30 September 2010

when I'm feeling blue...

While I was going through my closet the other week, I suddenly realized that my navy blues have significantly increased.  Usually this isn't a color I automatically go for because blue is one of those where finding the right shade and hue is a pain.  Too cool, too warm, too black, too royal, too grey...you get my drift...Some of you might think "It's navy blue...duh!".  This nightmare's response to that would be to ask you to remember a certain scene from The Devil Wears Prada.  If you haven't seen it, go watch it.  But if you're THAT type of person, I've transcribed the dialogue of one of the best cinematic put-downs I've seen, for you below.

MIRANDA: "You think this has nothing to do with you. You go to your closet and you select, I don't know that lumpy blue sweater, for instance...because you're trying to tell the world that you take yourself too seriously to care about what you put on your back.  But what you don't know is that that sweater is not just blue.  It's not turquoise.  It's not lapis.  It's actually cerulean.  And you're also blithely unaware of the fact...that in 2002, Oscar de la Renta did a collection of cerulean gowns.  And then I think it was Yves Saint Laurent, wasn't it, who showed cerulean military jackets?  I think we need a jacket here, mmm.  And then cerulean quickly showed up in the collections of eight different designers.  And then it filtered down through the department stores...and then trickled on down into some tragic Casual Corner...where you, no doubt, fished it out of some clearance bin.  However, that blue represents millions of dollars...and countless jobs  And it's sort of comical how you think that you've made a choice that exempts you from the fashion industry; when, in fact you're wearing a sweater that was selected for you by the people in this room...from a pile of stuff."

You're probably asking now, why does it even matter what shade or hue one wears.  It matters if you come from a family where both parents are fashion photographers.  Arguments about color is normal dinner conversation.



vivienne westwood


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