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Madness

pantsI decided that today would be a good day to go out and buy those pants I’ve been eying for a week at H&M so I can wear them with my white v-neck shirt and lovely Aldo shoes for the Boytech show at The Social tonight. I also thought it would be a good idea to get there early because I knew that the crowds were going to be in full force for the launch of the Comme des Garcons H&M collection. I arrived at around 10:45am and God knows why I decided to use the front entrance instead of entering through the mall because I almost got stomped on by shoppers huddled in the corner eager to get their hands on the designer pieces.

I quickly went to the other side to grab the pants, which, of course, were not available in my size so I sized up. I started observing the crowd and thought to myself, “wait a minute, barely anyone knows about Comme des Garcons (except the Japanese of course), so why are they all mad over this stuff?” Yes, many Japanese people were grabbing pieces, but people who I think took time off work (people between 25-40) were getting their hands on a collection that well, isn’t all it’s cracked out to be. I saw the previews and some pieces were great but I didn’t see any of those pieces on the rack, nor did I see any pieces that were must haves. Maybe they were all gone but seriously, it was 11am and the collection launched at 10am, where did they go? They weren’t all gone, they were simply in the hands of the shoppers – like dozens of pieces in each person’s hands. There wasn’t even that many pieces in the whole collection!

picture1-3I heard one security say to another, “they are insane!” I noticed that people were grabbing pieces just to have them (such as a plain navy shirt à la American Apparel), and then I saw various people (mostly men) leave the store with almost 6 bags stocked with Comme des Garcons stuff. There were also people huddled near the change rooms exchanging pieces with strangers in order to get the right size or piece. I was flabbergasted.

I spoke to a few employees and some shared my view about the collaboration. One employee said that half these people don’t even know the designer, they just read all the press and well since it’s an H&M designer collaboration, let’s go nuts. I wonder what it was like when the Karl Lagerfeld or Roberto Cavalli line launched. I’m sure that was way worse.

My question: Are people going to go this nuts when Alexander McQueen collaborates with Target?

My advice: do not attempt to go to H&M when a designer collaboration launches, or even on a Saturday (if you must go to the one on Queen Street West, it’s less busy).

Dragged to a drag show

Oh boy, bigger cities sure do have a lot of douche bags. During a night out, we discovered so much negative material to blog about. Thanks to JLZ for shamelessly taking most of these shots. I’m listing this in my “clearly overdressed for this” list of events I’ve attended which unfortunately seems to be growing daily. Actually both JLZ and I were overdressed for this junk. I have so much bad stuff to say about this night but it will be too long of a post. For now, enjoy the pictures and the captions.

P.S. I’m not posting any drag queen shots since I couldn’t decide which ones I wanted to post!

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So the chick in the white shirt made me laugh all night. She was accompanied by a very flamboyant fellow who seemed to be no more than 13 years of age. Later on during the night, she was making out with some latin lover on the dance floor
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No, I would not

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Eww, why would you even think of wearing a bra with that? Did you think that coordinating the colours people wouldn’t notice?

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JLZ’s cool outfit, lovin’ the skirt

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A bachelorette party at this place? C’mon!