Fall 2011: Peasants make Great Accessories

Posted in blog post on September 3rd, 2011 by Merrill Markoe
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Yes, we all know that we are in the throes of a world wide global economic crisis. But sometimes it takes something dire and international to help us to really SEE.   Today my new Anthropologie catalog arrived with exactly that kind of very special fashion reminder.  FALL 2011 has a message for us. And it is this. Nothing shows off a great new outfit like PEASANTS!

Maybe its the simplicity of their life styles or their primitive old-world mismatched clothing choices. Maybe its the way they’re so cooperative even if you only have a few dollars budgeted to pay them. Whatever it is, peasants are a memo from another time and place where money still means a lot. (Though I doubt they need as much of it as we do because look at how they live and all!)

The important thing to remember is that peasants make the rest of us look elegant yet sensible this fall! And they’re so much shorter and heavier than we are, which helps show us off to our best advantage.Plus they have scarves and chickens and buckets and weird hats, which are all like totally amazing! So when you think it about it, what better accessories for confusing times like these (when big salaries and gigantic bonuses are not fashionable) than PEASANTS? PS:


























I…um…(clearing throat)have a new book coming out in November. You can pre-order it at(coughing) Amazon or Barnes and Noble or maybe somewhere else that you like better but I didn’t think of. Thank you. Plus I will send you a handwritten thank you card.You never get that kind of thing from the vampire people.

10 Responses to “Fall 2011: Peasants make Great Accessories”

  1. The lowest. And so true. Hilarious.

  2. Sean says:

    As a former male supermodel, I can say from experience that posing next to peasants makes me look taller.

  3. susan marder says:

    First time ever laughing out loud at a blog.
    We’ve been loving your writing for years, and I’m very much looking forward to your new book- just in time for my #(%ing birthday!!!

  4. Very funny blog and can hardly wait for COOL, CALM AND CONTENTIOUS to arrive. May I also order the male peasant in the white shirt (second photo, peasant on the far left)?

  5. Cathy says:

    A collection inspired by M. Night Shamayalan’s interns from the movie “The Village.”

    Thank you, Merrill, for making me feel better than my career in marketing never got off the ground!

    I’m looking forward to your book.

  6. Lou S. says:

    Hilarious! This company deserves to be ridiculed for its overpriced fashion and its use of symbolism and tropes to bilk money out of hipster boho folk. The right-wing conservative who owns the company laughs all the way to the bank when he donates money from selling peace signs to ultra-conservative causes. Silly hipsters, this company’s fashion is for duped dodos!

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