Thursday, May 20, 2010

What is"in Fashion" Today

Yesterday I was in an Israeli company's clothing store. Some costume jewelry was also on display there. The styles were very "modern", which is another way of saying "in fashion today".

How was that expressed? First, all the jewelry pieces – pendants, rings, earrings, you name it – were not simply big. They were huge! They were also "pieces" in the crude, literal sense - chunks of metal or wood connected by chains with links measuring several inches long and wide - the stuff you see in the hardware store.
I had mixed feelings about it. On the one hand: yes, these decorations are creative and look good against clothing of modern design. On the other hand, they remind me of all "modern" things: easily, quickly assembled, with a short life expectancy, made to be left behind for the next "modern" style. In fashion today, forgotten tomorrow.

To my thinking, it has little to offer in helping a woman to establish that unique self-identifying statement called "style" which (ideally) each woman should possess.

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