These are some old shoes (don't worry, old-like vintage, not old like dirty and gross) that a woman I know collected throughout her life. She was cleaning out her closet, and she is giving away all the shoes she collected that she no longer wants. These are pictures of some of the many shoes.
Okay, I know what you are thinking-
I know, they look strange but, they are old fashion beach shoes. Interesting-huh?
This is an old booklet from Nordstroms, called 40 Ways to Tie a Scarf. Back in January, I posted an entry titled, 10 ways to wear a scarf on you head and shoulders. After finding this booklet, I realized that my (only) 10 ways to wear a scarf, were not very many ways-at all.
The most important thing about fashion, is that it can be different for everyone. Fashion is art. Some art is different than other art. There is modern art, sculptures, paintings, drawings... In fashion there is modern fashion, sculpted fashion, painted fashion, drawn fashion...
to give a particular shape or form to; make: The cavemen fashioned tools from stones.
to accommodate; adjust; adapt: doctrines fashioned to the varying hour.
Shipbuilding. to bend (a plate) without preheating.
Obsolete. to contrive; manage.
after/ina fashion, in some manner or other or to some extent; in a makeshift, unskillful, or unsatisfactory way: He's an artist after a fashion.
and last, but not least (well, maybe), a definition of style from dictionary.com!
a particular kind, sort, or type, as with reference to form, appearance, or character: the baroque style; The style of the house was too austere for their liking.
a particular, distinctive, or characteristic mode of action or manner of acting: They do these things in a grand style.
a mode of living, as with respect to expense or display.
an elegant, fashionable, or luxurious mode of living: to live in style.
a mode of fashion, as in dress, esp. good or approved fashion; elegance; smartness.
the mode of expressing thought in writing or speaking by selecting and arranging words, considered with respect to clearness, effectiveness, euphony, or the like, that is characteristic of a group, period, person, personality, etc.:to write in the style of Faulkner; a familiar style; a pompous, pedantic style.
those components or features of a literary composition that have to do with the form of expression rather than the content of the thought expressed: His writing is all style and no substance.
manner or tone adopted in discourse or conversation: a patronizing style of addressing others.
a particular, distinctive, or characteristic mode or form of construction or execution in any art or work: Her painting is beginning to show a personal style.
a descriptive or distinguishing appellation, esp. a legal, official, or recognized title: a firm trading under the style of Smith, Jones, & Co.
Botany. a narrow, usually cylindrical and more or less filiform extension of the pistil, which, when present, bears the stigma at its apex.
the rules or customs of typography, punctuation, spelling, and related matters used by a newspaper, magazine, publishing house, etc., or in a specific publication.
–verb (used with object)
to call by a given title or appellation; denominate; name; call: The pope is styled His or Your Holiness.
to design or arrange in accordance with a given or new style: to style an evening dress; to style one's hair.
to bring into conformity with a specific style or give a specific style to: Please style this manuscript.
–verb (used without object)
to do decorative work with a style or stylus.
go out of style, to become unfashionable: The jacket he's wearing went out of style ten years ago.
in style, fashionable.
Just to confuse you more, what those definitions say, are not really true. Style, does not have to be fashionable. Fashion is art, and can be stylish, but doesn't have to be. Yes, it is confusing. So, just so it is very clear, because yes it is confusing, and yes it is weird. Why? Because fashion is just weird, as I have always said.
Fashion is not always style.
Style is not always fashion.
Fashion is art.
Style is a look.
Something can be both unstylish and unfashionable.
Something can be both stylish and fashionable.
And just one more thing to completely confuse you out of your mind, around the world, to the moon and back a million times,
a poem about something, nothing, and everything.
Something is one out of everything,
nothing is none out of nothing,
everything is all somethings and nothings,
nothing is never anything at all.
One thing is something,
because it will always be, and was always.
Nothing is nothing,
because it never was,
and neve will be,
nothing is nothing,
not even nothing.
By creating the word nothing,
nothing will ever be nothing,
because nothing will always be something.
Not now, not ever.
Always it will be nothing, and never will it be anything.