Friday, September 01, 2006

STYLE DIVA OR BAND WHORE

I had a great discussion about this with my grad school roommates. I see all those society girls featured in our local fashion mags and I don't think their really THAT fashionable at all! I'm not dissing them coz their rich and popular. They're featured and tagged as best dressed coz they CAN afford those high end fashion brands! I always say give me enough cash and I could be one of them.

Trying to achieve fashionista status with little cash (like me...) is the challenge. Those should be the ones revered and put on a pedestal! Their fashion sense is inborn which means it comes out naturally and they don't look like they're trying too hard. I'm not jealous of those who can buy Marc Jacobs shoes and Seven skinny jeans with a quick swipe of their credit card and not feel guilty afterwards (okay...maybe just a little!). But all things equal (meaning if we were all earning the same measly salary...), it's those with people with the innate fashion sense that will definitely stand out in a crowd.

Quoting the great Coco Channel…”Fashion is made to become unfashionable”

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I know, my kikay side is coming out again. I had a few bonding sessions with my roommates and we all claim to be fashionistas. I don't know if we can actually claim the title of Style Divas, but definitely not Brand Whores! After all, we maintained quite a fashionable wardrobe with trips to the tiangge at the basement of Greenbelt 1.

All of us actually dream of working in the fashion industry someday. Although I'm the only one trailing a few steps behind. One is already half way through her Masters in Fashion in Milan, another one already has a shoe line with her sister (YULO Manila… plug! plug!), and the other one actually took classes to learn the more technical side of dress making (also an aspiring fashion journalist. Check out Manila Fashion Observer).

Maybe ten years from now we'll be meeting up in New York for the fashion week...

1 comment:

cd said...

Cheers to that! See ya in NY! Let's go Cons!!!

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