How’re tricks? All good I hope! I’ve just come in from being sat in the garden enjoying the spring weather and now I’m being distracted by Futurama on Sky Three. So much for blogging while the TVs on. (Ed: no, not that type of TV).
[ time passes ]
Okay, now the gender-bending festival featuring Coilette has ended, I can start waffling on. 🙂 I went out to Chams the other night and it was good to catch up with friends. The group decided on a logo and following last month’s *ahem* wardrobe malady, dress code and other amendments to the group’s statement is firmly on the cards. After all, we wouldn’t want Joe Public to think we’re odd or anything now would we? 🙂
The other day I caught an article that mentioned Caryn Franklin’s website/blog (remember her from The Clothes Show?). Ever curious, and let’s face it name me someone who’s not in search of quick fashion fixes, I thought I’d check it out.
There are some good tips on there but it’s the blog that caught my eye. I’m not going to ‘review’ the site because that’s not fair and quite frankly irrelevant. No, I was surprised to see how connected to some of the things a fashion writer had to say. I don’t mean this in a “oh, look at me, I’m +so+ in touch with my femme side” sh*te, but more the general – dare I say? – cynicism against the marketing of fashion. Perhaps I’m being naive, but really is there any other area of consumerism that is so heavily ‘pushed’ as fashion is? Mind you, I shouldn’t bite the hand that feeds given that I shelled out on new jeans when I’ve already got a wardrobe of clothes as is. 😀
How much do we go through in a year I wonder? In blokes clothing I buy infrequently and most of my wardrobe could be (politely) described as Surf Dad; you know: bootleg jeans, comfy trainers and ‘skate’ t-shirts (Ed: she doesn’t mean skate as in fish either). Basically the half-pipe and slippers of the 00s. 😀 On the other hand – and let’s face it I’m on a budget in terms of space, shopping time and cash flow – my female wardrobe moves much, much faster. Where does all this fast fashion end up? Charity shops? Landfill? China?
Interestingly (no really), there’s an article (on-line) at Psychologies that discusses the ‘must have it’ phenomenon that drives us. Sure, it got us out of the trees and brought us to where we are today. However, the pursuit of material wealth, does it bring us lasting pleasure?
Today’s lyric: Want you bad by The Offspring.