This morning my music playlist shuffled and landed on ‘Wings’ by Macklemore. I blankly glanced outside my car window as I had a thought, oh what an excellent use of shoes as a metaphor. But then again, anything with shoes naturally grabs my attention.
This dream that they sold to you
For a hundred dollars and some change
Consumption is in the veins
And now I see it’s just another pair of shoes
The song talks about “the pursuit of identity through the means of consumerism. The attempt is to dissect our infatuation and attachment to logos, labels, brands and the fleeting happiness that is intrinsically linked to the almighty power of the purchase”.
The idea of fashion, luxury, and quality is debatable. To some it’s a personal passion, an external way to express one’s self. I agree with Mr West, it’s visionary. I see it as creative art, to some extent it’s simple, in other cases it’s extravagant. Funny enough, it becomes a joke when it’s taken overboard, and I’m not talking about how much is spent on an item.
Surprisingly, there are those that are convinced that the watch ticking on their wrist defines them. Some women have an attitude that owning an item with a designer label suddenly makes them fashionable. History, experience and research proves that the in is reflected out. So, no babe, you were born cheap.
Ouch, each to their own, I get it, but common.