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Put Some Clothes On!

My last post jumped into philosophy and physics. Do you feel pressured by time? Don’t let it get the best of you.

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Now, you might think from this cartoon that I’m a nudist or naturalist, but not so. I don’t think it’s just me that feels pressured about appearance and what clothes to wear. 860-th

The Devil Wears Prada was an okay movie, but the scene where Meryl Streep talks about the importance of clothes and fashion is outstanding. She really makes sense of it all: fashion as not just a major industry, but an art form, an important means of self-expression, and, like it or not, a label on us all.

(MTV has some favorite quotes.)

5. “Oh, never mind. I’m sure you have plenty more polyblend where that came from.”

There are even fashion psychologists, which sounds a little lightweight, but how and what you wear really does affect your whole life: career, relationships, self-esteem. Researchers in England found that all it took was 3 seconds for first impressions – based only on clothing – to be made.

So many decisions.

Sometimes it’s easiest to wear nothing.

And that’s why I’m a cartoonist.

Next up: the biggest secret to losing weight, with or without clothes.

Put Some Clothes On!

Donna Barstow

Cartoonist for LA Times, Parade, WSJ, Glamour, PsychCentral, Barron's, Weight Watchers, and textbooks & Chicken Soup books. Author and editor of 2 cartoon books and a Barnes & Noble calendar.

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