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My word of the day: "hoiking". What is it about pants that they fit in the morning and then by the end of the day, your ass just doesn't look the same.
To avoid the Mexx-type incident, you should try consignment store shopping. Cheaper, and there's great stuff, without adding to the demand for clothes made "cheap". One great place is The Clothes Secret on Bank near Sunnyside. You can go in there and tell them what you're looking for (like a great pair of pants) and they'll help you find it (good for people who hate shopping). Good luck!

Posted by Evey (not verified) on Fri, 08/24/2007 - 21:52

Too bad you don't have the time-honoured guy solution at your beck and call, ma'am: settle on the brand and model of jeans you like (usually when you're eighteen-ish or so) and just keep buying them. For, like, ever. Whether they're still stylish or still fit your changing body, or, um, not.....

Posted by coyote (not verified) on Sat, 08/25/2007 - 07:09

I'm so sorry I missed your reading tonight! I was looking forward to it, but I was wrangled into a family outing last minute, which, while fun, was less cool than a reading. I hope it went well! Please let me know when the next one is.

Posted by Evey (not verified) on Sat, 08/25/2007 - 12:24

Hey Megan!

I hear you on the AA squeamishness. I have a few articles of clothing (including two fabulous dresses) from there that I wear all the time ... I hate the ads, I hate the guy who owns them, but they are marginally better than many companies ...

I would check out the Maquila Solidarity Network, for info on various companies, along with detailed info about their labour conditions.

In many cases, the people organizing for better working conditions in various countries (Indonesia, etc.) have argued against consumer boycotts. they would rather that you continue to shop at certain retailers, but also actively participate in their worker justice campaigns .... consumer activism.

Still, none of us are going to shop our way to a revolution. I choose to kick ass in lots of ways, but when I find decent pair of inexpensive pants that make my ass look foxy, I buy'em. I don't want to spend all of my activist energy paralyzed in the mall. What a waste.

Posted by Ariel (not verified) on Sat, 08/25/2007 - 16:11

i think shelley is in fact an awesome shopping partner. if there's anything i had it's a shopping date that goes on and on and on about how "this is SOOO your colour" and that looks "sooo good on you". she sounds like the sales clerk but doesn't work there... and somehow your mom likes her more than she likes you!.. i mean erm. me. personal rant.

i came in late - but it was a great read.

Posted by Hathor & à travers (not verified) on Sun, 08/26/2007 - 07:20