Bryant Park Newcomer: Cabela'sA slight tangent before I go into detail on day two of my fabulous weekend...
I’d like to point out an article that I missed over the weekend from the Sunday Style section in the Times…Camo is apparently rocking Fifth Avenue.
Being the daughter of a taxidermist* and from a part of the country where hunting is a religion, I never in a million years would have anticipated that my dad’s hunting attire would become a fashion trend…much less during fashion week.
I can perhaps handle a pair of camo pants or a simple t-shirt (not for myself of course, but for others), or maybe even the little doggie jacket that they picture (it is sorta cute), but in no way shape or form do I think wearing a 3-D, leaf-adorned parka on the streets of New York is acceptable. OK…maaaybe if you’re a tourist, I’ll let it slide.
I wonder if the people pictured in the Times had any idea that the camo print they chose actually implies hunting different animals? I can see their thought process now:
“Hmm, do I want to look like I’m going out on the town today hunting for deer or turkey? I wonder if this waterfowl print will be too much if I just happen to walk down by the Hudson?”Seriously people. I highly doubt Cabela’s will be having a show under the big white tents anytime in the foreseeable future, so stick with the usual suspects and keep the camouflage camouflaged.
*For those of you who have no clue what this is, here is the proper definition:
Taxidermy is a general term describing the many methods of reproducing a life-like three-dimensional representation of an animal for permanent display.