Dressing by numbers
at 58, miuccia prada herself represents a fashion ideal for me. both independent and conscientious in her choices, miuccia seems to know herself, and always looks as if she gets dressed deaf to the white noise of the retail industry (her training as a mime might be assisting her there).
another aspect i do not see blatant evidence of in her style is age. i think she does consider it (you will not see her bare arms, a hemline above her knees, etc.), but her look is not easily categorized. her mix of conservative cuts with whimsical details is hugely appealing to me.
though i am now making an effort to understand and dress for myself, and i look forward to settling into my "final" wardrobe, i do expect that it's a lifetime process. i may even have to sit down and do an overhaul again in another 4-6 years, depending on if, going forward, i am successful at understanding my style and buying accordingly, so it might not have to be as extensive as my current efforts. but regardless, there are things i anticipate wearing, look forward to wearing in conjunction with the acquisition of certain ages (just as some pieces i am choosing with an eye to their expiration date – gather ye rosebuds and all of that).
do you have a long term plan?