Models present creations from the Miriam Ponsa collection at the 080 Barcelona Fashion show, February 1, 2011.

REUTERS photos by Albert Gea

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Dont know about you guys, but I would buy that blue sweater in the middle shot in a heartbeat…
provided it is as chunky as it looks…

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

Laundromat where you can get your hair done: Rinse and Tints.

That looks more like a zombiemat. I sincerly hope one of those bags if full of doughnuts because they need them on several levels.

Posted by Onedoor | Report as abusive

Onedoor – Zombiemat! The word of the day!

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive

Zombiemat – is that where they do their brainwashing?

Posted by Nosmo_King | Report as abusive

Brainwashing. My readers are the very best!

That’s why when the Government Death Panel asked for my list of regular commenters, I was proud to comply!

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive

I checked the care label on my brain and it read “Gentle cycle, short wash.” Don’t remove the brain care label under penalty of the Death Panel until it is used. Well, mine is still attached and… Oh. Never mind.

Posted by Onedoor | Report as abusive

I cant be on that list, I am in a land Far Far Away….

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

Don’t kid yourself, Shra. They have a regional hub office in Edinburgh.

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive

Give a Cheer, the Tide has turned and it is the Dawn of a new era in fashion. We have every thing to Gain as we move in this Bold new direction.

Posted by Nosmo_King | Report as abusive

@Nosmo: just punderful!

Posted by Onedoor | Report as abusive

Mrs. Doc tells me I have a dirty mind. But, so far, she hasn’t insisted that I go to the zombiemat.

Posted by DoctorDoll | Report as abusive

No, there isnt (looking around furtively for Death Panel agents) and even if there is such a thing in Edin, my trusty broadsword shall quench its thirst!!!

Brilliant comments, One and Nosmo…

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

Hmm…the first picture reminds me of many such ‘Laundromats’ in Africa and India… certainly beats the laundy at Siverskoye lake!

http://blogs.reuters.com/oddly-enough/20 11/01/19/ma-do-you-do-my-shorts-on-hot-o r-warm/

Posted by Malteser | Report as abusive

She looks exhausted in that middle photo. Maybe the problem is that she has no place to live and sleeps on park benches so she has to carry her laundry everywhere including fashion shows.

Posted by Windmills | Report as abusive

Ha ha ha I think Onedoor and Nosmo own the comments here! “Rinse and Tints” is brilliant, although read it too quickly and one of the letters seems to disappear giving things a completely different meaning. :p

At the zombiemat the zombies come in complaining of Ssstttaaaiiiinnnnnssss……..

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

Poor baby. Not only is she dragging her boyfriend’s dirty clothes to the laundromat, she’s wearing chain mail armor.

Posted by slick9 | Report as abusive

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Thanks, Sis, for doing the laundry! :-)

Posted by justCAM | Report as abusive

I keep telling Gieselle, “No starch in my shorts!” She never listens to me.

Posted by justCAM | Report as abusive

“Girls, it looks like wUPS lost the shipment of clothes for our fashon show today, so just go on out there with the clothes you came in on. Oh by the way, would you mind doing my laundry for me after?”

Posted by AllThatJazz | Report as abusive

And there I was, thinking to see some bounce :D

Posted by fwd079 | Report as abusive

You guys are talking of Zombiemats… I hope that doesnt mean women wash that laundry by hand?? Coz is that what that woman is doing in the first pic?

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

@justCAM, ha ha ha! :D

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

@69Spinster: Oh I see… thanks :D

Posted by fwd079 | Report as abusive

He wouldnt know what you mean Spin, we dont use Bounce in our laundry here… :D

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

that zombiemat is a real brain drain.

I heard the place is dead now.

Posted by GeorgiaPeach | Report as abusive

So, anybody know what’s up with the front-mounted ponytails the models all have?
Coupled with the whispy comb-over-look back-mounted piece, it looks plain weird.

Posted by Nosmo_King | Report as abusive

Chignons? Chignons? Shra, I believe we may have a problem here.

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive

Its ok, BG… I beleive we all know what is a chignon is… No harm done…

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

Oh, sure. Chignon. You mean like the cut of beef?

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive

Zombiemat Brainwashing. I’m happy.

Posted by CrowGirl | Report as abusive