Fashion fades, only style remains the same.
Fashion, for me, isn’t just about the latest fad on the runway, but more about style. Many people search for the meaning of style, and in all reality, the definition is fluid and personal when examined beyond the stitching.
1. a popular trend, especially in styles of dress and ornament or manners of behavior.
Synonyms: vogue, trend, craze, rage, mania, fad
1. a manner of doing something.
“different styles of management”
Synonyms: manner, way, technique, method, methodology, approach, system, mode, form, modus operandi
2. a distinctive appearance, typically determined by the principles according to which something is designed.
a particular design of clothing.
Synonyms: fashion, trend, vogue, mode
3. elegance and sophistication.
Synonyms: flair, stylishness, elegance, grace, gracefulness, poise, polish, suaveness, sophistication, urbanity, chic, dash, panache, elan
Personal style is not something that is just in the air. It is something you have and that you apply to yourself.
It often takes years for someone to find the fashions they feel confident in, and very rarely even know style personalities exist or that the things they feel the most amazing in are the clothing and accessories that fit their style personalities the best.
It doesn’t seem to matter what source you look to on the net, since the original research and hard copies have become hard to find over the years, the experts all agree there are five basic style personalities; Classic, Dramatic, Natural, Gamine, and Romantic; with most people being a combination of at least two. Saturday kicked off Penumbra’s AW ’16 Fashion Week and I decided this would be a perfect time to talk about personal style, style personalities and where they fit into fashion, whether in real life or Second Life.
The first ensemble I opened from the amazing Trinity Yazimoto, the creative mind behind Petit Chat, fit perfectly into the Natural style personality, so I decided this was the starting point for the week! The Natural woman loves comfort and function over high fashion. Her wardrobe is filled with neutral pieces in natural fabrics and weaves with very few, if any prints. Her accessories are well matched with her ensemble and are never large or distracting. You often find this woman’s jewelry box to be fairly empty as she doesn’t need many pieces to coordinate with her outfits as simplicity and function outweigh the need to keep up with the latest fad or trend. The Rendez-Vous sweater with coordinating retro styled cigarette pants with modern cutouts from Petit Chat come in a wide variety of colors and are currently exclusively available at Penumbra’s AW16 Fashion Week, which runs through the 30th. The soft cashmere sweater with delicate cuffs and detailing along the sweater’s hem, sits perfectly above the hip hugging, straight legged, checked pants, giving just a flash of flesh as do the little ring cutout detailing along the sides of the pants, lending this ensemble a tiny bit of edge and sex appeal, which even the most Natural woman will admit is needed from time to time. Each piece comes with standard sizes, fitted mesh, Slink, and Maitreya sizes, which means it will fit almost any body out there! Every piece from Petit Chat is hand textured with an incredible attention to detail, as well as being materials enabled bringing each creation to life. And if you were looking for a perfect set of nails to go along with the tones of the Fall season, then make sure to check out Luna Body Art while at Penumbra’s event. I am wearing one of the colors from the Autumn Basics collection which happen to be unisex for Slink hands, and are not the only release for the event, so stop by and check out the goodies, I promise you will find all kinds of amazing creations at this years AW Fashion Week presented by Penumbra!
The Fashion Details
Make sure and stay tuned for the remainder of the articles this week about style personalities and more from Penumbra’s AW ’16 Fashion Week and remember to stay true to your style and make today’s trends in fashion and home decor work for you!