So it took a few years, but I think I’m finally ready to overcome my fear of graphic tees. Shirts with sayings on them are one thing. But Ed Hardy’s graphic tees, and the madness that is Affliction have kind of scarred me for venturing on that fashion adventure. I mean after all, any fashion trend affiliated with John Gosselin has yuck and eww written all over it. (For the record the only Ed Hardy thing I have ever owned is his perfume. Unlike his clothes, it doesn’t smell cheap.)
About a year ago I was introduced to a brand called Lauren Moshi. Initially, my fear of graphic tees instilled by the tragedy of Ed Hardy kicked in. Oh no, another artist turned designer. However, the difference between his designs and Moshi’s is that of quality. And I must admit, the people who wear her pieces are trend setters and fashion icons whom I respect. The more I looked in to her and learned that she hand creates all of her designs, as a self proclaimed artist myself I instantly gained a tremendous amount of respect for the designs. It’s not uncommon for art to mix with fashion. After all, fashion is art. But when the two worlds are so blatantly collide in a cute and couture way, I can’t help but invest.
Moshi, like Wildfox, designs pieces that call out to a girly girl like red souls to a Christian Louboutin. There’s even a Moshi Louboutin design. When pieces are buy one get two free, I can’t help but invest. They say you learn something new everyday, and today I learned to overcome my fear of graphic tees.