Monday, 28 October 2013

Buy, Buy, Baby..

Sale- the magic word that brings us goose-fleshes.
In a second it takes our brain to its greatest performance.
Our creative skills are unbelievable, we can think of thousands of excuses.
Starting from "I needed it any way" (the typical one) to "It's like it is for free".

Sales, can be like smokescreens, they won't force you to do anything
but they will make it harder to see realistically.

Paradoxically it is our sense of savings that tricks us.
Words like "half off" or "Two for one", can be great if you are buying socks or white t-shirts,
but how many winter coats or wellingtons can one person have?

But those words work like triggers.
They turn on the "saving" function in our brains.
We become more eager to buy because it works on a different level,
 he "savings=less spending in the future" level. 
However, it doesn't work like that every time.

The "two for one" is my favorite. You can often see similar ones in cinemas buying popcorn 
" If you just pay 20 more cents you will get an extra large popcorn"-COOL!
Now, think how many times walking out of  the movie you had to throw out
approximately 1/3 of your "money saving" food?
The truth is that when you are paying (only) 20 cents more,
the cost of production of that extra popcorn is considerably low 
(looking at the fact that in groceries you can find bag of popcorn for $1.00) 
and the company is more than happy to get those few pens from you.

Different mechanism of sales is that they convince you to come to the store 
(never know, maybe you will find something that you need). 
But when you do it, the chances that you will buy something gets higher. 
It's like those chewing gums next to the counters, "If I am here why not".

So maybe next time you enter shopping mall or 
take a look at your favorite online shop and see the "SALE" banner, you will think twice.



Friday, 18 October 2013

Blog of Gdańsk

This time I am comming to you with good news - I have been nominated  for "Blog of Gdańsk 2013"

First of all I would like to thank all you for your support and kindness.
If it haven't been for you I wouldn't be here.
All of the feedback I got from you and nice words were very usefull.
This site look as it does, because of your engagement and help.

And I would be extremly greatful if you would show your support one more time and vote for me in this contest.
All you have to do is click on the link below, find my blog and click on "Oddaj głos"(english "Vote").

Thank you all in advance

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

When weird becomes too weird?

Looking at the pictures of street style I can't help but wonder-
When weird becomes too weird?
And do we live in times when words "controversial" and "strange"
are synonymous to "fashionable" and "stylish"?
Can we draw a difference from eclecticism or avant-garde and "just trying too much and too hard"?

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

How many times can we kill trends?

90% of websites, magazines and fashion blogs
announced that trends in fashion are officially dead.

But what does it mean that trends are dead?
What acctually they are/were? 
And furthermore, were they ever alive?

Trends are some generalizations.
Simplifications of what people choose to wear.
Yes, what YOU choose to wear.
I know that many times you could have heard
of a dictatorship in fashion,
but be frank, you are the one who makes all the decisions 
concerning your closet.
Free will, they call it.

So, in a nutshell,trends are based on what we like 
and what we pick in the stores.
That is where the word "trendy" came from,
as a definition of someone fashionable.
And what does fashionable mean?
According to google, it is someone who follows latest trends.
And this is where the spiral begins.

But, all in all, we are the ones who go to shops 
and make the decisions of what to purchase.
We may or may not go with a suggestion 
of fashion magazines.
And even don't get me started on the choices we have.
Nowdays, with the globalization the number of designers 
and shops you can pick from is almost infinite.

I belive that trends in this form will never die.
We like to simplify things and probably always will seek geralizations 
of what people wear to get some inpiration.
But on a personal level, trends will always be just trends,
which will be changed, transformed and made our own.
And that is the beauty of fashion.
It is mostly personal.