What’s Zo Wearing? December 23, 2007


Just a little longer until the mass hysteria subsides and we can resume our lives. While I do not personally condone babies or Jesus and am thus left cold to the concept of Christmas, I adore New Year’s Eve. Turning of the tides, a symbolic clean slate – the lot of it, I dig. Presents and snow are pretty great as well. I even like seeing sparkling decorated houses but what I do take issue with [besides the ever-present music] is people wearing Santa hats. Just, you know, out. Shopping, driving, what have you. What does it mean?

Yesterday while traversing the already-dangerous terrain of a mall I saw a woman, ahead of me in line, wearing an oddly filthy and balding Santa hat. To her credit she was carrying a coordinating red purse. That unfortunate hat, however, made me think for a moment this was a misguided vagrant robbing the place. Why did she do it? I imagine it as a signal of despair, an S.O.S. flag breaking out of the sea of Christmas psychosis. Or is it a beacon of acceptance? Whatever reason you might have, from a stylistic standpoint I strongly suggest saving the hat until you get to the party if you really must wear one.







Jacket: H&M
Tshirt: Threadless.com
Shorts: Ross
Bronze thread socks: anonymous sock zone in Tokyo
Leg warmers: same
Shoes: Hollywood blvd

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4 Responses to “What’s Zo Wearing? December 23, 2007”

  1. Tequila Says:

    OK now you’re just being far too cute for even your own article to handle. I’ve enjoyed the last few of these you’ve done quite a bit and hope they are collected in a book one day…soon at that.

    That last pic would make for a fine painting…hmmm…may have to find my old paint brushes.

  2. Zoetica Says:

    Tequila: Drew and I have considered a book, but so far I haven’t come up with the perfect presentation concept – I’d hate to make something tedious, yanno?

    And, of course, I ‘d love to see what you might come up with. Still love that inter-dimensional nurse portrait you did!

  3. Tequila Says:

    Lady Zo: Well whatever format it takes I’ll certainly support. I still look back on some of the early editions for ideas…even as a reference source for something like character design they’d be helpful. So a book…be it digital or analog would have a wide range of uses beyond just helpful style hints.

    Ah, glad you still remember those old B&W drawings…I’ve become much more comfortable with the digital and old skool tools…I’ll have to show you an updated version of that series when its completed next month. I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised.

  4. Alice Says:

    Ooh, those are some extra-classy looking legwarmers there! I’ve come across many crummily-made ones in my endless search for legwear…

    Also! I feel like I’ve seem a similar bag in some other WZW, but where’s it from, if you don’t mind?