Featured in this month’s issue of Harper’s Bazaar is an article titled ‘She’s the man’ which touches base on the reverse roles of men and women in fashion. “With men becoming more feminine and women becoming more masculine, this androgynous development is allowing for one concise, powerful message from the designers” says Justin O’Shea.
Trends have evolved considerably over the decades, but if I were to nominate an era of poise and elegance it would be the 1940’s; a time where men dressed like men, and women dressed like women.
We live in a stretch of innovation, development, and initiative, which embraces the concept of individuality and one’s unique style, but we often forget that going back to basics is the trendiest form of self-portrayal.
Isn’t it just so damn fine when he’s dressed in a tailored suit and she’s in a classic black dress?
“The joy of dressing is an art”
– John Galliano
I think so too. I don’t know about you but I’m convinced shoes and coats are the most influential pieces in any waredrope.
Obsessed with the above, it tells me a little about them.
To my horror, I’ve recently discovered that the females I associate with are unicorns. What do you mean you might ask?
According to the dictionary, a unicorn is a legendary animal that is described as a beast. It’s a mythical creature, strong, wild and fierce. Subsequently, it’s metaphorical, non-existence, and magical.
This horror I express, I call a blessing. It’s proven that ordinary and females in general demand attention, validation, self-pity at times, reassurance and painful excessive whining. But a queen doesn’t.
Exemplified above is just an example of a few. Coco Chanel states that a ‘girl should be two things, classy and fabulous’. That’s because “a strong women understands that the gifts such as logic, decisiveness and strength are just as feminine as intuition and emotional connection. She values and uses all of her gifts’’ says Nancy Rathburn.
There is nothing more beautiful than being gentle, respectful and polite. This means that I would need a lifetime to express my appreciation and love for my clique. They are truly rare to find!