20 September 2007

Wardrobe Remix 9-20

dress: H&M
tights: Urban Outfitters
shoes: vintage
locket: vintage

I was just reading an article yesterday about how the tent dress is on its way out and volume is so last year. The Dior "New Look" is the new inspiration with waspy waists and slim silhouettes being right on the horizon. Fashion is fickle, indeed. To me, this is the greatest flaw of fashion - its need to fuel consumerism. I hate the way fashion magazines are designed to make women constantly feel one step behind. Why can't I have both? What if one day I want to wear a tent dress and the next I want to wear something form fitting and belted? I think fashion should be more about doing what you love, and not what a magazine editor tells you to do. What good is fashion if it's not used to express yourself? I must admit, I have found much more inspiration looking through the Wardrobe Remix photos than any fashion magazine lately. Wow, I had no idea that this post was going to turn into such a rant. Forgive me!


- jesse said...

I 100% agree. I feel like I love street style so much more than Conde Nast style. I am barely even interested in the shows at all anymore.

suburbanqueen said...

I'm with you... 'Why can't I have both' is a very good question indeed. It's fuel to consumerism as you say, and also a ranking game: if you're wearing past season's stuff, it's because you can't afford new things, right?

my love for you. said...

i can't stop looking at that damn dress.

once, towards the end of my job as a high end boutique manager i was fitting a mannequin and i decided to connect two belts and loop them around the waist...and a customer came up and said:

"are they showing that now in the magazines? hmmm, i'll have to get two then."

i was so perplexed. like who cares what THEY are showing, you go ahead and rock whatever you want to rock. i've always tried to live by that rule. i'm too poor to follow trends anyway.

Angie said...

My mother has always told me :

"Fashion is fickle, Style is forever".

I try to live my life by that rule always. Which always leads me to people either being totally perplexed by what I am wearing, or telling me how different and stylish I look. You can't make everybody happy, but you can always make yourself happy. And I have to tell you, I ADORE your style. it's always an inpiration to me!!!!!