Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Cover Designer Loses the Plot!

The subtitle to this book is 25 Flirtatious Designs That Flatter Your Figure. Um.

I don't know about you guys, but I don't want marshmallow arms and a protruding posterior with a tail wandering down the skirt.

Mind-boggling image selection filed under the category of "What Were They Thinking?"

14 comments:

lori said...

You make a good point - however I don't think that the top is knit. It is my impression that in some cultures, a large posterior is sexy.

lori said...

Oh, lordy...that's not put out by interweave press, nazi knitting headquarters (you MUST NOT disagree with the regime! you are NOT allowed to criticize!) is it? The office may not be able to save you from the wrath of dragonboy this time!

lori said...

P.S. Two different "Loris," in one post's comments. I'm easily amused.

fleegle said...

Oh gee. I didn't check the publisher. I will argue that this is fair use if they come at me with hatchets again.

True, in some cultures, large posteriors with tails are considered sexy. However, I don't think this book was written for oragnutans, who much prefer crochet and tatting.

Any more Loris out there?

PS: This book isn't due out in the fall, so perhaps they will change the cover by then.

Batty said...

I'm not just trying to be the opposition, I actually like the way that skirt fits. Maybe that's my peculiar taste/sense of style coming out, though. That poofy thing, on the other hand... my taste isn't all that unconventional. Maybe it's some kind of aeronautic device?

Fly, Dumbo, Fly!

missalicefaye said...

Well, I'm opposed to knitted skirts as a matter of principle--at the end of the day, I suspect that the posterior portion will be more saggy than flirtatious.

Anyway, I love you "horrors" classification. :)

BB said...

The book is written for Americans, no? We who think that attractive women look like little girls. That said (I'd rather be in a culture that values some heft), the skirt in question is just not flattering. The tail and the red color made me think of Lola in "Damn Yankees" (the Devil's consort). This plus knitted lingerie = I going shopping at Amazon.jp.

Jane said...

Dear fleegle,

I'd expect a knit skirt to look bad on my lard ass, but when a model looks bad in one then it just pitful. You are really going to have search hard in Japan for something to bring home I'm afraid. Here's to better hunting!

Peggy said...

Hey, I like that. It's too costumey for me to wear, and hand-knitted skirts? I'm probably never going to go there, but as a fashion photo of a hand-knit, not bad. There are a lot of monstrosities out there in knitting design though, plenty to go around! Pick up any book, mag, or catalog, you can't miss 'em.

Silvia said...

Another great post :).
This skirt is definetelly flattering your bum not your figure :). Or is the bum suppose to be part of the figure?
Anyway - hear this. I did show the skirt to my partner ( my friends will know why :)).
Obviously he said it's great : why can't I knit something like this instead of all those big shapeless sweaters ?
gets you thinking :)).

Bonnie said...

I took a moment to imagine my arse is that skirt. It ain't pretty.

Fancy Pants said...

I wasn't aware that pirate-inspired gear was flirtatious but, evidently, I was wrong, at least according to the knitting powers that be. Hm. Thanks for the giggle.

Angeluna said...

Certainly aware that large posteriors are considered attractive in some cultures, representing fertility, being well fed, or somesuch. But good grief, I assume this is a rather svelte model, and this knitted skirt makes even her look grotesquely lumpy, bumpy and misshapen. Can one even imagine what it will look like when she actually walks in it? I'm certainly happy to see women with curves, but I am opposed to clothing which does not flatter them. And I'm scratching my head over what this designer was thinking and wonder what else she has in store for us. If this is the cover, I won't buy the book.

eva.fransson said...

I have always loved that kind of tops. I find them just gourgeous. I remember being a child talking to my mum and dad about facionable sleeves having this big sleeves in mind. This was in the seventies when you were supposed to have very tight sleeves, :) .
Unforunately they do not look good on me at all.