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12-01-2005
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How do you stay on top of trends and learn about fashion ?
I've been a long time reader of this message board, and I just recentely decided to join. It impresses me how when someone asks what designer designed a specific peice of clothing (like, seen on a celebritity or something) you all know who designed it and what collection it was in. How you do you guys keep on top of the trends and know all the collections and everything?

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12-01-2005
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Yeah I feel the same way about this board. I'm a newcomer to fashion and sometimes I'm just in awe at some of the outfits people on here put together, their intricate knowledge of details in clothing and design....I love this board. Welcome to TFS by the way.

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We're all learning, all the time. Welcome!

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welcome

I dont know much about fashion but I surely have too much times in my hands:p

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Welcome to TFS! I used to feel the same way; I was blown away by how someone could see a piece of clothing and know what designer/collection it was from. But now that I've been obsessively looking over collections for a while, I'm pretty good at it. But I never thought I'd be able to do it. It's just saturating your mind with fashion, I guess. You develop a feel for each designer, figuring out what makes each one unique. Then the process of elimination becomes easier and easier, until the answer often comes easily. I still have a LONG way to go to be where I'd like to be...

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welcome fashionforward!

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I work in fashion and my partner is a bike mechanic. He used to say how impressive it is that I could identify a trend, designer and store to buy from, and all from one look at someone's outfit.
But what blows me away, is he does exactly the same with bikes. He'll see someone cycle past, and he'll be able to say what kind it is whether its anygood or not. He'll even get it down to the smallest details of what kind of brake pads thats on the bike.
Often, when walking down street, he'll have to drag me away from a shop window, but then I'll be dragging him away from a nice bycyle tied to a lampost!

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i know, sometimes it overwhelms me, but im still getting into the habit of posting more

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i know, sometimes it overwhelms me, but im still getting into the habit of posting more
oh goodness, don't let this place intimidate you! in the end most of us are here for the same reason - to get ideas and expand our creativity when it comes to how we dress. do keep posting.

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I work in fashion and my partner is a bike mechanic. He used to say how impressive it is that I could identify a trend, designer and store to buy from, and all from one look at someone's outfit.
But what blows me away, is he does exactly the same with bikes. He'll see someone cycle past, and he'll be able to say what kind it is whether its anygood or not. He'll even get it down to the smallest details of what kind of brake pads thats on the bike.
Often, when walking down street, he'll have to drag me away from a shop window, but then I'll be dragging him away from a nice bycyle tied to a lampost!
My theory, EXACTLY. If you know, care, and see the beauty of any aspect of life, you can understand other people with similar passion. That is my huge problem with so called "intellectuals", who can't appreciate fixing a motorcycle or making a garment, but can go on for hours about the beauty of a painting. It really makes me feel that they are fake.

I have a present for your partner, BTW (and for you, as a matter of fact). It explains everything.

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...books&n=507846

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You don't have to KNOW fashion to be fashionable.

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Faust, I just ordered it. : )

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I'm fascinated myself how some people here know just about everything. *heart*

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i know, sometimes it overwhelms me, but im still getting into the habit of posting more
Me too. I've been reading for some time before daring to post. But what encouraged me was that most if not all members here are very open minded and tolerant to constructive critism / critique and are very free with advice and honest opinions. This is a fantastic place to be! Welcome FashionForward

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so- what sites do you guys go to daily...
what mags do you read?...
any good books?...

please share your must-reads for fashion info!


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