Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Sameness Encourages Differences

I love looking at the results of my blog visitors by country. It is exciting to imagine who, from where and how visitors come upon my website. Whether by accident or by design, it doesn't matter. It just proves how small the world is when we factor in the world wide web.

Jolie and Pitt in Yves St. Laurent tuxedos. Photo Credit: Getty Images
Photo Source: HollywoodTake. Retrieved February 25, 2015
And so it is when we dress. We can all potentially dress the same because designers of world wide renown can be used as the standard in what is the epitome of expenditure in our closets. The majority of the modern western world recognizes Gucci, Prada, Louis Vuitton, Chanel and so on. Two people on either side of the globe can buy the exact same latest Armani suit but how they wear it and with what is where the differences begin. Angelina Jolie is going to wear the same suit or tuxedo a whole lot differently than me or her husband!

Kate Hudson, American actress and Lily Allen, English singer/actress
in Louis Vuitton. Photo Source: Acid Cow Retrieved February 25, 2015

We have evolved socially and historically, from when dress demonstrated which village, which district, which geographical area you were a resident of and to which social strata you belonged. We are now more individualistic, more democratic and more global since we live and work all over the world. That being said, from the "sameness" individual differences develop. 

Interestingly, because of worldwide designer availability and a more democratic access to designers, the unfortunate might happen, at the same event no less.

Photo Source: The MirrorFashion Faux Pas as Wedding Guest Turns up to Ceremony in Same Coat as Kate Middleton.
Featured in the article by Richard Hartley-Parkinson. Retrieved February 25, 2015
What are you wearing?

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