Sunday, December 16, 2007

Things I don't get.


Michael Kors - clothes and accessories, but mostly accessories. His bags are so moderate looking. I saw a woman today with a really generic outfit topped off with a really generic Kors bag and I thought, "Way to pass up your chance to punch it up."


David Yurman. That stupid twisted silver just reminds me of all that cheap silver jewelry you can buy at any outdoor market, always sold, of course, adjacent to the people selling incense that totally reeks. Michael Yurman jewelry always has too much going on and it's not very refined looking. I don't get the appeal. I am sure it's all marketing and accessible price points, that, to the target customer, seem like luxury prices. Yuck. Reminds me of those bogus magnetic unisex bracelets that people wear because of their supposed healing power. Gross, gross, gross.
Fake fires. Not necessarily faux fireplaces, which you see in sassy/chic NY apartments and they are decorative and (sometimes) passably cool. But I mean press-and-go fire. In your home. Why? I don't get it. I am not even going so far as saying it's wrong, I just don't get it. No romance, you know? No sound of sap popping and cracking.

14 comments:

Forever Chic said...

Wait! Your criticism doesn't extend to Michael Kors boots, does it? Because I just bought some, and they might be my finest footwear purchase ever.

Also, if you recognize a handbag as Michael Kors, that means it's not generic. Boring, uninspired or mundane, but not generic. Just sayin'.

Jules said...

Do you mean fires started by light switch (press and go), gas fires in general (no snap, pop or cracking), or a combination of the two?

We had a press and go fireplace in our first home. We called it our Austin Powers fireplace. It turned on and off with a flick of a switch. As weird as it was at first, we grew to love the zero maintenance and the face-of-the-sun heat it blasted from behind its glass enclosure.

Now, in regards to gas fires in general, unfortunately that's all we can have (and we've since moved to an older home w/ a good, old fashioned stone fireplace). My husband's allergies are so severe that we just can't burn fires with natural wood. Sure, we can with certain species of wood--but those aren't available in so-Cal, and I'm not about to pay shipping for wood when I can just burn a gas fire on one of the few nights cold enough to use the fireplace.

HTH.

drwende said...

Wood fires are illegal in an increasing number of cities due to air pollution laws.

Alison said...

.....I cringe at the sight of those old news rubber bracelets (anything produced post, original, yellow Livestrong)...... and the deluge of those various colored ribbon shaped magnets/stickers people slap on their bumpers touting yet another cause.

Shame on the unimaginitive/unoriginal marketing geniuses who cannot bang out their own gimmicks.

As for not getting something, this sends me:
"100 calorie" paks. C'mon.
However, I do want to say "Thank You" to the coffee houses who have not bastardized the art of coffee drinking into the BurgerKing mentality of "Have It Your Way".....you know what I mean, yes?

Cheerio! Alison

ellen said...

Recently discovered your blog and just love it-- this post had me laughing in complete agreement. Kors bags are such lamely watered-down styles, and I have never seen the appeal of that Yurman jewelry so many seem to love. You rock.

Alison said...

PS: Oh, yeah, the Yurman baubles, I never look at them without thinking:
"Looks as though they would leave a smudgy, gray stain/ring around my wrist or finger........."
Cheers, again.....Alison

Anonymous said...

I SO agree Decorno! Michael Kors design is so uninspiring! Hate the Yurman pieces, they are so suburban average

Petunia Face said...

Finally someone speaks the truth! Amen sister! If someone gave me a piece of David Yurman jewelry for Christmas I don't think I would be able to hide my disdain. I used to get that crap in Mexico. When I was in the 7th grade.

Visual Smarts said...

I have another thing that I don't get - any kind of jewellry engraved with intangible nouns like "happiness", "freedom" , or "pride". Even worse are stupid self absorbed phrases like "Hold Yourself", "You must take your chance", or my personal favourite, "Oh, splendid day". Anyone with this type of jewellry should cash all their pieces in for one charm that says "idiot".

decorno.blogspot.com said...

Jules & Dr Wende - good points. Seriously. And Jules I love that you call it the Austin Powers fireplace.

Everyone else, I am totally enjoying the snark-fest. :)
Visual Smarts - I totally agree. Totally.

Jules said...

I forgot to mention that I don't get Yurman jewelry. Isn't that bracelet what you wear when you have arthritis? Doesn't is do something to help your joints? I think when it comes in gold and copper it's supposed to help your golf game or something.

When I see Yurman, all I think of is Brighton. And nothing says suburban SAHM louder than Brighton.

Anonymous said...

Oh man, I would LOVE to get a charm necklace, a la Carrie Bradshaw, that said "Idiot" in sweet, scrolly writing.

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