Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Etro Spring 2008

Italian design firm Etro opted for an ethnic feel to their Spring '08 collection. It reminds me of the uniquely mismatched pairings seen on recently-emigrated middle-aged women. You know what I'm talking about - those ensembles made up of green plaid polyester pants worn with a pink and orange paisley shirt topped with a black and white polka-dotted jacket. Add an oversized flower pin and you get an outfit Carrie Bradshaw would kill to own. (Actually, an LPN at the hospital across the street wears very similar combinations, usually topped off with a jauntily-mismatched hat and some incredibly ugly and uncomfortable-looking down-in-the-heel shoes. Truly a professional look.)

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Can you see the Russian/Chinese/Estonian/Greek/Polish influences in these outfits? It's so ballsy of the third gal, so proud of her recent WWE victory, to wear her championship belt with an ethnic-inspired skirt to her job at McDonald's.

And then we have these beauties, in the same collection. They are like a drawerful of fancy silk scarves, billowy and colorful. The color combination in the fourth dress is stunning, and the model is fierce. Work it!


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