Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Holy Hot Topic

Our class did a unit on "THE FUTURE" when I was in fourth grade. I don't remember much, just some more-difficult-than-usual spelling words and coloring.

One of the assignments was to come up with an invention of the future. Most kids did something lame like homework machine or pizza replicator but I chose future fashions, in keeping with my obsession with bullshit fashion rags like YM, Elle, and Seventeen. Fourth grade girls do not need to be thinking about fashion. They should be taking karate and building circuit boards. My mom's an awesome woman but she indulged me on that shit too much. She should have confiscated it like it was pornography.

Clothes. Fashions. Future fashions. Anyway, so I made this little poster with all these sketches and one of the things I drew was arm warmers. I even called them that - "arm warmers". I also had something called the "arm bow" which is basically an early mock-up of the scrunchie.

1 comment:

Melanie said...

i just want to say that i shut down this screen abruptly earlier today, because my daughter walked by and i knew she would WANT WANT WANT those arm warmers more than life itself.