fashion… what does it mean to you?

Well this is clearly DAYS late but after watching Mary Portas’s new programme the other night I’ve not been able to stop thinking about FASHION!! i know i know its not something i usually ramble about here, unless its a total faux pas, but none of you will know but i have many a qualification is fashion design and styling and my childhood dream was superstar stylist! but as it turns out that wasn’t the path i turned down and many a moon later here we are! But what does FASHION mean to women these days?? I wonder and ponder away many an hour on this as i believe style is something so unique that it cant simply be captured in a few key pieces. Picture the scene, Saturday afternoon in your local shopping centre, now how many young girls are sporting exactly the same top, skirt, jeans dress…whatever!! too many for my liking!! Whatever happened to unique and individual? even the emo scene has lost its sense of individuality as they all look the bloody same too!! Maybe I’m just getting old, i mean i am nearly 30 as the hubby likes to remind me on a daily basis! but as I’ve grown and matured, like a fine wine of course ;), my style and individuality has matured too. i love my cute quirky skirts and dresses and adding my ever so loved vintage touches to modern fashion, yeah they are all comfy and practical and nothing above the knee (now did i just say that out loud?? i sound like my mother!!) but i stand out like a flashing beacon at picking up time at school. I look round and there are many stylish and well dressed mums there but nothing yells WOW LOOK AT ME I’M NOT BLENDING INTO THE BACKGROUND! Have we all just fallen for that throw away fashion? are we all to tired and busy to care? or is it just that no-one wants to be that kid ppl stop and stare at? Well stop and stare at me as much as you like cos i ain’t blending into anything!!!
Now go ladies and try something different today, it might just make your day 🙂

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4 thoughts on “fashion… what does it mean to you?

  1. I always find that if I start to 'follow fashion' then it ends in total disaster as most of the time what's in fashion just isn't my style. I think over the years I have found my style and which is frustrating as I can spend ages going from shop to shop but when I find what I like then it's just perfect. I used to work in the fashion industry (before kids!) and find shopping really hard as I'm so picky, the fabrics cheap, the cut is bad, have you seen the state of the seams etc etc etc!! Anyway I'm with you totally, find your own style and go and wear it with pride. I have never dressed like the crowd and I love having my own style and take on things. I often go to pick up the kids from school and want to restyle half the mums, get them to ditch the ugg boots and black leggings and throw in some colour, or even a pattern!

  2. I always find that if I start to 'follow fashion' then it ends in total disaster as most of the time what's in fashion just isn't my style. I think over the years I have found my style and which is frustrating as I can spend ages going from shop to shop but when I find what I like then it's just perfect. I used to work in the fashion industry (before kids!) and find shopping really hard as I'm so picky, the fabrics cheap, the cut is bad, have you seen the state of the seams etc etc etc!! Anyway I'm with you totally, find your own style and go and wear it with pride. I have never dressed like the crowd and I love having my own style and take on things. I often go to pick up the kids from school and want to restyle half the mums, get them to ditch the ugg boots and black leggings and throw in some colour, or even a pattern!

  3. omg a woman after my own heart 🙂 thanks for ur imput and i totally agree! the quality of 'fashion' now is terrible and it makes me sooo sad to see when u go round the high street brands that they have all fallen into the thrown away fashion black hole and they dont adjust their prices accordingly!

  4. omg a woman after my own heart 🙂 thanks for ur imput and i totally agree! the quality of 'fashion' now is terrible and it makes me sooo sad to see when u go round the high street brands that they have all fallen into the thrown away fashion black hole and they dont adjust their prices accordingly!

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