I am a medical student currently studying in Manipal, Pokhara. And most of you must be knowing that Pokhara is a fashionable city, where we can see well-dressed and well-groomed people of all ages every half a metre along the streets. People are just so conscious; you will surely not see an odd one out in that swarm. “Wow APPLE!! Sleek, white, clean…….i like his choice. He is definitely stylish and for sure I like him.” This is how one day one of my colleague made an opinion about my flat-mate’s daddy, whom she has never seen before.
The judgment she has made is totally based on the possession of a person and how stylish it was. It’s like judging a book by its cover. Is this the effect of this place that has set up an intricate and incurable concept in her mind? Fashion, the word itself sounds so attractive, undoubtedly, this fashion thing got to be something includible. Almost every person, who is a little aware about the world around him, tends to be fashionable in his own way. Mankind has made its way from Stone Age to the computer age. Even to realize the great evolution that led to today’s modern man, being fashionable has become compulsory.
Being fashionable, for me, is to dress up in a way in which you feel comfortable and most importantly in which you feel confident so that whatever you present becomes elegant and irrefutable. But for many others, being fashionable means something else. ‘Show off’ is all that they do. For them fashion is a passion. To be dressed in accordance to the event and place is a sign of civilization. But to change wardrobe every new season is insane, well, at least to me. Every now and then, we come across a new fashion statement made by a celebrity in the market, and the very moment thousands of people do their best to get a hold of it. They purchase every tiny accessory required to match their clothes. What a waste of time and money! When they do not get to buy a newly arrived avaricious item………this is when the world ends for them. It seems as if these people face a constant inner revolution against oneself, every day. They face a competition to present a new and luring look every day just to glamorize themselves and to entice many eyes, to distract minds and even infiltrate noses, who can possibly resist the captivating smell of D&G, playboy and so on.
Is this huge effort necessary? Is it really necessary to be THE FASHION MANIAC? It is somewhat similar to making an effort to gain the attention of few unknown people walking in the streets. You are not a celebrity to be looked at by everyone and be appreciated for the beauty and the glamour.