know that feeling when something hideous shows up on the runway and a huge question mark pops up on your mind? think Prada unappealing geisha platforms, awkward Philipp Lim shirts around hips or those prehistoric looking furry sandals at Céline. question mark and huge HELL NO!
and yet it takes one trendsetter closer to your heart and your mind starts racing and giving the garment second chance. then Jayne Min photoshops herself into one of those furry sandals and bam! i am sold. and i keep digging her „bear-foot“ outfits with plaid shirts around her waist ever since, secretly wishing for my own pair of them cute fluffy snuggly sandals. i mean doesn't it all look just utterly cool?
seriously? so when does something you totally hate become a trend you want to try out? when does it become a world (web) wide thing? to me, a hideous piece that does not please me aesthetically at all becomes pleasing once it’s in a combination i like. once i see the whole package. it’s true what the spoken of Jayne said:
"Sometimes you are intrigued by fashion, or maybe downright confused. Your instincts tell you you appreciate it, but you're still not quite sure what to make of it. Then you see a street style photo that illustrates how you can take the craziest of things and make them totally wearable. These are the moments I love." - Jayne Min
it’s easy to hate the runway, since it’s not real life. it’s not how actual people wear it. but once a person you know (and who cares if it’s just virtually – we are all exploiting ourselves on a daily basis nowadays, it's easy to keep a track of someone else's life) puts a finger on the garment and shows just how it might work in actual life and with their style, it’s a challenge accepted. so while a tramp with his waterproof jacket tied around his hips does not please me at all, Christina Centenera with her wool-blend blazer tied in the same manner sure does and suddenly i feel like i should accept this unspoken challenge myself. (only perhaps without the Birkenstocks for now.) to create a pleasing combination out of not-so pleasing pieces that most certainly did not make it to my wishlist then, but suddenly they make a presence, is such a great deal of self-cognition in terms of style that i absolutely recommend it to everyone.
for a long time i keep thinking, whether the, us, fashion bloggers are actually as much trendsetters as it is expected from them. there, you’re a fashion blogger, go and share wisdom with the unacquainted ones.
well, there are two ways of looking at it. i don’t necessarily feel the responsibility of the way people around me dress. it's their call. yes, i like to inspire. but not to teach. there are many ways and even places to learn the basics of dos and donts if you don’t feel stable on your feet in combining garments. but i like to show on my style, that everything, i repeat, everything, is wearable. once it’s combined carefully and with great amount of taste. in picking you shape, your material and your colour. and yes. it’s always okay to make a mistake. there would be no fun if we didn't.
so what do you think? perhaps i would do the best if i would just throw this shirt away then? or did i accept the challenge well? your call.
"Někdy vás móda dovede k zamyšlení, nebo možná vyvolá rozpaky. Vaše instinkty vám říkají, že to pro něco obdivujete, ale stejně si nejste jistí, co je vlastně vaše stanovisko. Pak vidíte street style fotku, která vám dokáže, že i ty nejdivočejší kousky se dají zakomponovat a stát se nositelnými. To jsou momenty, které miluji." - Jayne Min