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7. What is the most transformative conversation you have ever had on the subject of fashion or style?

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How much young girls rely on labels for fashion and identity instead what fashion really is, being able to spot a cheap piece and making it look like a million bucks. Young women don't realize youth and a radiant personality stand out more than. The expense outfit.

Can't remember any.

I remember driving up into the hills once with a friend I had known since elementary school, though never all that well, someone who was so intelligent and so articulate and had always done so well in school, was always seen as a perfect guy, and at this time, in high school, he was changing a little, he was just a little less clean-cut and a little more scruffy and dreamy-eyed and it was like the perfect-seeming self so many people had been seeing was getting more complex. People were wondering about him, like, what's going on with him? And I had started to have a crush on him. Anyway, we drove out to these huge windmills and parked and sat at the base of one and just talked and talked, talked about anything really thoughtfully and it was great, and I remember him saying why can't people just wear what they want? What would the world be like if people just wore the things they liked, and it didn't matter if you were male and the things you liked were skirts or flowers or whatever, if there were just no cut-and-dry expectations for what people of each gender were to wear. If people just decided, I like this, I'm drawn to this, and so this is what I'm going to wear. And I didn't get the impression it was like this simple situation where he was like wanting to wear skirts and so he was thinking how unjust it was that he was expected not to, I mean I didn't even get the impression he wanted to wear skirts at all, although I could have been wrong. It just seemed like he was questioning things, questioning why anyone has to be afraid to present themselves in any particular way at all. Because people can't. Without being hated, and feared, and harassed, and abused. It's so absurd, and it's so real. Anyway, at that time that wasn't really something I had thought about, and I really admired everything about what he was saying and how he was saying it. I still think about that sometimes.

Someone told me about the Dressing Your Truth book by Carol Tuttle. In this conversation my friend said "it's not about right or wrong colors, but it's about what vibrates with you. What makes you feel balanced and comfortable in the clothes you choose." I think of that comment at least once a week while I'm trying to figure out what to wear.

None. I don't really talk about fashion or style much.

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i dont converse on people about fashion :p but i read online articles :)

When I was finally and thankfully convinced that leggings and ESPECIALLY jeggings are a no go area.

A college roommate spent years trying to help me understand that wearing cheap clothing wouldn't look that good on me. But then she made me try on a pair of Seven for All Mankind jeans and explained how they made my butt look amazing. It blew me away.

With my male art director partner. Realizing that all the fashion talismans of my youth were not just the fever dreams of a young girl, but legitimate expressions of creativity and ambition. My fashion ideas as a kid would lead me to the path I have now.

I honestly don't know.

A conversation with my best friend, who explained that people treat her differently when she dresses in a masculine way.

with my mum about what suited my body better

Haven't had it.

I don't know that I've ever had one!

it was a series of conversations during the year i spent sharing a flat with the most well dressed person i will ever know. She has this sort of freakish eye for how to put things together, and for proportions and silhouettes. It did actually feel spooky how good she was at it, like she had an extra sense. I learned just about everything from that.

I don't think I've ever had a transformative conversation on style. I did once see an advert that made me decide to only wear bold lipstick because I think it's a powerful thing for a women to do. It made me think they had it right with the power dressing they did in the 80's so that was transformative, but I only talked to myself about it.

Actually, the ones I had with my grandmother. She was an elegant lady. And now as a grown-up I realized she influenced me in many more ways than I thought. In the search for quality materials, in the way she mixed colors and avoided excess in everything - patterns, colors, accessories, etc.

With my mother, who spoke to me about dressing for myself and not for others or for what others expect from me.

The most transformative conversation I have ever had, has been feed back from people,peers, in a public project I have installed.
I realized that because my style does not appeal to a mass market..I'm good with that,because the clients who do resonate with how I put projects together,explain the feeling they get in the finished space..that makes me love what I do.

When I had a conversation with some friends our own personal senses of style. At the time, I felt kind of free floating and without a specific style, but as we got into a discussion about it, all my friends said with much authority that I had style and a unique sense of style and that they liked it and I should too. It helped me become confident in my fashion statements or lack of statements.

I'm not sure there was a specific conversation, but meeting women who were both very smart and also interested in fashion was a kind of revelation to me. I was a kid in the 70's and internalized a lot of dopey versions of feminism that eschewed fashion, make-up. So it was liberating to eventually shed all that, and have fun with it.

I don't think I have ever had any ground-breaking conversations.

In my third year gender studies class, we had a discussion about makeup and the unrealistic expectations placed upon women to look a certain way. Everyone who wore makeup or liked fashion said they liked makeup or they liked clothes, but every single person felt the need to justify liking it because women and girls are taught that they *need* makeup and fashion in order to be considered a person of worth because without, they have no value.

I learned that not all guys find a certain type of style on a girl atttractive

I went to Miami and a stranger came up to me in a bar and said, "you are so plain. Don't ever change. I just love your look." I wasn't wearing makeup and I was in jean shorts and a white teeshirt. It was sweet I thought! My friends got slightly defensive on my behalf but I still think how nice it is to be plain.

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