An excellent topic was suggested by Dina G. The question is how do you dress in relation to your peers? Personally, I have a more isolated lifestyle. I have a couple of friends nearby that are very dear to me. One is across the freeway, but I don’t even see her often. She hates shopping (egads) and does a fabulous job w/the clothes I give her — which was usually unworn. She also receives great clothes from another friend of hers. My other nearby friend lives about 30 miles away and I see her every 6 weeks or so. My other closest friends live hundreds of miles away. As far as work, I don’t work with the same people on a regular basis. So it’s not like I am going to the same environment everyday and have co-workers to comment on what I’m wearing. In general, I would say that my friends & I make an effort to look nice for each other when we meet for lunch and so on. As far as name brands or high end purchases, some of them know and own “labels.” However, most of them could care less whether an item I have on is real or phony. They might ask, if curious, but it never really comes up in conversation that I recall. I *do* have one friend that has sworn off purchasing knockoff purses, but other than that most of my friends don’t keep up with what looks like a Chanel or Minkoff or anything of that nature. We merely complement each other when we visit, and keep on moving.
So how about you and your circle of friends? Or your work circle? Is it a fashion faux pas to wear or carry a knockoff, such as the Dauphine, which is Chanelesque even though purists may beg to differ. Is your fashion situation competitive? Do you lead the fashion runway in your circle(s) or do you feel like you’re lagging behind? Or…?
I’m interested in seeing what you all have to say about the topic. Chime in…
No attacks…if you don’t agree with someone, just present your viewpoint. You don’t need to name anyone specific while sharing your contrasting viewpoint. TIA.