Sunday, February 1, 2015
The majority of us, when we think about it at all consciously, attempt with our apparel choices to make clear headed, and concise, though sometimes complex remarks to the world about ourselves. There are times, however, because of the singular choices we have made, that the final message gets overrun with words, as though we were attempting to read one descriptive passage in a novel that went on for a dozen pages, needlessly. Its another way of saying something famously voiced by Coco Chanel. She said that one should always stop before leaving the house, and remove one thing. What she was getting at was that, for most of us at least, we aren't certain enough of ourselves to be fully considerate of our attire choices. We want so much to make sure others understand, that we reiterate ourselves, or add words to the sentence that contribute nothing of meaning.
Now, sartorial editing is no news. We hear about it all the time from myriad sources. But here in this blog, it becomes a valid topic because it shows up sometime essential about ourselves. When we indulge in too much of too much, without carefully considering every detail, we basically put a bunch of visual marbles in our Attire mouths and the resulting sentence is unintelligible. Not because each element is not expressive in its own right, but because there are simply too many things for the viewer to take in, cross connect, and make sense of.