Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Are you what you put on?

“You must have pride in what you wear!” this is a phrase mostly used by fashion designers and sales people in stores when they try to sell you something. I stood on the small stage looking at the mirror at a boutique shop at the V&A Waterfront fitting a suit for my graduation. I listened to him blurb as he went on trying to sell me the R4500 suit.

Is this what the world has become? We go out to buy expensive clothing so that we can look impressive, and stand out among other 2000 people.  “With this suit you will need expensive Italian cologne”. Is that what life is turning out to be? Has life reached the point where people will be defined by what they put on? I kept asking myself these questions as I shopped around for my perfect outfit the whole day.     

3 comments:

Siya Mahomba said...

As they say, presentation is key so unfortunately, people do perceive you in accordance to what you wear. This is a thought provoking piece

Rebecca Moloto said...

I think many people have made the material things represent who they are. I really like this

princess peaRLy said...

You sound contradicting...

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