Thursday, January 24, 2008

Fashion maven...

I am not. But I am realizing more and more that I like clothes! I always felt that fashion had to do with body image, and poor self esteem...My friend wrote a post on her experience with the body image blues and I know exactly what shes talking about.

But in my travels through blog land, I am finding so many creative and talented people who are dedicating their time to making beautiful things for people to wear, and to feel beautiful in! - Have you seen uniform studio? An architect turned fashion designer. I love her sense of texture, and colour and minimal beauty. Or another blogger, who has made this dress , that I think is absolutely gorgeous! It makes me rethink how we clothe ourselves as an expression of how we feel, and a way to really enjoy the way we look, and to have fun!

So, I have found, for me, the perfect alternative to the happy-sucking fashion magazine. I secretly enjoy fashion magazines, especially the fashion pictures. (hmmm maybe thats not such a secret anymore...dang it) I love seeing, you know, what "they" are wearing these days...and getting inspired about how I can rearrange my wardrobe. Unfortunately I also get bombarded with other stuff, and find myself considering buying cellulite cream, or anti-aging products...go figure.

But this! This, is awesome. (click on "this" to see what I'm talking about - mom...) People take photos of themselves in outfits they remixed from their own wardrobe. Outfits that they will actually wear that day. This is so fun! I can scroll through, look at the outfits, get inspired, re-think my own look, and never have a body image thought go through my head. All sorts of people put pictures here, and all sorts of fashion too. This really is how I can find out..."what are they wearing these days"...and really enjoy doing it! (Oh, what fun!...I dont know if I would ever have the guts to post one of my outfits here, but I have to say, I am tempted!)

Below are some photos from yesterday's pool that I really dig. FYI.

1 comment:

Erika Hastings said...

i love your take on this fashion and self-esteem issue. i think that beauty is a wonderful, inspiring thing. one of Baha'u'llah's names was the Blessed Beauty. it's so inspiring that you've found a way to create beauty where your self-esteem is not affected.

Thanks for sharing!