Friday, January 6, 2012

A Word About Fashion

People think it's stupid.
Unfashionable people think it's stupid. Because they don't understand it. Fashion isn't always about looking better than the girl who sits next to you-and it's certainly not about impressing boys: no straight guy is going to notice that you cleverly matched your shoes to your earrings in complete contrast to your tights. And yes, much of fashion is a joke, "New Fall Trend: Blue Vases with White Roses!"
I mean...come on.
A lot of it is brilliant expression, walking artwork, if you will. Fashion displays statements about the state of society, the creative self, feminism, economy even commitment level. Pop culture, though stupid, is HISTORY, people! Do you want generations to come to look back at 2012 and believe it was encouraged to wear sweats to the store?
No.
Though superficial and wrong, you are often no more than a first impression. So BE IMPRESSIVE.
Be FASCINATING. Be LINGERING. Be INSPIRATIONAL. Be SHAMELESS. Be GROUND-BEAKING.

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