Thursday, May 10, 2007

saturation point

I love accessories, but when you have something shoved in your face for a long time, you get bored and annoyed because:

1. This scarf is everywhere.
2. This scarf is even worn by high school students.
3. This scarf has become a mechanical part of wannabe chic people.
4. This scarf is so unoriginal.
5. This scarf is still advertised in the latest Urban Outfitters catalog and is paired with a military jacket. The horror.
6. This scarf needs to be stored and be untouched for at least 3 years.

image: urban outfitters spring catalog

18 comments:

Asian Models Blogger said...

NOOOO! I love my scarves!

What should I wear around my neck when it gets cold? Okay, summer is here and it has been fairly warm lately. But I still love my scarves.

Chic Looks said...

Totally agree!! At least 10 people I walk by everyday have it on, it's just every where, like a uniform, it has to stop.

we could grow up together said...

if they have every color selling at st. mark's street, we need a closure!

H said...

Agreed. I've got nothing against scarves at all, but this particular pattern is everywhere.

High Fashion Girl said...

i couldn't agree more.

bryanboy said...

i despise that scarf.

that was one heck of a trend i didn't bite.

they even printed that scarf on tees.

ugh.

just not for me i'm afraid.

rollergirl said...

J'agree also. Stop the cloning!

Gryphon said...

He has no neck.

discothequechic said...

thank god!

I used to love mine, but I knew it was time to say goodbye when I was in london urban outfitters and a 40 year old woman picked one up from a display next to me.

RIP

S xx

overpriced designer man bag said...

It's that Yasser Arafat-inspired trend...which I avoided.

Candid Cool said...

This "trend" or whatever annoys me. It even annoys me that it is referred to as a "arafat scarf." And how many people blindly started wearing it w/o any knowledge of what it represents.

I wear mine because it is a part of my cultural background.

But the print on tees, I've seen them, and it's plain stupid.

In my opinion any who.

eword said...

more or less: http://darialogist.blogspot.com/2007/04/daria-appears.html

in italy a similar type of scarf was very popular 10-15 years ago because of its political meaning: it was a symbol of palestine ppl(against isrealians). does it have it in america too nowadays?

Model Citzen said...

urban outfitters sure knows how to kill a trend

Jennine said...

collar bones are the new scarf.
; )

Anonymous said...

i semiagree with you. i think it is unfair to talk like that for us that wear our desertscarf as a symbol of our support for palestine. but than again, i would bet a lot of money that most people wearing the scarves do it because it's fashionable. it's sad, because it ruins the message of the scarf

Anonymous said...

Haha! Great commentary. Looking deep and depressed in a cheap urban outfitters outfit is aweful and akward (not to mention embarassing) (even if you by accident purchased it from an over priced hipster botique).

Kelso said...

I hate that this scarf is so popular because i actually like it but its not like im going to be seen wearing it in public...

A.n.E said...

not scarves in general... do hate THAT SCARF. but its OK... there ARE other scarves and fabric prints in this world.