Monday, June 30, 2014

An Argument for Comfort and Fashion

First and foremost I want to respond to someone who asked if I was only going to invest in one beauty product what would it be? For me? Skincare, mascara and foundation. All Chanel, all the time. But ask what is the most important part to your makeup. If your skin looks great it'll just be mascara.

Secondly, I am still working on living on a budget. This will make its way into this piece.

But tonight I want to talk about the 90's. If you're not aware, it's making it's comback starting in fall of 2013, so get on the train. I think when people think of the 90's right now they're forgetting things. It wasn't all crop tops and baggy jeans for fashion (you can all praise Marc Jacobs for that- he lost a job at Perry Ellis over grunge, but it worked out in the end). It was about comfort for the sake of fashion. Doc Martins were still cool, but flow-y maxi dresses; long hippy hair; plaid... it was all cool. And fortunately we are skipping past the hideous transition from the 80's to the 90's and skipping right to grunge or Clueless. And I think that the way to modernize the 90's is to combine the two. Comfort and fashion? In the 90's they were both about making a statement- combining I-don't-give-a-shit attitude with the I'm-the-elite attitude is the future of these trends, what would have happened if Cher Horowitz had been able to be friends with that cute skater boy played by Brecken Meyer (also what was his name in that movie?)

So tonight I present my argument in the name of comfort and fashion... My desire for trendy Birkenstocks.

And yes. I screen shot that off my iPad. Adorable, comfy, platform sandals. Trendy? Yes. Overpriced? Not really. And honestly, every company is making their own version of it. So I found the ones for me. Target is doing a gladiator interpretation for about $33. Steve Madden did cow fur/skin ones. Marc Jacobs has his version, and you can't go a page on Nordstrom without seeing some version of the shoe, half of which are produced by Top Shop- the kingdom of trend. Next year they'll be at Forever21, and all over everywhere. But this year? I'm challenging myself to try new trends, seek more fashion, and, as always, if it's good enough for Vogue, it's good enough for me.