Friday, October 1, 2010

Punk or Preppy?

Lately I’ve been disappointed in the fashion trends heading back to the homemaker days of the 50s. Now it’s all about glamour and being ladylike.

Who wants to be ladylike? Not me.

For the past couple years, the punk inspired leather pants and jackets have reigned. Suddenly people are “tired” of it. Tired? I think they just can’t pull it off and they’re tired of TRYING. So what to do but head back to the basics. Mid-calf length skirts. Blousy blouses. Can you see me in a cardigan and loafers? The thought is laughable. There is a right way to pull off that look but overall it’s pretty boring and expected.

I dress how I feel each day. Some days I do feel more “preppy” but I always have some sort of punk element in my outfits. Otherwise I’m not comfortable. I look in the mirror and don’t see me.

One designer I can always count on to be true to himself and stay with a punk/rockstar look is Christophe Decarnin of Balmain. When asked about his Spring 2011 RTW collection, Decarnin stated, "It's a look I've always liked. I keep pictures of it all over my office." The critiques of his work are always so negative. But I’m one to go against the flow and stick to my personal preferences just like Decarnin. Decarnin’s show was drastically different from most other shows for Spring. But maybe that’s why I love him so much.

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