Nov 18, 2009

BellevueGrl Takes A Look At Labels

What's In A Name?
Does wearing a brand name or shopping at designer boutiques make you more fashionable than the average person on the  street? "BellevueGrl" doesn't think so. I recently picked up a copy of 425 Magazine and though I really like that it supports local businesses on the Eastside,shows restaurants and little otherwise unknown places and weekly specials,I was disappointed by the On The Town fashion pages.
While there were two women that I would consider appropriately dressed to adorn the pages of their magazine,the rest were dressed in mix-matched catastrophes but made the page because they just happened to be wearing a designer label. I don't think wearing Birkenstocks with a beautiful lime green sports outfit makes one fashionable,nor does wearing ripped ("distressed") jeans and old suede boots considered appropriate attire for work. Their choices were not indicative to what's really out there.
Take a look at some of the dance clubs,you will see amazing fashion.The little black dress teamed with a leopard print headband,opaque black tights and black suede booties..Name brands, designer labels..who cares??? This look is HOT HOT HOT
How about the career mom? We all know one" Someone "who can put together a look in a jiffy ,the gal that sits next to us on a bus with impeccable taste..trench coat,scarf,minimal makeup,but glowing skin,beautiful heels reading a "Parent'' magazine every morning. That's fashion too!
How about a well-groomed man? He doesn't have to be wearing Armani,but someone who can rock a pair of fresh blue jeans,a black wool jacket whose hair is fresh and clean and smells divine can turn heads faster than any Calvin Klein model could.That's real "on the street" fashion.
While I will admit to owning Ralph Lauren,Coach,Kenneth Cole,Burberry, some of my best "go to" pieces are not designer names at all. My closet holds plenty of Gap and Target.
It's not the name that makes it fashion...but the fabulous people that put it together with style with confidence and class
Until next time~
Hugs and Hearts

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