Wednesday, May 26, 2010

The Romper is Your New Overlord.

Jezebel has an awesome section of their site called Today In Catalogs where they go through recent catalogs, pointing out how ridiculous they are. Everything from photography setups to the lifestyles they're trying to sell, to the clothes themselves.
Gems about Urban Outfitters clothing like "The Romper Is Ubiquitous. The Romper Is Happening. The Romper Is Your New Overlord. Bow down to The Romper" couldn't be more hilarious and true! (from the article "5 Fugly Things Urban Outfitters Wants You To Wear This Spring")

Today in browsing the catalog comedy, I found an article called Catalog Fantasies: The Life Your Life Could Be Like which outlines Jezebel's views of the type of lifestyles certain popular catalogs are trying to sell you/make you think you live in.

Another gem describing Urban Outfitters:
"You go to rock shows in your romper. Your apartment is full of flimsy furniture and unfunny coffee table books, but you don't care because you are always a little drunk, and you look beautiful all the time even though you never wash your hair. You let people write shit on your wall. Your boyfriend's t-shirt has a Midwestern state on it, and yours has a bird turning into a roller skate, and sometimes you trade and nobody notices."

So go browse Today In Catalogs and have a laugh about the culture you love to make fun of, while walking around in your pre-ripped $150 boyfriend jeans and "authentic" bohemian moccasins.

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