It's taken me a while but finally I have created a place to voice my fashion opinions, because quite frankly I think my boyfriends sick of listening to me! So if you don't enjoy your daily dose of vitamin F tune out now..
If your wondering "why Afluenza?" then I've taken the time to C&P this wikipedia definition:
affluenza, n. a painful, contagious, socially transmitted condition of overload, debt, anxiety and waste resulting from the dogged pursuit of more. (de Graaf )
affluenza, n. 1. The bloated, sluggish and unfulfilled feeling that results from efforts to keep up with the Joneses. 2. An epidemic of stress, overwork, waste and indebtedness caused by the pursuit of the American Dream. 3. An unsustainable addiction to economic growth.
..but hey we all know we shouldn't believe everything wikipedia says, so lets go with the more sane urban definition of-
afluenza - 1 definition - getting addicted to shopping. Buying stuff you already have.
The low-down on me? I fell victim to the fashion bug after years of following my mother around Selfridges, Harvey Nic's and Harrods from a young age. It became the norm to me to go shopping and want what you know you don't need, even if you can't afford it, you can never have too many shoes surely?..it's not like we're primates! Therefore I grew up with this aphorism as part of my daily routine. I don't like to say it controls me, however I am a tad obsessed and have low will power when it comes to clothes, which is why I tend to steer clear of any retailers when my bank balance has hit bottom (hence the fuel shortage atm).
I am currently studying Fashion at Coventry University. I dreamt of the day I'd no longer have to do 'work' for school and could actually indulge in what I love to do five times a week instead of what I 'had' to do. I could have chosen a well-paid job to go into..but wheres the fun in that? This way I get to mix work with pleasure and fuel my addiction on a daily basis. Win win!
I hope to graduate and go on to become a top Stylist, and it would be the icing on the cake if I landed a job for Elle magazine. Natalie Wansbrough-Jones here I come!
My favourite designer has to be Matthew Williamson, and my fixation with him only grew more when I got the chance to work at the Saatchi Gallery in London on the launch of his H&M line..there is nothing more exciting than a first sneak peek..I was talking about it for weeks after! (ahem still am). Another favourite designer of mine heading towards the more artistic culture of fashion, is the late Alexander Mcqueen, who I'm sure was a favourite among most. Even though I never knew the legend I believe a part of us inside all fashion aspirers died a little bit with him when we heard the news. He was one of the greats, if not the best! And his final collection of the wild elements was genius. It's going to take someone exceptional to follow in his footsteps, so hurry up whoever you are so I have something amazing to blog about :)
Anyway, for the few of you who have actually taken the time away from your online shopping splurge and trend gazing to read my babble of an introduction, I thank you, but seriously get back to it, because no-one wants to miss out on that last pair of size 6 'Surface to Air' multi-buckle wedge lookalikes...i.e me last night! :(