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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

I’ve always had a passion for whimsical fashion.

Castelbajac Lego dress. Click for original post.

There's a reason that I'm wearing my dollar-print vintage dress with over-the-knee duck boots. Click to read it.

Trompe l’oeil Moschino motorcycle jacket. Click for original post.

Designer Jeremy Scott‘s work definitely has a sense of humor, so I’ve often admired it, though I haven’t purchased anything yet. Maybe I’ll rectify that because, once again, I’m salivating over one of his pieces — a Rainbow Brite-worthy jacket worn by Nicki Minaj.

Nicki in Jeremy Scott. Photo from Fashion Bomb Daily. Click for source.

I wouldn’t wear it with a green wig, like Nicki. I wouldn’t wear it like it was shown on the runway either.

Photo from Fashion Bomb Daily. Click for source.

You know what I would wear it with? A black t-shirt and jeans. And I would feel amazing.

Speaking of Nicki Minaj, I’m SMH over this shizz about Nicki not being “real hip-hop.” In case you missed it (or have a life and therefore don’t care), Hot 97 DJ Peter Rosenberg badmouthed Nicki’s song “Starships” before she was due to perform at Hot 97’s Summer Jam event in New York over the weekend. As a result, Nicki pulled out of the show.  Maybe Rosenberg is indeed the deity authorized to define what real hip-hop is, but it’s a strange thing to slam an artist from the stage where she’s scheduled to appear. He probably wouldn’t like it if someone invited him to dinner, then stood on the table after the salad and before the main course to shout about what a lousy guy Peter Rosenberg is. Yes, that might be “just an opinion, man,” but it wouldn’t make the behavior more palatable. Besides, who cares what someone’s definition of “real” anything is? That discussion is for pretentious 13-year-olds, not grown folks. I know, because when I was a pretentious 13-year-old in the early ’80s, I argued that the music I listened to was better than all other music. But I eventually realized it was a stupid conversation. It wasn’t about rap in my crowd; it was about punk and New Wave. New Order was a sellout for not being Joy Division. The Sex Pistols were too famous to be punk. How dare The Stranglers know how to play instruments! WTF? Can’t I just like whatever I like without having to get your damn permission, and vice versa? Jebus! I loved Nicki when she first emerged and I still play her verse on Kanye West’s “Monster” every day at the gym. Yeah, I was very disappointed by her Grammy performance this year and not just because I briefly thought she was Lady Gaga in blackface.  I only like a couple of songs from her recent album, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded. But I don’t see why she has to stick to a genre, or apologize or explain.  If she can live with her sales, I certainly can, so if she wants to be a pop star, she should be a pop star. If she wants to do pop and hip-hop, she should do that. If she wants to reinvent herself as a folk singer, she should do that. Hot 97 doesn’t have to host her then — if they want a hard-core female rapper they can invite my friend, Gangsta Boo, instead. And if that Jeremy Scott jacket doesn’t suit Nicki’s new career as a folkie, she can send it to me. I’ll take good care of it for her!

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16 Responses to “Hot for Jeremy Scott, Sympathetic to Nicki Minaj”

  1. madeleine gallay says:

    You belong in dollar bills, hundreds even.

    Too fabulous.

    Some collection.

  2. Christine says:

    Aha! My anti-spam word is Queen and I have been celebrating the Jubilee. Sadly, I cannot drink Pimms until I drop but I am dressing myself in my Union Flag clothing. The cashmere hand warmers look a bit silly but hey, who cares?

    What I really want to know is….would you wear the cobalt lipstick? I think that jacket needs it.

  3. Lara says:

    That jacket was made for you!
    Shame that anyone gets pigeon holed into a role. Sing what you want! Wear what you want!

  4. That jacket is so fab, and would look amazing with a black tee and jeans. Though I suspect you’d find a multitude of ways of wearing it. And Nicki can do no wrong by me since she was so sweet to the Punk Glam Princess, saying she loved her hair and never to change! So phooey on that old curmudgeon Rosenberg! XXX Suzanne

    • WendyB says:

      I LOVE that she said that to PGP. I’m going to listen to “Starships” right now to reward her!

      • It really was very kind of her to make the time to make a young girl who had been down in the dumps due to bullying feel terrific about herself again! Love Nicki! And I want to see you in that jacket pronto! XXX Suzanne

  5. Megan Mae says:

    Lol as an ex-super hipster holier-than-thou 13 year old, I totally agree with this sentiment. They all go through the stage where my X music is better than your Y music. I don’t want to even think about the music I thought was the Best Thing Ever, but I definitely wish my kid-self was more educated.

    Oh well, some of us learn eventually.

    And wind up in awesome lego dresses and furry jackets.

  6. I think you would be fabulous in that jacket. I’m quite smitten with it myself. When and if you tire of it, send it to me.

  7. Love that jacket, and I would wear it with all black myself.

    The other arguments my circle of friends were having in the 80’s (and I love that you included Joy Division) was whether or not Duran Duran was a boy band and did Depeche Mode sell out.

    I love the 80’s!


  8. stacy says:

    I’ll stick to my punk and new wave any day.
    That jacket can only be worn with black and it will look much better on you than on Nicki 🙂

  9. Kristin says:

    Amen…I don’t feel owed an explanation. It’s their music…their career….their lives!

    And I think you would ROCK that jacket!

  10. Terri says:

    Oh, I think you should definitely get the jacket and wear it just as you’ve planned. You’ll never believe this, but many years ago Jeremy Scott was my student!

  11. I’m sure I told you that I went to hear New Order in the late 1980s and they were jerks–they stomped off the stage early. But they’re still on my 2012 iPod.

  12. I love it when you rant. Also, I think you should certainly get that jacket x