I love shopping. When browsing racks for fun or for a specific event, I often wonder what would Carrie do? As in Bradshaw. Or Patricia Field via Carrie Bradshaw. Sadly my wardrobe does not reflect these intentions. Black and blah seems to sneak into my clothing even when I make specific attempts to step outside my box.
This predilection for non glamour could be attributed to habits or perhaps cost of clothing. In my experience, the bright, fun, exciting clothes that reek of cocktail parties and nefarious fun tend to be out of my price range. The past two fashion seasons designers have boasted more wallet friendly collections. One designer claimed a buyer could wear their label starting at just five hundred dollars. *Cough*.
I’m not going to lie. I would pay five hundred dollars for a designer piece that I loved. I would do it and not think twice about it. Alas, I do not have that luxury. Pun intended.
So here it is designers, we know you like to be exclusive. We know you don’t want everybody being able to afford your lifestyle as that would diminish the appeal. But don’t patronize us by saying you are making affordable looks. We all want to be able to look great, have style, and not wear flammable clothing. Think about those of us who purchase Vogue for the ads, not the articles the next time you are creating your affordable collection.