Sometimes I really have to wonder why I do this to myself.
“Do what to yourself?,” you might be wondering.
“This!” I want to say back, hoping you will just understand what I mean telepathically because quite frankly at this point, I feel like those are the terms we should be on. But I know we’re not, so I’m going to break it down for you.
Alexander Wang’s Spring 2014 presentation was inarguably one of the most talked about shows of New York Fashion Week. Many marveled in his apparent reversion to the true spirit of Wang while others found themselves tickled by the apparent, convivial branding on those, uh, dishwashing gloves. The shoes were on point, the onesies seemed wearable, the models made everything look cool as they do. And we liked it. So much so that waiting until next Spring to try our hand at wearing the clothes seemed ludicrous.
Which is precisely what drove me to dig into my trove of cats’ pajamas made for humans and say to myself: self, if you want to try to DIY, why don’t you? So I did — using a pair of Sleepy Jones pajamas that I’ve been known to fashion outside the confines of my bedroom, apartment, building and so forth from time to time. Though the shorts are very short, they are also high waisted and between us, the blouse looks incredible when tucked into green pants. Worn together, though, featuring the reverse v-neck (fancy way to say unbuttoned blouse) as first demonstrated at Wang, could I — would I — emanate the same aura of cool his models did?
Of course not, but I would try. And try I did.
Which brings me back to the initial debacle, illusively chronicled at the start of this story: I’m about to ask you who wore it best — me in the magical Sleepy Jones PJ-set, or Alexander Wang’s models?
You know what? Never mind.