There will be transformations in fashion in the next year. Fashion has started advancing for the last year. There are such fashion styles like self-tying shoes, holographic fibers, digital printed fabrics, and recycled fashion. I think that such advancements are great. But, there are many types of feedback on these types of advancements. The fashion industry should love that there are new and fresh ideas coming in.
Of course these different advancements are not always accepted, because it is out of the norm. Just like how it's hard to bring avant garde fashion to normal everyday wear. I guess these advancements in fashion are the type that bloggers and runway models would love, but don't appeal to the general audience. I know that a fashion piece may look good on stage but not when someone wears that style in public. The only way that we get people to wear these self-tying shoes, and recycled clothing items is when we see someone on the streets wearing it.
We get these people called "trend setters", they are either celebrities or a group of people that you may see on the streets that set the style for what is trending. That's the only way that we get these "trends" out to the general public. There is no other way since as humans, we feel out of place when we look totally different from those around us. I have been in that situation before where I get looked at for wearing something out of the norm. I can't say the feeling I had was bad, but it wasn't a good feeling either.
I still don't think that these advancements of fashion are bad. They may be awkward in a sense that you only see it through a screen and it feels weird when you see it in public, but there is always a start of a trend somewhere. When there is one person that will put a trend out in public, then that's when others start to follow that trend. These fashion styles is what keeps fashion interesting and up to date. It's great to even know that there are advancements like these, so we aren't stuck with wearing the same things all the time. I guess if we don't want a boring world then we need to change it up once in a while. I personally love looking at new styles and new ideas. What new fashion trends are you fascinated by?
How does food bring us together? Today I'm bringing up the topic of food as Thanksgiving is coming closer. Food seems to bring people together from every culture. Every culture has its own food traditions, but food seems to make a community. Traditions help reminisce what we had as children and keep alive the ways that were passed down to us by elders and ancestors.
noun: the transmission of customs or beliefs from generation to generation, or the fact of being passed on in this way. (google.com)
Thanksgiving is around the corner and even though some people may not celebrate what it means to have a Thanksgiving, we should still give thanks to those around us. What good way to celebrate than having a feast? As Americans we eat roast turkey as the main dish as part of the Thanksgiving feast. Although, I don't enjoy eating turkey, I still love the idea that it brings families together to have a nice meal.
In my Asian culture and even in other Asian cultures, we usually have hotpot during Thanksgiving because it's a great way to warm up for the cold season. Hot pot is where there is a pot of boiling water at the table and everyone can drop uncooked food in the water to boil and eat instantly. Usually its beef, chicken, greens, and seafood.
Some cultures mix traditions together where they eat roast turkey and their traditional feast, which is also a great way to celebrate. Mixing cultures together is accepting all the differences that we have and clashing those differences together to form new ways to celebrate for the holidays.
The holidays is definitely the time that brings people together, it creates a community. People may even have interactions with people during this time that will last a lifetime. The holidays will always be a good time for our society. This is a time where we can enjoy things together! Remember to feast on this special occasion and Happy Holidays!
I also think that the white style is an aesthetic to look at and does feel clean. I came across a Japanese restaurant that went for a white theme instead of the classic Japanese layout of a restaurant. I thought it was different and very appealing. The restaurant feels brighter and a happier environment to eat in. It restaurant gives a feeling of cleanliness. The same goes for those that wear the color white or have a white themed room, they are assumed to be more clean, organized and professional type of person.
I'm not saying that white looks good all the time. My mom has always told me "Never buy items that are white because they get dirty". That is the fact, so white has a ton of upkeep that needs to be done. White is sometimes an unflattering color to be worn. If the material isn't correct, if the person looks like a ghost, or even if the white pieces don't go together, then the white color shouldn't be worn. White also adds weight. Black is the color that makes people look flattering, and although I own a ton of white I don't wear it often because some of the items seem unflattering when worn. White is a color that makes people seem more heavy set than they are. There has to be a balance of colors and fabrics for the white to be appealing. Who knew that white was such a technical color.
White is a harmless and pure color. Society views it as the modern color, and it's the color of our future. The color may seem like a facade of aesthetics, but the white color theme is an art, just like the other color trends of the century.
Here are appealing white colored bedrooms with a hint of a soft color. It's hard for me to say "no I don't want a room with these colors".
There is something intriguing and appealing to the eye when we see an Instagram with filters and they all go together. It is something called a "theme", and I can't lie that I now try to follow a theme of my own. It is a theme where some of the photos look faded and has a very low contrast. Where this has came about, I'm not quite sure but it is an Instagram thing.
I was told that this happened before in other websites that bloggers would go on. Instagram is like a photo blog for those that want to have a creative outlet. It's building itself to be an outlet of inspiration. There are even photo apps on the rise that encourage filtering images and having a certain theme. Apps like VSCO cam was almost made revolutionary because of the amount of users that use the app. The app is known for the faded option and the different types of filters to either get a bright look, vintage look, or any other aesthetic to add to photos. With the rise of these photo editing apps, less and less people are posting photos without filters. Those profiles with little to no filters are not known as the eye catching ones. I used to post photos just because it was a memory for me, a moment that I can remember forever and now I only post a photo or take photos that would go well with the theme of my page. As I had more and more inspiration from other Instagram pages, I also felt the need to create a page that we appealing.
Some creative bloggers would agree that it wasn't always for the likes or comments. I follow many people that have a small following, but I follow because of the eye catching feed. Humans have a tendency to gravitate towards things that are appealing, so I don't blame us for looking at an aesthetic to mimic. There is no real reason as to why a certain trend comes along. We follow those that inspire us and we want to be just as creative.
