Fashion Snob…

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Sometimes I think I am a fashion snob. I was born with fashion inside me. I do not know how to live without fashion. When some one asks me who I dress for, I always say me. I do not know who else I would dress for, although I had a small dent in my youth when I wanted to be like everyone, but that lasted only a year. 

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Fashion is such a personal expression. You carve your voice with fashion, find a place with fashion, and explore the world through fashion. I was reading an article about 90’s fashion. I guess it’s a new movement in fashion. The article glamourized the days of 90’s fashion, pre-internet media, although technology was a subject, it had not taken over. 

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The article spoke to how fashion seemed more of an insider event. The outside world didn’t care what was going on in fashion. The crowd was more elite and selective. For a moment, I romanticized that moment in fashion while reading the article. I thought about my first time at NYFW in 2010. I was so excited and full of anticipation. I did feel a lot of people flocked to the venue to get photographed, and inside I felt like there were a lot of sencesters, not fashion followers. Yet what is a true fashion follower?

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I am a fashion follower because I went to school to study design, or because I read every book, magazine and article pertaining to fashion? My pal for fashion week loved clothes, but had no clue who anyone was. I would point out all these amazing editors and reporter, but he only cared about which celebrity was front row. I was sad, but we both still enjoyed the event. 

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Reading the article I wished to be one of those people in 90’s fashion era watching supermodels walk the runway and knowing all their names, editors scrambling to write articles to meet daily press deadlines, and a cast of socialites front row. The article poo-pooed all the new media blast from every angle. And I thought for a moment, I am a fashion snob?

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I love that I can see fashion on every level; runway to street. I think most fashion followers today do not know the past or history of every house. They do not know how to describe clothes, only to say “it’s cool.” The vocabulary of fashion has changed, both good and bad, but fashion is about change. Chanel stopped designing when she felt that there was no long anything new to say. Than she came back with the “Town Suit,” revolutionizing fashion. I think she would be proud to see fashion and media blend today. 

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With S/S 15 collections underway, I picked some of my favourite street-snaps of todays fashion moments. This is the power of fashion today. I can sit and observe what is happening in the world from my new shop in Vancouver Atelier3, and still enjoy what is happening around the world. Do I still hit the shows, of course, who would pass up the chance to see walking art. The “cool” thing now is that walking art is on every corner! 

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MC

 

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Style Profile: Brandon Sun

Spring Luxe

Source: http://www.brandonsuncollection.com/2012-spring-summer.html
Source: http://www.brandonsuncollection.com/2012-spring-summer.html

To know me, is to know I love a good scarf. I love wrapping myself in its warmth, and fashionable look it gives all my outfits. In my post with designer, Jason Matlo, we discussed how a scarf can up make any outfit look sharp, even sweatpants.

Source: http://www.brandonsuncollection.com/2012-spring-summer.html
Source: http://www.brandonsuncollection.com/2012-spring-summer.html
Source: http://www.brandonsuncollection.com/2012-spring-summer.html
Source: http://www.brandonsuncollection.com/2012-spring-summer.html

However, I did not know I could take my fashionable scarf look from fall into spring, and make it look sharp and sexy. One collection that I loved during NYFW Fall 2012, was Brandon Sun. They had great fur pieces that enveloped the models like hot melted butter. I highlighted some of their Fall 2012 looks in my NYFW post, “The Scene.”

Source: http://www.brandonsuncollection.com/2012-spring-summer.html
Source: http://www.brandonsuncollection.com/2012-spring-summer.html
Source: http://www.brandonsuncollection.com/2012-spring-summer.html
Source: http://www.brandonsuncollection.com/2012-spring-summer.html

The Spring scarf is normally very flimsy, and I always feel like a fake poet when I wear them, so I usually dash scarf season out the window with snow. Yet, I am always cold during Spring. I don’t know about your city, but Vancouver nights, during spring and summer are chilly. When I travel to warmer cities, I find myself in a constant hot and cold state, hot outside and freezing inside, with air-con blasted everywhere. Having a scarf just makes things so much better, and I have a great pillow during popcorn summer blockbuster season.

Source: http://www.brandonsuncollection.com/2012-spring-summer.html
Source: http://www.brandonsuncollection.com/2012-spring-summer.html
Source: http://www.brandonsuncollection.com/2012-spring-summer.html
Source: http://www.brandonsuncollection.com/2012-spring-summer.html

Brandon Sun showed me that I don’t have to give up my luxury scarf this Spring. I can still be fabulously drenched in comfort around my neck, and not just jewelry. Brandon Sun‘s Spring collection had some great scarfs to keep you looking alluring with your T-shirts and shorts this spring and summer season. I love the idea of mixing seasons, and Brandon Sun had given us a great way to try this look out for Spring–bing on the chilly nights!!

Source: http://www.brandonsuncollection.com/2012-spring-summer.html
Source: http://www.brandonsuncollection.com/2012-spring-summer.html