Good afternoon to you all!
Monday Mood is back and returns with exciting news of a special fashion event organised by @itsalawyerslife and her stylish team.
So it may not surprise you to know that this week’s #MondayMood motivational theme is ‘Fashion and Style!’ … Without further ado, please take your seats, sit back, relax and enjoy the catwalk.
The spectacular event is entitled, ‘Law In Style’ – Fashion for lawyers. … No, I’m not going to talk about encompassing fundamentral issues in Fashion Law arising throughout the life of an article of clothing or a fashion accessory! I wouldn’t do that to you! *flutters eyelashes*
Karl Lagerfeld said, “Fashion and Music are the same, because music expresses its period too.”
Fashion trends come and go, but the trend of singing on the subject of ‘fashion and style’ has existed for decades. Fashion has influenced music in many respects. Music artists are known for being trendsetters and in turn, the music industry has undeniably played a huge role in influencing current fashion trends, notably the Punk movement and the grime and ’90s grunge revival.
In the Sixties, Swinging London and trendy fashion boutiques paved the way for a new, cool youth culture which attracted men for the first time and the decades have witnessed a rise in popularity of men’s fashion ever since.
If only Instagram had existed in the Sixties. Shocked observers would have taken instant photo shots of this hipster subculture.
“He thinks he is a flower to be looked at
And when he pulls his frilly nylon panties right up tight
He feels a dedicated follower of fashion.”
– As sung by Ray Davies, satirising this whole new trendy group of men.
There is a clearly obvious unity between music culture and fashion trends. Every generation has their trendsetting music artists, from David Bowie, Madonna, Prince, Whitney Houston from the ’80s to various grunge bands, rappers in the ’90s to Britney Spears, Beyoncé and alternative rock bands in the 2000s. But music fans love to emulate their favourite pop singer or rock star, which in turn, provides a level of joy when one creates a style inspired by a favourite musician. *We’ve all been there!*
Amongst the music artists I have chosen are David Bowie, Madonna and Lady GaGa, who are all renowned for their unique style and forever changing images which have turned them into inspirational fashion icons.
The Kinks – Dedicated Follower of Fashion (1966)
ZZ Top – Sharp Dressed Man (1983)
Nancy Sinatra -These Boots Are Made For Walkin’ (1966)
David Bowie – Fashion (1980)
Suede – She’s in Fashion (1999)
Lady GaGa – Fashion! (2009)
On an additional note, I would like to dedicate the following song for the amazing legal fashionistas behind the scenes, who have devoted their time in organising this special event, which not only focusses on fashion and style, but also on the important increasing issue of wellbeing within the legal profession.
Madonna – Vogue (1990)
I’ll leave you with a quote from British-American journalist Dame Anna Wintour, Editor-in-Chief of Vogue and Artistic Director for Vogue’s publishing house, Condé Nast:
“Create your own style… let it be unique for yourself and yet identifiable for others.”
The ‘Law in Style’ event will be held this week on Wednesday, 13th November at the notable Jigsaw fashion store (Twitter: @InsideJigsaw) on London’s Regent Street.
Please keep a look out for the latest tweets and updates by using the hashtag #LawInStyle. We’re looking forward to welcoming you dressed à la mode!
Enjoy the evening!
Until next time.