Friday, June 13, 2008

Brand Conscious??

Gucci, Prada, Versace, Valentino, Bruno Magli, Christian Dior, YSL, Louis Vuitton, Jimmy Choo, Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger, Chanel, Escada, Giorgio Armani, Donna Karan, Carolina Herrera, Burberry, J.P. Gaultier, Diesel, Victoria's Secret .... and the list could go on forever.

For some, these brands are synonymous with the words "high society".

But let me ask you, do you think that the brands' products are really worth the prices that they are?

And do you think that with those brands come the privilege of belittling others who are not brand-conscious or are less fortunate in that respect?

And then, do you believe that people would automatically look up to you just because your full ensemble is worth around 5-6 digits?

I say not.

Because for all the quality put into those items, a shoe will always be a shoe and serves its purpose of protecting the soles of one's feet from dirt, dust and other harmful objects that it may be subjected to.

And the same goes for clothing and other essentials. You don't need to be clothed in 5-6 digit clothes to cover your naked body and to stay out of the cold or protect your skin from the harmful UV rays of the midday sun. Because they are in effect mere garments just like others that are plain and sewed for the purpose of clothing a human being. It doesn't mean that if you are dressed in a famous designer wear you will look like a million ringgit if you are really not, you know.

And if you think that sporting even just a small piece of these branded stuff could elevate you to the higher ranks of society, then you are most likely, misguided. Because societies have their own way of telling who's who and who's not ... and not simply because one carries a brand.

I am not saying that one shouldn't be purchasing well-known brands. Am simply stating that instead of being brand-conscious, let's be a bit more self-conscious instead. Do we really need those clothes, shoes, bags? Putting one's feet firmly on the ground with head up a modest high and giving as much to others already put oneself in high society.


Moon/60

2 Comments:

Blogger Cocka Doodle said...

That's why I buy my clothings at the pasar malam lor.

Aiyah...ppl are suckers for brands lah.

July 08, 2008 7:28 pm

 
Blogger Munkh in Taiwan said...

Are you based in Taiwan. Coz you commented on Tong Hua song. The song is I guess Taiwanese right? Anyway, nice to read this. wish we were not that shallow

February 25, 2009 7:43 pm

 

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