“Fashion is what you’re offered four times a year by designers. And style is what you choose”. ~ Lauren Hutton
I don’t consider myself a ‘fashionista’ and whilst I have some awareness of current trends, I am not an avid follower of fashion. I’ve always felt that style is more important – taking into consideration factors such as your lifestyle, who you are on the inside and how you see yourself, your shape, skin and hair colouring, as well as how you wish (or don’t) wish to be perceived by others.
My first ‘fashion/style bible’ which I’ve had since 1985 (Dress For Your Lifestyle; author Kathryn Samuel) states “The secret of successful dressing is to keep fashion in perspective and to use it as a basis for your own personal style”. Sound advice which is still very much relevant in 2017 and generally influences my clothes and accessories purchasing decisions.
I had the pleasure of being one of 6 women aged 40-plus invited to model the-Bias.Cut.com’s spring/summer 2017 collection.
As you can see, we are a diverse group of women in terms of our skin colouring, height, build/body shape.
The new collection works so well with each of our own clothing – in this instance – a pair of jeans. Notice how different our jeans are – reflecting, our individual preferences/ personal style.
Which is more important to you? Style or fashion?
Photos taken by: Kate Frost
Makeup Artist: Nikola Valastekova
Spring/Summer 2017 Collection: the-Bias.Cut.com