Can You Stomach This?

November 20, 2013

BELT

I’m asking because I want to know if I can, too.

I know we’re supposed to help talk you through fashion decisions most days but today I need your opinion on this here Margiela belt that looks like a stack of seven but is actually one succinct waist strap.

Here are my points of difficulty:

#1. Are we really letting all-encompassing abdominal belts come back from the dead? (Well, fine, not dead, but certainly from the Alaïa archive, where they continue to quietly flourish just by virtue of existing.)

#2. Does this belt also mean we should be wearing more dresses? If the answer to this question is yes, consider me OUT.

#3. Do I like it? Am I intrigued? Are there multiple ways to wear this thick-ass strap without feeling like a parody of myself?

For arguments sake, too, here is my point of victory:

HELLO! IT’S ONE BELT THAT LOOKS LIKE SEVEN AND FEATURES MIXED METAL BUCKLES! IT MAKES ME WANT TO MOVE TO DALLAS! BUT ALSO! TO PARIS! Isn’t that something?

You tell me.

[Maison Martin Margiela Multi Leather Belt via Shopbop]

  • http://madamecouture.blogspot.com/ Emma Hager

    1. Yes we are.
    2. While the belt would look great with dresses, I don’t see why you can’t wear it with a crisp button-up shirt and slim denim pants ( like your Paigge ones) and single-sole pumps. Taylor Tomasi-Hill also has a similar belt, I believe, that she’s styled with skirts. I know that they are similar to dresses but at the same time very different because you have control on the top, to say, have a more garcon-y vibe.
    3. You like it, and you’re very intrigued. While you may believe it would be easily DIY-able, this more compact version is less Parody-y in that it is more composed, the belts stack nicely, etc etc. You shouldn’t feel like a parody of yourself. And if anyone asks you “Why?!” you will say “Margiela!!” ….. And if they don’t get THAT (the name that SHOULD make everything irrationally rational), then tell them to take a hike, GTFO, eat their boogers, and so on.

  • JO

    In the name of all that is holy, and fantastic, get on board with this lil darlin’ so you can start rockin’ it strappy girdle style!

  • KL

    you can dissect the margiela out of it and give each of your friends a belt for the holidays. kind of like a friendship bracelet thing. hmm? but seriously though that margiela belt is full of win. buy it.

    P.S. http://i1.ytimg.com/vi/N77OsAb47vY/hqdefault.jpg <–the answer to all of the above questions. forget margiela. it's new. no dress is needed. you should be intrigued by it. think of all the things you could write!

  • http://www.redshoesnoknickers.com/ Red shoes No knickers

    ‘Can you stomach this’ is a great title due to the fact that as you get older the stomach seems to want to come out to play a lot more & no amount of beltage is going to hide the fact that your belly is shouting out ‘You should have a baby in here!!!!’ My love of the belt & my subsequent non love of the belt was something I sadly spoke about here ~ http://www.redshoesnoknickers.com/all-out-of-love/ ~ If you squash & tighten everything in, say with 7 belts, it’s simply going to pop up somewhere else. Here’s to either an extra large bosom or a hood for your va jay jay. Thanks for that Marg.