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Fertile or Frigid? You Choose.
The big rave in the fashion world for Spring 2001 was Marc Jacobs' playful military look marching
down the runway. It seems that every other season the stiff and proper military look comes out with
a little twist. I've got to say that I really don't like many of the military looks that have come
out but have instead found refuge in the 1980's inspired cuts of bright florals, crochet, lace and
mini skirts. What happened to the clothes that transition from winter to spring?
Spring to me is about being light and happy and in love (or rather, lust?!). This austere
military look that has returned (excluding Marc Jacobs' and a handful of other colorful
renditions) really stomps on the aesthetics of spring, yet provides a nice contrast and
comparison to the Big Eighties comeback that is also being seen. Belts are an important
accessory as are clean up-dos.
In fact, this spring's military look is so clean that it is almost reminiscent of a school
marm: full skirts, cone heels, button down cotton shirts, and stiff yet fitting jackets.
Makeup remains just as clean: curled lashes, light blush and almost bare lips. What
happened to the dew-kissed faces of spring's pasts? If you're going to go for the military
look this spring, skip the frigid look and try to add in some color a la Marc Jacobs:
a colorful military style jacket belted with a bright belt and little pleated skirt.