joi, 20 septembrie 2007

Fashions fade, Style is eternal!

What is fashion?
Fashion is a term that usually applies to a prevailing mode of expression, but quite often applies to a personal mode of expression that may or may not apply to all. Inherent in the term is the idea that the mode will change more quickly than the culture as a whole. The term "fashion" is frequently used in a positive sense, as a synonym for glamour and style. The term "fashion" is also sometimes used in a negative sense, as a synonym for fads, trands, and materialism.

What is Fashion and why does Style make the difference?

De cand am citit spusele unui mare designer international m-am tot gandit la ce inseamna ‘sa fi la moda’ sau ‘sa fi trebdy’ si ce inseamna 'sa fi stylish' sau ca o persoana are stil? Ce face diferenta?

Imi place sa urmaresc show-urile marilor designeri, emisiunile de profil, citesc reviste de moda, incerc sa urmez pasul modei dar niciodata nu am fost o ‘fashion victim’. Oare au uitat femeile din ziua de astazi ca nu numai hainele il fac pe om? Si ca daca omul nu ar face haina si nu i-ar da acel ‘personal touch’ am fi toti imbracati in uniforme palide….?!

Cand ma gandesc la ‘moda’ ma gandesc in general la actul de creatie, la marii designeri, la tot ce implica un ‘fashion show’, la materiale pretioase, fete frumoase si ‘glamour’; dar nu pot sa nu ma gandesc si la afacerile din spatele creatiilor, la jocul de culise si la foarte multa munca si supunere la tot ce inseamna tendinte.

Si eu cumpar haine, urmaresc tendintele din moda, dar vreau si cred ca si reusesc sa personalizez hainele conform stilului propriu. Cand ma gandesc la ‘stil’ imi vine in minte conceptul de individ creativ, capabil de a imprima acel ‘eu’, de a reda autenticitatea, simtul realitatii si personalitatea pe absolut tot ce ne inconjoara; ma gandesc la ceva unic, desi ar putea fi similar altor lucruri; ma gandesc la ceva uman, mic si pretios.

Nu e rau sa fi 'la moda', 'trendy' sau cum vreti sa ii spuneti... dar sa nu facem din asta un scop in viata! Si nu uitati: 'Fashions fade, Style is eternal!'

Fashion vs. Style

fashion is…letting retailers, designers, magazines and other large companies whose main aim is to profit set trends for you to follow.

style is…setting your own trends, following your own muse, influencing other people with your creativity and confidence.

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fashion is…letting others do the thinking for you.

style is…thinking about everything. asking questions, taking chances. looking at oneself honestly. being fearless, being experimental within the construct of your own life and your own closet.

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fashion is…something that changes seasonally, in a regimented way, driven by big business and the need to make you feel you need to acquire something new.

style is…something that evolves, matures, and changes over varied amounts of time, influenced and inspired by your age, gender, culture, nationality, geographic locale, interests, subculture, politics, religion, and a myriad of other factors.

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fashion is…often mass produced, in multiples, not unique, not authentic.

style is…as individual and completely unique as the DNA that resides in each of us on this planet. no two people can look at the world, and by extension, the building blocks of their closet or wardrobe, in the same exact manner.

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fashion is…strictly looking at the magazines/celebs/websites/whatever and copying a “look”.

style is…somewhat about doing it yourself, being creative (either making it yourself, or if you lack the dexterity, mixing what you do have in a creative, inspired manner). This relates to the individualism of style, as stated above.

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fashion is…keeping up with the “trends” of the season. implying you are behind the curve instead of ahead of it.

style is…not giving a shit if there is a trend at all, or if so, following only those that make sense to you personally, considering the shape of your age, your body, your lifestyle, your likes and dislikes.

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