Friday, November 27, 2009

Enoughism : It's never enough.

As plain as I may sometimes look, I do love fashion and all things shiny, blingy and pretty. But if the situation calls for me to dress "practically" instead of "fashionably", then I'm fine with just a tee, hoodie and jeans. Takkan la nak pergi kelas + tunggu bas bawah matahari yang dah sedia maklum terik pakai makeup or heels kan?

I believe that fashion is a medium of expression. What one think is pretty/ugly is different from the next person because every one of us express ourselves differently. You might think the suede jeans worn by the girl across the room is fugly but what you don't know is she's thinking the amount of makeup you're wearing makes you look like a drag queen.

In my opinion, to be regarded as a truly fashionable person, a LOT of work is required. I've a friend who knows a friend and she told me her friend wakes up at 5 am every day just to groom and prep herself to class. Holy M.A.C! The longest I've spent getting ready for class is half an hour.

Another thing that I truly believe in is : Fashion/Beauty is pain. It is never about being comfortable.

I had to learn it the hard way on days when I'm wearing killer (literally, killing my feet) shoes, impractical bags and jackets/blazers too hot for the Malaysian almost-always-dry-and-dreary weather. But I can't help it. I'm a sucker for jackets/blazers.

Am also a fan of hoodies. A hoodie by nature is meant to be comfortable. It's practical but it has a way of making the *coughs* wearer look shabby and bulky. Thus I've come up with a theory that all things comfortable are most of the time a fashion blunder. 2 simple and obvious examples :

Crocs - They're good for your feet but really, the design leaves much more to be desired. There are actually web-pages dedicated to eliminating the very famous plastic shoes. I for one am not a Croc fan, not matter how good or comfortable they are for my feet.

Tudung Arini, Ariani (I'm not even sure what they're called) - Tudung yg direka untuk mereka yang couldn't be bothered to actually pakai the proper tudung with pins and all. A mini version of telekung made of stretchable fabric. Just sarung and you're done. Done for doom that is. I actually banned my mom from buying one of these.

The examples and comments given are just my opinion. My not-so-important opinion, because really, I'm not a fashion police. Please don't get all worked up on my random, almost satirical comments. Did not mean to intentionally offend those who actually do involve themselves with the object of discussion. I myself am a fashion mishap sometimes.

Now we'll move on to a more fun and lighter topic...

Currently there are 3 things I really, REALLY want more than anything:

1. A Loewe 160th Anniversary Special Edition tote bag.


2. A pair of Oxford shoes. I saw one in Clarks that was to die for.


3. Fashion Inside Out : Daniel V's Guide to How Style Happens from Inspiration to Runway and Beyond ( A book by Daniel Vosovic).


Irina Shabayeva won the 6th season of Project Runway. Am really happy. She's my favourite contestant for this season. There was supposed to be a two-hour special episode of Project Runway: All-Star Challenge right after the finale but sadly it's not shown here in Malaysia. I was really looking forward to it when first heard on E! about the all star challenge. Ada Daniel Vosovic okay...He's my most favourite designer throughout all seasons of Project Runway.

Warning : About to enter gushing Daniel V mode.

Daniel V's creations are all beautiful. He's the only guy that doesn't involve himself in any "drama" or confrontations and not even once throughout the 2nd season have I seen him bad-mouthing other contestants. Daniel truly channels his talent in designing and winning to the fullest extent to a point where he won 2 weekly challenges in a row. Plus he's always been the judges' favourite. He takes their comments humbly and turns them into constructive criticism. Some contestants either snap back or get all defensive.


He's also gorgeous, talented, well-mannered and really sweet (you've to watch the show to get what I mean). Like a true classic gentlemen. There's a catch though : He confessed in one episode that he's gay. Dang it! The nicest and gorgeous guys always turn out to be one. But it's okay. I still like him anyway. (I should really join a groupie. Haha)

I was bit sad though he only became the 1st runner up during the 2nd season of P.R . But at least he won the All-Star challenge. Yay to that! =D (Will be looking for that episode on the internet.)

My Loewe tote bag will be arriving in late December. Ordered it online. Told you I'm a bag addict. Now I have to start saving $$$ from scratch again for the oxford shoes.

Ain said that I'm, and I quote "a corporate slave". That, or I'm just leading a consumer-driven life.

Taken from Merriam-Webster :
Consumerism is the equation of personal happiness with consumption and the purchase of material possessions.

Enoughism is the theory that there is a point where consumers possess everything they need, and buying more actually makes their lives worse off.

5 Comment(s):

Ad Astra Per Aspera said...

HELLLOOO...

A Loewe 160th Anniversary Special Edition tote bag.

Fucking lawa OHMYGOD PUNYE TAHAP OKAY. And the price tag issss???

Gagagaga~

I pakai crocs cuz it's nice, I don't buy the big ugly ones. The ones that follow your feet cutting tu okay kot.

Plus, I takkan sanggup bgn awal just to dress up. Tu namenye takde keje and sleeping is more important of course when you're busy 24/7 $%@#

Her.Jaded.Playlist said...

*Me grins* i know!! Lawa kn?? LOL! Mmg dah lama gile nk la..and it comes in pink. Ms I nmpak I thot it'd be perfect for you.

LOL @ crocs. I xkesah pun u pakai. Dhla urs tu pink. Cotton candy betul. Besides, diff people diff likes kn??

-iZ- said...

go for the bag!!!!

sarahsamad said...

I agree to the NO TO CROCS statement! i don't like them.. I guess the fact that its pink makes it ok kot..

yang tak tahan tu is how expensive they are!! they are more expensive than my LEATHER clarks shoes!! I mean, i know clarks is as practical as you can get, but surely something made of PVC should cost much less, kan?


as for the bag, memang lawa.. and the charms, mmg very amal-esque!!!

p.s. you should do outfit of the day, especially bila you keluar jalan2 pakai baju lawa! :D

sarahsamad said...

I agree to the NO TO CROCS statement! i don't like them.. I guess the fact that its pink makes it ok kot..

yang tak tahan tu is how expensive they are!! they are more expensive than my LEATHER clarks shoes!! I mean, i know clarks is as practical as you can get, but surely something made of PVC should cost much less, kan?


as for the bag, memang lawa.. and the charms, mmg very amal-esque!!!

p.s. you should do outfit of the day, especially bila you keluar jalan2 pakai baju lawa! :D