Monday, October 5, 2015

What Does Fashion Have to Do With The Runway?

Last week was a fairly busy week for me in that I had to apply makeup every single day.

I know, some folks, like beautiful Lea at CiCi's Corner thrive on being made up by 5:30 a.m. every day of the week, with lipstick and everything.  I'm just not that way.  I like to look nice and all, but being fully made up every day now that I am retired is just not a major goal of mine.

Therefore, today you will find me in my workout clothes, without makeup and doing some much needed house work.  Tomorrow is another story.

With this in mind, I thought we might look at what's going on in Paris these days and live in someone else's reality.  If you can call it reality at all.

This is 2016 Spring Fashion Week in Paris, and so much of what happens there never affects those of us who live here in small town America.  At least not for the next five years and then its old news to everyone but us.

So, I am going to give you a very brief run down of the absurd and some trends that may be applicable.

For those of you with long hair, the pony tail is definitely in for 2016.  Otherwise, if you are waiting to find your ideal hairstyle on the Paris runway, forget it.
 There was everything under the sun in the way of hair styles and makeup not to mention fashions.
You may choose to go the minimal route with your make up, hair and clothing.  Especially with the undergarments.  So many of the designers have chosen to show all on the runway.  Do you ever wonder how these models handle that?  Not sure myself.
But, evidently when in doubt, wear a clunky shoe.
  Speaking of shoes, the big heel is obviously back in style.
And I am still scratching my head as to how in the world one walks in these shoes?
This designer, Jacquemus had some of the most bazaar fashions based on a man's suit and dress shirt.  I'm still trying to figure out the red one here with arms encased. 
 This was another of his runway features.  So, when looking for something for that special occasion, you might want to look him up.
I copied the following quote just for your information regarding the below designs: 

 Rei Kawakubo has cast a spell over her audience. The fashion community strives to keep believing that fashion can touch deeper meanings in this time of often bewildering industrial change, and she's the one people turn to for some kind of emotional stimulus that goes beyond the blunt service of commerce. Once more this season, she again blocked the expectation that she would offer anything recognizable as clothes. Instead she mounted a monumental sculptural meditation on “Blue Witches.
  
I would love to hear what these designs did to stimulate you emotionally with their deep meanings.  You don't want to know my answer.

But not everything was wild and crazy and bordering on the insane.
My favorite designer, Carolina Herrera doesn't usually do this Paris show, but she did this year and I am so glad because she actually brought some sanity to the runway.
A theme of her designs this years could probably be summed up with "pleats."  I can do pleats and simplistic elegance for which she is known.

In case you desire to know more about the runway show in Paris, you can go to

I think the main thing we can take away from this is that fashion is really what looks best on us, not what creeps across the runway masked as fashion.

But, the most becoming attire is to
"rather, clothe yourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ, and do not think about how to gratify the desires of the flesh."
 Romans 13:14

6 comments:

  1. The only items I could see myself buying are the ones from Carolina Herrera, not that I could ever afford it, mind you. No ponytails here, hair too short/layered (maybe a pig tail, lolol).

    I am one of those women who put on a face by 5:30 every morning, not today or tomorrow mind you (days off-fall break). I couldn't imagine going out of the house without the war paint, giggling.

    Thanks for a lovely post, have a Blessed Day, friend.

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  2. Well my goodness is all I can say....lol. Got some major laughs alright. No these have NOTHING to do with real fashion do they? And those shoes? I think the chunky heel on the tenny was the most hysterical. Obviously real people would never do these styles. The last ones were nice of course, however pleats for me are NOT going to work, lol. As for makeup I am with you. For around the house if I've no intention of stepping out makeup is left in my bag. It's expensive! lol. Soo it's moisturizer only for me on those days. But I will admit it is a RARE RARE occurrence that I run even up to the grocery store without it on. At least SOME of it, lol. Enjoyed this as always. Have a good week!

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  3. It's amazing the transition from runway to Nordstroms : ) Still, I'd love to see a Paris show in person!

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  4. Thank you for the smiles today. Honestly, these photos remind me of the story, The Emperor's New Clothes. So ridiculous. I always liked pleats, but rarely wear skirts these days. I will stick with what I like and what works for me. Makeup on the days I go out. Moisturizer on the days at home.

    Were those white things that looked like bandages for pregnant ladies?

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  5. Thank you for the smiles today. Honestly, these photos remind me of the story, The Emperor's New Clothes. So ridiculous. I always liked pleats, but rarely wear skirts these days. I will stick with what I like and what works for me. Makeup on the days I go out. Moisturizer on the days at home.

    Were those white things that looked like bandages for pregnant ladies?

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  6. I checked out the link. I feel sorry for the people designing and the models wearing the very ugly "clothing"???

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