Yup, Meghan is Still Stupid

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Because she has to be an idiot if she thinks wrapping a leather cowl around your neck is stylish and/or comfortable. Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you Mata Hari, a clothing line named after the Puerto Rican goddess of pointing.

Yes, this, um, thing is part of her new fashion line.

It appears I wasn’t too far off when I said it appeared that Meghan designed Julia’s Elvira drapery, because the Mata Hari line also features these, which are $230:

Of course, my mind immediately goes to this:

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126 COMMENTS

  1. For chrissakes, “Mata Hari” for serious? Meghan’s Orientalist schtick is painfully misconceived. Why not call the collection Belly Dancer or Geisha Girl?
    Also the logo looks like it was designed with clipart on Microsoft Word.
    Also I have long had tremendous respect for the versality and portability of the infinite dress. The perfect useful gift for Peace Corp friends and shoe-string travellers.

  2. That leather neck shirt is so fugly.

    The $230 model one is so boring for that price. I could probably get a similar one in Forever 21 for about $10.

    • Also: “our hearts led both of us to NYC”.

      They can’t even spell ‘led’ correctly!!!!
      Fucking ‘led’!!!!
      Jesus, they are dumb!
      There are prob at least a dozen other typos I’m too numb to notice, too.

      • gah. i meant that they typed “lead”, not “led”.

        i’m going back to making out w/my bong & commenting inside my addled mind. Biyeeeeeee!

      • I’m mad jeliss, nuanced stabbies. I quit smoking seven months ago and I miss it almost as much as I miss my dead cat.

      • Mini, I’m sorry about your cat.

        I’ve never smoked (and I’m from the NW). May I ask what made you quit?

      • The cat’s been dead for a while. I got a new one but he’s sort of a fat cranky bastard, and now I’m stuck with him for like twenty years because unlike CERTAIN PEOPLE I COULD MENTION I know that a pet is a lifetime commitment. Thanks for your condolences, though. I’m in the NW too. Two-oh-six represent!

        I quit because I felt as though I was getting kind of mentally slow and thought that depriving my brain of cannaboids would speed it back up. Also, like many weed enthusiasts, after a few years of regular toking I was getting more of the paranoid, jittery sort of high and less the mellow, giggly sort. Third, I lost my vaporizer in a breakup and pipes are sort of wasteful. I can’t bring myself to own a bong. Bong households always have that bongwater miasma in the air.

        It turns out that my problem-solving skillz were fading due to age, or that the brain damage I did to myself was permanent. I’m not sure.

        P.S. Durrrr

      • Mini, I think you made a good decision! This was a rare treat for me and it def. does slow you down/blur the edges, which is fine…Just not so effective when you’re calling someone a dum azzz!

    • If they want to work for themselves, that’s great, it’s not changing the world, but it’s something. BUT, for heaven’s sake, get a copy editor, a grammar intern, something! It’s painful. Representing your product with your cute faces is a great start, but to be taken seriously, the whole package needs to be on point.

  3. I also love that they state that they got into fashion design because they played dress up as kids. Not because they went to design school, or were mentored by established designers or have any technical skills or anything that puts them on some sort of career path.

    • or because those had quarterly dividends from their trust funds that were just sitting around in big, boring piles.

      a deflated inner tube as neckwear?
      Oh, but it’s made of leather & has a zipper.
      Right. That makes it “edgy”.

      • oops. “they had”, not “those had”.

        (I was channeling Meggie there.)

        Also there is already a line of handbags called Mata Hari.

    • I know, right? Is THAT the business plan that satisfies Daddy Parikh to bankroll this shit? I mean, If Meghannaise ate mud pies as a kid too, does that mean he’ll buy her a chef’s hat & a restaurant next?

    • Yeah, they probably had a trophy wife mother who wore a lot of Chanel. I loved fashion too but my mother shopped at Walmart so poor me!

      I can’t deal with fucking rich girls with fashion lines. I’m sorry, it just makes me rage. I’m over it, this is going to fail and I’m going to laugh.

      It’s disgusting to use your mixed race heritage to sell clothing, IMO. I mean it’s not like she seems to have any other connection to India, that I’ve ever heard her talk about. Wow, you are brown, that makes you so INTERESTING and FASHION FORWARD!

