Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Being fly translates into any language. It doesn't matter if you rock an edgy salwar kameez in Mumbai or a hot samba skirt in Sao Paulo, fly is fly. And right now I'm fly in Korean because my current fave t-shirt showcases a cool chick with a Korean phrase, above. Besides the vivid cornflower blue hue and the beautifully hand drawn illustration, what really sold me on this tee was the meaning of that phrase. It says, "everyone's entitled to my opinion"! I had to have it. But Chicago designer Anna Hovet creates a tempting slew of culturally clever, signature tees that had me dizzy with the possibilities. I seriously considered snatching up all of these $30 t-shirts.
This innocent-looking tee above, says "looking for trouble" in Haitian Kreyol. I contemplated this one but since I really don't like attracting trouble, I decided against it.
This one called out to me first. The attitude and the fact that it's in Italian was enough for me.When I found it it says "not all bad girls wear black," it was all over. I wasn't the only one that loved this shirt because it' sold out before I could grab the last one.
This one reminds me of an old school True Romance photo. But that's misleading because the phrase is much cheekier than what you'd find in those magazines. It says "I should come with a warning label" in Portuguese. I love the whole idea behind these culturally diverse designs. I like to think of it as having a truly worldly wardrobe. Have any cultural styles caught your eye recently?