Do you then look in the mirror with despair to realise that what you have come up with looks nothing like what was presented on the glossy pages of the magazine?
These images have been in the back of mind for many years:
Photographs by Pamela Hanson published in Instyle Australia - March 2009 (personal scans)
This Instyle feature inspired me to buy these shoes from Country Road:
For months now they have been sitting around in their box. Each time I went to put them on I immediately took them off. Even though they looked awesome in the Country Road catalogue, I felt they looked odd on me. I even thought this when I tried them on in the store (why on Earth did I buy them then?!?).
On Friday last week I said to myself - I HAVE TO WEAR THESE SHOES TODAY.
I wore them... but come lunchtime I had changed into a pair I keep in my cupboard at work. Up until then I had felt like a clown all morning. They just didn't work for me...
I'm not sure though whether I'm suffering from 'fashion dysmorphia' (i.e. my brain is tricking me into thinking I look like a freak) or whether I actually look OK (since Keri and the CR model looked so great)?