When I heard that Disney had partnered with Home Shopping Network to promote the Mouse House's new movie, Oz The Great and Powerful, I was intrigued. The two companies have collaborated in creating 400 fashion and home decorating items inspired by the film to sell on television March 1 - 2, ostensibly aimed at women ages 35-54. So, what could the creations look like?
I had seen photos of the costumes Disney planned to sell at their stores and some of the Sue Wong gowns (pictured above) inspired by the film on sale at upscale department stores like Nordstroms and thought, Well, hey that's not bad. I like Art Deco. This could be fun. So, I took a peak at the HSN collection and found...
Well, let's just say, "We're not at Nordstroms anymore, Toto."
Here. Take a look for yourself.
Steve Madden are pretty bad, but I guess they kinda fit the theme, right? They're emerald and kinda scary. They're named after Mombi and she terrified me as a kid. OK. Maybe things will get better.
crocheted cowboy hat... with feathers? Oh my. It has a faux snake skin band? Well maybe it's just an aberration. Things could get better.
pleated sleeve top. It looks like something a 70s era crossing-dressing Superman might wear to a disco to fight crime. Are people supposed to actually wear that sucker? Maybe the higher end items are better designed.
This chimera-like purse is $549.90? Is it made from a real gryphon or something? Quick, let's find something else!
High tops with a glittery pink heel painted on the side for those times you want to look classy while playing basketball. This makes total sense. We've moved into bat-shit crazy territory.
perfect feather skirt to wear to the opening night of The Crow remake. But what top could I possibly pair with it?
Oh I know! A FRAKKING FEATHER SHRUG. THIS MAKES ALL THE SENSE IN THE WORLD. Of course, if you live in colder climes, you could always go for...
THE FULL FEATHER CAPE?! HOW MANY OCCASIONS CALL FOR A F*ING FEATHER CAPE?
Oh. My mistake. You can totally pair this with jeans for a dress down look.
So, what do you guys think? Will you be shelling out the $300 for the feather cape?