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Old 06-21-2009, 02:34 AM
 
Location: Kailua Kona, HI
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Originally Posted by Woof Woof Woof! View Post
Amen.

Honestly, this Nordstrom dressing room was the worst experience ever. The dressing room itself was nice, but the halogen lights that surrounded the mirror top to bottom created the MOST unflattering lighting imaginable. Even my arms had shadows and dimples! What were people thinking when they designed that room? I have no idea.

Because the "people" were probably men.
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Old 06-23-2009, 09:57 AM
 
Location: USA
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I just got back from the mall, where I tried on a pair of pants and a shirt in this dressing room at Nordstroms. It was a huge, plush dressing room with a gigantic mirror lit top to bottom by halogen lights.

I slid off my clothes and looked in horror at myself in the mirror as those lights lit up ever dimple, capillary, and vein on my poor, pale little body. The trauma inflicted on me this afternoon was so severe that I have so far eaten five chocolate chip cookies and I am staring down a bottle of red wine.

Has anyone else suffered a similar experience with halogen lights in dressing rooms? How much chocolate and red wine did it take you to recover?

Thanks,

Woofers

I feel your pain, sister.
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Old 06-23-2009, 11:54 AM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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You poor thing. Skip the cookies, though, and concentrate on the wine.
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Old 06-23-2009, 12:36 PM
 
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I think gym membership sales people would do well canvassing in front of womens stores.
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Old 06-23-2009, 01:02 PM
 
Location: Some place very cold
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I think gym membership sales people would do well canvassing in front of womens stores.
Exactly!

Someone should have posted an advertisement on the dressing room mirror, because "I think I need to join a gym" was what was going through my mind.
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Old 06-23-2009, 06:19 PM
 
Location: LI/VA/IL
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Ugh.

I'm a fit, toned, in-shape person with nary an ounce of body fat, but I tell you what-- those damn lights draw out the absolute worst in me. Suddenly I'm 50, haggard and look like I just soaked myself in gasoline and chain-sawed my way through a parking lot of zombies to find this pair of jeans.

As someone who has "alabaster" skin by generous standards and "cadaver" tones by more truthful standards, I feel your pain. Every vein, line and lost night of sleep comes into play.

I'm not even 30. I fooking hate those miserable halogen lights. We should agree to meet somewhere, get really drunk and smash them before the staff knows what we're doing.
OMG you look like you're 50!! What about saying you like an an old person. There are alot of us 50 year olds who look better than 30 year olds!!
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Old 06-23-2009, 06:36 PM
 
Location: Downtown Orlando, FL
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The trauma inflicted on me this afternoon was so severe that I have so far eaten five chocolate chip cookies and I am staring down a bottle of red wine.


Woofers

If you're only merely staring that bottle down, you're doing it wrong.
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Old 06-23-2009, 07:26 PM
 
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Nordstrom's is the worst about their mirrors. My philosophy is that they want you to look as bad as possible so that you buy lots and lots of expensive clothes and accessories to hide your shameful blubber.
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Old 06-24-2009, 03:02 AM
 
Location: Some place very cold
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Nordstrom's is the worst about their mirrors. My philosophy is that they want you to look as bad as possible so that you buy lots and lots of expensive clothes and accessories to hide your shameful blubber.
You know what, you're right. Now I remember a past painful experience at Nordstrom, too. But I don't think bad mirrors make you buy more clothes. On the contrary! I didn't buy anything.

However, I did find a beautiful Vince leather jacket for $750 and a lovely Vince wools sweater for $250. I want them!
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Old 06-25-2009, 05:15 PM
 
Location: North Shore Long Island
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I HATE dressing rooms and their lighting!

I don't get it why marketing departments haven't figured out that if they used better/different lighting that they might make more sales.
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