18 February 2012

through thick and thin

 over the last year there has been a massive trend in statement finger jewellery. the trick was to fit and stack as many on the one hand as possible. maybe it was a self-defence strategy, maybe they liked the sound their hands made when clapping, maybe girls wanted to protect their wee fingers, or maybe they just got tired of look at their knobbly fingers and enjoyed looking at pretty, shiny things instead. there were shouts of "cage my finger, pamela [love]!" and "cross my knuckles, f21!" all over the fashiosphere (not really, but you get the point). whatever the reason, big rings were, well, big.

but lately i've been noticing a trend in the complete opposite direction. all i see now are the thinnest of thin bands and half finger bands. it's as if girls were getting tired of trying to coordinate all those rings, sick of the "clink clink" sound every time they moved their fingers, and fed up with not being able to clench their hand into a fist (so much for self-defence).


but it's not just the hands that have been going minimalist, shoes have gone that way too. we were talking some seriously chunky, all black, in-your-face hoofs. i think they mostly just scared boys away.


now you may have noticed that i included those burberry creepers twice. mostly because they are so completely hideous and man repelling and complement my thesis perfectly. i  don't understand. my first reaction was "what the crap?!" and they have not grown on me since.

and it was from those shoe-bricks that we progressed (regressed?) to the thinnest, most uncomfortable looking shoes:


for those observant types, you may have also noticed i included the notorious alexander wang cape shoes several times in the last photo cluster. this is only because anyone who is anyone, any blogger who is a blogger, plain jane, old joe, sister's father's cousin's mum owns a pair of them! (same goes for those pradas in the 4th pic) and all i've ever heard about those wangs is that they maim your feet. best $500 spent on pain ever.

ranting and raving aside, i do find it quite amusing that the fashion industry goes from one extreme to the other just over a season. maybe it's a cruel joke or something. that also aside, what do you prefer? i admit i have dabbled in both trends and remain ever so skillfully on the fence.
p.s. sorry if i've missed anyone! let me know...

13 comments:

  1. Amazing photos - And I love those pants included in the last photo - genius!

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  2. nice blog dear!!!
    love those creepers shoes,
    they are amazing!
    as well as all the rings!!
    kisses,Irene


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  3. I know, the bipolarness of fashion is beyond me. I just wear what I like. Aha, that being said, I do love statement jewelry, so big rings are more me. And as for shoes...wow, both look just insane! Ha, I prefer boots. Although wedges are pretty fun.
    This was a fun post! Haha, your sarcasm was appreciated ^^

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  4. i too like a bit of the both trends, i suppose it just depends what sort of look im going for on the day.. inspiring pictures! im now following :)


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  5. nice post

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  6. i've noticed the same things! i think since man repeller launched the whole "arm party" movement, we've moved from stacking rings to bracelets. i'm not complaining though

    i like the shoes going into the spring/summer, great picks!

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  7. those jewelleries are freak but i love it<3
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  8. great pics! love the shoes!check out my blog with all my favorite trends and follow me if you like it !
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  9. So pretty! Everything here is AMAZING! Lovvvving all the platforms, ahh.

    ox from NYC!
    davie+erica

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  10. I definitely see the change. I'm loving it!

    Great post.

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