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.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12861890700661486467 Claudia

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


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11286149288842617111 Ofelia

    those shoes are amazing!!

    Glass of Fashion

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10494304854024932876 Yoshi

    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

  • http://magmoiselle.fr s

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

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  • http://www.yousavedthequeen.tumblr.com Emmanuel

    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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11519884084613665286 Ashley

    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.


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18322513428478090720 naomi

    THOSE SHOES. wow.

    finally hatachi

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08445215873319394016 Justine Guy

    I need some Stella McCartney in my life!!!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08107223367018940482 Gabrielle

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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16208102183812777303 Absolutely Mrs. K

    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.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07904293199101553442 Jessie

    could not agree more. but i kind of love it. the first photograph is fantastic.
    xx, http://wordbyjessie.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04723856494063232502 heatherheartsfashion

    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.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11214794391192468171 AD

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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11214794391192468171 AD

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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10803981767713402083 panna e caffè

    i like humor in your photos!
    xoxo from france!

  • Anonymous

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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05359487128946293599 SAMANTHA

    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


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06117570524856256281 New York Don’t Leave Me

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

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06083769840370286757 Hot Pink Combat Boots

    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.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06707073211293838801 Christine Lee

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


  • katherine
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    Too fabulous! Your DIY dress is amazing!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06709441786153556780 Color Collective

    love the fruit! the outfit you picked is perfection!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00148027989207564354 Juliet

    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.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18265420991342432233 Mrs. C

    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!"

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12254024303256132696 CARRIE

    I like your interpretation of Stella way better.

  • http://mstwirlyskirts.com Molliee

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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01514627554329642237 Vasilieva
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02067489300055344841 lasophia

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


  • http://zombieandloft.tumblr.com Anna

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


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14565066015255058610 MissNeira

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

    Miss Neira

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07181089089351390664 Nina Morena

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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15863938010658021639 Shelby

    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


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01642069097772393748 Shasie

    You are WAY too funny!! Hilarious

    Live Life in Style

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15763093551327175277 Aimee

    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.



  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06764023319078736497 Chez Carolinette

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



  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12069426957408106950 Kimberly

    love all the fruit so amazing!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16317389766565505351 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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16096203985680181770 Christina


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15040870386362518986 girl in the poodle shoes

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



  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04023553470340222042 Mai-Vi
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02426590262383628715 Trés Awesome a Chicago Street Style Blog

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

    Très Awesome – A Chicago Street Style Blog

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05694830185439564894 She’s Under the Spell

    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)


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14928740987298261057 Wild Child

    cute pics! love the shoes


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01274789890420794389 Han

    Love those Charlotte Olympia shoes! Incroyable!


  • Anonymous

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


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02471592972743574831 Camille Dickerson

    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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03155914158294514586 Shareena

    Nice fruit punch! ^___^

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02296780888240284750 Annie

    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!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05667823926679328131 FashionableAsians

    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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