Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Imaginary vs. Real

Imaginary vs. Real
  This is one of the those times I had to ask myself am I shopping for my imaginary or real life?

The Rick Owens' Grès sleeveless jacket, much like my McQueen "Joan" dress, Theyskens' Theory mermaid skirt, or Gaultier cheongsam jacket, while wearable, represent more "fantastical" purchases as I'm limited with what, where, and/or when I can wear them. A more relate-able example is continually buying heels when you wear flats the majority of the time. Sometimes I can be sensible, other times the heart wants what the heart wants...

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  1. Both are great pieces! Your McQueen dress looks stunning.

    I shop for an imaginary life I live for real. Ha.
    Often I buy relatively practical pieces, with the odd "fantastical" purchase. There have been times where I when something isn't necessarily impractical, but because it draws so much attention to me when I wear it it feels like that is the case. After wearing it a couple of times the feeling fades. Still, I don't think I'll be walking around everyday in huge heels anytime soon!

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  2. I agree both items are wonderful. RO's clothes are always outstanding.
    I think it's actually when I started buying for my real life that I've been making the best purchases, the ones I wear to death. The clothes I got for my imaginary life laid untouched, mostly unworn and admired. I love fashion but I'm not a collector I need to feel the practicality.

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  3. I've become more sensible in the last year, but I do wish I had lived in a time when dressing up was the norm.

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  4. i try to only purchase for my 'real' life, though there are a few items that straddle both worlds (the vintage H kelly). but footwear-wise i learned my lesson about buying shoes that are just not suited to my everyday life!

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  5. I love the Owen's top!! I think it's quite wearable but don't listen to me - I'm the worst culprit for shopping for an imaginary life!!

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  6. I think its important to go both ways....fashion should be fun and innovative, but still practical. love that rick owens jacket, tres chic!

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  7. Well, you know me: I'd wear that Owens top in real life. His designs are more wearable than they appear - another "trick" RO has mastered.

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    1. I like that about RO too, how he can combine functionality with just a enough of a twist to still fly under the radar. The Gres jacket is absolutely beautiful, wearable yes, but the coat is more versatile and practical (while still referencing Gres) for me. I've worn the coat a few times already both to work and for casual.

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  8. my closet is filled with ballet flats that I wear all the time, driving shoes that I forget to wear, and about 6 pairs of Manolo's that I wear for occasions. That said, today I am wearing a pair of Manolo slingbacks because I've been watching back-to-back episodes of Sex in the City! (of course,they are off and under my desk ;-)

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  9. I would think both are for RL just very different purpose :)

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