Thursday, July 22, 2010

Lacy Lil' Number...

So I just started reading Twilight again. I wish I could say it's because I'm doing a celebratory read in honor of the fact that it's been almost one year since I first read it, but I'm not. It's my security blanket, as is Twilight the movie. All of Bella's feelings of confusion & longing, getting to meeting Edward for the 1st time...I love reliving it. It has in fact been almost one year. I wish I knew the exact was the last week of July I believe...right after Comic Con...which is currently happening about 15 minutes from my condo as I type this.

Back to my point...something made me laugh when I devotedly flipped open Twilight the other day, and I thought I'd share.

Chapter 1. FIRST SIGHT

"My Mother drove me to the airport with the windows rolled down. It was seventy-five degrees in Phoenix, the sky a perfect, cloudless blue. I was wearing my favorite shirt- sleeveless, white eyelet lace; I was wearing it as a farewell gesture. My carry-on item was a parka."

(Property of Stephenie Meyer/Twilight)

Really SM?! Are we talking about dressing my crotchety, ancient 6th grade math teacher? Ok, I know someone else has posted about SM's clothing choices...I believe it may have been STY over at Twitarded...I could be wrong. And this isn't the first time I have gaped at SM's fashion sense, it's bugged me every time I have read the books, which could be ALOT.

Google images wasn't being the most cooperative (who else is hating their new format?) however this is kinda of what I pictured in my head...

Sexy. I bet those AZ boys were all over that shit.

It wasn't until I started going through pictures that I realized sleeveless eyelet lace might not be as horrifying as I'd once thought...

Not terrible, right? Kinda cute on a pretty & slim girl like

Err...maybe SM just meant this...

Woah Bella! You hussy you!

I'm not even going to get started on the "tan sweater" she more for her hike with Edward...gaaaag. As much as I try to find an attractive tan sweater, I fail. Wait a damn minute, I used to own one. It was from JCrew, and actually quite cute. Hmmm, foot in my mouth.

What did you think of SM's clothing choices? I'm not even going to go there with Edwards sleeveless white collared hiking shirt....gaaaah! Skipping fwd to Eclipse for a second... I'm thinking SM approved of Bella's graduation party outfit. For Christ sake she looked like a nun!


P.S. In case you were hanging out under a rock today, or RL was kicking your a**, check out Rob all beat up on the set of WFE. It looks so real! Go HERE to see.



  1. Don't forget the jorts! Those damn wolf boys running around in their sexy jean shorts. I mean seriously?!I don't know if that was a SM or Summit decision but either way, HAWT!

  2. @chope- OH yes...the jorts...lmao! So many odd clothing choices in the books...what 17 year old girl calls a top/shirt a "blouse?"

  3. Aw, I always just thought Bella's horrendous fashion sense was part of her middle-aged charm... just me? The one that always makes me cringe is when she tries to find her red blouse (which Riley has stolen) so that she ca wear it with her long khaki skirt... ew! Also, a long khaki skirt just sounds horrible all by itself, and I'm pretty sure it gets mentioned multiple times, possibly across multiple novels. I have a suspicion that SM actually owns some of the clothing that she describes. However, I can totally see Kristen Stewart as Bella wearing all of these hideous outfits as Bella and it just kind of... working, kwim?
    I always imagined Bella's style to be a somewhat more tomboy-ish version of Rachel Berry from Glee's wardrobe. But I kind of like it. On her, not on me.

  4. I know what you mean about Steph's clothing choices. Odd choices sometimes. She is Mormon. Maybe she was trying to be conservative?

    Oh, and I concur on the hottness of the WFE set shots with Rob all beaten up. He makes an ass kicking look good.

    Hope you're having a good weekend!


  5. I probably called things "blouses" when I was 17. I'm a little anal about calling things the proper name for whatever thing I'm talking about. :\

    I have a sleeveless, white eyelet lace BLOUSE and it's cute, I think. So that's what I pictured when I read that part. HOWEVER, the long khaki skirt is barf, IMO, and the hiking outfits sounded weird. As a PNWer and sometime-hiker, who wears a sweater hiking? Sweatshirt, maybe. Fleece, probably. Sweaters are for indoors, especially light-colored ones. And there should not be such a thing as a sleeveless, collared men's shirt. Just sayin'.



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