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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.


13 comments:

Anonymous said...

u got real talent kiddo, keep it up

Nu said...

it s0unds amazing, like u'Ve beEn d0in this 4 years... theRe isn't anything in mY mind that has a douBt ab0ut yoUr work. enufF sED.

The Golden Child said...

The way you explained your thoughts about fashion in my opinion is so true! Fashion expresses your individuality. The way a person dresses can really portray the way a person may live thier life. For instance you may see a woman who constantly wears short skirts and low cut blouses. By seeing this you would assume she's promiscucus or she's proud of her body. You may also see a guy who always wears his pants hanging low and sports over sized t-shirts. By seeing this you may assume this guy is a thug or just likes the hip-hop style of dress. I could go on and on and on giving examples of assuming a person's lifestyle by the way they dress but this is just one way to prove your point even more. FASHION!!!....IT'S A WAY OF LIFE:)

Yours Beautifully... said...

When we do, we do it big or nothing at all! Im in your corner & by your side anytime, day or night. Good job with the article...looking forward to more artcles and insight into the world of fashion!

friend of a friend said...

this is so true... but you nailed it to the point. Well done!!!

Karl said...

WOW this is really good. U really have a talent for this. can't wait to read more. Hope u make it big

Anonymous said...

i must say this is very well written and i think i saw it in the GQ magazine but who knows ...

Vic said...

Tima i swear that was one of the most intelligent and engaging articles ive ever read about fashion. If i did'nt know you for about 4, or 5 years i would not beleive it was from a woman going on 18. You are more mature than all off these jerks that are in high places who make negative comments about fashion. I agree we need to stop lookin at the negative things about people's outfits and start realizing that what they are wearing is an extention of who they are as human beings.

-Vic-

PATRICK said...
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PATRICK said...

tima this was an excellant article for a minute i thought i was reading out of a complex magazine. the article kept me on my toes wanting to read more. keep up the good work i`m very proud
Psilver.

PATRICK said...

tima this was an excellant article for a minute i thought i was reading out of a complex magazine. the article kept me on my toes wanting to read more. keep up the good work i`m very proud
Psilver.

Star x said...

Excellent..ure talentedd..u gt a fan right here!!! keep doin wot ure doin..noone cud hav explained it betteerr..i strtedd to catch on da fashion was recylced wen i saw certain things like leather jackets coming bk in style ectect i wudd hav laughed if someone wore dt 2 years ago !

Bryan said...

society has transcended fashion into being more then its individual statement. At times I walk these streets and feel pity for these kids I see trying to portray this image of "kewl" when they should be trying to portray "I" .. not too many people have the right concept of what fashion is and make a mockery of its artistic beauty ..

i like ur work hun .. keep it up ..

P.S i hate the pik u decided to use of me .. use a new one !!