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Sunday, February 05, 2006

You're Wearing That?

An assumption: based on the title and subtitle of this book, one of the things that mothers and daughters fight about is clothing, particularly what risque / age innapropriate clothing. But I've seen nuns dressed sexier than what this illustration suggests...

6 comments:

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kitty said...

It's difficult to say which is more unappealing: the way some teenaged girls dress or this cover design.

Stephen D. Rogers said...

The paper tabs suggest an idea I like better: a row of different paper doll clothing styles which suggests that the conversation is more significant than any particular style of dress.

Dan K said...

This book is about a lot more than clothing (according to the excerpt I saw). I would have gone a different way entirely, with something less literal that suggests mother/adult daughter conflict.

Ingrid said...

Its also doing this vertical funnel thing that makes the title and subtitle unreadable.

And yes, something less literal. Or less static. This doesn't look at all like what a teenage girl (much less her mother) would wear, unless there was an issue of pregnancy - a whole other book!

Who is this supposed to appeal to, anyway? I can't get an idea of its audience from the cover...

crabkitty said...

I'm fourty-two and when I meet my parents to go out to dinner, I still get "You're wearing that?". It has nothing to do with risque. It has to do with not looking like them. It goes along with, "you'd look so much better with short hair" and "your cousin X has lost twenty pounds on weight watchers". Mother's will say things to their daughters that would be considered unforgivably insulting if said to anyone else on the planet. I'm not sure who the target audience for this book is, but the cover with the title and subtitle is intriguing enough for me to pick it up and read the back.