Types of ‘Fashionista’s’

You know the runway models on t.v and in the magazines?  You know those outrageous outfits they wear that are supposedly in style?  Some of which you dream of owning, actually believing you could wear..somewhere?  Now, let’s think about your friends and family..how many people do you know that have actually worn any of those fashion model outfits?  I can give you my answer without hands.  ZERO!  Honestly, I have never seen any of my friends walking down the street wearing a feather boa scarf or  camel skin tights.  What?  You saw your friend Fred wear the balloon pants once?  That’s great, but did he spend $900.00 on them like the model?..I didn’t think so.  It just isn’t reality.  Plus,

Do any of those models have zits on their faces or extra weight in their rears, or big tummies or thunder thighs?  Who are those clothes really selling to?

Okay, so let’s talk about stores also.  When asking my friends where they buy their clothes, many will say, “I got it at Ross.”..Yeah, like the commercial or “There’s a great thrift shop, boutique, vintage store at…”  some will even say, “I went to the Goodwill or I found this online site.”  Most people don’t spend too much for clothes.

I was in the doctor’s office not to long ago on on a day when it was over 100 degree’s and in walked a sales girl wearing a black suit dressed to the hilt with jewelry and everything.  She didn’t look like she was sweating at all but she made me hotter than I already was looking at her in her black.  I made a complimentary comment on her outfit and she actually said, “Thanks, I’m a Maxinista.”  I smiled and we sort of laughed at that and I’m thinking  a Whatta Whatta?  just knowing I would have to go look it up on the internet when I got home…which I did.

Maxinista…someone who buys everything from TJ-Max and follows TJ-Max Fashion Trends.  Maxinista?  Really?  So, if you buy everything from Ross..would that make you a Rossinista?  For those of us that buy most everything online; why not call us Onlineista or Internetista? although that 2nd one sounds a bit to sexual.  Heck if you go to K-Mart, you could be a Kmartista.just put Ista on the end of everything and we could have a new trend.

Anyway, I was thinking as the girl flipped her hair and fixed her make-up in the waiting room across from me.  I have never been much into fashion,  My mother alway’s bought everything on sale so we didn’t stay up with the trends.  I was comfortable in my  long shorts and my cat t-shirt.  That’s who I am.  Most of my shirts have some sort of slogan and 80% have a cat motif of some sort.  I don’t dress to impress guys.  I dress to be comfortable.  From what I’ve gathered in reading blogs and talking to friends..most women nowadays agree with me.  However, if a guy were to walk into a room and see a girl wearing long shorts and cat t-shirt verses Miss Maxinista on a 100+ degree day, who would he choose to meet first?

I Think It’s Still A Secret

My make-up is starting to get old and it is time to buy new.  I do not use make-up that is tested on animals and decided not to go to Origins this time at Macy’s as it is a bit expensive, plus, I think their product line may have changed from checking their website.  I thought of local malls and decided to ask Victoria’s Secret via e-mail if they animal test and this is their response.

“Victoria’s Secret does not test its products on animals, nor does it request any of our third-party manufacturers, or anyone else to perform such tests on its behalf. We utilize ingredients in our formulations that are judged safe, and we do not ask the supplier of those ingredients to perform any such tests on animals.

If there is anything else with which we can further assist you, please be sure to email or call us at any time.’

What does this mean exactly?  They don’t do animal testing themselves and they don’t REQUEST their third-party manufacturers to perform such tests on their behalf?  I should hope not!  “Would you please test this in the eye of a rabbit (who does not have tear ducts) just to see how it reacts before we sell this to a human? , You will?  Great.  Thanks so much.”  What a ridiculous statement,that was.  I take that response to mean..we don’t have a clue or we will not give you that information because either we don’t want you to know or we don’t want to take the time to know the facts ourselves.  If they do know the facts, some people may stop buying make-up there.

Needless to say, I found another company online that guarantee’s no animal testing of their products and decided to buy from them.

What is your opinion of this response?