Saturday, August 31, 2013
I really find it quite interesting the way my style has changed over the last few months. I mean, I have always been a bit of a chameleon, being able to take on many different styles, dress one way for a few weeks, then become inspired by something so completely different. But It was like I kept all those style choices in a catalogue, where I valued all of them and would make sure to return to them again when the feeling was right. Usually always inspired by the past 100 years, shifting decades from time to time with the changing of the winds.
But now, I find myself really going in one direction, maybe honing in on one style a bit more. I have always admired people who had a "uniform" and kept strictly to it. Maybe they have a very small selection of clothing, but every piece means something and they make sure to give them all a good use. I have always been one for collecting, taking pride in my dress collection that seems to always bob around 100, but recently have been thinking of getting rid of some of the dresses I at one time treasured most. I don't think the rotating weeks will come again where I want to be that prim and proper looking 50s/60s girl anymore...
I have always known, no matter what, my style always falls back on the 70s. But in the past few months I have been so inspired by ethnic prints and simpler shapes with smaller, yet super amazing details. Weaving and beading and hand dyed fabrics. Things I have certainly always appreciated, but never wore myself. And I really don't see myself straying from this style choice anytime soon. Maybe it's time for me to stop playing dress up. Maybe I am growing up. Maybe I have found my uniform.
Friday, August 30, 2013
Wow, nearly two months since I have posted here! A whole lot has been going on, in my life as well as in my heart and head. I haven't really felt too connected to this space recently, I have been thinking of leaving this blog behind actually and carving a new little space for myself out there. Focusing more on building a portfolio for styling, and not just styling myself, which is what this blog has been for the last three years and nine months. (!)
I have also recently fallen in love, and now he is away on tour for a month with his band, and I am left here to my own devices. Maybe this is the time to really start making a change, when I can really focus on myself again and figure out what it is I truly want to do with my life. Working at Beacon's is great, but I feel like I have been coasting for a while now, and I don't give myself enough credit for the talents I really have. Also, recently working on a short film for Samantha Pleet's Spring/Summer 14 collection, and modeling in her look book has given me a kick in the pants to get going already! I got to work with some really amazing people in both cases, and even made a few connections, I just need to keep the ball rolling is all.
I felt moved to post here again on account of my new Tabernacle dress, courtesy of the lovely Samantha Pleet. I dropped by her studio yesterday to pick it up, I also got a little sneak peek of the video and the look book! Super exciting! And I decided it was high time I make one of these dresses mine. Sam created this style a few years back and it is probably what she is most know for, and unfortunately, most ripped off of as well. Two things I truly admire about Sam's designs are the amazing construction and how well she has a proper fit down. Being that I have now tried on most of it, the knows fit, and that is super important, especially when it comes to a smaller production like her. She has got it down, and I can't wait to see the places she goes!