Friday, July 30, 2010

What's in a name?

I've noticed that some people love a name more than they love the actual article of clothing.
Don't get me wrong,
I have some Chanel vintage pieces that I think are that much cooler because of the brand name, but in all honesty,
can someone get the same look for less than an arm and a leg?
In all due respect to all famous designers,
fashion should make you feel amazing,
not broke.
So, I've decided to bring upon myself,
a challenge.
Here I have three photos of unnecessarily overpriced fashion pieces,
from a popular fashion magazine.
As beautiful as these silhouettes are,
I know for a fact I can get about the same look for less than half the price.
I must follow three rules:
1) I can NOT spend more than $25 for the WHOLE outfit recreation.
2) I can borrow and pull from my own, my friend and my families closet.
(cause don't we all just wanna "borrow that top"?)
3) I may only use a "name brand" item if it is thrifted.
4) Outfit doesn't have to be exactly the same, but closely inspired by.
But the closer the better!

Do you believe in me?
I do.

For more inspiration,
please watch fashionista anarchist, Beth Ditto from The Gossip,
"Dime Store Diamond".
I love her.
Wish me luck!

1 comment:

  1. what are the actual prices for the outfits from which you are drawing inspiration?