I just got my April 2009 Nordstom catalog in the mail. Here it is, pictured at left. Let me break it down for you.
First of all, this model looks like she's in exquisite pain. That's really not a selling point. Looks like she's saying, "Get these graphic design floral thingys outta my armpits!"
Or maybe she's smelling her pits and screaming? I dunno.
Or is it that the colors are clashing so hard her eardrums are splitting? FYI, the outer sweater is described as "antique moss" which is nearly the stupidest color designation, ever. The only thing worse might be calling it burnished leprechaun vomit.
And why is she wearing three layers on top? Does that yell springtime to you? "Hey it's April, let's all dress like a homeless Eskimo in January!"
Speaking of the many layers, it's a recession, people. Who can afford two cardigans plus a jaunty designer tee beneath it? I did the math and the top part of this outfit comes to $140 before tax or shipping — fancy schmancy bow not included. Heck, someone on unemployment would have to sell both kidneys just to afford the $174 skinny jeans she's wearing.
Ah, now I know why she's screaming.