This is kind of a fun blog but I'm interested to know what others think. Fashion is everything in some people's world and especially so for the manufacturers of clothing, shoes, cosmetics, and anything to do with the presentation of self. We the people must be convinced that to be happy, to be amongst the most talented, edgy and prestigious we must have the "look" of the moment. Throw out what we had yesterday and embrace the brand new......great for those who sell the look! It is a kind of bullying when you think about it. The industry likes to proclaim that it is a creative industry and it is, It comes up with new all the time but in a way, it does not want the general public to be creative and produce their own "look". If they did, they would not necessarily buy into what the industry had to sell.
That is one thing but now we have fashion in types of bodies and in body parts. This fashion moves at a slower rate but it still moves. First, there is the size issue, I think I'm right in saying that Marilyn Monroe was a size 14 UK sizes. That is considered just below plus size now by the most fashionable stores. The tabloid newspapers berate celebrities for being plus sized and then they critique others for being thin! Can't help think it is a control mechanism to keep women in their place!
LOL!! I know you must beware of people who preface a statement with....... I'm not a prude! But honestly guys, I don't think I am, I once was a nurse, I had life drawing classes. I 've seen all kinds of human bodies exposed, some beautiful, some not so much and I did not faint away or explode in shock. I say live and let live so long as you do not frighten the horses. Yet these days I'm amused by how every minor celebrity, starlet ( are they still called starlet)? Anyway, these would be famous are so keen to have their rear ends photographed, the bigger the better, stuck up in the air, said to be wearing a thong and the terms used are peachy and luscious. Well to state the obvious I'm not a guy, so I just find it ridiculous. Likewise The not so accidental wardrobe malfunctions, No underwear everything on view "accidentally". Just wonder when the film stars will start walking down the red carpet totally naked and say it is empowering!? Odd How I've never seen a male film star have a wardrobe malfunction?
There is another mystery, all those famous paintings of a naked woman or two surrounded by fully overdressed men? It looks predatory to me. I don't want women enclosed in cloth from head to toe, We do want to see beautifully dressed women. A very old Frenchman once explaining the art of beautiful couture clothes to me said........Put your own sexy French accent in. here, he was a real charmer..........The first birthday gift that is opened is the beautifully wrapped one,,,, because 3/4 of the pleasure is in the unwrapping?
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