July 17, 2010

ARE YOU A FASHION FOLLOWER/ VICTIM?

“Fashion is a form of ugliness that’s so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months" said Oscar Wilde.
(Oops! That was 6x3 words...!)

DO YOU AGREE? ARE YOU A DEDICATED FOLLOWER OF FASHION? DO YOU ALTER YOUR STYLE EVERY 6 MONTHS? AND CAN YOU SEE YOURSELF WEARING CLOTHES LIKE THOSE ABOVE & BELOW – EXAMPLES OF FUTURE TRENDS?

Colour, embellishment, craftsmanship and a high-tech approach to fabric manipulation were the key to the UK´s Royal College of Art's recent MA graduate collections presented to press and industry in London (above).

The menswear collections from the RCA’s prestigious School of Fashion - the world’s only wholly postgraduate fashion department - were inspired by chavs, Spanish matadors fused with hip-hop culture, soldiers and skinheads. Womenswear collections, however, showed tunics and robes embellished with thousands of porcupine quills, hand-crocheted dresses with pom-pom hems, silken gowns decorated with handmade silk roses, and mini-dresses made from bands of fabric joined by metal rods.
Goths, warriors, a friendly xerox machine and an anatomy lesson at Middlesex University´s recent BA Graduate Fashion Week show (above):
Alberta Ferretti presented the £20,000 Gold Award to Manchester University student, Rebecca Thomson, for her Graduate Fashion Week designs (above).

ARE YOU A FASHION FOLLOWER OR VICTIM? DO TELL ME!

Happy 6x3 Word Saturday! Other great posts @ Show My Face.
Mwah!
XOXO LOLA:)
PS See you again for Ruby Tuesday!

26 comments:

Whitney said...

I think I shall always be out of style...those trends are ridiculous! I prefer blue-jeans and t-shirts. TYVM. LOL.

Thanks for the visit! :)

Jim said...

Nora, I am definitely a victim. In two ways!

First, I love to see beautiful girls dressed nicely. To me all ladies are beautiful when they are dressed nicely! :)

Second, having a lovely wife and two daughters causes my pocket book to be less bulgey. We used to drive to New Orleans just so Karen could have the latest in Esprite jeans. You'd think we could find them in Houston, wouldn't you?
(New Orleans was more fun.)

I liked your up-to-date post. As for the men, I definitely am not in the "hip-hop culture, soldiers and skinheads" generation.

There is now an added post pictures of the party since you left your comment. They are just below the 6WS post.

Happy 6WS! I am halfway through Perfect Together. I was reading it on the plane coming over and now hope to finish it on the way back home Tuesday.
..
Karen would like to know your picks of the London restaurants.
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HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Oh pity me....I don't go in for any of the 'newer' looks. I'm old hat. In fact, I'm probably considered an 'old fart' when it comes to fashion. At least the clothes. I go for comfort instead of style.

I really enjoyed this 6X3.

And I appreciated your sweet wonderful comment you left for me.

Michelle said...

Wonderful post as always Lola. Always different, always outrageous! Just what I like!

Holly said...

You're such a great fashionista Lola- bet you could carry off any of those outfits!lol

Jan said...

Didn'trealize just how conservative my clothes were till I saw this. Wow!So interesting- really enjoyed this post like your earlier poster.

Mike said...

Well, not much for me here!haha

Fascinating post though.

tania said...

What a hoot! Couldn't fit into any of those designs (nor would I want to!) Always need innovation though.
Loved this post.

Gingeyginge said...

Not follower or victim...I got lost in the 40s and have no want to come out! hope your well and Lola!

Nora Johnson said...

Hi Jim!

Thanks for your comment above. Not familiar with Perfect Together - a new title to me!

My own novel (a psychological suspense thriller called The De Clerambault Code) has all future profits dedicated to my favourite charity, Cudeca,a wonderful hospice.

Lola:

(P.S. I dictated my novel to my P.A., Nora, who's taken total credit for all the great reviews it's received on Amazon! I'm now writing a follow-up which will be available on Amazon soon!)

Caty said...

Yeah I think I'll stick to my own trends :) Happy 6WS and thanks for sharing the pics!

shopannies said...

if anything I am normally behind the big fashion trends

faerwillow said...

~pretty plain and simple over here...guess i too will join the fashion victims...warm wishes and brightest blessings~

edshunnybunny said...

In the words of my three year old granddaughter, "I just can't like this." I've been out of style most of my life, except for during the 70's. The 70's fashions were cool...Flower power, smiley faces, halter tops, hot pants, mini skirts... LOL

Mellisa Rock said...

I am mostly a victim...lol - after having 4 kids - my body is not rail thin anymore to say the least and all the latest fashions just look stupid on me...but I still love to check them out!!

Jeanie said...

"Mini-dresses made from bands of fabric joined by metal rods." That would probably violate my comfort factor.

kkrige said...

I am a victim to my pocketbook mostly. sigh...
thanks for visiting

John's comments said...

I live off my son's cast-offs - so does wearing -1-2 year old fashionable student clothes count? Click here to read my Saturday.

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Nora and Lola,

I love fashion, but really I do not change my clothes every 6 months.
I have clothes that I have put away and my daughter is often rummaging in the pile for something vintage.
thanks for sharing a great post.

I hope that you are having a great weekend
Hugs
Carolyn

Rebecca Jo said...

Totally laughing at your six word X 3 - haha!!!

I'm totally not a FASHION person... love to look at it.. but I'm more a CLASSIC person - give me the stuff that never goes outta style!

Berlin said...

Haha, I always have this quote: I believe any fashion is never out of date as it can always be remixed for the present =D

So my answer is- I never bother what the people say what is the 'in' now, I just be what I want to be.

Great post.

Be back soon,
Berlin

Looking Fab in your forties said...

No I couldn't wear any of the things pictures but in your forties its all about taking certain elements from on trend items and wearing them in a way that doesn't make you look like you are trying too hard!

bermudabluez said...

Hi Lola! I love to look at the fashion!! But since I have turned 50, and don't have the figure for it anyway...I admire them from afar. Some of the runway styles are a bit...out there!! Yes?? Happy Monday to you!!

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soulbrush said...

not a fashionista at all, do my own thing, stand out from the sheep. yahoooo.

J Bar said...

Interesting post.
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