My mother is a wonderfully supportive women (I mean I was permitted to go to Fashion school, so I guess that’s a give in.) Sometimes however, she does not understand my choices when it comes to style. For example, I bought a fluffy gray vest similar to something I had seen on Pinterest. I of course, thought (and still think) it was fabulous. My mom on the other hand thought I looked like Chewbacca. (She also doesn’t get the white-sneakers-go-with-everything trend... #bye)
About an hour after a conversation that started with “You don’t understand me”, and ended with “Stop being so rude”, I kind of understood where she was coming from with the Emperor’s new clothes analogy. It is so true, especially in this industry. Designers and fashionistas are constantly trying to push the envelope, making it hard to decipher whether you like something because it’s so you, or if it’s because you are supposed to like it. Just because the genius that is Karl Lagerfeld decided to slap an Amish- style baby bib on the front of Kiera Knightley’s 2015 Golden Globes dress (By the way, EW), doesn’t mean you should do the same.
Moral of the story? Mother s̶o̶m̶e̶t̶i̶m̶e̶s̶ knows best.