Every once in a while, I’ll get a bend to go to a store and pick up one of the main fashion magazines. You know…the ones with the really thick issues and super-thick special editions – yeah…those are the ones.
This time around I picked up an issue of Vogue. It seems to be one of the ones I have the most luck with because every once in a while, I’ll find something actually interesting to view, read, or imagine a new look about. Back in the day, they even had an issue with an article about Nina Hagen. That right there ranks up higher in my book just for not only looking in the top 40.
One of the things that just stymies me though, is when you see something that looks like hell and they want a heavenly amount for it.
Case in point – they featured a drab green t-shirt that looks like it had shrapnel blown through it and then run over by a tank and left out to dry. This piece was being featured for an asking price of $1,500.00! Heck….for that price, I know a few people willing to lend me their firearms and can drive over a shirt for me so I can sell it on eBay for massive bank! Sign me up for that game!
Oh WAIT! That would be following someone else’s thought, and that’s just not me. Besides…the idea and sight of it just made me want to shake my head and drink a little bit. I looked at it again and thought “What brain-deficient person would shell out that amount of money for THAT?” I’m thinking it has to be because they follow the label or designer, and have a blind devotion to them and are willing to buy anything with their name on it.
It is true that good fashion is in the eye of the beholder. Heaven knows I probably wouldn’t make a good fashion designer because I don’t have the degree to back me up, oodles of money to start up a brand, or have a desire to subject myself to the opinions of others on how I choose to put fashions together. I put together stuff that looks good to me, and if people have an issue with it, then they can go pound sand into glass by hand – this was something that I made a choice to do.
Maybe that’s another reason I wouldn’t do good in fashion circles – I wouldn’t want to sell out to become popular. Not everyone I have ever heard of in any art circle has been immensely popular – most have just a small or cult following, but they have great style about them! I think that’s what makes them special. Ooops…….going off on a tangent there.
I’m of a mind where if it looks good, I’ll wear it – I don’t care what part of the store it came from. Maybe it’s true that the older you get, the less you care about what others think.