In clearly one of the years worst marketing disasters, the clothing store "Chicos" recently announced that they will be releasing the "Debbie Phelps Line"of clothing. Thank God, because Debbie Phelps, mother of Gold Medalist Micheal Phelps is finally filling that style void that for so long has been empty. I know personally, when I think of of the phrase "Fashion Icon", two names come to mind: Karl Lagerfield for Chanel and Debbie Phelps for Chicos.
Seriously though, when I caught a glimpse of Mrs. Phelps in the stands during the Olympics, her outfits were less than inspiring and she didn't exactly strike me as a Fashion Maverick. Let's put it this way: I never confused her with Jackie O or one of the Olsen Twins.
Perhaps the line should be called "Fashion for Frumps" or "Swim Mom Suckage" because after getting a sneak preview of some of her vomit-inducing jackets, I can't imagine anyone in their right mind (except perhaps Bea Arthur in "Maude") wearing these clothes. I've got an idea. How about we give people who actually study fashion (you know, like students of prestige Fashion Schools or maybe a Project Runway reject) a chance at creating something halfway decent?
Debbie, I'm sure you're a fine woman and great mom, but in the words of Heidi Klum: "You're Out." In the meantime, I think I smell a Christmas gift for my dear old mom.
P.S. Yes, the above photo is one of the hot designs from Debbie Phelp's "Chicos" line. I think it would have been even hotter if it had pictures of Little Debbie Snack Cakes or Pizza Slices on it, but that's just me.