If April Showers

Leandra Medine | May 2, 2012
…Are meant to bring May flowers, what will May flowers bring? And what happens when a depleting o-zone layer skews the boundaries of vintage proverbs and April is actually composed of a series of very pleasant 85 degree days and in the one whole day we’ve bared the latter month, May flowers are actually a humid, wet climate that acts in a manner most reminiscent of mother nature’s persona–see: bi-polarity, and turns out to bode a sunny day that leaves our rain outfits irrelevant and our souls ready to embark on the happiness induced by a perfectly slouchy pair of light wash denim cut offs? Paired with washed silk, durrrrrrrr. Eight r’s, people.
I think I likely lost you on this but just recognize that it is a long, long projection brought to you by the real life perils that rain-wear in sunshine activate. Ultimately, what I mean is connected to a string of images that answer a question unaffected by the harsh meteorological realities of real life-life. Double entendre. What? No it’s not. So, if April showers bring May flowers, them Mayflowers better bring:
Some fancy ass pilgrims! If I could go back in time anywhere, it would either be to the peripheral of ancient Egypt where Moses split the sea or to Plymouth Rock where Mayflower attendants left their English spirits behind and became Americans. America, I tell ya. Land of the big mac. It’s too bad Marc Jacobs hadn’t yet penetrated to notion of metallic square toes, Miu Miu of thin pointed collars but then again neither had penetrated the notion of life either.
The fact of the matter is though: all the sudden Alexa Chung’s aesthetic makes a new world of sense. That’s a pun. Respective looks via Chloe, Miu Miu runways F/W 2011, Marc Jacobs F/W 2012. Happy Thanksgiving, if Thanksgiving very actually code for second day of May or something else that mandated an ambiguous capital letter. Interjections welcome. (See: Americans as land thieves.) Also, it’s raining. That calls for a look back at the projections from paragraph one and even more importantly: at the thematic nature of this case study, so, look back, look back, look back. (Here too.)
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12463023121697072678 Tinacious Me

    i am loving your gif! "fancy ass pilgrims"? you are too funny!

  • http://pinkwedges.wordpress.com Sheyla

    Great gif and I'm loving the MJ square toe shoes and the funky printed blazer.Those big shoulder blazers from Miu Miu F/W 2011 are to die for.I'm expecting to see you with a MJ F/W 2012 garment or shoes by November due to its high levels of man repelling.
    Take care.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16047443954388518124 AmyArisse.

    great pictures!


    xx Amy.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07743445436045229956 Elise and Margot

    Great GIF. That Miu Miu look is so cool 🙂
    x For Happy Days

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16542317510022502031 Styling Black

    the marc jacobs hat gets me every time.


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00200817566554453809 Natasha Fatah

    The blazer and skirt combo is a pilgrim I can support.

    ~Natasha Fatah~

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11669626718825090043 Kelli

    AS per usual I have started my day laughing and laughing. THANKS!!!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12602268350687229193 hutchisonk

    Your hilarious writing puts a smile on an otherwise rainy day!

    what is it with may showers? BRING ON THE SUN!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12186901125870069099 Sharon

    Nice GIF!



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  • http://www.professionallypetite.com/ Elissa

    if anyone ever asks me to tell a joke on the spot that is ALWAYS the one i tell!

  • http://etherealtype.wordpress.com/ etherealtype

    Hahaha I love it! I always feel a little bit like a pilgrim when I'm wearing my Roger Vivier's so it's something I can get behind.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17414561939721752886 Alice

    Laughing hard over here!

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03683836263018672829 Neijah

    Aahhh the weather is so confusing these days! I hope summer actually brings summer weather…we'll see


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    shut up … this is just too good!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16288432619173575521 Creativity&Chocolate

    Great GIF! Love that brown dress!


  • Pauline

    Leandra, I'm in LOVE with your shoes from sixby6blogger ! Those bottines are to die for ! I dream of them, they are perfect. I think they might be the one ahah ! I'm a student and I don't have the money for it. This summer I am working, and right now I'm praying for them to still be available in a size 37 (french) in august or september.
    I promise that if i ever get them, I'll send you pictures showing my happiness !
    Bye bye, keep writing, you are an amazing source of inspiration

    Pauline, one of your french readers

  • Anonymous

    ok–underrated. your best post yet.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11421261385085190178 Karoll Gonzalez.

    I loved!!
    Kisses the Brazilian Girl… Karoll.


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00895152914452877928 Ms.Fashionista

    i want me some sun and warm weather!



  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15112146372290566286 Marcia

    Egh Pilgrims. They killed all the Indians with their diseases, which is why I don't celebrate Thanksgiving. But then again, if they didn't come here I wouldn't be here at all, so I can't complain.


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16681554541876791418 Katie

    today was just another day until I snorted from excessive laughing while reading your post. thanks for brightening the dreary weatha with pilgrim inspired fashion humor!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16470560341150718917 Nathan Moy

    dear i love ur writing!! it does makes sense that the messed up weather will change vintage proverbs that relates to climate change… the notion of fancy ass pilgrims are indeed intrigung, but im still hoping people arent gonna take the entire outfit from MJ so literally but still 'cool' it up a bit, and those hats are cute but to be honest, they look a bit like smurfs and the mad hatter had a retard baby…. hahaaa, the other choices r cool though 🙂

    xx nathan.niche


  • http://blogmode.lauramoodley.com/ laura

    Great pictures !

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    amazing looks!


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  • Anonymous

    dem dagnab pilgrims!

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