Ahoy there! We have had some meaty posts this week for Shark Week, so I need to take out the big harpoons for Fashion Friday.
So we are going to take a bite out of fashion trends that tie in with our nautical theme. Think of this as the Hamptons meets mid-century Americana. Without the awkward confrontations with the pool boy…and your cousin.
Catch more after the jump……
If you have not seen or heard of the show “Mad Men” then you must swim from the bottom of the sea and into an Internet tube to find an episode. This cult hit is set in the glorious days of a mid-century America at an ad agency. The show follows Don Draper, the tall, dark, and handsome ad executive. He can talk his way into any deal (and any female’s skirt). Please, I don’t want my martini extra dry.
In the light of the current American financial climate, glamorous luxury goods from “the good old days” are even more appealing. Fashion magazine and newspapers alike have been running print ads with 1950 and 60’s-esque motifs. Does this mean companies are wanting us to live it large and spend big bucks on luxury goods?
For example, consider what two fashion bibles are running in their current issues. Louis Vuitton is currently running a 1960’s bourgeois pictorial in prints such as Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar. The June/July 2010 issue of Harper’s Bazzar featured Katherine Heigl looking very much like a Stepford wife.
I personally think of this as a marketing initiative by major labels that have noticed a long time drop in sales in the luxury good industry. The whole “nautical” theme and “Americana Revival” fad was seen back in 2008. Aren’t we tired of the boat shoes and the Coco-Cabana hats?
So keep on watching “Mad Men” but try not to get “baited” by the fads….
And here is a shot of a shark eating Nicole…enjoy..