Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Vampires and Cowl Necks

I have been pondering this for a while.
It is time to voice my observations. I am more than a little bit intrigued by what I am going to call the Vampires and Cowl Necks phenomenon.  I am speaking of the current obsession with vampires in books, movies, jewelry, fashion and mainstream advertising such as the new Cherry Dr. Pepper ad– (is that cherry cola or blood Fergie is pouring down her gullet?) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nG0of3hLLWM

And while you are at it check out this Revlon lipstick ad for “Just Bitten Lip Stain”

What intrigues me is not so much the vampire obsession, but the fact that it seems to be coupled with the fashion fad for the ever larger cowl, the oversized ruffled collar, and the ever more elaborate and spectacular “statement” necklace.

Take a look at these wonderful cowls!

Can this be a coincidence? I think not.

 At the same time many vampire glorifying guys and gals are venturing forth under the cloak of darkness to dim theaters to view vampires on the big screen, and ravenously reading novels about these thirsty creatures of the night, others, in presumably better lit places, are knitting and crocheting like crazy to create the biggest and thickest protective coverings for our collectively endangered pretty necks.

Our necks are on the line here. It is clear. The vampires are out there, or among us, and we better do our best to ward them off with leather, metal, beadwork, knit-wear, whatever it takes.  Get out your leather working bench, your beading board, your over-sized crochet hooks and knitting needles ladies and gents and get to work! Its time to lick those vampires once and for all!


  1. jude -- you write so very well. - peter
    P.S.: Do mock turtles work? And what about crucufixes and holy water?

  2. You convinced me - I am rethinking my dislike of the cowl neck fashions!