The above headline re: local design duo Sass & Bide may seem a little harsh, but I’m sorry, I simply can’t take the fuggery anymore.
I’ve suffered in silence because of their stupid fashion trend known as Sass & Bide “rats” (as pictured here in the oh-so-appetising bronze colour) for several months, ever since I saw British Jesus impersonator Russell Brand getting around in a pair a while back. This ill-conceived piece of clothing is apparently a wet-look legging that will set you back nearly $200.
I’M SORRY, BUT WHAT? My hatred of leggings is not really any great secret, so it won’t shock anyone to hear that I wouldn’t pay two cents for a pair of leggings of any description, let alone $200. I have better things to spend $200 on. Like, oh I don’t know, ANYTHING.
Who exactly are these people who think this is a good look? And are they aware that I nearly cried when I saw the Sass & Bide zebra rats yesterday?? You should really think twice about wearing a piece of clothing when even David Bowie in his Ziggy Stardust phase would label it “a bit out there”.
But this isn’t just another blog rant about leggings. I checked out some more of the Sass & Bide range on MyCatwalk yesterday and could only conclude that either;
a) I’m not fashion-forward enough and don’t “get” any of it, or
b) It’s all just plain stupid.
Exhibit A: A giant gold cupcake wrapper thingy worn as a skirt.
Exhibit B: A dress so obscenely brief that you would surely get arrested for solicitation if you dared to wear it in public.
Exhibit C: What are the little wings on the side for? To fly away in case you suddenly realise you walked out of the house in this outfit and start dying of embarrassment?
Exhibit D: I’m actually not even sure what this thing is.
That being said, there are a few nice pieces in the collection, such as the gorgeous All Over Again dress. But on the whole, I’m sorry, you’ve lost me.
By Caroline Warnes