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Blog Guy, like many of your readers I have very special fashion needs. I dance the flamenco.
You mean those festive pink birds like I have in my front yard?
No, those are flamingos. I dance the flamenco. You know, with castanets.
That candy you get at the movies?
No, those are Raisinets! Please try to follow me. I clap my hands and stamp my feet a lot.
Yeah, my son used to do that when I wouldn’t buy him a box of castanets.
You seem like a very stupid person, Blog Guy.
Maybe, but I’m not the one who wants to dress like a lawn ornament.
Above: Flamingos crowd in a restroom at Miami’s Metro Zoo for protection from a hurricane in 1998 file photo.
Right: Models present creations by Lina during a Flamenco Fashion Show on Triana bridge in Seville, July 20, 2009. REUTERS/ Marcelo del Pozo
I’ll do my best.
I get that question a lot, and I believe this photo illustrates the technique they use.
Dear Mr. Big Shot Fashion Designer:
I am writing to say I believe you designers should be required to include, on every outfit you sell, a label suggesting places where the thing can be worn.
This would certainly help me respond when my wife says, “Bob, what is this fricking crap in your closet, and just where do you think you’re going in it?”
This blog’s top five most popular posts for June reflected the well- rounded interests of my readers.
They clearly are absorbed by space, flocking to a post about chicks from other planets. Also the presidency – Obama eating a candy bar – and the legal system, in the form of the Phil Spector trial.
Blog Guy, you don’t know me… You never saw me, we never had this conversation. I know you help people with certain fashion needs find appropriate attire. I represent the 42 million people in the Witness Protection Program. When you’re disguised all the time, it’s not easy to look chic.
Us? You’re in the program? Hey, clever disguise, doing a blog that anybody in the world can read. Then you know we have parties, cruises, WPP discounts… So is anybody creating fashions for us?
“Versace and Gucci…started their shows with men dressed in white or pale creams. Versace also showed comfort with unbuttoned tunics and safari-like jackets…”
– Reuters story from Milan Fashion Week
Blog Guy, I know you write a lot about haute couture. Where do the big designers get ideas for their creations?
I see you cycle couriers all over downtown areas, zipping along, always a violent curse on your lips. Do you have a slogan, like that rain and sleet one the postmen have?