THE need for armour to protect against the heavy artillery of the war is no longer relevant today. But actually, do the clothes we wear provide us with another type of protection? Are clothes the armour we use as a security blanket. The blanket we need to protect us against the world outside?
HAVE you ever gone out in the clothes you use to clean and to hang around the house? Noticing how clothes make you feel is very telling. But, through on a pair of jeans you love, or finding the perfect shade of olive green to make you feel strong is vital and changes the game. Add on a slick of lip gloss and your trip out feels so much more interesting.
THE role of models with the likes of Kate Moss who photograph spectacularly in their vulnerability. The near naked bodies used to sell clothing and offering a unique insight into bodies and shapes. I grew up in the days of the supermodel. Where bodies where perfect, muscular and strong in their sublime skin and vertiginous frame of over 6 foot tall; which made navigating the body of a gangly teenager challenging at best. Now I watch as my own 14 year old finds her way through the complexity of modern life.
THANKFULLY these days, the real body is celebrated. The teenagers of today grow up surrounded by the power of the internet – but yet somehow that seems to have meant they are able to stay true to who they are. Not all and it remains a complex minefield. But real women are out there. They are happy and positive and should be celebrated in all their shapes and sizes.