I have always wanted to be a Trendsetter.
Or at least I've always Thought that I wanted to be one. But I was wrong.
There's nothing trendsetting about me at all. I'm sure you've got to have a Gene for it. And I don't have it.
Which isn't to say that I'm a Slavish Follower of Trends. I only follow trends if they fit into a set of Fashion Rules that I have been almost Unconsciously Following over Many Decades.
For example, Footless Tights. As soon as they became fashionable again, I began wearing them. And I may continue to wear them for the next thirty years.
I remember when they were a trend in the eighties. Back then, I wore them with Big Sloppy Joes aeronautically engineered with enormous shoulder pads that gave the appearance of a Bar Fridge or perhaps a Gorilla. I often wore the Sloppy Joes with a large diamante safety pin. And I'd like to think I also wore Just the One Earring.
Which leads me into the Subject of Today's Post. What a clever segue.
This morning, one of my students presented the above item to me, torn out of a mag called 'Shop Till You Drop'. I was touched.
I also loved that it was a French Couture House that embraced what I like to think is My Trend.
But I hardly consider myself a 'Brave Fashionista' for wheeling myself out in public with Just One Earring. In my books, Brave would be wearing a Joan of Arc style suit of armour complete with Flag, or wearing a large hat that was really a birdcage with a real bird inside it. Or even a stuffed bird.
That's the sort of outfit that Poor Dead Trendsetter Isabella Blow wore & look where that got her?
Coincidentally I wore Just One Earring Today. I couldn't believe the Synchronicity, or was it, Serendipity of it all?
Anyway, I made it myself.