Tuesday, October 23, 2012

I used to

 I used to check out the celebs for fashion ideas.

Now-not so much.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

I've always heard

I've always heard that you can never be too rich or too thin.

The first pic is from a blog called Scandinavian Street style. The outfit is fine. Not my taste, but fine. I'm concerned that girls see
the pic and think they have to be that thin. The girl in the pic
is actually thinner than some runway models. I remember when the media called Kate Moss' look heroin chic. She wasn't this thin,  so is there now a fashion trend called anorexic chic? I am
not taking this subject lightly. I am an avid pinterest follower and a couple of the pics in this blog are from pinterest. And the comments about them indicated that the pinners wanted to look like the girls in the photos. I'm sorry but I think having a body with no curves is only a blessing if you are very very young or a boy.

 The former "It" girl in Vogue Magazine is Alexa Chung. When I first saw her I wondered who the heck she was and why she was an "It" girl. Ok. Now I know who she is. But I still don't know what makes her special other than the fact that she has access to the designers' wares. To me, that name should belong to someone who not only knows fashion, but presents a beautiful face to the world. Maybe some think she is beautiful. I don't. Too thin.

You can say that I'm fat and this is just sour grapes. But I wouldn't trade figures with the very thin. Sure I would like to weigh less. And I'd love to be able to wear some things that look terrible on me now. But not like this.

Funny thing. An oversized sweater makes this girl look thinner. An oversized sweater fits me. And makes me look fatter. I wear them anyway. As for the outfits shown here. Some I wouldn't wear because of my age. But some of the things are great. I love the black slacks and red blouse. And I see nothing wrong with young people wearing just about anything they want to. I just prefer outfits on women and especially those who have some curves.

I'll shut up now.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

I musta missed it.

 The fashion rules seem to change every time I look away for a minute. I absolutely fail to understand the Lovato look to the left. Torn up tights or hose just don't seem to enhance one's legs. I had mistakenly thought that the main reason for dressing is to make oneself look or feel better. A torn jacket, t-shirt, studded shoe thing and the hose just make her look like she's trying to join a club of 12 year old goth wannabes. Then I see where she has been modeling in a magazine looking slim and sexy. There is surely something wrong here.
Then there is the sweater which looks torn up. I would have definitely put this one in the rag bag. I've seen it on all sorts of the very young actresses in tinseltown. I'm not impressed. I think I'd have a hard time spending money on a torn up sweater.
Or what about a sweatshirt with a dressy skirt, heels, and nice jewelry? When I dress up in dressy clothes, sweatshirts don't come to mind. Karla, of Karla's Kloset makes everything look wonderful but I can't see how I could make gym clothes work for dressy.
Then there is the ripped jean. The boyfriend jean. The ripped boyfriend jean. I don't have a clue of how expensive these jeans are because I wouldn't want them. So get a pair of cheap jeans that don't fit and cut them with a razor blade and wash them a few times. They will look awful but that seems to be the point.

If the blogs I have been following about fashion are up to date, there are no rules in fashion. Camouflage and Chanel, Tulle and combat boots. What's a girl to do?

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

 Fashion continues to be totally surprising to me. I remember when many of the Hair bands of the 80's were also often seen in ripped jeans. Of course they weren't baggy ripped jeans but the knees were usually gone. I have borrowed a pic from pinterest to show my lack of understanding of current fashion. The girl in the pic is really pretty. I love her shoes. But to me the jeans are ready for the rag bag. And I don't understand wearing something like that with dressy clothes. Just one of my questions.
Then there is the side boob. Having been around when bras were being burnt, and see through tops and boho fashions were worn, I'm wondering why the side boob is such a big deal that the magazines mention it and point it out. I must admit that I prefer the look on someone attractive and not sleazy looking. But gee. What is the big deal that there is a side boob? What about the shirts that are cut so high the bottom of the boobs hang out. But that was OK. Yeah, right.
 Now on to the next question. Why would someone wear something that looks like a blanket with a belt. And it appears to be sleeveless and to need a wrap.
Last for the day is the tale of the coat. It has zippers. It hangs off at angles. It seems to be worn with holey tights and floppy, sloppy boots. And a see through blouse. And hair that looks like a tornado hit it. Sorry, but I don't get it. Fashion like this is costume to me. The person is dressed as if Armageddon had happened and they were left with this. I used to think fashion was using your creative juices to enhance yourself and make yourself more attractive. I'm now officially lost.