Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Can I Get Milk With That?

I don't know if I am the only one, but I am having trouble with mannequins in stores. Let me clarify; I am having trouble with the philosophy of the stores that display mannequins with protruding nipples - particularly in the junior department.
Do we really want our 13-16 year-old daughters going for that look? Times sure have changed, I guess.

Back in the '70's, the biggest thing on the minds of teens were the breasts they saw on Charlie's Angels - particularly Farrah Fawcett's. The reason was that she periodically would wear shirts that were more revealing than anything else one could see on television. She trumped this with "THE POSTER". It is probably the most famous poster of a pin-up girl in history. There she was Farrah with the hair, the legs, the teeth, the legs, the tiny swimsuit and those nipples. It was even part of the set decoration of Tony Manero's (John Travolta) bedroom. Such a scandal!

Fastforward to today. JC Penney (and I am sure other retailers) commonly has these mannequin's on display with small t-shirts marketed to teens. I am surprised the t-shirts are not sharing a rack (no pun intended) with half-bras.

That is enough for this rant. I have to go buy a gift for the daugher of my friend. She is 14 today. Maybe I can get a deal on some crotchless panties.





4 comments:

Two Write Hands said...

Is a Shoup 14?

Gail in MN said...

I just hate it that those lifeless pieces of....foam, plastic, clay,.....whatever! look better in clothing than I do. All my life those bitches have upstaged me and made me feel inadequate. Makes me want to rip off one of those perfectly toned plastic arms and knock her perfect, pouty lips right off that totally insincere face.
And now they're nipping out. In summer!! Aaauuugggghhhhh!!

Okay. I feel better now.

Theo said...

not me, of course, but i have a...friend...yes, a friend that is not me, and he feels uncomfortable around those darn things. not in a good "Farrah on the wall over the dorm bed uncomfortable way," but just distracted and can't pay attention to what the wife is saying uncomfortable way. at least that is what my friend who is not me says.

Charles said...

They give mannequins nipples? I guess I haven't been paying attention.

This is setting up a whole new list of problems for teens now. It's bad enough they are trying to act grown now instead of being kids.