I saw a woman on public transportation the other day who was dressed to the nines — very self-consciously so.
She had on loads of Diana Vreeland-esque bangles, black leggings, a black cape, black hat, black heels, a red skirt and red lips. She was also rocking a bowl cut. Girlfriend was striking, but at the same time, there was something a little theatrical and silly about her look, particularly because I tried to imagine her getting dressed.
Who was she getting dressed for, I wanted to know. Men? (I think it's probably a truism that most men are interested in getting a sense of what's underneath the clothes, not the edgy clothes themselves.) Her female friends? Or perhaps Anna Wintour?
Most of us get dressed in the morning wanting to look nice. Some women want their female friends to like what they're wearing, others want to look sexy to men. Who do you dress for?