Monday, March 26

title-less on account of I can't think of a title

Hey everybody! This is a post-hiatus hiatus warning, meaning that I took a hiatus but forgot to tell you guys so instead I'm telling you now. Don't be mad :) Because I'm me, I'll make up for it with an insanely cool picture and a musing.

Prada

If following trends mindlessly is stupid, and marching to the beat of your own style drum is cool, then why are the people in socks and sandals hailed as unfashionable losers instead of style visionaries? After all, aren't they just wearing what they want and disregarding trends? I'm not saying I'm for socks and sandals, but this is definitely something to ponder.

Fashion is a very fickle thing.

17 Comments:

dusk&summer said...

shes a hobo right?

and sock w/ sandals people visonaries indeed!!

franki durbin said...

ha! And I just thought sock-wearers with sandals were hippies. Who knew they were visionaries. ;)

But there is some seriousness to your post. You do have to push limits to be a trendsetter. And if you're not setting a trend, what are you doing? Say it with me, ladies: following. And who wants to do that?

Caption for your Prada pic: "If You're Going to Run Away, Run With Style"

Tru said...

cool pic and funny you metion the socks and sandles thigns becuause the guy who sits next to me in calc was wearing that combo today and I was gogin to say something as a joke cuz we're friendly but I decided not to

Raji said...

oh, being from BC you must see a lot of the birkenstock n' sock combo. that I can't stand, but a lovely pair of trouser socks with a sandaled heel? now THAT I can deal with!

hellocello said...

wow. thats really deep in a superficial kinda way. lol?

prada=love

maya said...

My friend saw someone wearing toe sock and flip flops. that is all.

Emma said...

good point.
if a pair of crocs falls in the forest and nobody hears them, are they still fugly?
but you know, i think you're right.
even the style-free could technically be considered the coolest because they are so hideously dressed that one would never see their clothes and shoes in a magazine, right?

Miss V. said...

Fashion is a very contradictory thing. What is cool is uncool and what is uncool is cool. I think Luella said that ;)

Bella said...

I love those Prada adds with Sasha Pivovarova, they are so amazing. Everytime i see one I basically like scream...weird i know :)

La Principessa said...

It seems to me that the paradox of cool is that everything that's uncool is cool and everything that's cool is uncool. Gets confusing, doesn't it?

Lama Drama said...

she's just oh so fabulous

L. said...

Love, love, love those shoes. I think that every single permutation of fashion, ever single combination can be beautiful and amazing. It all depends on the person, the level of effort and the actual combination of items.

Guys that walk around in socks and sandals because their feet are cold and they are too lazy to tie up their shoes are lame. However, people who do it with a fashion purpose are visionaries. Or at least that's what I am thinking at eight in the morning?

alluretone said...

socks and sandals just aren't a good combo. esp socks and flip flops- that drives me crazy!

Alex Richards said...

Very wise musings today.
And I totally agree. If marching to the beat of your own drum is so cool, then why do we make fun of people that dress like complete losers? It's a conundrum.
Wait till Marc Jacobs starts sending his models down the runway in black socks and Birkenstocks, then we'll see who's laughing!

Isabel said...

You'll be missed Alison - and you are oh-so-right. I'll have to start thinking differently about socks w/ sandals, even when they are being sported by a fat man w/ a lazy eye.

Elle said...

o i guess we could somehow forgive you i mean that picture makes up for everything lol

THE WALRUS said...

I agree, but then, nearly everything's been done.

it's so hard to find someone who is a true trendsetting "individual," cause a great deal of the time those considered to have great style are the same ones who follow every major trend.

it's unfortunate but true.