What’s in and what’s out is not always a sign of good taste; Maurice Arcache has his own way of knowing
Being stylish isn’t just about going with trends, but also involves pairing good taste with a discerning eye
Fashion glossies and lifestyle pages today are full of what’s in and what’s out that you’d think there is no excuse for any stylesavvy person to commit a fashion faux pas. Not necessarily so. You see, something that is in vogue doesn’t mean that it fi ts everyone. Like people pairing sneakers with suits or gowns, which never fails to send shivers down my spine. Men even wear them with business suits. Oh well. I must admit that some people can pull this look off. Like that vivacious trendsetter Kitty Go who looked great wearing a gown and sneakers! I loved it at the time because she was truly unique, a visionary of what was to come, who truly set herself apart from the rest of the “fashionable women” at that time.
Once at a grand ball, I saw two women wearing gowns of the very same design and colour, apparently copied from a Fashion Week show in New York by two couturiers with obviously the same taste. Horror of horrors! You can just imagine the look on their faces when they saw each other. At least one of them had the body and the elegance to look good in the gown; but, sadly, the other was on the heavier side and all the fat in her body could clearly be seen in the way the gown was designed. Ouch. I cannot fault the second woman for her bad taste; her designer should not have chosen that design for her. N’est-ce pas?
I can think of many ways of how some women intentionally mismatch their clothes, accessories, and shoes. I will not get into that dahling, but let’s just say that being fashionable sometimes means looking even more ridiculous.
Before I end my piece, I have to say that your behaviour can also make you unglamorous. This includes anything from how you treat your staff to your table manners. Those who don’t have proper etiquette are not only unglamorous, they are absolutely vulgar. So there!