Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Forever 21 Doesn't Suck, Miu Miu Swallows

One of the most annoying things about me: I tend to obsess. 

I obsess about doing a good job at work.  Being the best daughter and friend. Being the most interesting blogger, party guest and well, woman in the world  ;) 

I obsess about not being accomplished enough.  Or fit enough. Or funny enough. 

I obsess about the hurtful things people say or the magical things they do. 
I obsess about the nature of my soul and making weekend plans.

I obsess about the lines on my forehead, the next meal I'm going to eat, how moving a person's story can be.

But most of all I obsess about fashion.  The flirty cut of a dress.  The architectural curve of a heel.  The quirky shape of a purse. The ingeniuous design of a piece of jewelry.

Images run through my head constantly, obsessively.  It's like a sickness.  I'm like a fashion Rainman - pretty sure I have a kind of photographic memory when it comes to looks that speak to me.

On an endless loop in my head the last few months: Miu Miu's Spring 2010 Swallow print.  Ugh. So romantic and Hitchcockian - pretty with a threatening edge.

Like it so much that if I could put a ring on those damn birds, I would.

So last weekend when I saw this drapey, breezy navy blue tank at Forever 21, I snatched it right up. Doesn't matter that the birds are more American Eagle eagles than Miu Miu swallows.  Sometimes just the reference is all I need.  It satiates my pallette and quells the obsessing.  Especially when the cost is under $20.  Couldn't get one Miu Miu swallow for that much less a whole flock ;)  

Do I still want a pair of Miu Miu Swallow Mary Janes?  DUH.  Sure.  What fashion nut wouldn't?

But for now my vagina sandals will have to do.


Anonymous said...

NICE! I love Forever 21. Just came from Singapore and their branch there is HUGE(4 levels)!! Wish we have one here in Manila, PH. Your blog is a must read! Keep posting!
Oh and love your vajayjay sandals :)


Jean Bean said...

I love mirdies and I eat your face.

WendyB said...

Miu Miu really nailed it with this collection.

Unknown said...

I barely follow fashion, but that's some cool sh*t. :)

fancypants said...

I have been similarly obsessed. I know that Zara has a good copy as well. I even tried to shove my size 11 foot into a size 9 pair of the platforms. Ouch. Your alternative seems much more sensible.

Kelley said...

Looove the find at Forever 21.

Now I'm slightly obsessed with that swallow clutch!

InnyVinny said...

Only you (and possibly WendyB) could end a post with 'vagina sandals.'

fshnonmymind said...

I love any kind of animal (or reptiles and occasionally a bug) print, so this new Miu Miu collection is right up my alley.
I just went onto F21's website this morning and saw that top. Your post is making me contemplate a purchase. :)
Thanks for enabling.

Cee said...

I first feel in love w/ the birds from Marc's petal to the metal handbags. Some ppl have an aversion to sky rats. I like them as long as they don't poop.

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emily said...

I'm so in love with this collection! Your top is gorgeous, perfect for sating one's desire for miu miu.

Sheri, RN said...

Love that top for Forever21! What a great find!

Molly O said...

haha, I love the vagina sandals!


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