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  • Fashion Downsizing with Six Items or Less is the Antidote to Haul Videos

    I have to admit that I find the shopping haul video trend rather disquieting.Even though I am in fashion business and have overstuffed closets, it’s jarring for me to watch a video of someone sitting in front of her computer and gushing over her latest shopaholic purchase of the day, whether it be a glossy new lipstick or a cute top.In a time of economic restraint for most, it’s fascinating to me as to how there are hoards of fashionistas obsessed in the gorging of the latest fast-fashion cheapie trend rather than understanding that style is the amalgamation of the sum of its parts and not the collection of a batch of hit and miss items. In this otherwise fast-fashion, instant gratification obsessed society, a couple of social network friends inadvertently created the global month-long project, sixitemsorless.com.The Six Items or Less collective participants choose six (and only six) items of clothing and pledge to wear only those six items of clothing for a month. They share their experiences on the site to see the freedom that a uniform brings and the creativity that it can spark. It is the ultimate in the “what NOT to wear” philosophy and very similar to the less but more of the right things aesthetic of French Chic.

    Published on July 07, 2010

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