Sunday, November 04, 2007

The Anti-Fashionista

Was reading today's This Day Style and found someone who has some of my attitudes towards fashion.

Yinka Osobu, who owns CMC Interriors (a furniture manufacturing company) bluntly proclaimed, in a magazine devoted to style and fasion, no less, that she does not look forward to dressing up. She doesn't own a single pair of high heel shows and her Timberland boots and sandals are the most expensive items of clothing that she owns. She hardly goes out to balls and formal events, because she worries too much about how she will look and in the end cannot be bothered to make the effort. (The main photograph at the start of the interview was totally gorgeous, btw).

Although I am not quite so utilitarian as Mrs. Osobu appears from her interview, I have a very practical outlook to my personal style. Yes, it must look good but it must be comfortable and totally fit the occasion. Not for the me all the endless primping and fussing. I can get ready in 10 minutes and I kid you not. It's good to know that in such an image-conscious society, there are a few of us who could care less (okay, who care a bit but not too, too much. LOL!).

5 comments:

Uzo said...

LOL..I read this as well and i was a little amazed. I have my moments. Days when i just cant seem to get dressed and other times when i can be done in 20 minutes....

Anonymous said...

Sister ore, 10 minutes ke? to know which shoe go match the aso ebi alone, na 30 mins, this one wey you one blow lie so na wah o! The day wey that fine boy adisa with no pimple come carry you go cinema, no to 2 days you take decide which dress to wear, abeg correct ya self.

Nkem.

pearl said...

yes oo glad to hear that there are still some of us who dress for comfort and still look good,...hmmm 10 mins is possible, but i get picky sometimes so there are days when 10mins won't do

Iyaeto said...

I'm a tomboy but 10 minutes? I still need time to decide on the shoes to wear.But it could be done. There are times when I buy the aso ebi and never attend the function. 'cos I just can't be bothered to drive live 20minutes to find someone that'll tie my gele. So I buy them out of courtesy but I've limited it to 2 aso ebi per year.

Comrade said...

Saw that edition of Thisday on Sunday. Was quite impressed and glad to see a different kinda woman for a change. The problem with a lot of mags in Nigeria is that they pander only to the general "Naija Celebrity woman stereotype". There are so many highly cerebral women out there who are not pre-occupied with attending the next party.