Saturday, March 17, 2007

Ulla Popken Catalog

Darn it, Ulla Popken, can't a hefty gal get a break?

You used to be a designer of elegant and sporty plus-sized clothing. Even though you apparently designed for a striking, perfectly-proportioned Scandanavian giantess and I had to have them tailored within an inch of their lives, your garments were always well-made and professionally appropriate.

But now: What's with all the patchwork and ugly Hawaiian patterns and poncho-ish caftans and burnt velvet and what the heck is a SHACKET?

Please return to the elegant big-boned Scandanavian giantess look.




Blogger womynrev said...

oh but PB, are you saying that you wouldn't wear this on a Sunday?

not even to a minister's meeting?

well, I never!

Oh, and one more thing, like you, I'm stymied by the "shacket."

Happy Sunday Morning,

6:15 AM  
Blogger PeaceBang said...

I KNOW! That was one of the outfits I actually stopped and stared at, like, who but a retired Floridian pottery artist would like right in that?

8:06 AM  
Blogger PeaceBang said...

like = look

8:06 AM  
Anonymous jinnis said...

About the chiffon number - what about water communion? I, mean, really - what's not to love?


3:57 PM  
Blogger ms. kitty said...

I googled "shacket" and found out that it is a hip term for a shirt-like jacket.

Ms. Kitty, who is a big-boned Scandinavian mini-giantess (only 5'7") herself and strives for elegance.

6:02 PM  
Anonymous Kim Hampton said...

I don't know when they all got taken over by the body-snatchers, but all the really good designers of plus-sized wear seem to all now think that we are all displaced hippies. Whenever the Ulla Popken catalog comes now, I look at the first two pages then throw it away; 'cuz there is absolutely nothing in there that would look right on this big-boned African almost-giantess.

It makes me all the more thankful that I can sew and that Catherine's Plus Sizes has a website.

6:41 PM  
Blogger Caroline Divine said...

Maybe Ulli (sp - Uli?) from Project Runway had some influence ;-).

I am dismayed by the stuff in stores too, and not just for large women. Such shmattas. No quality. And the J. Peterman catalogue bagged the best pair of pants for which I was saving up (they were pricey but totally classy and would have worked for round bodies) but I am hoping since they were under "classics" that they will come back in the winter. Even Peterman the Expensive now has gauzy weird-colored shmattas on his website. Ick.

And the affordable catalogues are even worse. Flimsy, flimsy. And what's with the prints? Don't they know that you have to be VERY careful with prints? And that prints do not flatter large or round bodies?

I think I'll go fan myself and get hydrated some more.

11:55 AM  

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