Monday, February 08, 2010

Don't Show-cha Your Chocha!

It's time for this week's installment of Don't Show-cha Your Chocha, also known as Proof of the Imminent Extinction of the Bottom Half of the Outfit (click here for a slightly better explanation). I've been getting tons--TONS--of fantastic submissions, so don't fret if you don't see yours here yet--there's plenty more chocha on the way!

Today we'll start with a prime example of a no-pants party, which is actually a photo of a J. Crew collection presentation:

Reader Jenna sums things up: J. Crew...Really?

Next up, a teeny tiny Forever 21 dress sent in by Jennifer:

I think this is the only pose that keeps all the important parts covered.

Yeah, Serena? Umm, this is a shirt:

Says Callie: Oh goodness -- this is a nearly fatal chocha on Serena Williams.

Shannon sent in an unconventional Don't Show-cha Your Chocha moment:

She says: My husband is a superhero fan, but the latest Spiderman comic cover featuring Black Cat was so absurd and demeaning that he had to show me. And so I had to send it to you. [Editor's note: You did the right thing.]

From the lovely Samantha, who came across this image in Chinese Vogue:

This pose might be the definition of courage.

Reader Carley found this offender in the "belts" section of Shopbop:

Her analysis: Everything is wrong with that dress they're modeling the belt on--the longer bits of the hem not being where they're supposed to be, the model's hand drawing attention to something other than the merchandise they're trying to move, and for once, the back side is drawing more attention to the chocha than the front.

Fierce chocha:

From Julianne: I don't even know where to start...her facial expression, her hand placement, the giant tiger on her shirt, the whole no-pants thing...

Here's a great one from Charlotte:

Thank you, crotch shadow. Thank you so much.

File this under, "Hey, those are tights. Those are not pants" (does that sound like a children's book title to you?):

Says Alora: Apparently some marketer has a fantastic (see *terrible*) sense of humor that involves the lady business being quite airy and free to roam.

Lovely reader Maggie submitted this Joss Stone video, saying, "Joss has a wonderful voice, but her performance is difficult to enjoy when you spend the whole time wincing going "please, no chocha! no chocha!":

And finally, multiple readers were kind enough to alert me to this sort of amazing dress that seems to be an ode to DSYC:

Says Alicia: I don't want to believe this skirt is an invitation to a chocha viewing, but something tells me it's WAY past that point.

Says Krystyn: I know how wrong this is but there is something (endearing?) about the placement of lips here. It's kinda like, "Yeah...I'm gonna show it and you're gonna love it."

Says Jesse: Just saying. Double-Lips Peek-a-Boo Chocha!

And we'll end on that note.

Til next time, keep your hems pulled down and your eyes wide open, and send any chocha offenders to me!


Winnie said...

Hahaha. This has brightened my day considerably!

InnyVinny said...

Winona, I don't think you know how longingly I yearn for these posts. LOL!

kjlangford said...

re the tiger chocha... I love that the mouth of the tiger is right where the chocha is... it makes me feel very empowered. Like my chocha could eat you like a tiger.

It can't, but it would make me feel that way.

AlixRose said...

I clicked on the video and I had to stop it midway through, shes walking so much that I totally think everybody got a show that night..if you know what I mean! ;)

WendyB said...

I love a good runway chocha.

Kemi said...

I love these posts! This made me laugh today!

Kim said...

Besides all the chocha, thanks for the Joss Stone video - I freaking love that song!
And totally off-topic, I had asked you about what to wear to an upcoming wedding, then last night saw that you of course included it in the book. I'm an idiot. And you're wicked awesome.

Anonymous said...

I feel really failed by J Crew right now.

Renée T. Habashy said...

The Joss Stone video is especially difficult to deal with because even the slightest breeze could have that hemline up around her neck in a flash! Scary!

Kimberly said...

"Yeah...I'm gonna show it and you're gonna love it."

hahahahahaha! that was great :)

Stephanie said...

Did anyone else notice that the anchor on the "I'm on a boat" not-dress looks like an arrow pointing straight towards the chocha?
It wouldn't be so obvious if she would just put on some pants!

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