Daily I come across Top 10 things every Fashionista should have, Top 20 Fashion must haves before your 30. From Chanel Medium Flaps, to YSL Tribs, Hermes Cuffs, Mc Queen Scarfs, J12′s, Burberry Trenches, and Louboutin Pigalles, and I think is that what fashion really is?
Your average Fashionista does not live on the Upper East Side, is not fathered by Daddy Warbuck, neither does she have a trust fund or is one of the 10 female Fortune 500 CEO’s. Your average Fashionista will probably just own her first LV or eeek Coach bag at 28, and yet you have a list of all these amazing stuff for her to aspire you by 30!!! Who comes up with these stupid list? Tres bête!
Don’t get me wrong, I have some of this stuff, I buy these things but not because I read it on some silly list, but because I fell in love with some of them and I bought them when the time was right, and not cause I had some daft timeline.
I had a conversation with someone recently and she reminded me how back in the day, the must have bag was the Fendi Baguette.. I remember that was my very first bag, I was 17 and it was a knock off from a trip to China but I didn’t know or care. I was flaunting the double FF’s. When I grew older I began to appreciate and understand the value of stuff..
There are so many rungs on that ladder, enjoy climbing it. I remember the day I bought my first full priced bag, it was a Miu Miu (believe it or not there was a time when it was a relatively cheaper label), I had put away a few month’s pay and walked straight in to the store with confidence and asked for a black Matelasse (Thank you Purse Blog), I kept it in the duster bag for months because I didn’t think the tube was worthy of my prized possession..lol..
I understand investment pieces, but only invest if you can afford to, no point trotting around in a pair of Prada’s, dressed in Dries toting a Nancy Gonzales whilst dodging your Landlord except of course you are Carrie (I have a theory about her too). The best things in life aren’t free, if not we would all be wearing Versace.. (see how I did that)
My mother doesn’t know the difference between an LV and a Cole Haan..if the label says its Dior she says its Dior, be it $5 or $5,000. Whilst I look on in disdain at a fake Chanel bag an Aunt had gifted her and tried to explain why the linking O’s are very different from interlocking double C’s she looks at me in faint amusement and asked who cares? There are many like her, which is fine and then you have some like me, and some like you and off course those who just need some direction.
Perhaps I’d be ok if the list didn’t have a timeline or was called 10 key investment buys for your wardrobe.. I don’t know, perhaps I don’t like the tag that everything fashion related should be shallow..I don’t know. What I do know is there is no such thing as a Top 10 before 30 must have list.. buy when you can my loves..be it 30 or 60, Take your sweet time..
What up with the rant? I know right..whats up with this? This is my PSA for Fashion, let’s stop sending the wrong message.
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