Et·som·ni·a (/etˈsämnēə/), noun, 1. a sleep disorder caused by obsessive Etsy browsing. 2. the surprising arrival of weird handmade merchandise ordered when one is only half conscious. (True story.)
Haute Couture is loosely defined as expensive, fashionable, handmade clothes. I’ve always thought of it as impossible-to-wear. Etsy’s Haute offerings certainly meet the price and handmade criteria, and some even qualify for the unwearable category, but they sometimes miss the fashionable mark by a mile. Even taking into consideration all the wacky Etsy clothing and accessories I’ve previously featured, once you move into the realm of haute couture, it’s like an amusement park ride through a turn-of-the-century insane asylum. My search for couture in women’s clothing turned up everything from hairy dresses to full face masks and everything you can imagine in between. I eventually had to force myself to stop for the sake of my sanity.
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