Simply Gorgeous

General consensus as of late is that fashion publications leave much to be desired. It is said that editorials lack novelty, and whatever passes for avant-garde designs and whoever is crowned fresh-faced style icon of the day boils down to nothing more than imitation of the trends and trendsetters of yesteryear.

While I share the same sentiment as many, if not most fashion consumers, enthusiasts, and aficionados, isn’t the reemergence of trends/style muses reminiscent of the iconic figures before them simply a natural by-product of the cyclical nature of fashion? And while I’m not exactly dazzled nor swooned by the current offerings of the fashion world, is it necessarily bad to revel in past trends that are (if at all) coming into prominence once again?

I suppose that the issue does not lie in novelty, as I do agree that fashion magazines fail to offer up anything remotely innovative these days. Rather, it is how fashion publications are taking these antiquated ideas and labeling them as “new” and “of the times”. My guess is that until the fashion industry can come up with something truly groundbreaking, the tastemakers behind the advertising of the trends, styles, and fashion references of yesteryear should see them for what they are, and label them as such, instead of passing them of as novelty.

On a related note, independent designers never fail to impress. While perusing the Web, I came across these beautiful vintage creations by Edmdesigns for which I have no words to describe other than…simply gorgeous. The person behind these watch movements from bygone eras mounted on everything from rings to pendants, and cuff links, rightfully deserves, in my opinion, the award for artistic innovation.

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One Response to “Simply Gorgeous”
  1. Nana says:

    The jewelery is breath-taking. As usual, your blog is on point. You should consider working at a Fashion magazine, or starting something on your own. I admire how you’re so aware of your personal style and confident in what you do/ don’t like.

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