Planet Fashion: there’s no conflama like it
WHAT’S not to love about the fashion world? A fabulous planet where silk pyjamas by day are chic, dark hair roots are edgy and sneakers in the office de rigueur. It’s a place you can wear balloon sleeves, glove shoes and bum bags, and justifiably spend atrocious amounts of money on investment accoutrements.
Yes, there is much to love, but like any industry you discover things that niggle, grate and irritate. Here are just a few of them.
★ Speaking fashionese
Our own exclusive patter includes peculiar word marriages like conflama (conflict + drama), athleisure (athletic + leisurewear), glawesome (glamorous + awesome) and fantragic (fantastic + tragic). They are words we utter with a serious unsmiling reverence which non-fashion people find delightfully comical.
★ Fashion is very serious
“Fashion stole my smile,” deadpans Victoria Beckham’s new t-shirts – and she’s not joking. The fashion cognoscenti find smiling tedious, especially when they are frow (front + row) at runway shows.
Admittedly it’s dull – all that high-end fashion, free-flowing French and the obligatory star-studded after parties. Pfff. I’d rather be an accountant.
★ Must-have – you cannot possibly imagine life without it
“Have you seen the new must-have Stella McCartney Falabella shoulder bag reimagined in panelled denim?” They are words designed to entice fashionistas to buy new season must-haves they are unable to afford. No other words plummet us into debt like these ones.
★ It is it
IT Girls, IT Bags, IT Shoes. If it’s IT, then it is IT. Get it, or confused? If IT is on-trend, IT is a must-have or must-know. For example, currently the IT-Shoe is Miu Miu’s faux-shearling pearl-embellished slide sandals, and current IT-Girls include Gigi Hadid (pictured) and Lily-Rose Depp. Got IT? Pr i n te d an d di s t r i b u te d by P ressReader Pr e s s R e a d e r. c o m +1 604 278 4604 • ORIGINAL COPY • ORIGINAL COPY • ORIGINAL COPY • ORIGINAL COPY • ORIGINAL COPY • ORIGINAL COPY •