Vanessa Friedman of Financial Times today exemplified the kind of fashion-angled thinking I have always championed, but which meets with vivid criticism whenever expressed in public:
The news: The organisers of Milan fashion week have during the event offered visitors the chance to (yawn) Go Green via an initiative to bike sharing.
Beautiful attempt at turning the Industry of Unethical Behaviour into something appealing in terms of sustainability, yes.
But Friedman appears to be the only one to see the obvious problem: Milan is perhaps the capital of the world when it comes to heels worn per capita - and as she points out, feet like the ones illustrated are no where near likely to be seen pressing pedals.
Now, to me, this is a relief. If not else, then merely for sake of terribly satisfying, feminist-for-the-fun-of-it discussion; an opportunity to rant about how simple it is to see that the world is fundamentally designed by Men, for Men.
For up until now, my example of cobblestones has been my only piece of reference. - Surely, covering the streets with uneven stones with irregular gaps exactly the size of stiletto-gulping mini canyons was the idea of a man; followed through only because no woman was sitting in on the board of city planning that Godforsaken morning.
Now, question is - and I strongly suspect it is so - whether a man came up with the idea of Fashionistas On Bikes (or Le Fashioniste Con Bicicletti, which undoubtedly sounds more attractive right away).
If not, then it sure as deathandtaxes was not a stiletto-wearing woman. ..In which case one may wonder; should we have dived in backstage of (do click) Marni or of Missoni to find the guilty Fan of Flats?
One of Sweden's leading magazine titles for the grown woman, Tara, features Evelina on a typical CBO Style Coaching / Shopping trip to London.
Penned by top journalist Lotta Svedberg, the article features Evelina's top tips for hair, beauty, shopping and eating in London - including some invaluable insider hints amid the city's long-saturated vintage offering..
Striking the perfect balance between late 50s femininity and the loss-of-all-logic, but surprisingly flattering hair aesthetic courtesy of the 60s, Renu Kashyap (fashion) and Irena Ruben (hair & makeup) style Marloes Horst into the epitome of perfect everyday style.
(Photo courtesy of Jackie Magazine, republished on FashionGoneRogue.com)
'Perfect' in the sense that the high waist, when worked on simple garments like this, survives even the most low-rise eras and street-insipired trend phases. And 'perfect everyday', for this is classic with a twist in a bombnutshell.