I’ve always felt a little uncomfortable, being a fashion design major and having a lot of issues with the fashion industry and the fashion world. In a little over a month I’ll be graduating with a degree I’ve spent four years and countless hours of my life working towards, in a field that I don’t really feel I fit into.
I like to sew and play dress-up. That’s what I want to do with my life. I want to sew cool stuff for other people to play dress-up in. I guess that’s a big part of what fashion is to me. Dress up! Go nuts! Wear whatever you want- it’s supposed to be fun!
But more and more I see the fashion world fall back on the same two statements about everything.
1. You’re doing it wrong. Do it like me.
2. Stop copying.
So if you try to do it your own way, you look weird and you should probably try to do it more like normal people. If you follow the trends, you’re being unoriginal and you fail at expressing yourself and at life.
I don’t get it. Why can’t everybody just wear what they want? If you want to wear something different, who the hell is anyone else to judge you? And if you want to wear that cute outfit that you saw on someone else, that should be totally cool, too. Part of fashion should be sharing ideas. There’s nothing wrong with looking like somebody else if that’s how you feel comfortable.
I just hate when people tell others how they should be dressing. If you think something is ugly or stupid, you’re entitled to your opinion and should feel free to put it out there. But don’t act like your shit is absolute truth.
Fashion is for everyone and fashion is whatever and individual wants it to be.
Throw on your t-shirt and sweatpants, spend hours trying on every thing in your closet to find the right look, or go buy that thing you saw on the cover of the magazine. Just dress for yourself. Ignore the people who tell you you’re wrong and don’t go telling other people they’re wrong.
It’s always been funny to me how only certain people are allowed to look all “out there”. I’m sure that tons of girls who adore Betsey Johnson would point and laugh if some random woman on the street was dressed the way she does. Everyone and their mother drools over Lady Ga Ga who will wear a meat dress, but I’ve gotten made fun of plenty in my own life for wearing something as stupid as leopard print pants. It’s just so childish to me.
Buuuuuut that’s just what I think. Think whatever you want.
Maybe fashion, to you, is telling other people what to do. In which case, go for it. Some people will listen.
It’s just…napping. Until I finish school forevers next month.
Sometime last year Amy Winehouse designed a collection for Fred Perry.
I love love love Fred Perry. Amy Winehouse…not so much. But how I feel about her personally or her music is not the point here. (Who knows how much she was really involved in the design process, anyway.)
I’ve gotta say that I’m a fan of this collection.
This entry is mostly just some fashion porn for you guys. So here are some pictures:
I think my favorite part of this collection are the collared tops. The slightly altered basic polo shirts and this bowling shirt are too cute.
(Just maybe think about buttoning up one higher…)
^I bought that one a little while ago. I was a bit nervous about the stand-up shorter collar because I am not the kind of person who will ever ever pop her collar. But I was able to turn it down easily and it looks great with some dark jeans and black suspenders. It’s well constructed, as one would expect from a Fred Perry top and the checkered collar and cuffs are a fun change from the classic twin-tipped polos. It was a bit more expensive, probably due to having Amy Winehouse’s name connected, but I’d say it was worth every penny.
So if you’re into Fred Perry or (for some reason) Amy Winehouse, check out this collection.
Now I’m not going to get into how I feel about a body jewelry website carrying clothing just because it’s made by a company that also sells jewelry. And while some of their stuff is neat, I’m not a huge fan of their line.
But this belt…is…awesome.
I would buy one right away if it weren’t for two things-
1. It’s $180. And if that’s not enough,
2. It’s leather.
In my opinion, leather is ok…as long as you really use it. Like a jacket, belt for daily wear or a pair of boots that will last you years. But I can’t really justify a big honkin’ belt that I’ll wear very occasionally. I would pick up one of these things right quick if it were faux-leather and a bit more reasonable in price.
If worn with confidence, this thing could look amazing. And I am a fan of functionality in my clothing…and not carrying a purse. Just think of all the crap you could carry! I already always have my phone, iPod, keys, wallet, “spare parts” (bits and pieces of jewelry in case I ever come unscrewed), and other essentials hanging from my hips and in my pockets. But with this thing…I could have it allllllll.
Sometimes I wonder if I could just make a straight up toolbelt look fashionable. That would make life so much easier. What do you think, the hot new accessory of 2011?
I drew a lot of inspiration from Blade Runner for a collection I designed last year. There are some seriously awesome styles in this movie. I would be totally content if this was an accurate portrayal of fashion in the future. And by the future, I mean eight years from now, I suppose.
Seriously. Every single one of her outfits in that movie.
I would pay so many monies for her wardrobe.