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