My idea of fashion is not about spending fortune on designers togs nor it is about imitating stuff you see direct from the runways. It really surprises me when people walk around in KLCC looking as if Prada or even Guess had thrown up all over her…or him! It’s all about mix-and-matching people. I’m not your master of fashion or anything like that. I’m not Raf Simmon for god sake! I’m just an observer and I replicate and incorporate things that I saw on the runways into real life, which is my own closet.
I don’t have a lot of money to spend on my fashion addiction. I don’t even own a credit card because I can’t really trust myself when it comes to shopping and spending. I pay cash y’all! So that is the reason why sometimes I resort to buying cheap things that has taken their inspiration from designers stuff. I like to shake things up a little and simply love the look of my friends’ faces when I told them that my House of Holland-inspired T-shirt cost me only 20-bucks. Or how surprised they were when I told them that I paid RM 9.90 for my grey patent leather skinny-belt.
There is just one thing to remember, never wear cheap, discounted items from head to toe. OK there’s another one. You can be cheap,but never go for imitations or you will end up looking like singer in Malay pop rock group. Always add a few pieces of designers and high-end stuff to complete the look. If you don’t own any Prada or Bottega Venetta (like moi), trade it with Gap, Banana Republic, Topman or at least H&M (my fave!). Mix it all up with your favorite home-made necklaces, Sunday bazaar shoes or vintage bag. Even stuff from Reject Shop will do. And voila~ let’s hit the street!
Well some people shop online for rare and cheaper items or make stuff for themselves. Some swap the content of their closets with their friends for a few weeks. People find different ways to cater to their fashion needs without breaking the bank. I’ll do it all baby!!
Song playing inside my head: The Verve's Love Is Noise