I read a magazine today for the first time in months.
I find it difficult to decide which one to buy nowadays as they either seem to be aimed at childless, young women or middle-aged / old women and I sit somewhere in the middle, but eventually I decided on Cosmopolitan which came in a pack with Company.
I read Company first and it was so awful that I would have got more enjoyment from chucking my two pound coin down the drain.
Firstly it was all just about fashion which I find so boring. I was never really into it when I was younger (unless you count Buffalo Boots!) and now that I know my clothes are going to be covered in snot and Weetabix by lunchtime I care even less.
The definition of fashion is ‘a popular trend’. Apparently the pages of this magazine are full of people modelling these ‘popular trends’ but I would honestly rather walk around naked than wear most of it.
I can just see all the top fashion designers sat around a table in fits of laughter whilst talking about what utter monstrosity they can create next, knowing that soon everyone will be rushing out to buy it. Imagine the power that comes with knowing it’s up to you to dictate what will and won’t be ‘a popular trend’?!
Maybe I am just getting old and can’t see the ‘fun’ in it anymore but there are a couple of reasons why I have a problem with high fashion.
Firstly is the fact that the clothes are made to fit borderline anorexic women / girls. The message that this is sending out to our younger female generation is so wrong and now that I a mum to a little girl it concerns me even more.
Secondly is the way in which things are only designed to be ‘fashionable’ for one season. If you are seen wearing it when it’s past it’s (very short) shelf-life then you will have committed fashion suicide and risk seeing a photo of yourself in the ‘so last season’ section of magazines. I would never buy something that was only going to last me for one season, even if I could afford to, I wouldn’t. It’s just a waste of money.
Don’t get me wrong, I am not completely anti-fashion. I don’t go to the supermarket in my pyjamas and I do enjoy buying new clothes but I don’t go and consult a magazine before deciding what to buy.
It’s not my intention to offend anyone who is really into fashion, each to their own and all, and feel free to rule me out as clueless for having more pairs of leggings then shoes, but I just don’t see why people are so easily led when it comes to being told what to wear.
Anyway I will stop ranting now because here are some highlights from the magazine:
Number one we have how to be a ‘cool customiser’! Seriously why would anyone wear that around their neck?!
Number two we have ‘stiletto nails’. WHY?!
Number three we have a really flattering outfit, or not.
and Number four, what I am clearly missing in life. A ‘trend friend’!
Does anyone agree with me or am I just old and past it?!