- In the deep South on an old cotton plantation: "Ah do declare, ah just adore mah new embroidery hoop. It's the biggest one in the whole county, big as a carriage. But how in the world could ah have lost it? Oh, there it is...under mah daughter's dress. Scarlett, shame on you for taking my hoop.... Why, that looks pretty cute!"
- In an American high school, years ago: "Dude, you have holes in your jeans. Loser." "Dude. You're the loser. Obviously I ripped those holes on purpose." "Oh. My bad. Cool, dude."
- During the Cold War, an American agent was captured in another country. Finally she escaped, but not after having the lower half of her body cruelly forced into an ultra-tight, ultra-sweaty combination of nylon and spandex, in a particularly horrifying torture session. As soon as she sneaked out of the dungeon where she was being kept, she started hearing whispers from the other women on the street. She picked up snippets like, "Skinny!", "Svelte!", and "Her legs are so tan!" So she used the torture device as a prototype, and thus was born control top pantyhose.
I made the poor choice of letting Zoodle play with my sunglasses yesterday, and I shouldn't have been surprised when they didn't fare well. So keep your eyes open for the next big fashion trend. But don't just keep those eyes open...
...keep them covered by super-cool new one-earpiece sunglasses, the hottest new example of accidental fashion.