The Time I Dressed Up As A Late Night Comedy Character Was Pretty Rad And Other Thoughts About Fashion

One of my all-time favorite fashion moments involves a ball of socks stuffed down my favorite pair of Alexander Wang leggings.

May 16, 2011 at 4:05pm | Leave a comment

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No, this wasn't some weird attempt to recreate some Japanese designer's avant-garde vision. Rather it was Halloween and I was dressed like Garth Algar from Saturday Night Live's beloved Wayne's World. SPECIFICALLY, though, I was dressed as Garth from the time that Madonna stopped by the show and she played truth or dare with the guys and for a bit Garth transformed into a member of her entourage complete with black unitard and sexy suggestive dancing (which I've recreated above).

(The Halloween before I also also dressed as Garth -- classic flannel and jeans Garth -- and the owner of a trendy downtown store asked me if I was Tavi. I don't know if he thought I was Tavi in costume or simply dressed AS her, but in any case it was odd. In spite of this, I still think I looked pretty rad.)

And it is in this same spirit that I'll be writing about fashion stuffs. From couture to pop-culture and beyond, nothing will be sacred and (almost) everything will be celebrated.

My favorite thing about fashion is its ephemeral quality. Wearing the Prada it-shoes of 2009 or even the perfect H&M trenchcoat from the summer of 2006 tells me so much more about a person than wearing the trendiest thing right now could. I appreciate above all experimentation with things that inspire you, regardless of whether they are part of the latest must-have list. Getting dressed should be fun and not a bummer!

To that extent, I want you to feel free to tell me about all the things that you are currently into. Want to try something new but aren't sure how to go about it? Drop me an email! Have a green dress in your closet you haven't been able to figure out how to wear in real life? Send me a picture! Don't understand what the big fuss with Karl Lagerfeld is anyways? Ask away! Let's demistify everything. Because knowledge is power. Or something.

Are you game? I hope so. I'm laia@janepratt.com.

(party time! excellent!)