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Fashion discrimination

I know this blog is supposed to be about the things that make me happy, but this time I’m posting about something that makes me a little angry… I just felt I had to talk about this.

It’s not easy to follow fashion trends in Argentina, you know. The other day I was determined to get a few Spring/Summer “essentials” (the shirts and shoes in the previous post) to kick off the warm season in style… When I realised that we’re not only one season behind the North Hemisphere, but TWO seasons behind! Looking at the windows of the most “affordable” shops I saw all the trends from 2009 (!?) beautifully displayed, so I was headed to the shopping mall thinking at least Zara would give me what I was looking for. Unfortunately, after almost one hour of checking every single rack in Zara, I came home with the hypothesis that they don’t bring down here the clothes I see in the European and American blogs (I spent the whole winter saying: “I’ll get that blouse/skirt/pair of shoes this spring”), it seems they just bring what they don’t sell up there.

Beautiful Zara outfits I’m sure I won’t be seeing next year in any of the 6 stores they have in Buenos Aires

SO dissapointing! I mean, I know we’re the 3rd World, but do we have to wear what they want instead of what WE want?? I think a proof of that is the trip The Sartorialist made to Buenos Aires a few weeks ago. He did’nt take a single street style picture! Of course there’s a lot of people who go to Europe and the US and get their clothes there, but what about the rest of us?? And what’s wrong with our own designers? Nowadays, they have a lot of tools to be “on trend”, we don’t have to wait months to get a Vogue magazine delivered in a ship anymore! Anyways, what was the only thing I bought at Zara that day? A pair of trousers for my boyfriend :S

Hope you’re having a great weekend. xoxo