March 23, 2011

wednesday's burning question

studio waterstone

Ever think about fashion trends? I know that I do. Mr. Waterstone recently noticed that high waistbands are trending back around and he pleaded with me, "PULEEZE, Mrs. Waterstone! Promise me that you will not allow your pants to travel to the belly button region!"

After picking myself up off the floor following the shock that Mr. W actually recognized fashion, could SPEAK fashion speak, I assured him that I will not allow my waistline to travel north of my belly button.

I certainly study handbag trends - I'd be crazy NOT to! And I have to admit that I'm happy to see something longer than a 3" zipper. Longer skirts? Kinda making me happy, too. Bolder colors? Eh, I'm an earthy girl. Higher heels and platforms? Give me my Birkenstocks and Toms - more earth. How about you?

Just how much do we follow trends? Are we slaves or do we march to our own drummer? And let's not even get into age appropriateness - another burning subject for another day.

Do you follow trends? Which spring 2011 trend are you loving?
Running away from?


Do tell...


15 comments:

  1. Well I should follow fashion, but I don't. I just make what feels right to me at the moment.

    I confess that I'm so tired of seeing bellybuttons and disgusting butt cracks and would actually welcome the higher waist trend. I've always wondered how people ever get comfortable showing their south-of-the border crack.

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  2. This is really a difficult one for a designer. On the one hand, I get more joy from creating what I like to create, but on the other hand, if you want some exposure for your work (Etsy or otherwise), you really have to at least try to stay on trend with colors and current themes. It's a conundrum, b/c like you...I'm not a huge fan of my pants migrating north.

    Oh, and by the way, the little beaded pulls look gorgeoumous on your bags! I'm so glad that they are being put to good use instead of laying around in a bowl on my already way to crowded workspace. Beautiful!

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  3. I had to laugh. My 16 y/o daughter made me promise never to wear "mom jeans", I asked her what those were - those high waisted things. :)

    I try to be current but so many of the fashions are for the under 21 set. I try to stay current with color! :)

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  4. Birkenstocks year-round for me, thank you.
    I'm not loving the platform shoe trend, but living in a small town 'out west', I will probably never see them on a real live person.

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  5. Thank you, Marcie! I love your little handmade beads.

    Fashion trending is, indeed, a conundrum.

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  6. Courtney, I agree with the "under 21" magazines. I enjoy looking but try out More Magazine, Real Simple, Oprah.

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  7. Nope, I am at an age now where comfort is most important. lol. However, I agree with Mr Waterstone, no waist lines up to the belly button, they're not as comfy.

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  8. Just looking at me old photos is enough to keep me away from the high-waisted mom jeans forever. Yes, I do like to know what's fashionable rather than trendy. If a 13 yr. old is wearing a particular trend, that is a good guide line for me to stay away. I'm mostly a tank and jeans girl, but love heels.

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  9. Just looking at me old photos is enough to keep me away from the high-waisted mom jeans forever. Yes, I do like to know what's fashionable rather than trendy. If a 13 yr. old is wearing a particular trend, that is a good guide line for me to stay away. I'm mostly a tank and jeans girl, but love heels.

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  10. I'm not a fashion follower at all. Some years I don't buy any new clothes because I can't find anything I like. Fortuately for me I have a low key job (and lifestyle) that doesn't demand much of my wardrobe.
    I have to agree with Alice about bellybuttons and butt cracks. That's a fashion statement I'd love to see go away:)
    I'm loving you new clutches-I think I might need one:)

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  11. I definately march to the beat of my own drum. However, noticing that crossbody handbags are back in style has made me very happy. I purchased one recently and there were many to choose from!!!

    I have to agree about high waisted pants. Skinny jeans should have never made their way back into society either.

    ~Val

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  12. Maybe I'm just too old to care, but I'm gonna go with comfort. I DO think you can look nice without being on the cutting edge! Now jewelry-I pay a lot more attention to that. I've lately gotten back to stringing and knotting with waxed linen. I looked back at some of your jewelry and noticed you used it, too. And great tutorial on the knotted bracelet! Great alternative to sterling silver!

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  13. I think fashion is brilliant - see what's going on, pick what you like from it and then put your own spin on it. Clearly, trousers up round your armpits are never going to look good on anyone apart from freakishly tall and thin teenage models, and even then it's debatable...but fashion designers are artists too and it's always inspiring for me to see what they are up to.

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  14. It will be interesting to see if the trend catches- comfort trumps style for me.

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  15. Gaaa I am so not a trend follower - just out of a sheer lack of time more then anything else.Although I do every once in a while pick up InStyle magazine just to see what I'm missing!

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