15 September 2008
A Little Nostalgic
This fashion editorial from Vogue Girl Korea has always made me a little nostalgic. Nostalgic for best friends, bowling allies, roller skates, diners with cheeseburgers and fries, Foosball tables, and so on...Precisely all the divine little things seem to be of memories only now.
Except as young teenager, I don't think I was ever dressed as well as these girls (who granted, have been outfitted by a stylist, but still) who model some darling ensembles that are, in my opinion, both chic and age-appropriate for Vogue Girl Korea's young and slightly older readers.
I don't like to see young girls with their faces caked in make-up, and their, um, female assets spilling out of their clothes. Nor do I like to see young girls smoking or drinking, or hooking-up with boys twice their age.
Perhaps I have not advanced well with the times, for I suppose I should accept by now that before they're even in middle school, girls will often be make-up pros, Starbucks addicts, and have the wardrobe of a 25 year old.
Still, what's so wrong about bowling (and no, Wii bowling is not the same as bowling-alley bowling) with your best friend, and sharing some french fries? Or going to the roller rink? Are these activities truly uninteresting to adolescent girls, or is it more so that they're more interested in trying to act grown-up and hook-up?
Well I for one, at 18, have yet to outgrow bowling and frozen treats from the ice cream truck, and roller skating, and countless other "juvenile" activities. I'm also perfectly satisfied with looking more cute than sexy, however, as for dressing my age I'm starting to find such a task difficult. After all, the line between what girls my age should dress like and what they do dress like has been blurred, has it not?
And I unfortunately don't have access to a subscription or even an in-store purchase to Vogue Girl Korea, but from what I've seen, I really like. The magazine seems rather whimsical at times, and as delicious and delectable as candy.
I also love that Vogue Girl Korea seems to have found a nice balance between not being too high fashion or too commercial. And this is exactly what I desire from fashion magazines: looks that are neither too far out or too uninspired to draw ideas from.
Now I have to go back to working on looking for work... a very un-amusing and frustrated job. But in my daydreams, I'm off to the bowling alley, with my old best friend from middle school in tow, for a couple rounds of bowling, fries and cheeseburgers, and a walk down memory lane...
Vogue Girl Korea scans thanks to Jewelbox at The Fashion Spot, and QuietGhost at LiveJournal for orginially scanning.