by Challenger Living / Photo by Lori AndrewsI admit that the vane part of my system loves browsing through a history of fashion faux pass made by individuals who otherwise set the standards for us mere self convicted chattel of humans to the fashion industry. While some of us may unintentionally start a wave or trend of a new innovative way to dress or dress up, we often look to New York, Paris or even Hollywood for inspiration when we endeavor to expand our tastes and wardrobe. But when our wardrobe role models commit an inexcusable error in their dress conduct we lose a bit of our trust in them. What if an outfit we perceived as awesomely attainable came under the harsh spotlight of the critical media and makes it to the What Were They Thinking? section?
Photo: hindsvik.comOne recognized appearance of our lofty star in this column and we are crushed. How could they do this to us, we bemoan? And so we encounter the ugly side of ‘faux’ in a maddeningly personal way and are forever destroyed by this word as it blacklisted in our minds. Right? Wrong! Many good things, however, can come out of faux. Little bunny rabbits live long happy lives thanks to faux rabbits, and we DIY enthusiasts are given more chances to prove our usefulness as we reinvent one object to make faux ornamentations and furniture pieces for our home. And today we are going to breathe back some positive connotation into the word faux and tackle the foundation of our living space. The floor- an often-abused area of our lives- is where we tread none too lightly, spill our refrigerator belongings and neglect to maintain it to its original perfection. After hours of intense labor, weeks of combined paychecks and time wasted on decision-making we treat our floor worse than the incessant fly we have dedicated both mental and physical alertness trying to swat.