Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Wearing Your Party on Your Bikini

Aside from the phenomenon that has become her Reva ballet flats, Tory Burch is perhaps best known for her bright and fun prints and, more often than not, I'm completely in love with them (particularly her '60s-inspired prints and her ikats). For summer though, the divine Ms. Burch has come out with a red elephant print bikini and coordinating tote and towel and I'm thinking this is a big "miss" for Tory. Is it just me or is Tory trying to make a not-too-subtle political statement? In light of her associations with the country club set, she may just be trying to market to her audience. Political affiliations aside though, do you think this is cute -- or fug?

Cute or no, I can say with certainty that I'd be more concerned about snide comments from fellow beach-goers regarding my elephantine appearance in said bikini than someone confusing me for a Sarah Palin supporter.

But I'd like to hear your thoughts on this one.






9 comments:

Brooke said...

I remember when I was about 10 and found out that my elephant necklace from India was being confused for a Republican elephant- I was so upset, ha! These elephants don't screeeam red state to me (although I guess saying "red state" and then seeing the color kind of drives that connection home...) but I wouldn't want to take the risk, either.

Not that I would wear donkeys all over my bathing suit. Somehow elephants just make for a cuter suit.

Style Redux 2 said...

I couldn't vote, because none of the choices fits me. I wouldn't be caught dead in ANYTHING by Tory Burch. But this stuff is especially bad.

MyLittleHappyPlace said...

I read somewhere else that Tory is OVER - I don't know enough about fashion to comment on that, but what I DO know is that I don't need anyone making the association between Elephant and Me in a Bikini! ;)

Averill said...

I suspect Tory's day in the sun IS probably over. But, I think that like Kate Spade and Lily Pulitzer before her, she'll always have a sizeable niche market with the CC and Junior League set.

Christy said...

I'd never heard of her shoes before this post - so I officially live under a rock!

I like the print on the suit, but wouldn't wear it personally!

Kara said...

I kind of like the towel. Elephants are cool but I don't know...might be a miss in general.

Quotidian Grace said...

Tory's day can't be over just YET.

Patch said...

I like the elephants, but I'm with My Little Happy Place. I don't want my bikini to evoke large animals!

yalechk said...

I like Tory and belong to the Junior League, and voted for Obama. I guess I'm just really confused. And I think this is cute, although only one at a time--not all the pieces together!

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