Is style really in the details?
Lets consider this rather angry comment left about the above image
“Where did all the â€śrealâ€ť people go? Iâ€™m sick and tired of seeing fashionistas in (those!) Valentino sandals â€” and every other popular runway piece â€” all over this blog. As much as you claim portraying authentic style around the world, most of the pictures in this blog actually display the absurdly high adquisitive power of the fashion elite and its lack of originality. Iâ€™m much more inspired by anonymous, style-savvy women than by the so-called fashion â€ścrĂ¨me de la crĂ¨meâ€ť.”
As you may have Â noticed, I unValentino-ed this image.
Does it make it any less special or any less inspiring?
I think everything that makes the picture special or interesting remains. Â I think the most important element of the image is the implied power of an (anonymous , she’s not a known fashionista)Â young, modern woman getting herself to work in a way that is still feminine, effective and eco-friendly. Â Â The Valentino shoes help add a little to the story but they’re not the whole story.
The woman in this image is exactly what the commenter Â claims to look to as inspiration but because of one element she doesn’t like she creates her own roadblock to that inspiration.
I feel bad for people that are always looking for excuses on how NOT to be inspired.