Friday, October 28, 2011

Alice + Olivia Spring Summer 2012 and South Pacific

So this post started as an ode to Alice + Olivia, which would have been nice on it's own... but this post will take an odd turn and you may be along for the ride/ tasty tidbits of information... or you may not. Whatevs. 

Alice + Olivia never disappoints me. Take for instance these here three looks from the Spring Summer 2012 collection. I am totally feeling the looks channeling Audrey Hepburn or bear with me, the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical South Pacific (no? yes?)... Yes, I do love musicals, so I will reference them from time to time.

What I found most interesting though? When I was looking for pictures to describe how Alice + Olivia made me feel South Pacific-y, I became aware that the original movie version was considered "Adult Entertainment" and was classified as such. Adult entertainment has changed, hasn't it? If we were to have a viewing of this movie, about love in a time of war, I doubt it would even get an R rating by today's standards/censors. There is no nudity, no swearing, and maybe only a smidge of violence due to the setting/time period.... and what? There is a song about washing a man out of your hair. "Adult" entertainment? I think not.

Isn't it kind of scary how far we have come/gone as far as what is socially acceptable to show children or adults for that matter? ... I suppose at the end of the day, I don't really care though. People will watch what they want regardless of how it is rated. I just found this to be interesting is all.

As I close this post, I have realized that there is no rhyme or reason to it really, but I rather that I did just want to post all these pictures, so deal with it. I love me some Alice + Olivia and I most certainly love South Pacific.


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