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Kate Pierson

EDITOR’S PERSPECTIVE

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Kate Pierson

EDITOR’S PERSPECTIVE

ith Canterbury Fashion Week next week, and our latest cover a fashionable nod to what we can expect from this year's show, I've been thinking quite a lot about the subject. Generating billions of dollars per annum in New Zealand, fashion is the untameable beast at the heart of consumer culture. The chameleon like nature of the industry keeps loyalists to 'what's hot and what's not' on their toes, and leaves the rest of us who consider ourselves a 'work in progress' Twice a week my beloved baby Blarney goes to ‘day care’. rather perplexed. Blarney is my five month old rambunctious puppy, a King All of this 'threads and kicks' talk has inspired some nostalgic and rather cringeCharles Spaniel withon a Border inducing memories forcrossed me as I reflect my style –Collie. or rather unstylish evolution. It would be difficult to determine which of the styles I donned as a kid e’s a hilarious but sometimes frustrating contradiction - wildly of the eighties and nineties eras deserves the 'most heinous' fashion faux pas independent yet a real Mummy’s Boy at the same time. That’s the title. cross breed rearing its head. Admittedly, the break from him is a My obsession with unflattering fabrics; oversized, wideleg jeans, and tie-dye welcome reprieve in light of a really busy schedule, but that’s not to say leggings with slouch socks spring to mind as does a denim 'cowgirl' styled my decision to send him packing twice a week isn’t peppered with some dress covered in sequins, which I picked up second-hand shopping with my degree of guilt. Mum and wore to the point of its extinction. That was a sad day in our Sure, Blarney isn’t sentient like we are, but he’s a pretty clever cookie household. (Mother’s bias no doubt) and as much as his enthusiasm for day care allays I also can't forget the pink, patent leather heels that my friend and I wore on my guilt to some extent, my conscious is pretty good at making me second girls' nights out. My preoccupation with heeled shoes (no longer the case these guess myself. days) in fact started at is around theofage of six when I begged parents for my A guilty conscious capable catching you by surprisemy or making own pair 'clip clops'. I still vividly remember whenEither they took me atoforce buy them. itself anof unwanted companion on a regular basis. way, it’s I think probably with. insisted on sleeping in them antidote, such was and the love these $20 to beI reckoned There is no miraculous it’s a of reminder – white, pointed heels with bows although an unwelcome one –on. that our moral compass is intact. The What interesting thing about lot of to thebe styles we and haveavailable banishedalltothe thetime back I’m learning is thatatrying perfect is of our minds/wardrobes is that they find themselves back in vogue when style just not possible. And, in fact, things can always be tougher. I can imagine that have little to human beings to care for might see my guilty conscious royalists decide give them a second wind. creeping to new heights while trying to balance otherthing, responsibilities Ultimately, fashion is an extremely subjective, personal but I believe one career. ofincluding the best a parts about donning something you feel really proud of, is the The bottom line is, we arebeing mere somewhat mortals, and such, arethese entitled to I‘fall confidence injection. Despite of as a Tomboy days, know I short’ at times. The lows are in fact what make the highs so joyous, and in also love the feeling that comes over me when wearing a beautiful garment. turn, the highs remind us that during the lows, better times are possible. I hope reading through some of the not-so-fashionable hallmarks of my youth In thesome spirit great of notconversation sweating thestarters small stuff leave yourasworries at the front provides this, weekend you share some of door thissartorial eveningsins andwith let today’s provide you with some guilt-free your own friends issue and family. reading for the next couple of hours. Be warned though, there are many, many guilty pleasures inside!

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