Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Branded vs Unbranded

This is our topic today.

Branded & casual VS Unbranded & fashionable

The one and only and only one reason I chose this topic is because I can't stop shopping. yeah so I have this "disease" that most girls have, I am not saying all. And I must had inherited it from my Mum. The boyfriend would agree much. ehehehhee *evil smile* I remember my Dad sent me an email when I was in Uni asking me to reduce online shopping. Because when I was at home my parcels came almost everyday, sometimes twice a day. In Uni, the postman recognizes me and each time would jokingly ask what I bought this time. Or "Kenapa kali ini kecil saja?" or "Nak buka saloon?" when I said it's a hair product. They even memorized my name and hostel so everytime I go to collect my parcel I don't need to present my ID and tell them my hostel already wtf.

If you know me well you must had known that I am a fan of SHINee, a kpop boyband. A member Key, born 1991, yeap 1 year younger than myself, is a fashionista who is comparable with G-Dragon of Big Bang, SS501 Kim Hyun Jong and TVXQ JaeJoong. Check here at allkpop. Key once mentioned that even if a girl is not good looking, her sense of fashion is important. It is will be the way for her to stand out. And that even a girl is pretty, it will not work out if she doesn't know how to dress up.

So I was browsing through the net, not particularly to shop but I always end up at some kinda blogshop wtf. I found out that Asian clothes, especially from Japan, Korean, Taiwan or China are very fashionably type. They can mash up any colour in the world, any material types, and come out with odd looking but amazing fashion.

Or Japanese street fashion. You get what I mean, just check out those Harajuku styles. Like you just pop out from a manga or anime wtf.

These are the styles which go against the rules (as mentioned by SHINee) but is considered normal there. And these clothes can be purchased at some night market or bazaar at reasonable price. Whereas for Western styles, are most simple. For example in Malaysia, Zara, Topshop, Pull & Bear, Somerset Bay, GAP etc..Link

These fashion and styles are most simple and plain looking. They have those matte colours, which is suitable for all ages (mind you those striking colour are worn by aunties and grandmas as well in Japan)

Colours are added bit by bit but not striking overall. I am not saying everyone in that particular part of the world is wearing the similar type of outfits. This is just a generalization. Considering majority teenagers and young adults.

Fashionable clothes, I mean really fashionable, are commonly used only a few times (because fashionista don't reuse clothes wtf). They are used only a few times for mix and match then either thrown, given away or let to pile up in the cupboard. These clothes are usually not so expensive, materials are not of the best quality. And you purchase it based on quantity. More means u got more sets of clothes to mix and match la. However for the simpler clothes, the first thing to check s the quality. If the quality is good then the price doesn't matter. And usually you use the clothes until it rots wtf, or if your body size changes.

I can type this because I go for both. When I go out I want something attractive looking so I go for striking colours. And branded ones usually don't come so striking so I picked mine up from any boutiques selling Korean, Japanese or Taiwan imported clothes. For formal stuffs and for attending .Another great thing about buying at boutiques is that they only order 1 or 2 at most. So you don't end up wearing the same clothes with an aunty on the streets. Unlike the branded ones, usually sold in bulk at the stores.

I am not sure which am I now. My Uni is kinda dull type, no one really dress up because we stay in the middle of no where, specifically in the jungle with monkeys, lizards and wild boars so no one actually bothered. We dress up once in a while for dinner or outings and that's all...boringggg. That is why I have both options in my wardrobe. I can be fashionista if I want to but another thing, Malaysia is so hot. Can die of those mix and match and all the layerings. I will make sure I dress up all fashionista when I am in Japan or Korea. *I don't Care*

So which are you? The fashionista or the casual?

*images from google images

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