The laziness that creates fast fashion
How ‘The Patriot Act’ made me dust off my fashion design skills
“Life is too short to wear boring clothes.”
This is a sign that I had on the walk-in closet of my bedroom. And I lived by it. I’m the child of a woman who has more than 15 closets full of clothes and at least 400 pairs of shoes. She is also a seamstress who lives and breathes fashion and 3- to 4-inch heels (before she sprained her ankle). But I am also the child of a man who tore his silver leather jacket. And his way of “fixing” his jacket was to put silver duct tape on it, and he continued to wear it — in public.
My great great aunt always told me, “You do not have to look how you feel.”
While my father has tremendously upped his fashion game since becoming a deacon and now matches my mother’s fly, I’m somewhere in the middle. I go from “Plant Eater” T-shirts that humble brag about being a vegetarian to bright red top hats and a matching dress, with 3-inch heels. The worse I feel when I wake up, the better I dress. And if I put on makeup, you know I’m in a terrible mood. My great great aunt always told me, “You do not have to look how you feel.” Meanwhile, if you see me in yoga pants and a very worn T-shirt, know that my day is going amazing!
I’m also the type of person that Hasan Minhaj wags a finger at in his latest “The Patriot Act” Netflix episode “The Ugly Truth of Fast Fashion.”