If the Internets Were My Closet: Fruit is So Right Now

Leandra Medine | May 10, 2011
photo by Tommy Ton for Style.com 

Adam and Eve were on to something with that forbidden fruit. In what is perhaps the most Rachel Zoe friendly trend to surface for spring, something is finally literally bananas. And if Prada, Stella McCartney, Erdem and Dolce & Gabanna’s runways are an indication of anything, it won’t stop at bananas. Fruit! That’s what’s up. Because I haven’t yet quite figured out how to get the look at a feasible price point, (though I should here note, I am known to DIY with props that include cut up fruit worn across my nipples and hoo-ha a la Bible rock,) I thought my recent obsessive fixation on the trend would work well as a more aspirational post. Yes sure, the neon runways are cool. But are they edible? I think not.

Prada, Stella McCartney. S/S 2011
D&G.; S/S 2011

You may be scratching your head in confusion trying to decode the correlation between fruit and the look above look. The jig is up though, there are no edible features to this particular outfit. There is, however, something to be said about the cohesiveness and togetherness with the former runways, depicted in these pants. It’s like D&G; created the palazzos to double as a picnic blanket for his good friends Miuccia & Stella. Forget bracelets for a moment because if that’s not real friendship, I don’t know what is.

And as for your feet…
Charlotte Olympia has you fed.

At the end of the day, in matters of man repelling, nothing says “eat me” quite like some sartorial food.

And now, if the internets were my closet, this is what I’d be wearing while I strutted down the street, saluting the fruit stand man, nodding my head at him in a gesture that suggests perpetual unity.

Your fruit are my fruit, friend. And as for my fruit? Sorry buddy, they’re runway.

Let’s get dressed.

From top left: A creamy Carven jacket to heat my loins.
3.1. Phillip Lim‘s peplum blouse to add a little bit of sweet cinnamon to this here food chain.
Dries Van Noten watermelon sunglasses with blueberry lenses. I may or may not be taking this theme too far. I’m going with may not though.
Acne booties, because they’re chic, comfortable and durable as dung. Is dung durable?
Stella McCartney’s high waist printed shorts. Slightly different than the orange and lemon print but still featuring an element of foodiness. Where, you ask? Use your imagination.
And finally, it’s a toss up for outerwear between Carven’s cream and Dolce & Gabbana’s stroke-inducing lace trim jacquard coat. I would definitely date this jacket.

…As it happens, I have strayed from my initial point, but come on now, this outfit is oozing with de-bonerfide and simultaneously delectable rightness. Roight? Roight?

Before I sign off, I offer this: should you decide to DIY the proper trend for yourself, here’s a tip.

Yo, I’m so Stella McCartney chic. 

Cut up oranges. Wear against something yellow, graze over nipples. Perhaps bring closer together. Now you’re exuding inherent appreciation for Stella and Prada. It’s a job well done. (Dress by Tibi.)

I also suggest using assemblies of bananas for shoulder pads, but we can talk about that later.

  • i love that banana print 🙂 i'm amazed, because that print even came to fashion world


  • those shoes are amazing!!

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  • I love fruit prints, and also vegetable prints, although the latter seems to be harder to find… can I suggest Ebay and Etsy for weird fruit-print stuff? For me, these venues have been… fruitful

  • s

    Stunning pic… I'm not fan of Florals or fruits outfits bt the 1rst pic is so amazing ;D

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  • Oh boy, everytime I read your post, I have to recover two hours from laughing. You're such a repeller, my p***s starts growing back inwards.

    Yours sincerely

  • when i first saw the Stella McCartney show, i was like i dont know about this print. but now i love everything fruit. and the prada print is to die for.


  • THOSE SHOES. wow.

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  • I need some Stella McCartney in my life!!!


  • Aah, I love Stella McCartney and everything you just posted here including the banana's 🙂

  • a few years ago D&G; was obsessed with fruit. I didn’t like it. the funny part is that I love it this season and I don’t know why. Don’t I have a mind of my own? Can I not make my own fashion decisions? Can trends have such a big influence on me??? Questions I need to ask myself. Anyway, I am longing for the charlotte olympia’s for quite some time now!!!! I absolutely love them because they are hilarious and full of sarcasm. It is so over the top! You have a more latent way of showing fruit. The shorts are divine. So maybe using fruit in a more latent way is the right way. Although I love the Prada look, but the thing is, I don’t know if I will love it next season. So here we go again: do I have a mind of my own.

