When I talk about fashion, I can’t help thinking about this sentence: ” Only fashion goes out of fashion, and that’s fashion that catches on” (translation from the French :”Il n’y a qu’une chose qui se démode: la mode, et c’est la mode qui emporte le succès”)
I think I was about 9 when I heard that sentence for the first time; it was for our end-of-year-school-show and we had to choose a poem from our handbook and recite it on the D-Day.
One of my friends wanted something short that would take him about 10 seconds to retain. I chose a very long one while he came and left with his short sentence, his performance must have lasted 7 seconds all told, but I must say it was a good one. Originally, this quote was written by Pierre Reverdy in 1956, and I think it illustrates quite well what fashion is.
The trend (even though I hate that word) goes towards the ‘boyfriend’, I must confess I followed it but I must add that I did long ago all the magazines started to talk about it (well long ago in fact as I’ve worn it for years). But what is ‘a boyfriend’? (yes it’s someone you kiss and hang around with, but we’re talking about fashion, not linguistics!) Something ‘boyfriend’ is a piece of clothing you borrow from your boyfriend and which consequently is a bit too large (ideally, unless your boyfriend weights 70 pounds and is 4 feet tall.) Of course all the brand names got hold of the trend and decided to create ‘boyfriend’ for girls (a bit more tigh-fitting), the most famous ‘boyfriend’ are the boyfriend jeans, which can thank the stars for this success.
I started to wear my brother’s clothes when I got fed up with my too tight fitting t-shirts (ok my brother is not my ‘boyfriend’ but you got me yeah?!). My brother gave me a few old t-shirts and I match them my very way, always with feminity.
I keep stealing my boyfriend’s shirts, sometimes his hoodies. I enjoy myself by buying him custom t-shirts I like, so that I can wear them too! It’s less expensive to share a t-shirt and we all love the smell of our boyfriend.
Lately he got himself a zombie custom t-shirt, guess who’s wearing it most of the time?…
Thank you, for getting me a new boyfriend t-shirt!