Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Missoni: I Just Don't Get The Hype

With all of the tv I watch and all the freakin' time I spend online you'd think I would have at least heard of this whole Missoni for Target thing. But nope, I didn't have a clue. While everyone & their mom was raving about it on Twitter yesterday I was sitting at work googleing that shit cause I was clueless & wanted to be in on the cool kids' news.

I also may or may not have had a flashback to a time when I was about 12 and everyone in school was sporting platform clogs so I begged my mom to buy me some & since we weren't the richest of the bunch she took my ass to Payless for the knockoffs.

Anyway...back to the Missoni, I just don't understand what the big deal is. It's all so funky. And not in a good way either.

Does everyone want this stuff because it's normally priced at like $800 for one shoe or a dress (it's true, click the link), does everyone want to be part of the 'cool crowd' so badly that they felt the need to bombard every Target store & website? Cause from what I hear, that's totally what happened.

Who knows, maybe I'm just not cool enough to "get" it's popularity.

I could never serve on these trays. I'd be totally distracted by the colors & paterns & be all "hey, look at all the pretty colo..." *trips over own shoe* & spills drinks all over guests, haha.

Same goes for these plates. Only good thing would be that they'd all eat their food quickly just to get a glipse of the mess of colors on the plate.

Not only do the colors screem 70's but the camera tripod by the window isn't helping either. I'm totally getting a 70's porn set vibe here.

What person that isn't 98 lbs can actually pull of this hot mess of an outfit? It reminds me of that 'I Love Lucy' episode where Lucy & Ethel are in France & walk around in burlap dresses because they think they're designer, lol.

These are the only items I would even think about {almost} buying. I don't really know how often they'd be used they're semi cute & we all know how much I LOVE flats.

What do you think, are you a fan of Missoni? Did you run out & buy things?



  1. Honestly, from what I've seen of it.. I don't like a single piece.. def. not hopping on the Missoni Bandwagon..

  2. LOLOLOL@ 70's porn vibe!

    You know I was thinking about it yesterday, but I never did go. I love the rainboots but I'm not going to weep if I don't get them.

    I agree with you about the whole "cool crowd" thing, it was almost like lemmings following each other over a cliff from the sounds of it.

    I also think that most of the crowd was eBayers..there are THOUSANDS of Missoni/Target items on there today. As an eBayer myself, I know that's how it goes but I also think that was kind of lame. I'd also be a big fat liar to not admit a wee bit of jealousy thinking about the $$$$ some of my "co-workers" are raking in this week. Oh well. I sat home and ate tuna salad instead.

  3. Well, shit, I was at Target yesterday. Wish I would-a heard about this Missoni crap then. Actually, not really. I don't see the attraction. Wouldn't have bought it even if I had seen it.

  4. Alright, so don't feel bad cause I had NO clue what Missoni was. I thought everyone was talking about "Massimo" and then I thought, "duh, Target has been selling that brand for years!" Turns out I was wrong.

    I guess I'm just not in with the "in crowd" cause I just don't get the hype.

  5. I had to google it too. Though I admit I kind of like the print, but I don't care for THAT much prints all mixed together- its a bit much.
    As for all the fuss- nuts. Just plain nuts

  6. I had never heard of it until yesterday! (I also spend a ton of time online and never saw it anywhere.) After checking it out, I don't get it either. You're not alone!!

  7. I've vaguely heard of it before, but the stuff you showed was so busy that it was giving me a headache. Ugh. No thank you, not even for $8 dollars.

    Rich doesn't mean you have any taste.
    Have you looked at hoe Fergie the Duchess of York and her two daughters dress?
    How about Lady Gaga?
    Trust me, money and taste are often at opposite ends of the spectrum

    As for being cool, it's all in the way you see yourself.
    I personally suck ice cubes to achieve that status:)

  8. haven't heard about it till you blogged about it and i was at target last weekend picking up some makeup organizers! i'm sure this type of pattern works for others, and kudos to them, but this is something that looks like a placemat to me. no thanks.

  9. I think it's all fugly! I was discussing it with a coworker tonight, actually. The conclusion? I'm pretty sure designers all get together and say "so, what hideous things can we convince people are awesome just because we put our names on them?". So, yeah....Missoni? Not a fan.

  10. I don't get it either. It's too busy! I think the shoes you have posted may be the only thing I could handle.

  11. Seriously... not my cup of tea. I don't get the hype as well.

  12. I'm with you, I definitely get a 70's vibe from it. And the commercials are SUPER annoying.


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