Startling new fashion collaborations
What a cold snap we're having lately! It's good to see Elmo branching out into winterwear as well. Unfortunately for you, I must now do something which I've been dreading it all year. I've tried to ignore them for some time but furry boots show no signs of abating. This season, there's even been a number of startling new collaborations - designer names hooking up with names you thought you left behind in your childhood.
Fozzie Bear & Dior
Fozzie's the funniest bear there ever was and Galliano is the craziest designer out there at the moment. Put them together and as you can see it's a match made in heaven.
My Neighbour Totoro & Kate Spade
Totoro will always have Miyazaki to thank for making him a star but it's time to leave that innocent optimistic world for the jaded cynicism of New York. Once he loses some, no make that a lot, of weight he'll be the toast of the town.
Animal from the Muppets & Furboots.net
This is not so much a collaboration as Animal coming in and taking over the whole creative process. What he lacks in imagination, he makes up for in shaggy voluminosity.
Wile E. Coyote & Ralph Lauren
This project will allow Wile E. Coyote to segue into a more rewarding career. He can't be shilling for Acme products forever and frankly he's getting too old for that falling over a cliff and anvil crashing kind of stuff. Besides, his boots look way more expressive in fashion shoots than Penelope Cruz ever did.
Miffy & Jimmy Choo
Miffy's starting to tire of playing at being perpetually four or five or whatever age she's meant to be. This collaboration with Jimmy Choo is her attempt to appeal to a more adult market. She was so impressed with the embroidery design that she plans to have the same thing stitched on her. Look for her new storybook Tribal Tattoo Time with Miffy.
Chester the Cheetah & Stuart Weitzman
Chester the Cheetah agreed to do this on the basis that the result wouldn't be "dangerously cheesy". I really hope he got that in writing.
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