In addition to the overload of fashion shows and boring street style pictures, fashion week is also the time to inundate us with the diets/regimes/outfits/handbag contents of “fashion people.” Yes, I am sort of interested in how models prepare for the Victoria Secret show (not that I can emulate them, in any way), but I am definitely NOT interested in knowing how a male jewelry designer prepares for fashion week parties.
This article, which features the “fashion week diet” of jewelry designer Waris Ahluwalia is pathetic, and I’m sort of disappointed that one of my favourite blogs, The Cut, considered this newsworthy information. You can read the article here, but basically this guy “pre-sleeps” ten hours a night for a week before the shows, and during fashion week he eats an incredibly boring diet of protein and vegetables. But wait, this isn’t because he is a model, busy designer preparing a collection, or an editor rushing to all the shows. Basically, he does this so he is fit to go to all the parties.
Yes, going to parties is work. But it isn’t THAT much work, you don’t have to stay very long, you don’t have to get drunk, and you aren’t actually forced to go to THAT many of them. So why this guy thinks he needs to drink a tablespoon of fish oil (yes!) before he goes to bed is totally beyond me. He explains that he does this to “stay healthy and focused.” Wow, I didn’t realize that attending fashion parties required that much “focus.” Besides, isn’t this guy supposed to be busy finishing and selling his collection???? This article made me realize three things:
1. Waris Ahluwalia is a very sad man.
2. People take fashion parties WAY to seriously.
3. Good blogs sometimes post really stupid articles.