It’s Okay to be Different (Part 1)

“In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different”

—Coco Chanel

Fashion means a popular way of dressing during a particular time or among a particular group of people. Different words…slangs…adjectives are used when fashion is being discussed. What comes to mind when you hear fashion? What makes a person fashionable?

Most say it means everything has to be “On Point”!  Others say “in vogue”, the French say “à la mode or le denier cri”. All these words just signify that fashion is transient. Fashion is so ephemeral that its categorized by seasons. That is why you may hear the expression “that is so last season” being used to describe an outfit.

My question then is, if being fashionable means dressing in a popular or prevailing outfit, why then did Coco Chanel, a renowned pioneer in fashion design utter the above captioned quote? Why then is she a firm believer of being different? Why does she talk of being irreplaceable?

The answer is really quite simple…she came to the realization, captured aptly in the greatest book of all time. And I quote;

“What has been is what will be,

And what has been done will be done again;

There is nothing new under the sun.”

-Ecclesiastes 1:9

“I saw all the works that were done under the sun,

And look! everything was futile, a chasing after the wind.”

-Ecclesiastes 1:14

If you are a Fashionista or you’re an aspiring one, please take several seats…coz you’re nothing new. (hA! jk)

Don’t look so gloom miladies!  There is a secret…a secret known only to Queens…it is understood only by the wise…it’s timeless ! This secret will ensure that you don’t get caught up in the futile pursuit, which has craftily and nicely been named fashion.

Do you want to know about it? Keep logging in to and who knows…? You just might find me in a good mood, ready and willing to share the secret of Queens.

À la prochaine,

Queenie Rosabelle.


PS: I’m not pointing fingers or naming names but our fiiiine founder and brain behind this page is the one who was rushing and pushing for the posting even though I told her it wasn’t yet ready.

Be gentle on her though….she knows if she doesn’t push I’ll never do it.

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