Let Them Eat Pastry – The Simmons family is ripe with design ideas. The first in the design game was Russel Simmons, uncle to the young ladies at pastry, and next came Kimora his wife, followed by Reverend Run, their dad. After seeing so many of their family elders with successful clothing and shoe labels it was natural for Vanessa and Angela to want to follow in their foot steps. The two came together to make Pastry, which functions as the name and central idea for their shoe and clothing line. Let’s see what Pastry has to offer in the way of clothes.
Oh great another pair of stacked skinny jeans, just what the world of street wear has been dying for. I don’t hate these jeans and what I like about them you can barely see, they have gold buttons down the side of the ankle. These buttons are really the only defining characteristic these jeans have that other skinny stacks don’t. That’s good enough I guess when you consider how many brands forget how similar their jeans look to everyone else’s. Hey, at least Vanessa and Angela are trying.
I don’t like this print but I’m stuck on the idea of reversible dress. A nice feature to this dress is that it has built in support so you don’t have to wear a bra with it. Which is fabulous because exposed bra straps tend to be a fashion no-no. Sure its okay to bare your straps sometimes but not with a cocktail dress such as this. This dress would be great for light traveling, it won’t stay wrinkled for long because it is lycra and it has two looks that wouldn’t take up very much space in your luggage at all.
Man, I don’t even want to talk about this. Shirts that look like they have jewelry on them are severely played out. The silver lining to this shirt would be that you could match the fab cookie shoes on your shirt with the ones you’re wearing on your feet. Beyond that the idea has been done, and done so many times I’m a little irritated that any label would even think of using this cliché idea again.
Mrs. Claus is that you? Of course not then this dress would need to be red but never the less it is still the first think I think when I see this dress. Maybe it’s the bands of white on what looks like velvet that really drive the Santa Claus similarities home. This dress also has a hood which you can’t see from this angle. The hood features a baby blue lace up similar to the front of the dress.
Also a silver print goes throughout the dress. Not a good look. There is just too much going on and not enough going right for this dress. I wouldn’t wear it, I would be interested to find someone who would.
The time has come to stop skirting the issue of talent. I won’t say that these two have no talent. I will say the talent they do have certainly could have been cultivated and one of the many other Simmons family brands. These clothes are basically Baby Phat with less skin. Maybe they should have asked for Auntie Kimora’s help when creating Pastry and she could have steered them away from completely biting her style. Pastry clothing is pretty much what I expected. As far as the footwear line goes all I can say is wait until you see the shoes.