The title to this thread is a direct quote uttered by my mum on several occasions. The words usually preceed or follow a long rant about my clothes addiction and the way my appearance dominates the way I approach the world. For my mum, and for many others, fashion is seen not only as a form of vanity, but as the territory of the insecure and obscessive. I thought this would be an interesting, and revealing discussion to have. It doesn't hurt that I'm stuck in my flat alone with nothing to do.
SO, what I'm really want to discuss are these few issues:
- what motivates you to want to be fashionable?
-do you ever regret this motivation? Do you ever feel guilty or self-indulgent in your obsession over your appearance?
- do you agree with the cliche that an obsession with looks reflects inherent insecurity? Or is your desire to dress well an EXTENSION of your confidence and extrovertism?