Unless you are Jackie Kennedy or a co-star on Mad Men, pillbox hats are pretty much passe.
Although some Mad Men fanatics put them on as a placeholder until the series starts up again this spring.
Before that though is Fashion Week where I also doubt we'll see many pillbox hats — especially since its fall clothes on the catwalk.
But it might be possible to catch a glimpse of the Olsen twins, Mary-Kate & Ashley whose successful fashion collection The Row will take a runway turn. And just maybe someone will be packin' one of their $55,000 backpacks that are poppin' with pills.
Although, there are only 12 of the black crocodile bags festooned with an array of festive pills in different shapes and hues — a virtual fashion pharmacopeia, co-designed with artist Damien Hirst. But you might need some presciption meds to swallow that pricetag.
What is with all the Rx references all of a sudden?
Edie Falco on Nurse Jackie has a preoccupation with the pretty little pills; Casey Wilson made a crack about them on the People's Choice Awards; and Amy Ferris, author of Marrying George Clooney: Confessions from a Midlife Crisis, has a new book out called A is for Ambien, which aside from it's acerbic humor even includes some fashion tidbits: "There are references to Barney's New York (70% sale), Bergdorf's and The Jewel Box on Madison Avenue, a brief mention of a Prada bag..., " she assures me.
Actually the little book started out "as a get happy card," Amy Ferris says.
...a girlfriend of mine was having a very hard time, with two little kids driving her batty, her husband out of work, a really difficult time. She listed a few of her the pharmaceuticals she was taking and said nothing was making her happy: zoloft, valium, ...and her husband was taking viagra. She said she needed an 'Amy laugh'. "
So Amy took her seriously and set out to make her friend smile. When she got the book, "she said she laughed so hard she forgot she had problems." Now, that is a lovely Valentine!
Tally of the Dolls
Let's face it, prescription medication can be pretty pricey (unless you're getting it from Canada I guess). Maybe the Olsen twins are making a social commentary with their outlandishly priced bags!! But Ms. Ferris's prescriptive humor definitely is. An Amazon review hits the pill on the head:
Each chapter demonstrates Ms Ferris' marvelous insights into the intricacies of human relationships, displaying her talents not only as a poet but a satirist as well.
It is a great and witty look at the modern American epoch!"
And it's, well, a lot less than $55K (which could serioulsy wipe a smile off one's face); in fact it's only about $2.99 as an e-book reader I think. But there's a special offer going on right now — she's giving away 50 copies for Free. So you can laugh all the way to the bank, or the pharmacy... as you wish.
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