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A city girl with dreams of becoming a Fashion Journalist, and the next designer is currently taking small steps to being the next BIG thing. Don’t let this cloud your judgment; behind the material things lies an individual who has a character that is like no other. I have many dimensions. I'm a lover of artistic expression through fashion, photography and makeup. As I expand my knowledge at Pennsylvania State University with a major in journalism; I’m ecstatic to see what the world holds for me !

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Sunday, September 23, 2007

Fashion Makes A Statement !

From Christian Dior’s textures to Vera Wang’s colors, streaming towards accessories and cosmetics; Fashion has become the air we breathe. Every time we blink, fashion passes us by. We hear the latest trends, and can’t wait to get our hands on it; consider it a craving. Constantly “out with the old and in with the new,” what’s so fascinating is that we never know what’s next!

Pizza with extra cheese, brownies with vanilla ice cream; the taste of seafood lingering in our mouths are all desirable cravings. Just as we crave food, we crave the need to have the latest Coach handbag, to see how we look in a pair of Dolce and Gabbana frames, or to even know Jordan’s next release date. It never occurs to us that a craving is beyond our favorite piece of candy, but in fact the material of our clothing or how textures can compliment our complexion are things we desire more than anything.

Has fashion become a recycling process? In Henry David Thoreau’s exact words, “Every generation laughs at the old fashions, but follows religiously the new.” Let’s think back two years ago, when we laughed at the way people dressed in television programs from the 80’s; surprisingly the era of bright colors, big frames, and gold chains are a part of today’s generation. It started off with plaid, and then we moved up to the 80’s; after the 80’s retirement we moved up to the 90’s, wearing baggy clothing, white t-shirts and bandanas. It’s now the year 2007 and yes the plaid and the skinny leg jeans are back in style. Walking down the streets, you would have thought you were reliving the 80’s era all over again.

We often fail to notice fashion’s potential. There will always be critics; people who form opinions and expresses judgment. Reading various fashion magazines, these individuals tend to classify what we wear in groups “as best and worst dressed.” Fashion is a form of creativity and should be a way to promote positivity. What better way to express yourself and your ideas than through clothing? We often dress depending on our mood; deciding to wear all black on a rainy day, or wearing bright colors on a nice summer day are just a few examples. A person’s shirt can tell so much about them depending on the way they wear it, the colors, or it might even be the words on the shirt.

It’s naive to not see that fashion is essential. Not only has it made a statement on clothing but costume ideas for Broadway plays, movies, and even the way we decide to decorate a room. From this point on let’s be our own designers and start off by taking fashion to the next level!

This is my first article for my schools newspaper.