Not your regular FashioN blog: an ineXpensive, creatiVe, goofY, loUd, obnoXious, M E take on the luxurious, dream filled, fashion world::

Friday, January 15, 2010

Project Runway

Ok, I'll admit it. . . I am not a religious follower of the show. I mean trust me, I have seen most episodes mostly due to my living arrangements with a fashion design major for two years. Anyways, it blows my mind seeing these designers take a couple scraps of fabric, thread, ribbon, leather, lace, sometimes household items, and recyclable goods which then turn into amazing, out of this world pieces. I definitely am not creative enough to be on that side of things in the fashion world but it makes me appreciate every single piece of clothing I put on each day to the fullest. Does that sound cheesy? Of course it does but it is the truth.
The designers on the show this season, which I believe is on it's seventh, have really inspired me tonight. They are all kind of just going for it, throwing their heart and souls out there, being who they are and not caring. That is what fashion is about. Being yourself. You have to feel good in the clothes you put on your body or else, well let's just say I hate the thought of not liking how I look in what I have on.
This year I'm going for it . . . which is why I'm attempting the whole blog thing. Fashion has always been a part of me, it relaxes me, excites me, inspires me, reminds me, it evokes so many emotions. I guess I feel if at least one person gains something from these couple words I post every now and then, or enjoys it, then I'll be happy. I want to show the world that fashion isn't scary.. not matter what size or shape you are. If you own it, with confidence, you can make anything work. I want to share my ideas, thoughts, feelings about fashion from my perspective.
Now, let me make things clear. I am not a poet with words nor am I a fashion guru, designer, socialite, blah blah blah or expecting to become any of the previously mentioned. I am a regular girl with a passion. I used to live in a miniscule town in Pennsylvania. I had to get out of there because of the size. I then moved to Auburn, Alabama where most students tend to look the same, no offense ( a lot of khakis, polos, lacoste, gym shorts and spandex?<--- whoever started that trend needs to be given a talking to). Currently I live in Athens, GA which is a pretty decent size town with an array of people, hipsters, rockers, prepsters, you name it, Athens got it. So I'm kind of in heaven. I feel a bit like I could walk out of my house in a neon pink bra top with pants and still would not have any second looks. Lately, I've grown into who I am and since I've been here, done my own thing. Put stuff together I like and just went with it. Again, I think fashion is all about confidence and eye. You have to imagine in your head what you want it to look like and see yourself wearing it.
Why the blog? ? ? I know that is still the question I'm going around in circles to answer. I'm not sure myself. One night I felt compelled to just do it. I want to be able to come on here and talk about fashion and what I'm feeling. And to be honest I'm sick of reading Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Teen Vogue (yes I still read the teen version because I sometimes feel regular vogue is too over my head) only to find beautiful designer clothes worn by actresses, socialites, reality stars that are so over the top expensive and then asking myself, how can I put this together with my budget? I'm a graduate student. I'm poor. Let's be honest here, the magazines do an amazing job of making the clothes appealing and wearable but at the same time, I know that if I walked out of my house in some of those outfits I would be committed. I'm not in anyway saying being different or over the top is a bad thing. I'm just offering my opinion, my perspective. I want to share with the world my love for fashion which does not have anything to do with the price tag on my clothes or the design label that comes with it (because let's face it, most of my clothes, almost all, do not have a design label). This blog is for the real girl who maybe at times needs an idea for an outfit to wear to a party, or date night, or casual get together and doesn't have hundreds of dollars to go out and spend. That is the amazing thing about fashion, you can take a $2.00 top, dress, pant, necklace, skirt whatever, and worn the correct way with a certain style, you could make it look like it cost $200.00. But, like I said, this isn't about cost. It's about you feeling confident. That to me is what I want to portray. If you lack the self esteem or the confidence, you may just need a style do over. It will change your whole attitude. That's my aim. I want to change people's attitudes towards fashion. Some girls dread waking up in the morning and picking out their outfit. Most of us don't have the closet Cher had in Clueless. That's okay. A couple of regular items and a little bit of creativity and personality can go a LONG way.
My idea is to post maybe some pictures, some ideas, some thoughts. I'll try and keep up with the latest fashion news and blog about that. Mainly though I just want to inspire people to not be afraid and take risks.
Be your own best critic......
Peace: Love: Fashion


MollDoll said...

Isnt it refreshing to get out of the land of croakies swooped hair and shorts over leggings??

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