I'm starting to feel like Edie Beale. I dress to please the birds and I shave to please my panty hose. The only addiction I have is to a constant flow of fresh inspiration. On my work lunches, I'll break away alone and try to find some nook and cranny off-beat store somewhere in this broken down city of decay to explore. I've spent time in every corner of the mall I work in but I've also traveled the streets, visiting anything that sells clothes, housewares, or incense burners but it's occurring to me that I've run out of things to discover here. I'm trapped in this little country world with my fire-engine red lipstick and black eyeliner.
The ongoing mundane roar of life is barely touching my senses, as I am living in a constant daydream.
Your life can be whatever you want it to be, you just have to make it.
I'm inspired by a variety of things, empowered by sexiness, edge, and glamour. The only recurring theme that will intertwine my blog posts is my ability to see one object in many perspectives. When I find the most beautiful vision, then I'll explore it. By doing that, I'm showing appreciation to the glittering details of everyday life and seeking inspiration that can be drawn by researching those things that sparkle in the minds eye. It's fashion that inspires me the most, the story it tells, and the references to history, in every detail and even behind a single stitch is a story that can rewind into a factory worker and even further to a farmer or chemist, even further into a science of photosynthesis or atomic particles which is just another doorway into a greater story. Fashion is very complicated, complex and rich in the ideas of things and the feeling of emotional connection to those ideas. It really takes someone who understands that, to understand the importance of fashion.
I'll be researching the Grey Garden's phenomenon in depth for my next post, for now, I've got to release some physical inspiration in the form of dancing and pilates.
I've studied fashion design at FIDM-Los Angeles. I had the opportunity to work with two awesome fashion designers while I was there: Amal Guessous- A&G Cashmere, and Jeffery Sebelia-Project Runway's Season 3 winner and designer for Cosa Nostra.