I am officially convinced that fashion is regressing and I mean that in the most progressive way. Between the graphic tees, the overalls comeback, and even the foray into fur-lined Birkenstocks, it’s pretty obvious that designers are looking to some of the worst trends of the past and making them relevant for the streets of 2013. This could also just be me having the same response to the trends I now regret, so maybe in a few years I’ll look back and say “what was I thinking?” but I’m not going to get ahead of myself. Live in the moment. Breathe it in. Wear that ish.
When Marc Jacobs sent Mickey Mouse sweaters down his Spring 2013 runway, all I wanted to do was run backstage, hug Marc and say, “You get me! You really get me!” Anyone who validates my love for all things Disney — even if it involves a weird sounding mischievous mouse — gets a gold star. And though I don’t know Marc Jacobs and he probably doesn’t give two mouse ears about a gold star from me, I’m going to go ahead and hand it to him anyways. Badabing badaboom.
Of course Marc’s actual embellished Mickey Mouse sweater costs way more than anything you might find at Disneyland, but the inspiration is there and luckily finding a Mickey sweater is easier than finding a clean pair of underwear to wear on laundry day. If you don’t live near Disneyland or a Disney store, then trend-seeking megastore, Forever21 is probably your best bet for mousey goods. And actually, since amusement parks and theme stores are as notorious for overcharging as the airport, Forever21 is probably the cheaper route as well. Which is both economical and realistic as I can’t imagine that Mickey will stay on the forefronts of our shirts for much longer than a year or two. I hope I’m wrong though. Viva Disney forever!
P.S. Mickey’s iconic stance is harder to mimic than it looks. It took me several takes to get as close as I did in the above left photo, and the right photo is of my failure disappointment. Just FYI. Ok, bye.
Schott jacket | Forever21 sweater | Anthropologie trousers (similar) | Stuart Weitzman heels | Celine sunglasses
// photos by Emily Malan (durrrrrrr)