I have already shared my idea about the different levels of the sense of style in different countries on facebook, but I will be happy to share again, especially, because this post will actually fit the photos.
I give a gold medal for the best sense of style to Scandinavian people. I think the subtlety is in the air there and everyone in Sweden, Denmark and etc. is born with a strong gene of aesthetics. Everybody thinks that Lady Gaga is a blast, well would she have done it without her stylist and music video director – the Swedish Akerlund couple? Then we have a Swedish singer Robyn. She’s considered a pop singer, but her style and videos are faraway from cheap and whorish Britney or Christina Aguilera looks. I tell you people, it is because Scandinavian people are more advanced aesthetically:) If you don’t believe me just check the Scandinavian fashion blogs, and if you still don’t agree then…I’m sorry you might not be real sharp yourself:)
The worst dressers for me are Slavs, mostly Russians, and then Germans. I think Germans started dressing bad cause of the guilt. I mean, Hugo Boss made nazzies look dazzling! So sadly, Germans were at their best during the Third Reich:) (this is an interesting moment that I might talk about in another post). And Russians..well, originality was a crime in a soviet times so it is obvious that it didn’t help people in developing a great sense of style. As we know Russian ladies created a certain look: bleached hair, blue jeans, preferably tight, or white (see through) tight pants in the summer with a nice view of a disgusting thong string stuck between two butt cheeks, etc. in a few words ‘an Eastern European prostitute look’. Which is popular in the whole former Soviet Union. Men have two favourite looks, it’s either a full tracksuit, or weirdly bleached jeans, a pair of horrific shiny, sharp-nosed shoes and creased (on purpose) shirt with some useless writing. This sometimes makes me real sad, I mean, maybe even a tear or two might come out.
But let’s look at the bright side – I met this Swedish boy in Ermou, shopping street in the centre. First of all he agreed to be photographed immediately, and also asked if this was for a fashion blog! It was such a contrast to the Greek people who many times say a strict NO to me. And the strangest thing is that most of the people who say no, look like they are really into fashion and know what a good style is, maybe they are even students of costume or fashion design. So this kind of behaviour disturbs me – why would you try to stand out of the crowd so much if you wouldn’t believe that this is an art form that attracts attention, compliments and offers?
A young, neat Swedish gentlman