Creativity has no bounds. It shouldn't be judged as something good or bad. Instead of expressing ourselves on paper, now we have social media to do it for us. Media sites like Instagram create artists. Social media does have bad parts to it as everything has a pro and a con, but I don't believe this is one of them. Of course filtering is hiding a part of us and showing a part of us that we are not. But, we are expressing ourselves in a form of art and in a form that is different from everyone else. Our photos will always be our own work of art.
Here are two Instagram pages that are aesthetically appealing to me.
How we look physically affects how we feel mentally.
For thousands of years, fashion has affected our society and our society has affected fashion. We wear what we do because either it appeals to us, it appeals to others, or what we wear has a greater meaning. What we wear shapes who we are and affects how we feel about ourselves.
Society affects fashion because of statements thrown out about what we should look like, or what we should wear. This is what one calls the "ideal". Every culture and even every person's ideals are different. In Chinese culture, we are judged by what we wear based on how we look while wearing the items of clothing, or mainly the colors that we wear. In Chinese culture, colors are very important. We can't wear an abundance of white, white as an accessory (white is a color that signifies the dead), or even green hats (which signifies trickery). Generation to generation we are judged by these stigmas or these bad omens which affects how we should dress. Our modern society is like that now in a way that we judge someone based on if we like what they wear or not, and then we put them in a category just based on their appearances.
The other outlook is fashion affects our society. What we wear can describe who we are or who we want to be. I dress the way I do because of inspiration. What I wear is not always based on creative thought but based on what other people wore that I thought was appealing. This is the same for most people and this is how trends come about. Because of social media websites like Instagram, Pinterest, Tumblr, and etc., we look at the fashion that we find appealing and it is translated onto ourselves. This is fashion creating the society. Based on our inspirations we wear a certain style and society is separated based on those styles. One person may find the "hippie" look more appealing and another will find the "Preppy" look more appealing. This separates the two into different groups just like how ethnicity is separated into different groups. You can see the difference more in Chinese history where different classes of society wore different kinds of garments. This physical aspect of people is what separated one from the other, or distinguishing their identity.
Lastly, what we wear can be based on our personal selves. We may wear something because of our emotions and these emotions can change throughout time. This is why people that change emotionally also change their appearances. This also applies to people who are tired in the morning so they just wear something more comfortable, which differs from a person that is more awake and have more time so they feel like dressing up.
There is nothing wrong with celebrities without makeup. There have been many bashes on celebrities without makeup. Hyuna, on the left, was seen in public once with no makeup and her producers wanted her to have a natural look while they didn't catch what they wanted on camera. She was bashed on by many fans and they have said mean things like, "She looks like sadness in grief" (Koreaboo.com). Normally these fans would be there to support her and compliment her, but once she shows up with a natural face, they can't believe how different she looks.
I personally couldn't find a problem with her look. A person should be beautiful no matter how they look. I personally didn't find Hyuna's natural look with the outfit she is wearing to be great, but I don't think there's anything wrong with rocking what she wants and looking confident while doing so. She is the beautiful Hyuna no matter if she has makeup on or not. People don't realize that celebrities are human too and they are not always perfect. We do not look our best everyday and celebrities need to be on camera so often that they need a break from all the lights and makeup. People like Hyuna should be one that a fan can look up to and not judge her because of her appearance. Celebrities shouldn't be loved just for appearance because that really isn't all of who they are. Sometimes we want to be ourselves and they do also.
I am understanding and teaching self love as well as the love for others. There shouldn't be a judgement of someone's looks, and we also shouldn't assume that one is perfect because they appear to be. As a society these are ethics that we need to look at, ethics that we need to learn.
We feel as though these celebrities are like a god to us, being so perfect in every way (taking Jennifer Lawrence for example). We tend to forget that these people are just like us. No better than a human like all of us.
I call it, the new "comfortable" trend of America. This trend is very close to home, even though it probably originated from another country. The question is, why does it look so nice on girls?
Some people have thought of this as the "lazy look". They say that fashion is getting more and more lazy with outfits like this. I don't believe that it is the lazy look. This style is definitely comfortable to pull off. Putting on one shirt that is made of cotton, or wool blends is effortless. This is the type of style that you can go to sleep in and wake up in! Add a couple accessories and you are out the door!
Not only is it comfortable, but it is simple. Something about this look feels effortless to the eye. It is true that when we see comfort, we are able to feel comfort.
I tried this style on myself and the comfort of it made me feel great! It really made me feel like snuggling under the blankets. I thought that this trend was interesting and something different. It is a look that people would think is "lazy" but appears nice and feels comfortable. It's great to focus on comfort, I don't think clothing should take away from it and I believe that this is a great balance between comfort and style. So girls, don't feel like this won't look good on you. If you think you are comfortable in it then go with it! These "comfortable" fashion trends make us open our world of creativity and not lock ourselves in the confinement of society. We learn that it is okay to not wear heavy fabric clothes all the time and to just... relax!
Although this trend may seem silly and fun, it is body shaming to other people. I have to admit that I have tried out this challenge. It looks interesting as any challenge is. I can balance coins on my collarbone but only some and not over 20 like the girl above. What does that mean then? I'm 106lbs and 5ft. I'm average weight for my height, but still cannot do this challenge like the girl above can. At first I did feel bad that maybe my figure was not good enough, but everyone is different. It doesn't matter how fit you are or how much you weigh, you can still have the ability to do the challenge just like this girl.
Not everyone has an open mind. The people who created this challenge never spread the word that this wasn't meant to make people feel bad. I'm not here to say that these challenges are good or bad, because they are fun to try. I'm here to help change the minds of people that feel bad because of this. Not everyone that attempts this challenge is trying to hurt someone else's feelings. It does make the people that can't do this challenge feel incapable. There is no doubt that challenges like this one is body shaming.
Look this guy can do the belly button challenge. These challenges can depend on ability. Or maybe, how long your arms are.