But it's amazing how our perspective is changed when A) A fashion icon wears something or B) It's a designer label. Our label love is the delight of design houses everywhere!
Case in point: Do we REALLY like Carrie's outfit that she wore to a Middle Eastern Market? Or have we been TRAINED to like it because, after all, Carrie Bradshaw is Fearless Fashion Icon?
If style is performance art, then I get it....it's all good. But if style/fashion (I know they're not the same, but I'm making them quasi synonymous for the sake of this post) is about putting one's best foot forward and showcasing OURSELVES, then sporting labels for the sake of labels is counter productive and, dare I say, kind of silly? But don't we know this already? Even though we may get caught up in the fashion game every now and then, don't we all really know what's for show and what's really wearable; regardless of the label?
I used to love to shop or magazine peruse with my mom. Often, we'd find ourselves critiquing designer looks with the question, "If I saw this at Walmart, would I still like it?" If the answer is "No" then it's "No".
If that Marant shoe is fabulous, then by any other name, it will still be fabulous. If not, then it wasn't so hot to begin with!