Stylish quote

22/01/2014

Elle France 27 December 2013 (photography: Matt Jones, styling: Elissa Castelbou)
“Fashion is, ultimately, about nothing but appearance – and money. It is one enterprise in which the colour of the skin is far more important than the individual inside it.”

Colin McDowell

Photo source: Elle France 27 December 2013 (photography: Matt Jones, styling: Elissa Castelbou)

29 comments:

  1. Oeh this one isn't too 'happy feelings about fashion' haha :) But maybe it's true... xx

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    1. Fashion comes in many forms, I think and it's important to be aware of them… x

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  2. Appearance is so important in fashion, many can be agreed, others not, I think what is important is how you express your own personality and taste. Kisses dear! xo

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  3. I agree with the fact that fashion is largely commercial, but it's also true that fashion is much more than fashion too and whoever sees it only in black and white is wrong and narrow-sighted.

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  4. wish i had some money for more fashion, lol

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  5. Yes, there is a very shallow and superficial side of fashion that needs to be uncovered and discussed.

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  6. I know there are many people in this world who feel that fashion is only superficial, evil, unkind...etc. I disagree...I think it's a beautiful art when we let it be all that it has the potential to be. It isn't fashion that is bad, it's the people who make it bad.

    XO, Gina

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  7. this is a hmmmmmmmm quote! at the end of the day, designers need to make money to continue their craft. however, many do it because they LOVE it. some of them sell their souls when they put together collections, but the GREAT ONES do not.
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  8. What an interesting quote... and one that sums up one of the more unfortunate sides of fashion in a very concise and articulate way. Mr. McDowell is certainly not wrong, and I'm glad that you shared his words. There is nothing admirable about willful ignorance.
    xox,
    Cee

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    1. Agree. Also he is one of the people are admire and deeply respect, not just for the knowledge, but also for being honest and frank. Fashion is about fantasies, but I guess the fantasy aspect is what we are ultimately presented with as a final result whilst the process of making it all happen isn't just about pink clouds, frou-frou and lollipops. xxx

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  9. Awesome!
    http://www.fashionhypnotised.com/

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  10. Oh, this quote really isn't the nicest :)

    But I think sometimes it's true...

    Hugs
    Svetlana

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    1. I don't always go for the "nice", but rather the ones that make people think. I feel it's important. x

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  11. yes, for me is true! :-)
    Gi.
    http://f-lover-fashion-blog.blogspot.it/

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  12. A harsh statement but there must be some truth in it... It's a business after all.

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    1. I honestly wouldn't call it harsh, but rather - frank. And yes, you are absolutely right about the business side of things. I guess that's what this industry even more complicated and sometimes misunderstood, in a way. x

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  13. During I read your quote I had immediately the thought that fashion maybe only is a try of distraction from the true character and person ...

    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

    www.dressedwithsoul.blogspot.de

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    1. You are right, it can certainly help to conceal one's identity if required… After all, clothes and the image are the first thing we see. x

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  14. That image combined with that quote is really striking.

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    1. Thank you! Sometimes it takes so much time to find the right visual match for the quote, it's almost embarrassing to admit… :)
      x

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  15. Perfect inspiration for me :)

    Kisses
    http://www.mademoisellemode.com/

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  16. Definitely fashion (not food) for thought!

    Sophie xox soinspo

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  17. Hello :) nice blog dear !

    Maybe we can follow each other? Let me know =)

    http://obsessionwithfashion.blogspot.com/

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