Material Girl – Yikes!
It seems Madonna designed a line of clothing for Macy’s named Material Girl targeting the teenage crowd. The writer in me loves the name play; the mother in me gasped out, “Madonna designed. . .? Huh? What? For teens?” The first scene to play out in my brain caused immediate hyperventilation:
“Hey, Mom. How about this dress for prom?”
“You can’t wear that! It has those, those things!”
“They’re called boob cones, Mom. All the kids are wearing them. And look! They’re removable, so I can wear pasties instead if I want. How cool is that?”
At this point my head exploded rendering me unable to continue the fictitious shopping excursion. Some things are not meant to be seen, even if only in one’s imagination.
After a calming boost of Grandma’s Hot Toddy (see recent post), which I discovered is good for all manner of things unrelated to the cold and flu, I let my fingers do the typing and Googled Material Girl and Macy’s to take a look.
Two things surprised me. First, the clothes were not overtly sexual in design. I noted only a few items I would refuse to allow my 16-year-old to wear. Second, the designs are not trailblazing. Most look like fashions my daughter and her friends are already sporting.
My prediction is that Madonna will earn ooh-gobs of money from her Material Girl line and Macy’s registers will cha-ching with glee. Never a Madonna fan myself, I still have to give her credit for being a savvy business woman. She always did know her audience.
Til next time –