An estimated all of Forever 21 stores in the US are compulsive beaders.
Beaders collect and collect… beads, feathers and other junk.
Embroidered Necklace: $7.80
And then they add them onto necklaces.
Beaded Fringe Collar Necklace: $19.80
Forever 21 has had a close relationship with beads their entire life.
In the last few weeks, it’s gotten out of control.
Tri-tone Fringe Necklace: $7.80
And now this sickness has spread.
Beaded Fringe Suede Bag: $18.80
Ancient Princess Earrings: $6.80
If these earrings aren’t an example of chronic bead abuse, I don’t know what is. Every time I walk into their accessories area I feel like I’m going to uncover a cat skeleton under all that plastic and fringe.
Forever 21, Please get the help you need.
I’m the kind of gal who obsesses over details, and just like any other borderline debilitating disorder, this has been and remains to be both a gift and a curse. Now, there’s some details I just can’t abide by (rosettes, I’m snarling at you) and you’ve all read me rail against unnecessary ruffles and fringe. But sometimes bad details can make for great style.
Rosette Mesh Dress: $22.80
Get ready to sweat the small stuff.
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Just when you thought Forever 21 couldn’t find anything else to put beads on.
Just when you thought dressing your children like street performing monkeys has fallen out of style.
They spring THIS bling on you.
Beaded Woven Vest: $16.90
Aside from looking like something Aladdin would wear to the club, this vest is very fashionable…
if you’re a performer in the circus or are otherwise involved in a nomadic, carny-folk lifestyle where fashion sense takes a backseat to not getting stabbed in your sleep by a large, bearded lady.
Forever 21, WTF?
There is a really fine line between cute and creepy.
Happy Beaded Necklace: $4.80
This little beaded doll, with it’s teensy, bulbous limbs and limp ribbon body, like a shiny little corpse, is currently straddling that line, hovering over it, clutching a knife and grinning eerily.
In my mind at least.
I also love how his creepy little face is the detail shot. He looks like he’s keeping a dark, devilish secret or watching you undress out of the corner of his poorly drawn on eyes.
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Forever 21, WTF?