Great style is something that you embody. It’s a way of life, a way of doing things; a philosophy.
Carrying yourself with grace and class will always be stylish, though small physical goods are an easy way to buy a piece of a stylish life. Small, deliberate choices in clothing, furniture, what you read, and even what you eat, can all add up to a larger statement about your lifestyle- but it’s a fine line between an indulgent treat, and utter gluttony.
Lady Gaga took that statement to the next level.
Social media has helped spread these lifestyle choices across a wide audience. Fashion bloggers initially known for their sartorial choices have expanded their scope of expertise through Instagram and Pinterest, posting photogenic lunch snaps and vacay pics from a well-traveled life.
Today’s tastemakers have picked up on that, and there is an explosion of foodie influenced fashion. Designers realize the obsession we have for tasty treats, from indulging in them, to covering our bodies in them. Does an ice cream bar draped in Dolce & Gabbana’s logo taste better than one without? Maybe not- but it definitely stands out from the crowd, and certainly APPEARS tastier!
Don’t get us wrong- at Lasta we love us a sweet treat. From National Ice Cream Month to Donut Day, we love celebrating food, and it’s a part of life. It’s hard to ignore our tasty influences, and we’ve begun to see them everywhere! (check out Rakel Blom’s collection here)
Karl Lagerfeld transformed the Grand Palais into the Chanel Superstore, stocking it with Chanel branded groceries for the A/W 2014 show. Why have an ordinary brie, when a Chanel one is so much more luxurious, exclusive, and impossible to find? And if I’m going to eat carbs, I’d rather have an interlocking-C stamped cake. Showgoers stormed the “shop” after the show, looting all of the mundane designer goods. If that isn’t proof that fashionistas love to eat (or at least look at food), then I don’t know what is.
Of course, if you’re feeling full, there’s always the beautiful instagram account YouDidNotEatThat, ready to point out the idiosyncrasies of our excessive images.
How do you feel about the explosion of food and fashion?
Would you wear an ice-cream colored cardigan or hamburger sweatshirt?
Let us know what you think below!