It’s been a while since i used the blog to express my ideas, i guess, I needed some time to get my head straight, a time to find myself… now, that doesn’t mean that I distanced myself from fashion. For the last year and half I’ve been studying and developing skills so I can study fashion design, but that’s a story for another time.
So, like I said, I was trying to find myself. This year has been a rollercoaster for me, and though I think it has been the best year yet, It brought a lot of challenges to the way I saw my life, and myself, for this year I discovered, much to my chagrin, that I was not a person, I mean, I am… very real so to speak, but I had no identity, I had let the world slowly shape and define me, and that was terrifying.
I had forgotten what it was like to have fun, to be different, I had dropped activities that I loved, like drawing, and instead I was investing my time in activities that people told me I liked, I had no time for anything, not writing, not fashion, I was loosing the last pieces of me I had left. But here I am, back, and stronger, and with my own identity, well, kind of… I’m still building on who I am and who I want to be.
"Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself" C.Chanel
Now in this path I’ve taken, to become a person, clothes have been a really important aspect. Just like the way you speak, or the way you move, the way you dress tells people a lot about who you are, and who you want to be, but above all, it tells yourself about the person you are and want to be.
in the morning, most people don’t think about the person they want to be, or are before getting dressed. It is all such an automatic activity, you just feel it, but I think this is not right. Fashion is much more than something you just feel, fashion is not about being easy, it is about excitement, challenge, and change. Getting dressed should be an activity that requires deep thinking, as should be buying clothes.
Do you want to be an artist? Dress as an artist, buy a couple of oversized white shirts; do you want to be a jock? Dress like a jock, buy a nice pair of jeans and get yourself a varsity jacket; do you want to be fashion? Dress like Anna dello Russo…
"You can have anything you want in life if you dress for it" Edith Head
Now I’m not saying you have to be stereotypical, rather, I’m encouraging you to be as individual as possible. Be you while you dress like you. Find your own style! Getting dressed should be a tool everyone uses to become the person they want to be, because just like being nice transforms the way you look from the inside out, dressing a certain fashion has an effect in the way you act, think, and are from the outside in, so take the challenge to dress the person you want to be.
" Create your own style, let it be unique for yourself and yet identifiable for others" Anna Wintour
Original article posted 20/12/15