By Faith Haushona-Kavamba
A TRUE fashionista should master the art of internalising the Peacock and donning it every day when they leave the house.
The Peacock, as the name suggests is modelled after the bird when it displays its eye-spotted tail covert feathers during the courtship ritual.
When the bird displays its feathers, it attracts attention to itself, striding majestically for all the females to see it in all its glory.
Humans also do the Peacock, when they are feeling confident and want the world to know or see them at their best. Their heads are held up high and they have a spring in their step that screams “look at me!”
Obviously they can’t approach each and every single person and tell them to pay special attention to them so they carry themselves in a particular way.
Unfortunately for some people the Peacock only comes out on these occasions when they splurge on new clothes, and resume to being a shrinking violet the rest of the time.
In a desperate bid, some people have resorted to keeping their tags on their clothes as a way of drawing attention to themselves.
It’s not your run-of-the-mill tags that are sewn onto garments on the inside, these are tags that are attached with a flimsy string and are obviously meant to be removed, yet this does not dissuade people from keeping them on their clothes.
They are either attached to shoes, handbags, jeans or suits and are unsightly but it does little to discourage those who want the rest of the world to know how expensive their garments are.
There have been instances were some people have left the tags that indicate that the product is made from genuine leather on their clothing item or accessory, which is tacky to say the least.
Understandably the trend originated in impoverished areas where the ability to spend lumpsums on extravagant gear was a sign of wealth, however in 2016 most people can afford expensive branded attire, even those who are struggling to settle their municipal bills.
Clothes are no longer an indicator of wealth so it’s pointless to make yourself the laughing stock of your community by walking around in clothes with tags on them.
Mastering the Peacock and donning it like it is one of your finest silk robes on a daily basis ensures that you do not have to go to extremes of keeping tags on your clothes just to get noticed. The confidence you exude on a daily basis will make you the centre of attention, so it’s time to part ways with those tags.
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