21.6.08

you tacky thing, you put them on

STR somewhat striped subway seat scarf

I had a friend who was consistently appalled by my use of color. You kinda can't totally blame her, considering that she was my friend at a time when my hair was Raggedy Ann red and I wore patchwork skirts with bright green fishnet (oh how the Fug Girls would have had a field day... or a heart attack). Any time I would see something brightly colored and go to it like a moth to flame, she would shake her head and hiss, "I knew it! Ugh, you're so tacky." I never really let her comments get to me because, honestly, I felt that if my attraction to bright colors was tacky, then I loved tacky. I embraced the tacky. I can't live in a world that's all beige and bland. I love color. I love bright colors and jewel-toned hues, the juicier the better. I may wear black most of the time, but there something about a splash of color. I can't resist it.

This scarf is going to be the brightest, tackiest, most retina-searing accessory I will own. The STR Fire On the Mountain and Downpour aren't quite striping up per se; they are commingling to form a dense squishy fabric that is more than a little reminiscent of a NYC bus seat (think the Q18 or the B61) or the new seats on the Red Line here in Boston. Some of you may be gagging a little at the sight of this thing, and that's okay. I understand people will think this is fug to the highest power, but I think it's charmingly tacky. Now grow little scarf, grow!

12 comments:

Mintyfresh said...

The important thing is that YOU like it.

:)

Knitsonya said...

I saw the first photo and went "ooooooh!" then I followed the link to the fugly girls and lost an hour of my life.

whitknits said...

Oh my goodness, I guess I'm tacky too, because I totally adore it. Yay bright colors!

The A.D.D. Knitter said...

I like it because the Downpour makes the Fire on the Mountain seem very queer pride all of a sudden, which is fantastic!

Pikku- Kettu said...

Yes, what Minty said. :)

And it makes a damn good photo subject to boot.

Barbara Prime said...

I think those colours will look awesome on grey winter days!

Christy said...

You go with your bad self, Tacky McTackersons. I think it will be fun

julia said...

I love it! Bright accessories are great... :o) I love your comparison to bus seats, ha! Now I see it.

maryse said...

i think it looks fabulous!

Katie M. said...

Bring on the tacky! It's lovely and brite in the happiest way.

Melissa said...

i don't think it's fugly at all! i love it!

Specs said...

Bowie reference FTW!