Wednesday, August 12, 2009
What Do You Mean "Model's Own"?
New York & Company is currently running banner ads featuring the outfit on the left. Each piece is relatively simple, but the combination of colors lifts it beyond habitual office attire. The one use of print in the leopard bag was particularly inspired. I eagerly went to their website to search for some of the pieces and they're all available (the floral pins come on cardigans though so they fudged a bit) except for the one thing I want -- open orange gloves. Isn't that citrus pop perfect for the upcoming season? Alas, a search for gloves turns up nothing; I fear they are "model's own", a term that has tripped up my shopping experience more than once. So while I love the outfit in the ad, I feel I can put that together with things I already own, and the distinctive piece is nowhere to be found. Do I smell fail?