Sunday, June 24, 2012

On clothes

I was reading a blog yesterday of a woman who felt that clothing is something to have fun with. Now, I can get behind that - it's pretty much my entire philosophy of clothing, as can be attested to by my ridiculously large collection of clothes, footwear and jewellery.

But as I read on, I became a bit more... thoughtful about it. This woman and her husband are clearly very well off, and she fully admits that most of her clothes are from one designer.

I don't begrudge her the love of clothes, or the fact she can afford designer togs, but I was wondering whether she had the thrill of the chase that I do. And whether one can really call it costumery if you are simply buying the latest collection from the same designer each season.

Being a veteran of 'cheap chic', I love browsing the charity shops and cheap high-street chains. I enjoy knowing that it'll be seldom that I find something great, but the thrill when I do is a wonderful thing. I'd love to have the money for more expensive stuff, but I don't.

So... what do you think? Just a difference of opinion? Am I being dreadfully narrow-minded? Should I just celebrate the fact that both of us, no matter what, enjoy clothing?

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