Fashion Week

by Marinka on September 15, 2011

I bought a very adorable non-Missoni blouse this week and wore it with pride yesterday.  Mama approved.

“Top look nice!” she said.  “I was just thinking yesterday, you should be on that TV show.”

“Which one? America’s Next Top Model?”

“No, I don’t watch that. What Not To Wear.  You would enjoy.”

“Why would I enjoy being humiliated on TV?”

“No, not humiliate. Learn fashion. To make less mistake. They have people like you on a lot. Confused people.”

Yes, she said that.

But with love.

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Sophie@Fabrications September 15, 2011 at 9:11 am

She just wants to see Trini and Suzana feel up your boobs, so she can brag about you later.

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Anna Nonamus
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September 15, 2011 at 9:13 am

I totally love your Mama. Not because she totally schooled you on clothes, but because she speaks her mind.

Just, uh… don’t show her what I wear.

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OHmommy
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September 15, 2011 at 9:48 am

Your Mama and mine could be the best of friends.

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Megan September 15, 2011 at 10:23 am

For a $5,000 shopping spree in NYC complete with some expert advice, I could be confused too.

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Beth September 15, 2011 at 11:20 am

Omgosh, I am so glad I am not the only one that has ever thought this! I used to always think I would just save my clothes from high school and then when I was 30 force everyone to apply for me to be on the show because I wore “kids” clothing!

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Anthony from CharismaticKid
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September 15, 2011 at 11:58 am

At least it was your mother.

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DawnA September 15, 2011 at 12:03 pm

I seriously laughed out loud when I read that. Brutal honesty = sometimes not good.

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Peajaye
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September 15, 2011 at 1:38 pm

It could have been worse; she could have suggested “Jersey Shore.”

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Meredith L.
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September 15, 2011 at 2:14 pm

I’ve been on kind of a news-watching blackout lately, and am utterly in the dark about the whole Missoni/Target thing. Rather than look it up, does anyone here want to explain it to me in small words?

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Brattus Rattus September 15, 2011 at 3:39 pm

There is a line of non expensive Missoni products at Target for a limited time. I, for one, am not a huge fan so I don’t get what the big deal is. You really haven’t missed out IMHO.

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Kara September 15, 2011 at 2:54 pm

I agree with Megan & Beth. I would love to have a new wardrobe picked out by professional stylists. I say – let her nominate you!

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Kristine
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September 15, 2011 at 3:20 pm

Omg. Go on the show.

Do it for us.

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Kristine
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September 15, 2011 at 3:21 pm

(And Mama.)

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Deb September 15, 2011 at 5:26 pm

*Laugh*

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Fairly Odd Mother
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September 15, 2011 at 6:14 pm

I’m glad knowing that it isn’t just my mother who holds the “English is my second language” card when she says incredibly outrageous things that are supposed to sound constructive but instead make me want to curl up into a ball. Like when she angrily called me a “crazy little freak” during my vegetarian days (I probably refused a meatball). But said with a German accent? Charming!

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Lady goo goo gaga September 15, 2011 at 10:58 pm

Ahhhh..mothers are delightful…..

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Heather September 16, 2011 at 7:03 am

Unlike Rick Perry, I could be bought a $5,000 NYC shopping spree.

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Becky
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September 16, 2011 at 7:15 am

I thought she was going to recommend you try out for RHONY. Now that they’ve thinned the herd.

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Tinne from T and T September 16, 2011 at 7:39 am

Your mama and my mama would get along just fine

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annie September 16, 2011 at 10:18 am

well as long as it was said with love…….

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Catherine
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September 16, 2011 at 11:02 am

Your mama needs to write her own blog. Maybe with a fashion segment. Damn, she’s funny.

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absence of Alternatives
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September 16, 2011 at 11:41 am

Like I said, you mom needs her own reality show: Straight Shooters. She is like your mother and she will tell you what nobody else dares.

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Francene September 16, 2011 at 11:54 am

You have to love the loving advice our mother give us. I still remember my mother suggesting (when I was 15) I not wear my hair in a ponytail because it made my nose look bigger. That was 30 years ago — and I still think about it often. Just last week she told me I really need to start waxing my face. Even though my husband thinks my peach fuzz is “cute.”

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Polish Mama on the Prairie
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September 16, 2011 at 2:31 pm

That would be my Mama. Unless I suggested it for myself first. Then she would start ranting about how beautiful I am and how it is all my Amerikan husband’s fault, her daughter should be able to buy nice tinks all the time because [I] am wort it!
All done with love. Ahh, the European Mama. Grizzly mamas got nothin’ on the European Mama.

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dusty earth mother September 16, 2011 at 4:22 pm

I’m not saying a word about the flowered dress. Not a word.

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