Fashion Alert! While recently walking down the cobbled streets of the medieval town center of Kitzbühel, Austria, I came across a fashion photo shoot. A small crowd had gathered around the model and she didn’t seem to notice that I took a couple of “spy” photos of what may be this year’s trendy fashion.
In the winter, Kitzbühel attracts skiers from all over the world for the World Cup Alpine Ski Races that are held on the Hahnenkamm mountain. It also attracts the rich and famous who come to enjoy the skiing and its glamourous night life. The historic old town has two pedestrian streets that are lined with bars, restaurants and high-end fashion boutiques. While window shopping, I was amazed to see leggings in the windows of several trendy boutiques with price tags of 300 and 400 Euros each. Therefore, I was not surprised to see a fashion shoot taking place in front of a boutique called Jet Set. The trendy boutique clothing store, originating in Switzerland in the ’60’s, described its clothing line as a way of dressing for comfort, luxury and style.
I know that glossy fashion magazines show models wearing outlandish or unwearable items that most of us would look silly wearing…that is, if we could afford to wear a famous designer’s haute couture clothing. I also know that if I wore the complete outfit that the pretty model was wearing, my husband would just shake his head in disbelief and not in a good way. He and I both know that I could never carry off the look of antique ski goggles atop a felt hat, a fox vest over a one piece hooded jumpsuit with a number on its back worn with hiking boots and a camouflaged blue and gray backpack.
Looking at each piece individually, these expensive items stand on their own very well. The natural and soft colors are very stylish and easily worn by most women. I’m sure that they will probably be the new “must have” pieces of clothing among the “jet set” for this fall and winter. I won’t be surprised if I see a famous actress wearing something similar in an upcoming tabloid magazine.
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What I would enjoy knowing is:
- Would you buy this outfit as it is shown in the photo?
- If you would, where would you wear it?
- Would you try to get the same look with items you already own?
- Would you try to recreate a similar look for a reasonable price from your local discount store?
- What do you think your husband or boyfriend would think of this outfit if you bought and wore it?
Finally, if you are one of the men who read my blog, do you think your wife or girl friend would want to buy and wear this outfit?
I hope you enjoyed the fashion alert. One of the pleasures of traveling is seeing new and different things…fashion styles included.