"There are many people out there, trying to sedate themselves and boost their well being by material things. Could be more productive to concentrate on the development of collective consciousness, development of self - consciousness". Now that's a strange way to begin a post about "fashion - holics",right? Well, what can I say except, " read between the lines, dude!!!". You see I'm not from Paris or Milan or any other city which positions itself as a capital of fashion. I live in Russia and that's even worse. Just take some time to understand why I think so. But before that let's go back to fashion and why according to me this is a pointless phenomenon.
You see, I was in India recently and saw a country with a completely different mentality. And when I say different I mean very different. Yes there is segregation there according to appearance, caste, wealth and everything but everything seems so well balanced and settled that you don't get this feeling of longing for the next must buy item. A feeling that you can't stop having here in the northern hemisphere ;-) and one of those must have, must buy items has always been fashion and designer clothes. This desire usually present with ladies and growing steadily with gentlemen is so rooted in the consciousness of people that there is even a saying in Russia which goes something like, "vstrechaut po odezhki provazhaut po umu" which is basically a justification for judging people by appearance. You have to be dressed in a particular way to be accepted by people. Isn't it sad. If you ask me, I will say that it's even sadder when you think of her fact that we live in the 21st century.
What I want to say by this post which is more of a rant is that I'm sick and tired of people around me trying to find any justification for buying this or that item of clothing. Clothes are just a means of protecting our frail bodies from adverse conditions and that's all they should be. Buying stuff which can be a years salary in some countries is just not worth it. But everyone seems to be OK with it. How sick is that, huh? We should be aware of the fact that any item we buy should be empowering us not taking us deeper in the trap of foolishness and misled values. That goes for everything, be it gadgets, furniture, housing, etc... Reading this I think all of you have a fashion - holic you know. Think it's high time you had one of those "interventions" and opened their eyes a bit more to what's going on in the world. Waiting for your feedback.