      • FC: LOLSSSS!!!!!!!! I rest my case about utilizing her ethnicity for profit. My ass is European too, three generations ago. I’m gonna start using that. “Well, hello there, kind sirs. I am EUROpean, yes, thank you. You may be seated.” (that’s how they talk there)

      • How dare you, jfa! She personally rescued slumdogs in india and discovered that even though they are starving they smiled when they saw her, ergo they’re more happy poor then say….with shoes.

      • “Snowflake” is a wealthy white woman in her own right, who grew up in Connecticut. LOL @ her being some sort of exotic “European” woman.

  4. She’s still accomplished more than Julia has, and with roughly the same advantages in life. Meghan DOES work and wants to work, unlike Donkey.

    • It’s not like designing these things took any effort. She just pointed and said to the lady who sewed them, “I like baggy things with no color,” and went back to watching her roomba roll around in her shill-decorated apartment.

      • I know her and her history, and that’s all I’m going to say. She is not looking to be a kept woman. (JP, she quit the finance gig because that hedge fund was tanking and she hated it. Quitting a shitty job doesn’t necessarily make one work-shy.)

      • Having spent as much time as possible avoiding a “real fucking job” and working my ass off to do so, I don’t think of 9-to-5 gigs as the only legitimate form of work. Meghan keeps most of her life to herself, but she does contract work for several companies and has for a while. I can’t tell you what the quality of her work is, as she doesn’t work for or with me, but she takes orders from people and does her best to do a good job. She gives a shit, which is more than I can say for a lot of the 9-to-5ers I know.

      • JFA, read what I wrote — I was comparing her to Julia, not saying she deserved a prize.

        Honestly, when commenters pile on someone for being born into wealth, it really does just sound like sour grapes. I’m not an inherently better person than someone with rich parents just because mine were on food stamps when I was a kid. People can’t help what they’re born with, but they can make the most of what they’ve got.

      • Pilot methinks it’s more because they imply they work soooooo hard (when they will never truly have to know what it’s like to worry about paying rent/ buying meds vs. food, etc.)

      • I’m not gonna pretend it’s not bothersome that some people can afford to work for pretend corporations like NS for years, then come out with a fashion line because they have a trust fund and don’t have to worry about paying bills and live in apartment I’ll never afford. I’m only speaking for myself. I”m not “blaming” her, but that does not mean I can’t poke fun at how ridiculous she is? I mean it’s well-documented how ridiculous and foolish this chick is, it’s all over her own blog. And when I see evidence of her doing something worthwhile, I will remark on that, but I don’t see shit but a stupid fashion line and a very laughable pretend tech blog.

      • ff, Meghan doesn’t even blog, and has never gotten into the “I WORK, give me a cookie!” shit like JAB, Jessica Schroeder, et al.

        JFA, I just think people should own their envy. That’s fine. Frankly, I’m glad I had to learn to fend for myself and get by on more than looks and privilege (bearing in mind that anyone born in the western world is fairly privileged, relatively speaking).

  5. I could not get through that fucking drivel, all I read was “I”m a trust fund princess with nothing better to do.”

    Seriously, fuck all these people.

  6. Is it not odd that Meghannaise’s BFF, her “sister” the prolific lifecaster and Tweeter, hasn’t had a word to say today about this?

  7. Also, shouldn’t it be west meets east? Or something along those lines…east meets east doesn’t make any sense to me.

    • I suppose they mean the east coast of the western world meets the eastern world. Or Megatard is walking into mirrors.

      • yeah I was wondering if that’s what they were going for but they could’ve found a more creative, less confusing way of saying it.

    • If they are trading on their South Asian heritage, should it then be “South Meets East Coast”? So clumsy….

    • I believe Julia did Tweet about this some time ago (“congrats to my girl Meghan on her Mata Hari line,” or something). If I had 20K Twitter followers, I’d wait to to do this until the “content” was there, but that’s not Julia, is it?

      Still, as juliajane says, who knows what the story. Did Meghan ask Julia to do that to build “buzz”? Did Julia do it because the thought was just in her head (likely)? And shit, why isn’t Meghan promoting this on her OWN Nonsociety page? I figured that was the reason she was keeping it?

  8. oh, what the fuck? that is meticulously designed?! didn’t this twit learn anything from mary rambin? you can’t “design” one stupid fucking accessory and expect to build an “empire.” i swear to god. these nitwits waste so much of mommy and daddy’s money on these stupid ass excuses to basically be lazy. just think about all of the dinners out with our catbands we could have gone on with the money they’ve essentially burned with this lame project.

