Dedicated to those who loathe fashion.
Don't judge me because I spend my hard-earned salary buying fancy shoes, don't judge me because I swipe my credit card till it is so exhausted that it begs me to stop, don't judge me because I have no savings but new clothes to wear every weekend (actually, every day of the week), don't judge because I am in love with fashion!
You raise your eyebrows at the models who strut designer wear on the ramp but you secretly sigh every time you spot a magazine picture with the model wearing a short dress and high heels, admit it, you secretly wish it were you.
Fashion is easily misunderstood and widely criticised-from accusations like 'fashion promotes size zero' to how it makes you spend obscene amounts of money. You can claim to be 'above' fashion but you don't realise the statement you make with your I-am-so-not-into-fashion ensembles.
Fashion does not mean carrying an LV bag or wearing that dangerous pair of high heels that threaten to throw your back any moment. Fashion is important for the same reasons that eating right, yoga and a healthy lifestyle are-to be good to yourself.
The phone you carry, the shoes you choose, the notebook you write on-are all an extension of fashion. The only ones who hate fashion with a passion are the ones who 'think' they are too fat to care or the ones who want to fight with a feministic fervour towards a cause they like to call anti-fashion. But honestly, it is harder to hate fashion than to love it.
I'm passionate about the smell of new brown paper bags, freshly cut price tags, piles of clothes and the thrill of finding innovative ways of storing all of it in my compact flat.
But for those who are laughing themselves silly at this point, think about the envious glances you get at a party when you enter the room in your new LBD, or even how your red peep toes make you feel so sexy and suddenly make the world a whole lot better!
Fashion is not frivolous, in the right doses it is just another way of making you happy. Start enjoying the offerings of the modern world and know that it’s okay to be a material girl, once in a while.
Relax in your Victoria’s Secret pyjamas on weekends and travel the world in your Juicy tracksuit. Then the next time I walk past you in my new gladiators, bright pink nailpaint and my short designer dress, don’t judge me.