Glitter Trend… A Love Hate Battle

By Karla Vargas

Mar 12 2018

Loved by many, Hated by others —among those ME!— Let’s open this topic a little more and not just leave it at glitter. As a matter of fact, sequins and everything that sparkles fits perfect here. And YES, they ARE BACK! The reason I hate this so called “glitter, sequins and everything sparkle” things may be because when I was a kid, the people I used to see wearing glitter were:

  1. Big , not particularly pretty and positive people.
  2. A Mexican singer with the most horrible and TACKY songs.

Who do you think I’m talking about?!—Remember I’m Mexican, so if you’re Mexican you better know who am I talking about. INDEED!, Paquita La Del Barrio! I would never (and I bet you either) wanted to look even a tiny bit like this person. Excess all the time and not the best example to be fair with this sparkle thing. Fortunately the world got to know creative minds like: Alessandro Michelle, Marc Jacobs, Molli Goddard, Christian Dior, Giorgio Armani, Alexandre Vauthier and make the use of this particular material much more exciting even for people —like me— who aren’t into glitter or anything sparkly.

Where does glitter come from?!

You may like to see this video to know the funny facts about glitter HERE and HERE. Meanwhile, I’ll show you some of my favorite Glitter Trends from amazing creative minds. Last but not least… I dare you to

WEAR GLITTER
If you’re not a glitter person (like I said, just like me). I dare you to try this trend.
If the Mayans and Cleopatra wore it, why don’t you?!

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About the author: Karla Vargas is a fashion designer of women’s clothing and women’s shoes, and has worked in the fashion industry acting as creative director for over 15 years. After moving to the United States in 2013, she started her fashion blog MyStylosophy.com as a way to keep her creativity afloat.

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