My sister and her partner were here recently for a visit. I asked her to send me this photo, (that’s her in the striped shirt). Perhaps it’s because I’m a middle aged suburban mom leading a pretty quiet life that I felt like doing a little name dropping. Look who she’s with! Stacy and Clinton from What Not to Wear. They were filming an episode in the CN tower in Toronto and needed a few extra people to hoot and clap as they ambushed an unsuspecting bad dresser. I’m not a huge tv watcher, more of a channel flicker, but I’ve stopped on What Not to Wear a few times, simply because the hosts are funny and so watchable .
I approach fashion the same way I change the clock in my car during daylight savings time - do nothing and eventually I’ll be current again. Luckily, I never got stuck back in the early 80’s. Here’s me back then, I looked like I got my “fur-do” done at the PetSmart grooming center. Yep, I’m certain I would have won Best in Show (to my feeble defense, permed mullets were all the rage).
I can’t take fashion seriously but I do like the historical aspects of it. Check out this short film from the 1930’s (possibly 40’s) in which fashion designers predict what we’d be wearing in the year 2000. Why the light up, bridal halo didn’t catch on is anybody’s guess.