Fashion has always been rather rotational. If you stand still long enough ... you will come back into fashion. In fact if you stand still long enough with enough swagger ... you'll probably be credited with being a trend setter.
But at this moment in time ... the world has gone mad ... mad for all things old ... and now new again.
Some of these things and styles I joyously welcome back like running into an old friend that I haven't seen in waaay too long. Others I am aghast that anyone thought of them in the first place ... much less welcomed them back for a second go around.
Everything is advertised as "retro" and "vintage" ... even if it was made in China last week.
Footballers are wearing mullets.
Our houses aren't complete until we get that authentic, vintage, seventies sideboard ... the same one we were contemptuously throwing out onto the council clean up 12 months ago.
My sister and I had a serious discussion on the benefits of getting a perm ... and decided it was indeed beneficial ... not to mention right on trend.
RayBan's are absolutely "must have". The thicker the frame the better.
Master 15 is trying to convince me that he needs to spend over $100 on a new pair of jeans. Because they are the "newest" thing. They are "acid wash" jeans. They are not new ... they are "ACID WASH".
An eagerly awaited parcel arrived for Master 15 yesterday. He informed me that these are bang on trend ... they are all limited edition and hard to get. I informed him that tie dye t shirts and bags were not invented by his generation ... and they are only "limited" by your imagination, luck and the coloured dyes currently available at the supermarket.
** sigh **
I'm not sure if this all makes me feel really old or really young again.
But I do know one thing!
If this authentic, vintage chicky babe sees a fluorescent green t shirt with enormous shoulder pads ... a sand blasted leather skirt ... hot pink jelly sandals ... worn with pearls and a crucifix ... then she is outta here!!!!