Having confessed to mucho love and nostalgia for ElleGirl at least once- no, twice- before on this blog, I was taken with yet another fit of it yesterday...and therein lay the way to a trip to the ElleGirl Korea site (I know I've said this before, but- what is it with fashion magazines from that part of the world? They don't ever seem to be anything short of amazing), where I had lots of fun browsing through clothes that are
a) inaccessible thanks to not being sold where I am
b) meant to be worn by a much thinner, cuter person than me (I really don't see my legs holding up to knee socks anytime soon)..
It was actually this picture (seriously, doesn't she look like she should be Facehuntered? The white- possibly canvas?- shoes alone have me in love, but it's all so cute that I'm even willing to throw out my cynicism over this being a professionally styled affair) that got me thinking about the fabled theory re: skirt lengths and the state of the economy (the one that says high hemlines=boomtime, long skirts=recession. But what do you use as a sartorial windvane in a country where a knee-length skirt is considered 'mini'?). I reckon it's all to be taken with a large pinch of salt, since I've never really seen long skirts as frumpy or depression-inducing in any way- if anything, they're easier to move in since you don't have to worry as much about how you sit or move, and mid-length skirts (I've felt this for a while now) are actually more fun, since you don't have to worry about the state of your legs as much, and they put you at less risk of stepping on their hemlines and tearing them. Most of all, there's actually something positively grand about having all that fabric swishing around my legs- I love the way some skirts just go all swirly when the people wearing them move..
picture from ellegirl.co.kr (I can't read any of it, but I think it's some kind of online catalogue attached to the site. And the pictures are too cute). And I know I've ODed on parentheses- I apologise for that..