I have to admit, I’m not besotted by accessories. I have the odd scarf, a few necklaces and a bunch of bags but my cupboards don’t overflow with these fashion goodies. Today I took a turn. I thought to myself … Continue reading
Adorn. Embellish. Enhance. 3 words that us ladies, and men, apply to our everyday lives. We paint our nails, get piercings, ink our skin, dye our hair. We do so much to make ourselves look and feel better. Why aren’t … Continue reading
Diamonds. The way to a girl’s heart, right? Right.
Diamonds are beautiful little things. They sparkle in the light and glow in the dark. So pretty, so elegant.
Yet, why are we all so desperate to be in possession of these alluring gems? Well, because…THEY’RE DIAMONDS FOR GOD’S SAKE!
But, but, but…there is more to wanting expensive jewellery than you may suspect. With jewellery comes money (big money in some circumstances) and with money comes wealth. Those who have the most lavish jewels are wealthy. Dur. It’s simple math. So surely a reason that people want a diamond is to appear wealthy to others. I mean, these days we’re all about impressing people around us – even a stranger in the street whom you’ll never speak to! Think about it. Wearing a fancy diamond necklace a long with a matching diamond tennis bracelet and gorgeous diamond earrings and a whopper of a diamond ring (yes, I know, the repetition of the word ‘diamonds’ is getting boring) would make ANYONE look rich. And anyone who looks rich, feels rich.
However…why do we feel the need to wear real this and real that. There’s jewellery out there that isn’t as expensive as diamonds but looks just as real! Crystal, for example, is cheaper by the thousands in some cases! And plastic, well plastic is plastic, but trust me, I’ve seen some expensive looking necklaces that cost around £12. It always strikes me as to why people feel the need to prance around in money when the cheaper option is just as good, just as nice, and a hell of a lot less flashy.
I’m not going to admit to not wanting an odd diamond here and there. I’m guilty of wanting expensive things! I think most of us are (men included). But, I know that it’s stupid. Why would I spend £2000 on a diamond ring when I can buy one, just as nice, for £20? Hmm. Why? Well, I guess part of it is to do with my mentality. I know the diamond ring is worth a lot and so it feels more special than a piece from Topshop.
More expensive items = more special = more important to us.
So, this post has been me rambling on about why we wear expensive jewellery when the cheaper items are RIGHT THERE IN OUR FACES! To be honest, I don’t know the answer. But, a major part of my opinion is that people wear expensive jewellery to make themselves feel more special and appear more important.
I may be wrong, I may be right.
N.B. I would like to clear up my argument in my recent post ‘Fashion beats religion’ as I do not feel it was understood. My point is that people are more likely to follow fashion trends in a shop than they are to follow what religion says we should wear. Check out the post by clicking on this link https://lookinguptheskirt.wordpress.com/2013/11/30/fashion-beats-religion/.
Prepare yourself for one of my rants and please excuse the poor writing – I speak my mind…literally.
You see, since I’ve started interning at Now magazine I’ve had a sneak-peek insight into different aspects of fashion and, well, I have weird opinions about the most irrelevant things. But they’re pretty relevant to me, I am thinking about them after all.
So, rant #2 since starting Now:
I’ve been to one, two, three…five (yes five) press releases now at:
- French Connection
(Gosh, next seasons collections are to die for!!!)
I’ve always thought of these labels as “cheap” – boy was I wrong. In an admittedly snobbish way, I have shunned these labels because to me they seemed tacky. I sound like a pompous idiot, but it’s true. Because of the way these brands are advertised and because of the magazines they are promoted in, I have never thought of them as fashionable. I don’t know about any of my FABULOUS readers, but when I see a fashion label and it doesn’t look elegant or sophisticated, my automatic (and unintentional) though is…what utter crap.
Man, am I ashamed of myself!
The collections were beautiful, with stunning textures and pastel colours – everything was to die for. I never thought I would see myself type ooo I really would love that dress from Coast – but now I am typing it and it’s true. Maybe it’s the way the clothes and accessories are presented at these releases, maybe that’s what makes the clothing more attractive. I don’t know. But something in the way the clothes were presented made them stand-out in such a stunning way.
I swear I’m not writing a love poem here. I am simply expressing my shock.
So now I have my multiple vouchers for these fab labels, I’m going to go and do a bit of spending this weekend and I am going to wear my top from French Connection, skirt from Motel, shoes from Office, bag from Debenhams…blah blah blah…with pride. And I bet I get compliments muahaha.
Moral: never judge an item of clothing by its label.
Lots of love,
An unintentional and ashamed snob