Friday, January 11, 2008
It's been awhile since I've read through the glut of Friday style questions that have been submitted to tys--"Do these shoes make my ankles look fat? How many cupcakes do you think I can stuff into these pockets? Will a black Speedo make me look skinnier? Where did this baby come from?" And I had to laugh. At least Trust Your Style readers have a sense of humor!
It's Friday (at last!) and it's been a grueling week for a lot of us. The wheels of the new year have started churning and the overall feeling is one of slogging to catch up. Sigh. Since I'm feeling a bit blah after scurrying to make up for the last couple of weeks lost to the holidays, I thought it would be a good day to pay homage to all those Star War freaks (I mean that lovingly) out there--you know who you are! I want to clarify by saying that until reading Pedro's question I simply assumed that Hoth was an off shoot of Hogan, a sister line of killer Italian pumps, and that wampas and tauntauns were the latest LVMH handbags. Silly me.
From Pedro comes this fabulous style question for herstyle*hisstyle:
Uggs??? Do people miss Star Wars?? Do women want to look like they are on patrol on the planet Hoth (Hoth is the sixth planet in the remote system of the same name. It is a world of snow and ice, surrounded by numerous moons. Small meteorites that have wandered away from a nearby asteroid field constantly pelt Hoth's icy surface. This icy world has developed a number of indigenous lifeforms, including the wampa ice creature and the tauntaun...The daytime temperatures of Hoth were bearable for properly dressed humans, but the Hoth nights are too hostile even for the native creatures.)??
mj: Excellent question. I think I will pass the torch to Ministry of Sound, who has spent a great deal of time analyzing this conundrum. For more, click on their not-to-be-missed answer: the rights and wrongs of Ugg boots.
Pedro also wanted to know why girls wear belts on dresses with no belt loops and why so high waisted, but I think that's a questions for another day...
Have a great weekend everyone and if you have time, check out the new MJM store, which should be launching sometime today!