    • also, if they’re really going to go with this mata hari thing, shouldn’t they explain who she was? and why its relevant in anyway to their ‘collection’??

      • oh yes, I googled her before I posted this … she was actually interesting!! why wouldn’t you somehow tie that in or explain it? and, if it’s not relevant, why not call your stupid ass collection something else?

    • She was a Dutch mail order bride who spent some time in Indonesia then banked on the ignorance of the audiences back home to accept her lily-white ass dancing around in silly costumes as “exotica.” Seems apt enough.

    • I’ve learned when dealing with these people, it’s best not to expect any of their written words to mean anything.

      What I really wanna know is, how the fuck is that scarf keeping my neck warm if it’s not even touching my neck? Talk about form over function AMIRITE?

      FAIL.

    • In Meghan’s original bio (shoot me for remembering this) she referred to this as the mid-late ’90s dot com boom. But related to your comment, JP, that’s not the ideal term to use – it implies that Silicon Valley hit a peak it’ll never reach/surpass again. Safe to say Arrington and her other SV friends would take issue with that.

      • with it becoming easier and far cheaper to start a company (at least an internet focused one) and with the emergence of new mini tech centers and distributed VC money (and the rise of Angel investors over traditional VCs) Silicon Valley is no longer the only place to start a garage bidness, but it’s still the best – by far. And this comes from someone who’s studied NYC, Boston, NC, Austin and San Diego’s tech communities. And some neat stuff coming of Israel and Europe. Mon dieux!

        Still great things emerging from here and more to come, but one of the problems is that CA still makes it hard to do business here, so often companies are finding it cheaper to incorporate and operate elsewhere. Still can’t find the support. resources, brain trust and money anywhere else.

        But I agree those 2 need a copywriter. Stat. East meets East, but they are from Silicon Valley, huh?

      • Life in CA is expensive. So are the businesses that operate there. I’m tired of Corporate America needing more incentives to make a profit beyond profiting, if they want a cheaper place to work, fine, move to it. They already outsource. If they want a cookie and milk at the funhouse of CA when it’s already got a lot going for it, well, big boy pants are inevitable.

        BF – I’m not responding to you in particular, but in my line of work I’ve had had to hear a lot from conservative, special interests and it’s worrisome. Everyone in CA has costs.

      • The cheaper and easier it is to create capital and jobs, the better off everyone is. California keeps snatching defeat from the jaws of victory with its progress-hostile regulations. Nothing liberal about that.

  9. I don’t care about this fashion shit at all. Maybe it’s the straight male in me.

    The only thing I noticed about this post is… that model is gorgeous. Like really really really fucking hot. Then again, she’s modeling for the Parikh sisters, so maybe she’s a failure? I actually don’t care, she’s still really really hot.

    • It’s the template that Julia provides to all photographers everywhere when they’re photoshopping her in what she wants to look like. Consistency makes you an authentic brand!

      • Wait, are you serious? That’s what Julia wants to look like/thinks she looks like?

        HA HA HA

        Please tell me you’re kidding?

      • Yes, I’m kidding. But with her, I wouldn’t be surprised if she has a look book of photoshop “styles” like when a woman gets a haircut and says “ooh, this ad is cute, like this!”

      • Flotsam, for some reason, I believe that her craven, aspirational narcissism is actually better than just her blog suggests. She’s got a lot of down time to delude.

  10. 1. Wouldn’t the leather make your neck sweaty?

    2. Only thin girls with very small breasts could wear that scarf. On me it would look bulky and hideous.

  11. Was not Mata Hari a spy for the bad side and was not Mata Hari Dutch not Oriental? Geezus these Trust fund Women are idiots..as Mata Hari’s real name is Margaretha Geertruida “Grietje” Zelle MacLeod..

    Is there any thing in that Meghanaise head besides hot air?

    • But – “Mata Hari” SOUNDS really like it kinda’ sorta’ could maybe have something to do w/ their exotic ethnicity, no?

    • but—she was trying to be an Indonesian. Also she was a hooker—really. So, maybe hooker’ish clothes in their line make sense.

      Also, Mata was executed—-that’s Glamourous? FAIL>

  12. i went googling this collection and found nothing except the LLC application. if youre going to launch pleather scarf collection with zippers, at least buy a domain name. so much genius between those girls.

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