Mini Skirts and The Mini Show

Mini Skirts and The Mini Show

 When Mary Quant named the ever rising skirt after her favourite car, the mini, no doubt she had foreseen the ambiguity of the term ‘mini’, in mini skirt. It wouldn’t have been absurd to assume that no matter how short the mini skirt rises, it will always have reference to it’s length or lack thereof, as opposed to this actual region of the female body. Low and behold, once yet again, followers of fashion have thrown caution to the wind and out with it has gone their dignity and in coming, the bandeau skirt (I prefer to call it the spandex skirt, it sounds more offensive). The bandeau skirt, just to be clear, should not be worn by women twenty one and over with; wide hips, a pronounced bum, a saggy bum, shapely thighs, cellulite, ample belly, bow legs or those lucky enough to possess a womanly shape. Imagine lycra stretched across the bottoms of the likes of Jenny Lo...
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The Fashion Paradox: Fashion, A Love Hate Thing

The Fashion Paradox: Fashion, A Love Hate Thing

The relationship between women and fashion is no doubt a precarious one, if fashion was to resemble that of a man it wouldn’t take long for any sensible woman to give this unreliable, demanding, unforgiving and temperamental man the stiletto heeled boot. But as shaky as the relationship remains between fashion and the woman, we continue to love it, to nurture it and eventually we become inseparable. A woman’s love affair with fashion is indelible, the second we find and love it, we become conscious of an enigmatic language that exists in the world we inhabit, a language that speaks so beautifully, that travels across continents, that defines moments, eras, people and cultures – a language so addictive that we will invest the pennies, often our last penny to master the art of the unspoken speech until we become fluent. Unfortunately it is only those that we love that have the ability to truly hurt and disappoint us, sadly the longer I love fashion...
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