I have just finished an evaluation of New York Fashion Week with all the gossip and behind scenes bitchiness and the high octane remarks made by each about their opponent on the catwalk. A central feature was the psychology behind the individual personalities( no names mentioned) but a lack of coconut water was on everyones lips. The jealousy was insane between the Frows and others who would never have got a front row seat. It resembled Ladies day at Cheltenham with few interested in the equestrian events but there to be noticed and make a power statement. The celebrities were in abundance in both events but much of the talk was about who was dating who and how much money they could possible earn on the catwalk or who was the latest lothario at the racecourse or off the red carpet. One can’t help but feel sad and experience a panic attack if our competitor steals one of our past ides or gets top priority on the catwalk. Cats they were on and off screen indeed cats would be much more exciting dressed up to kill. Have you ever seen a Cartier dressed cat around Times Square or a Persian dressed by Louis Vitton.? Yes clothing does inspire us and has the power to lift our low moods . Blazers and suits can empower women who wish to enter the boardroom the domain of male bastions of power. Move over guys as your days are numbered. Young career women are now equally more powerful than men and making high powered decisions in blue chip companies. Dress sense is vitally important, but the woman must get in tune with her sensory apparatus first. She must be introspective and reflect on her tenacious ability to persuade inform and make decisions. She will see herself as a director of operations and her fashion will synchronize with her self perceived competence.
Business is all about detail and a meticulous eye for detail. Why are children never taught this skill properly by parents as they are socialized into their persona world of self presentation? In a recent article I read about what psychologists call Enclothed Cogntion. What this means is that our fashion becomes richly symbolic full of meaning and reveals our attitudes and social perceptions about how we socially interact in the everyday world. We often try to synchronize our everyday mood with either casual wear which is an illustration of our mood state or we decide to enhance our mood state with a rich choice of vibrant fabrics textures and leathers all working to self focus and so we individuate, we become noticed by those who really matter. We continue to reflect tour masculinity or femininity but take chances along the way. Not all dress in the High Street window displays is appropriate for our everyday work.