Sunday, August 21, 2005

What is happening?

Ponches were dead in the air. They were oversold by someone. There was rash exuberance about ponchos in the head office. "They should sweep the nation," said an executive. "They'll fly off the shelves." But here in New York, we turned a cold eye on them where they hung--limp and obsequiously fringed, even sparkling. Most bought shirts instead, or light jackets.

SOOOO, what would be braver, funnier, and more wonderful, than to start sporting ponchos at the first hint of chill, this very fall, while the stink of ponchos' recent failure still hovers in the air.? Think macintoshed nun on her way to the orphanage to solve a mystery of parentage, rather than Indian princess astride pony.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

what to do with last seasons baby blue with silver thread poncho? any suggestions of other uses? It won't hold water.

4:24 PM  
Blogger Jeepers said...

If you really like this baby blue poncho, wear it the second it gets crisp out, with black pants. (Or, save it for a romantic, late-autumn camping trip, with jeans). If you don't have the guts, though, put it in deep storage for seven years. After seven years, it will be gorgeous again, plus vintage and unlike anything anybody else is wearing. As far as non-poncho uses for ponchos, here are three: baby papoose, strange skirt, cat toy.

7:23 PM  

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