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|Subject: Re: I'll never be fashionable...||Date: 10/30/2013 2:55 PM|
|Author: slowlythere||Number: 877668 of 888792|
Well - especially as an architect - I think there is absolutely nothing wrong with the pursuit of fashion and style. If you can in fact afford what you buy. There's nothing wrong with buying trendy clothing if you can afford it. My wardrobe change has made me happy and more confident, and I can afford it - so why would someone else judge or care what I spend my money on? Totally don't get that...
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I don't know who that is, but I have a funny feeling that - assuming that writer is a woman - if the two of us were trapped together somehow and had a bizarre Freaky Friday http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0322330/ moment in which we were teleported into each other's closets and lifestyles, I think we would be each other's idea of a living hell, or unintended epiphanies.
People's desire, or need, to be aware of how others perceive them is something I've never really understood except mostly by extrapolation. It could be the touch of suspected Asperger's in me, but I have little/no sense of form over function. The funny thing about being an architect, I think you need to have sophisticated appreciation (not just understanding) of form regardless of funciton to be a decent architect.
Funny thing, I do have people in my life who are extremely - to me - fashion aware and conscious. Both men and women. A few of them have begged me to let them shop for me, LOL.
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