November 27, 2006 - kenshinjeff

why don’t I look good in that?

When someone mentions, “You won’t look good in that”, they actually mean, “I think you won’t be able to carry it off because I find that it doesn’t fit you”.

If you read trashy celebrity tabloids like I do, you’ll tend to notice a section where they compare 2 celeberities wearing exactly the same thing, and one of them seems to look better than the other. It didn’t register in my head until I actually saw that there was virtually no visible difference.

Well, to put it bluntly across, most celebrities dress differently from a normal person, and it makes sense for them, simply because celebrities need to dress differently to gain attention don’t they? It’s not to say that mere mortals can’t look better than celebrities, but they usually don’t, especially if they’re wearing really flashy stuff. You’ll just look really out of the place if no one around you is wearing the same kind of clothes you’re wearing. Or is it?

Let’s take LV bags for an example, simply because everyone knows how a generic LV bag looks like. The first look will tell you: IT IS UGLY. You don’t need another person to tell you that IT IS UGLY. Yet, many brand concious buyers would WANT AN UGLY LV BAG.

Obviously some people might look good with an LV bag, but no one really ever mentions “Your LV bag is ugly”. What you might hear is “Oh she has a nice LV bag” or “The bag goes with her”

I came to these conclusions:

  1. No one was born to wear anything fashionable
  2. If so, who decides what you wear, is, politically fashionable?

I am really very sure that celebrities’ wardrobes are mostly not determined by themselves. And even if it was, it’s probably can opiniated wardrobe. So why do some of them look so good and bad with the same thing? Ze answer is really simple, in fact, I can sum it up in less than 4 lines.

  1. If you like what you wear, you will be confident in what you’re wearing*
  2. If you are confident in what you wear, it will appear that are creating a new style
  3. If other people can feel your confidence, they will follow, and it hence becomes the new “in” fashion trend.

*Of course, all this is taking into account, you are trying on something new, ie. if you take an LV bag and you feel confident, that really just defeats the whole line of reasoning.

Henceforth, there is really no good reason to keep up with other people’s style, is there? : )

Just wear what you like, that it’ll be as good as you want it to be, since it is your unique style.

interesting stuff / logic & ideology / yang

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