Nobody dresses anymore, men or women. Jeans is all I see, and I find them utterly boring! I find it very sad. Everybody looks the same. I do love fashion in and of itself. The eccentricity, the fabric, the design, the minds that think up new twist on old themes, all delight me. Even if it is something I don't like, I can appreciate the idea, the concept, the color, or the fabric. It's pure fantasy! I appreciate beauty, I always have, and I always will. When I go to work, with thought to what I am wearing, I feel I adds something to my environment. It makes me feel connected to my own creativity, to myself, more grounded somehow. It makes me feel as though I am participating with the life, and the world around me.
I'm not trendy by any means, and I certainly don't buy what other's say is in fashion. I will look at magazines for inspiration though. What is happening in fashion does dictate what is going on with hair, they are connected. And I feel it is my job to inspire my clientele with these images, to inspire them to change, to grow. And if I am wearing jeans, I just don't see how it can happen. Jeans are not me.
I'm not talking about people being uncomfortable, I'm not talking about people buying, buying, and buying. I'm talking about caring, and tending to their own inner life, to their own joy, to the place that inspires them, and dressing from that place. Jeans feel to easy. And, are they a cop out? Are people just to afraid to look different from anybody else?
Have people become apathetic? The world is filled with violence, and hatred. Beauty, love, and speaking up to injustice is the anecdote. And it starts with ourselves.