Frankly I find fashion a little ridiculous, because it's so arbitrary and changes so fast. But if Stacey was so into it at 13, is she still going to be that crazy about it as an adult? Or will it take a back seat to some other interest, career wise? I think she'd still follow fashions and dress according to them, though.
Post by otempora541 on Jun 9, 2009 12:54:06 GMT -5
There's a book called Marketing Girlhood that talks about a group of girls, who all loved fashion as high schoolers, but as the girls grew up they found other intrests.
I always read Stacey as a girl who is intrested in fashion and knows what looks good on her, but knows that she can't make fashion herself, so her options are probably providing funding or being on the business end of a fashion house. Plus, her intrest in math seems to outweigh the love of fashion.
Post by sparklymouse on Jul 19, 2009 18:05:56 GMT -5
^That sounds like something Karen Brewer should wear, not Miss Sophisticated from NYC. I guess there really is a huge difference in maturity between 7th and 8th graders because I don't think Stacey would be caught dead in that outfit in later books.
I see her as a success in the finance world. She then starts her own clothing line. And she also teaches math on the side, maybe as an adjunct professor. She also becomes a spokeswoman for diabetes, counseling people on how to deal with it. And all of the while, she's a party girl.