5.18.2013

Wax Print Dress + Abercrombie & Fitch Rant




Dress: Thrift Store find
Belt: Vintage via my Mom
Wedge/Clogs: Madewells
Necklace: Anthro
Stegosaurus Earrings: Brooklyn Flea 
Cargo Jacket: Abercrombie & Fitch









I don't wear this jacket often, in fact, probably not in a few years, but it fits well and the sleeves are long enough so I've kept it during the last few purges.  The jacket is Abercrombie & Fitch, purchased while drunk shopping in Vegas somewhere around 2005.  Have you ever tried drunk shopping?  It's fun but I would recommend that it not be come a regular habit for both your physical and fiscal health.  But, I digress.  All this A & F B.S. had me thinking about the brand, so I wore the jacket specifically to give me a reason to rant about them here....

First off, this CEO jerk said these jerky things LONG AGO, over 6 years ago.  Why is this news now?  Because the news must of had a slow day and someone needed to stir some shit to sell some commercials to make some money.  Secondly, who CARES what this old sad man has to say?  Is Abercrombie even a viable brand any more?  I never payed much attention to the overpriced, poorly produced and BORING clothes, but do kids these days even wear it?  I pay a lot of attention to what the kids wear, after all I work for an online retailer that specializes in the teen/college demographic (ps. Karmaloop.com) and I don't think the "cool" kids are really rocking this shit any more.  Finally, and most importantly, even if MIke Jefferies and Abercrombie & Fitch still has cool currency in some alternate universe (it must because the stock is still high, China maybe?) why are we letting him tell us what to value?  Let's use this as a lesson to teach kids (and maybe some adults need the lesson too) about marketing and consumerism.  Let's turn off the TV.  Let's do fun and interesting things that make us interesting people with interesting things to say and therefore "cool".  Let's make better food choices and play outside or take evening walks.  Let's learn to like ourselves for who we are, a lesson I could use a refresher on, and give others some slack.  Most importantly, lets NOT listen to the bullies and the jerks of the world because if we ignore them they have no power.

Rant. Over.

xo

ps.  OMG, how awesome is that glitter neck tattoo?  (no Mom, that one is not real)

1 comment:

  1. Haha, for real, Abercrombie is LUCKY their ceo made a rude public statement -- it's made them more relevant than they've been in 10 years.

    Holy shit, that dress is effing AWESOME. Looks like it fits you like a glove too!

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