"From Trinidad, With Style" has had enough of Fast Fash­ion!

SHE Carribean Magazine - - FASHION NOTEBOOK -

“When I was learn­ing about Fash­ion Styling, and how to sort a closet ef­fec­tively, I used my own wardrobe as the guinea pig. Sort­ing through and get­ting rid of the junk food, I re­al­ized that my clothes did not speak for me. Th­ese gar­ments though pretty to the eye, had no real value nor love. Here I was sup­posed to be go­ing out and telling peo­ple that their cloth­ing and their im­age re­flect who they are, and my cloth­ing was say­ing that I was eas­ily re­place­able, so­cially un­con­scious and worst of all, that I was not spe­cial.

“After years of us lap­ping up the sug­ary car­bon­ated drink that is Fast Fash­ion, the Slow Fash­ion Move­ment has emerged; a shift in the way we shop and look at clothes. The idea has been greatly in­flu­enced by the way we now look at food; com­par­ing junky, toxic fast food, with health­ful, home-cooked meal that may have taken a bit longer and cost a bit more, but has left you feel­ing and look­ing bet­ter. “Clothes should be more than a look. I want to pass down th­ese things to my daugh­ter. I want my jew­ellery to tell a story. I want my clothes to say more than “Blowout Sale.” For me, it means that I will be shop­ping lo­cally; seek­ing out the de­sign­ers who are so in­volved in the end prod­uct, that when they see me in their work, they beam with pride. It def­i­nitely means that my clos­ets will be less than stuffed, but at least it’s only the best food go­ing into them.”

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