Red lipstick just doesn’t suit me

Sophia Loren - via Picasa Web Albums - Old Hollywood Glamour VanityNo wonder ladies like Charlize Theron, Meryl Streep, Sophia Loren (or Grace Kelly or Audrey Hepburn in the past) have been symbols of endless beauty & elegance. Their devilishly good looks are definitely to be admired! Looks like anything they wear looks perfect on them. Unlike me who has to search for the best pieces for ages to look at least ok. My friend was genuinely upset lately as she went into the shop to buy her favourite orange/peachy colour lipstick but couldn’t find any. The shop assistant mumbled they don’t have them anymore as the red is in fashion at the moment. ‘But red lipstick just doesn’t suit me!’ – My friend nearly cried out loud. And isn’t it the same with the rest of the modern fashion? You can choose from the same style of jumpers in 4 different retail chains, the only difference being price (or colour if you are lucky). But what if you don’t like the style? What if you look hideous with all the trousers/jeans (genuinely – ALL) you try on in a shop? It would be great to be able to afford high class designer stuff and hope that would fit; however, there is a solution to get back to sewing stuff yourself or to make your seamstress busy!


Hello world!

chanel-paper-bagAfter throwing away the 3rd pair of shoes I got 2 months ago, I had a thought – nothing bloody lasts these days! It’s not that everything was better 20 odd years ago, but it’s really annoying when the sweater got bubbly after the first wash, it’s always cold in a pair of synthetic leggings  and it goes…I can’t even remember when was the last time I saw something made from at least 50% of wool or 100% cotton! Yes, we all know that economic growth has been on a regular business agenda for a while now and, in simple terms, making the goods lower quality to make us buy even more was a brilliant solution to keep the wheels going. With my nearly-degree-in-economics I could get into an endless chat about the ‘supply side’ of things, however, I decided that it’s time to start promoting quality and fashion that lasts. And, speaking in economics terms, hopefully getting to do something about the ‘demand side’ of things.