I'm tired of chronicling my fruitless job search. It's depressing. So today, you get my (and Sunshine's) thoughts on fashion and style. Stacy and Clinton, watch out!
Somehow, I got Sunshine to sit down and watch "The Tents" with me. This documentary about the history of fashion week in New York's Bryant Park is a couple years old, but I've never seen it. It was actually interesting to learn the history of the phenomenon known as New York Fashion Week. After it was over, Sunshine and I had a brief discussion on fashion and style.
I mentioned an article that I had read about how many people will
choose items like a giant gold-tone D&G belt buckle to assert their
status and power. Lots of folks will choose the overly logo-ed stuff, yet those in the industry will choose the simple,
well-made items crafted from the finest materials. Those in the industry (fashion mag editors, designers, buyers, etc.) don't choose the heavily logo-ed, almost garishly ornamented items, they don't choose the "bling". They look for the details that are associated with luxurious quality; seam-binding, very fine fabrics, cut; the details that don't scream "look at me". Those are the things that are associated with status to those in the industry.
This caused Sunshine to think for about half a nanosecond. His statement was no judgement on either of these mindsets. It was a simple statement of personal preference. Sunshine said he just likes his camouflage. I had to concede that at
least his camouflage was functional, and that i was ok with that, as long
as he wasn't running around in a loincloth with his pistol hanging from
it. He says to me, serious as a heart attack, "I could always get a
Oh my fucking dear sweet holy baby cheesus.
I had a mouthful of Diet Dr. Pepper that I could not seem to swallow, no matter how hard I tried. I almost drowned myself trying not to spit it all over the magic bus laughing at his silly ass. Y'all, I barely made it to the sink. Diet Dr. Pepper came out my eyeballs, yo. That shit burned!
That'll teach me to get into discussions of the finer points of fashion and style with Sunshine, won't it?