While we are all tripping over ourselves with a moderately disappointing Met Gala Ball hosted by the esteemed Anna Wintour each year, other gala's of fashion are worth the attention, too.
Don't get me wrong, I live for the Met event every year and I am always most fascinated with who is ACTUALLY ON THEME and what amazing looks they come up with. But this isn't the only high fashion event that deserves our attention. Award show red carpets have lost their thrill and since the passing of Joan Rivers on the counsel of Fashion Police, I just haven't been too invested.
Hey lovelies, here's a topic that needs to be discussed; cultural appropriation. What is cultural appropriation? When does it happen? Why does it happen? Well here is a simple answer to those simple questions—some people are just unoriginal. There is another side when it comes to cultural appropriation, the part where there is miscommunication involved. In fashion we see a lot of cultural appropriation going on, for example girls wearing headdresses to events like Coachella, but what does this symbolize other than free spirits… cultural appropriation. In mass media, there have been many stereotypes made, for example, African Americans wearing tribal clothing, or Japanese wearing their traditional kimonos. However that is not the case, fashion has evolved, and so has the use of cultural appropriation. Fashion in different cultures has been stereotyped through mass media. It tends to give us a misunderstanding of what one wears when it comes to their own cultural and traditional recognition. There has been a limited worldview opinion on how a simple fashion statement could lead to cultural appropriation. However attitudes are changing in the fashion community, many are realizing that it’s not okay to copy someone's traditional clothing. When newcomers arrive in Canada or America, they don’t know about the type of clothes they have to wear in order to fit in. For example, an Indian woman would end up wearing their typical salwar kameez or sari rather than jeans and a typical t-shirt. This could lead to an act of mocking, because Canadians are not used to seeing people wear a sari. Mass media promotes cultural appropriation through movies, television shows, commercials, ads, etc...
This year's New York Fashion Week was mostly a peaceful parade of beautiful and interesting clothes. Mostly.
I remember walking into a very busy Victoria's Secret store and I was greeted by a lovely retail assistant who introduced herself and gave me a little card to fill out, which included questions about what kind of garments I wanted to try on, and the different styles I wanted to see. I was also asked if I needed to be sized, or if I already knew my bra size. This type of customer service in a retail store in this day and age is hard to come by. Even comparative brand "Savage x Fenty" doesn't offer the same kind of in person customer service as it is predominantly online.
If you would've asked me what was the best era for fashion a year ago I would've said the 90s with the scrunchies and Rachel Green plaid skirts, but after some examination, my conclusion has changed. Maybe it's because of my dad telling me to live in the present, but I believe we are in the best era for fashion. Sure there is a manifold of overpriced t-shirt brands, stores that profit off of fast fashion, celebrity brands, and Friends merchandise taking over the stores, but other than that the state of fashion is doing pretty good for a generation of people stuck on their cell phones. For some who are decades older than me the clothes we see today may be outrageous and they may be fulminating at the sight of what these Instagram models are wearing, but with the help of the equality movement, fashion has changed for the better.
Work. It is a fact of life and has been called inherently humanizing. Whether we like your job or not, we all agree that we have to work. But what happens when the job you have frequently puts you at risk for sexual harassment and sexual assault?
As someone who floats between a size 12, 14, or 16, I constantly find it so difficult to shop for clothing. I look at clothes at popular stores and only see it going up to size 10 or having a bunch of XS and no XL. I'm going to go ahead and just call these stores out... Francescas, Forever 21, H&M, Urban Outfitters... just to name a few. I went shopping because, well, I need cute clothes... who doesn't!? But this last shopping experience got me really thinking... why isn't there more of a conversation about these stores not supporting women larger than a size 10?!
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Documentary Analysis – The True Cost (2015)
Most people take fashion and clothing for granted simply because they think these things don’t play important roles in a person’s life. This, of course, is not true. Have you ever wondered why people dress the way they dress? How and why they choose their outfits? This is a rather interesting question because it’s usually not just about fashion trends. There is a lot of thinking and psychology behind all this, so today, we are going to talk about the reasons why men and women dress a certain way.
Their more affordable price has attracted customers and massively increased their popularity. But how valuable are they, and can they be a replacement to the real, mined diamonds?
So many of us enjoy some good online shopping, especially at our favorite store's sites. But just imagine after spending your hard-earned cash and scoring some pieces only to receive your new goodies accompanied by something additional that reflected the brand's judgment on your body.
We’ve all been there, searching for ideal dress, blouse or pants that fit well, meet our style, and satisfy our budget…Were you lucky to find them? Me? No… I’ve always wanted to change the design and have clothes cut to my body measurements.