I love to wear certain designers: Burberry, Tahari, Michael Kors, Hermes – and I aspire to wear others: Chanel, Oscar de la Renta, Marchesa.
What does this say? Am I trying to impress people with designer duds? Is it a show of wealth (ha!) or status? Am I trying to make other people feel inferior?
D) None of the above.
I wear designer fashion because of the way in which it makes me feel. There’s something empowering about carrying a Burberry handbag, or stepping out in Chanel shoes. They give me a boost of confidence and a sense of invincibility that I can’t quite explain.
If I have an important client meeting, my Hermes scarves help me feel confident. If I am attending a glamorous social event, my Chanel lapel pin is the finishing touch.
Designer labels are about me and my relationship with my fashion. I know that sounds weird, but it’s true. I really don’t care if anyone knows, or even notices, the designers I’m wearing.
They’re for me. And I’m worth it.*
(*with apologies to L’Oreal).