Well the last time I was there, I was walking around and saw a display that made me have a "What the Hell, Designer" moment. It was simply put, not a good ad..and it was from a Veteran designer who should have known better....Nylon Pinkney of Nylon Outfitters in...(shudder)....
Here's the display:
Bad Ad! Ad scare CC with lack of contrast! CC can't read! Pastel dresses, pastel background, pastel lettering is a bad mix. Sure, It's Nylon so the dresses are most likely of high quality and easily worth the L$. Most likely she didn't have a second pair of eyes check it out and has a bad monitor or one that could use some calibration. And even if that was fixed, the freaky Supermarionation meets "Tableau girl" model is unappealing to me. Unappealing models means I'm less likely to buy stuff in displays.
And...I'm less likely to support a designer that I partly blame for the plague of freaky cabbage patch, cowboy legged, hammer pants wearing, oversized glasses overusing, frowny faced, overpierced, cigarette equipped..."tableau girls". I call them that because that is where I first saw them, though they also like LAMB, Mon Tissu, Tres Blah and in the old days, Boing Fromage, besides the usual Fashionably Dead, Nylon Outfitters and Clawtooth Tell me that this image of Elka and these displays aren't the ancestors and inspiration for the current generation of even MORE exaggerated you-know-whats.
No girls, you are not being indie anymore, in 2006 being a touch cartoony with slightly wider hips, capri pants and oversized glasses was indie compared to the high heels and party dress wearing barbie glamour girls like me, but in 2012 you are a caricature. Stop it! If I never see a pair of oversized glasses again..... Now if they looked like Zooey Deschanel, that would be another story.