McFashion

bigMacMcDonald’s has just redefined the term “fast fashion.” The fastfood company’s Swedish headquarters launched a capsule collection of white clothes and other items printed all over with Big Mac images. The sandwich-themed goods were unveiled in a “McWalk” fashion show at a mall in Stockholm, Sweden.nluqtj-b88368464z.120150326205109000g9u8pabu.10The small collection, which includes thermal tops and bottoms, a raincoat, rainboots, wallpaper, a dog coat, duvet cover and pillowcase, is available online at the Big Mac Shop in Sweden, but an international e-tail site is in the works. A portion of the sales of the merchandise will go to the Ronald McDonald Children’s Fund, according to a company statement.

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That collection received mixed reviews. A critic from New York magazine’s The Cut called the riff “fun, funny and fearless,” while a critic for the website Jezebel found the dresses “offensive” and “desultory” because they were based on the uniforms of fast-food workers who typically are paid low wages.  Rebena couldn’t agree more.  Fast Food meets Fast Fashion.  This clothing line is just like a big mac – disgusting, cheaply made, addictive and unsustainable.  Anyhoo, no major fashion reviews are in yet for the new Big Mac collection aimed at the mass market.  You know Rebena’s opinion and we’d love to hear yours.  Leave a comment and let us know if you are Mc-Lovin’ Mickey Dee’s new line.

Schoolyard Style

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1970’s Skirt | $28.00 | Waist: 28” 

Our schoolyard days may be long behind us but plaid skirts will forever remain en vogue.

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1970’s Skirt | $31.00 | Waist: 26″

We like to call this preppy look, “Schoolyard Style”.  At its most basic level, a simple plaid skirt is a very versatile garment.

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1960’s Skirt | $29.00 | Waist: 28″

With versatility in mind, it’s not surprising that designers are constantly going back to the staple skirt and tartan print, elevating them far beyond the confines of the classroom.  If you’re looking for the perfect Fall/Winter 2014 skirt take a peruse in our “Skirt Section” at Filthy Rebena’s shop.  We all sizes, all colors and plaid-o-plenty to go around!

Olympic USA Sweaters

Opening-Ceremony-Sketch-Women-532x899On February 7, 2014 team USA debuted their new sweaters at the olympic opening ceremony in Sochi, Russia.  To put it lightly, the USA sweater design has caused quite a hype.  Criticisms Rebena has been hearing are things like:

“It looks like freedom barfed all over the USA team.”

“Sweaters look like a slap at Putin’s gay policies.”

“Why does Ralph Lauren hate America?”

“It’s like a knitted representation of a Toby Keith song.”

Rebena understands the hoopla.  Yes, the sweaters are loud.  Yes, they are patriotic.  For petes sake, yes, they do look like Ralph Lauren’s grandmother knit all the Team USA sweaters herself.

Now, before you spread any more social-media hoopla, take some time to get to know the origin of the sweater.  It’s 100% American soil.  The yarn comes from a 1860s-era farmstead in East Jordan, Michigan.  How amazing is that?  100 percent domestic wool from a small farm in Michigan.  Think about that.  For the wool workers, this sweater has created more jobs and is building a better economy for the state that needs it most, Michigan.  On a side note, more than 40 local vendors from small-town America helped Ralph Lauren produce its entire olympic wardrobe attire.

USA-Olympic-SweaterIn regards to the design of the sweater, Rebena keeps thinking about how stunning it is.  It’s an authentic an American treasure.  Rebena is loving the granny patchwork vibe.  Don’t like patchwork?  Well, may all of the haute players would wag their pretty little fingers at you.  (Dior Homme – Helmut Lang – House of HollandJonathan Simkhai)  Rebena thinks the sweater collage represents the American athletes well, as they each have their own unique story to tell.

If you’re still not on board with the sweater, you might want to chew on this.  For the first time in American olympic history, 100 percent of the purchase price of the Limited Edition Team USA Opening Ceremony Cardigan will be donated to the U.S. Olympic Committee, an organization supporting the United States of America’s best and brightest.

We think Oregon rancher Jeanne Carver sums it up best:  “It’s a parade uniform for our very best athletes on a world stage. They look sensational. They are making all of us proud.  There is power in the whole effort.”
Olympics: Opening CeremonyNow for the German uniforms..  Did a unicorn fart all over the team before they marched in?  😉  Have a great day folks.