Posts Tagged ‘American Apparel’
Last Monday it was 15 degrees in Toronto, and this illusion of summer was amazingggg! Here is my spring uniform, decided to test out these thigh-high socks I’ve had since two years ago.
Jean Jacket: Levi’s Tank: Aritzia Skirt: Club Monaco Belt: Gap Socks: American Apparel Shoes: Urban
…just kidding! it’s Pantytime with American Apparel.
since Dov Charney is still free and well he’s decided to delight us with his own YouTube channel! (warning: you must be 18 or older to view some videos and you must be signed in) but anyways, despite all that protocol, being allowed access to view the AA video felt like sneaking into a bar underage for the first time. right ok. here we go.
in this video 13 year-old “models” are directed by some neon circus clown, to create a “marriage carriage” and to pose cutesy as long as “you don’t feel degraded in anyway.”
and finally in an attempt to put the sweatshop rumors to rest, Dov allows us to take an inside look at how much fun his workers have while making the newest style of panties!
so just remember: if it’s Pantytime, it’s bound to be a good time!
The “Boyfriend” shirt/jeans/tee/whatever. Worn here by Darlene, this look will make you seem like you just rolled out of bed and grabbed the first thing you could find: your boyfriend’s sweaty shirt from the day before. Yum.
Cher from Clueless and the Spice Girls are two other examples of 90′s pop culture icons who demonstrated the trend. Here Jackie is being over dramatic as per usual, but while wearing a snappy little button-up crop. Shown on the model to the right is the American Apparel version. For those more modest, layering is a must. The cropped top works best on those who have long torsos and a small chest.
Becky always wanted to break free of her “good girl” reputation and this rebellious haircut certainly helped. Like her Good Girl Gone Bad friend Rihanna, she opted for the buzzed undercut. Model Agyness Deyn is still rocking the short ‘d0.
If Blair Waldorf’s minions had known that she took fashion inspiration from Roseanne, would they still have been as scared of her?
Photos and inspiration here.
Recently my parents were cleaning out their basement and came across a photograph of myself and my current roommate circa 1994, standing in her living room, awkwardly holding hands. It must have been the first day of school, or some other significant occasion, as I know for a fact that in my household when the camera was out it was a special occasion. On this particular day, my mother had chosen to dress me in Hounds tooth tights with white socks over top, black Keds and a gigantic white sweater. If we are assuming that it is the first day of school we must remember that it is September. Winnipeg in September can reach +30 on any given day. I must say I look rather stylish, if not a little overheated.
Looking at this photo I wondered where my mom bought my clothes from. I remember being taken to the Bay to shop in the kids department, but beyond that I don’t remember shopping anywhere else. Flash forward fifteen years and there is a multitude of retailers that offer stylish and trendy kids clothing.
American Apparel has announced that they will be laying off hundreds of their current 10,000 employees. don’t get me wrong i love this store, i am never successful in just window shopping when passing the shop, i have to go in for a little taste and always end up with at least a $4 elastic headband.
even though AA is demonstrating its strongest retail sales, Dov Charney (CEO) is reducing his plans for expansion. the company claims the reason is because of the always-talked-about ‘economic crisis’ but many think that maybe all the lawsuits finally caught up with them…
not only has Woody Allen sued the company, but there has been constant controversy concerning AA’s ads, which mainly consist of employees wearing the clothing in sexually derogatory poses. obvisouly sex sells, and in this case i think the advertising department of AA has helped to bring in an extra couple million dollars. even if everyone who seems to be offended by the ads were to stop purchasing AA merchandise, i’m pretty sure the hipsters of the world would be enough to keep Dov Charney in bed with at least ten of his employees…
….oh well, time to start the job hunt.