  • could not agree more. but i kind of love it. the first photograph is fantastic.
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  • so in love with fruit print! i think stella mccartney's my fav. check out my DIY banana friendship bracelet 🙂


  • Madame LaZ

    The sunglasses are just far enough. LUV.

  • AD

    I'd just go to eBay and do a search for fruit print clothing. I love a good deal.

  • AD

    I mean, I understand that it's not Stella, but hey, it's a theme, right?

  • i like humor in your photos!
    xoxo from france!

  • Anonymous

    is no one going to address the hilarity of cut oranges over your bosoms?

  • aaah so funny! you're adorable — buttt I'll be honest, I am not yet on board with this funky fruit trend.. I need to see more! xx


  • LOL! Love the DIY! I may upgrade to a larger fruit. Love your blog!

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  • My favorite fruit print is bing cherries. They always give off such a wholesome look.

    I don't think I would feel comfortable wearing a banana skirt. Too many opportunities for unwanted comments.

  • Hahaaa. I like your oranges. They're reaaaaal nice.


  • katherine
  • Too fabulous! Your DIY dress is amazing!


  • love the fruit! the outfit you picked is perfection!

  • I love the trend!

    Juliet xxx

  • graciela.

    I'm not a fan of Prada's bananas but Stella's citrus is just brilliant and so cute.

    And dung is durable if it's petrified! I remember seeing pictures of it in my science book as a kid.

  • Best picture ever at end!!! CLASSIC!!

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  • Anonymous

    Reminds me of the fruity stuff Stella did for Chloe a decade ago: "Get your bananas off my melons!"

  • I like your interpretation of Stella way better.

  • haha love it! the photo at the end makes the whole post:)

  • I just told my boyfriend this week that I wanted a banana shirt and banana earrings. I'll find a way to make some.


  • FRUIT ALERT: H&M; has a very cute banana bikini atm!!
    check it out!


  • I didnt think I was going to like it but I love the citrus on the skirts, how cute!

    Miss Neira

  • This is a beautiful post! I love the fruit trends.

  • hilarious! i really surprising love the fruit trends. i saw a really good DIY of a banana shirt involving a white blouse and sharpies, but i don't know if i'm artistic enough to draw a good banana. maybe i'll just take your route and wear real fruit <3shelby


  • You are WAY too funny!! Hilarious

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  • Oh, I am SO ahead of the times… I remember quite the pair of atrocious capri pants I bought from Old Navy when I was in about 5th grade… They had lemons all over them. Almost wish I still had them.



  • Loved the yellow-and-black skirt!!
    And love the way how you're so funny!!!



  • love all the fruit so amazing!


  • Bec

    i wasn't too into the fruit prints. too tropicana orange juice for me…however that diy is rad

  • Anonymous

    SO sweet! Find items like these from your favorite stores and learn how in use them in your wardrobe at Fashion-ade.com

  • Yummy!

  • I just showed your site to my dad, he laughed at your DIY. Ok, I did too.



  • I would not think twice about trampling friends and family for those prada and stella skirts.

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  • I just realized I was following you on twitter… but not actually following your actual blog. Big fail!
    I love your humor, I really do laugh out loud sometimes… my boyfriend doesn't get it. (then again why would he)


  • cute pics! love the shoes


  • Han

    Love those Charlotte Olympia shoes! Incroyable!


  • Anonymous

    H&M; is selling banana print on EVERYTHING at an ultra affordable price!


  • Where the apple bottom jeans at? Or are those supposed to be man attractant (by making your bum look yum)?

  • elizabeth

    your posts always put a smile on my face 🙂 well sometimes it's a jealous smirk but whatever..i'm obsessed with your writing, pictures and repeller-ness

  • Nice fruit punch! ^___^

  • Love these fruity looks but unsure what to wear them with? Go check out http://www.fashion-ade.com and add a look like one of these to your virtual closet!

  • There was also a couple of fruity clothes at the Tokyo Girl's Collection back in March. Pretty soon we'll see girls all over wearing their bananas on their heads, the perfect man repellant!

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