Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Fashion isn't just fluff, y'all

“I’ve become impatient when people claim they don’t care about clothes. They still dress every morning, and if they are going to reject fashion, they still need clothes to show it. Style rebellion is still a form of self-expression.”
-- Miuccia Prada

"I talk about Hillary Clinton's hair and the way people interpreted it, and the jokes she's made about it. She's quoted as saying, "The most important thing I've learnt is to pay attention to your hair because everyone else will." Here was a woman who hadn't paid attention to her hair and how people might interpret it, and suddenly there she was in the public eye. She didn't have her own personal style. Whether people liked her or disliked her, they read into her changing hair styles meanings that might have been or there might not have been there. Because she hadn't defined her own aesthetic, she wasn't controlling the discussion."
-- Virginia Postrel, in The Substance of Style

2 comments:

missy-j said...

Fashion is about appearances and appearances matter :)

And its an art! I enjoy a good piece of well-designed couture anytime.

Almost Girl said...

I am inviting you to participate in a fashion blogging event. Next
Friday is Black Friday, the biggest shopping day in America. I am asking other fashion bloggers to join me in blogging about their own views on fashion, consumption, individuality, and the importance of fashion in our lives. I am encouraging any other fashion bloggers to join me in this endeavor, just make your own political fashion statements about your view on consumption and fashion and I will link up and we can hopefully dialogue about the importance of individuality in fashion!
Almost Girl
http://almostgirl.coffeespoons.org