Writers block, daydreaming and fashion rules

“I’ve never seen someone wear chinos with tights before. Isn’t that against the rule of fashion?”

Is it? I’ve been stuck on what to write about when this question suddenly hit me. Is there a rule for fashion, and if so who set them? Why? Society? But aren’t the fashionistas the rule breakers, the futurists, the Visionary; the ones that don’t follow the rules, but follows their heart and artistic inspirations? Is there a rule to follow?

Finally, after that riveting opening, please excuse my long delay from blogging here. There is really no excuse, just a long stint of writers block on poor old me.

Wild hair day

Road trip dreaming

When I think of designers, influencers and even the everyday fashion magazine reader I think of us as the artist 👨‍🎤 of our image. How we dress, how we walk, how we are – they all say something about us, so if there are rules aren’t we wearing a uniform? I for one, have never really read the terms and conditions, the rules or even the guides….which I guess says something about me..to the point I just can’t justify following rules about fashion…it is mine, my clothes, my body, my expression of myself so why do I need to follow some random rule? After all if you look through history there were some crazy fads throughout, am I right? Like come on people, why would you put bird poop on your face?

Sincerely,

Your utterly apologetic blogger.

 

 

A Bag Lover’s Guide – Types Pt1

  1. Luggage Case

    Considering that everyone likes to travel – wether it’s a trip, moving, camp, stay-cation or vacation we can all agree that what we need is a luggage bag. Preferably with four wheels that go all directions, a handle that does not get stuck and lightweight so we can use it for maximum effectiveness.

    I really don’t think we need to deliberate on exactly what it is and how it is one piece that everyone has.

  2.  Clutch

    For those of us that have phones, purses, and a spare lipstick for a refresher this is a crucial one for a night out! Going for an art gallery, museum, movies and even just hanging out with your mates, this is a piece that most of us have, and for some of us need in our lives.

    It can dress up an outfit or make a statement – some of those arts (studs anyone?) and graphics – to finish an outfit. Maybe even start a conversation even.

  3.  Bag-pack

    Now the less we say about this the better right? Let’s just say we all remember having to carry a bag-pack to and fro from school, wether it was filled with books, food, or anything else is not in question here. Just that we all had it.

    screen-shot-2016-11-08-at-21-02-52Now the question isn’t for the bag-pack from our childhood but rather the one we use for hiking, back packing, globe trotting. The one that will contain our lively hood once we start our tour of the world, one city at a time – back packing across the globe.

  4.  Gym bag

    Your gym bag is a daily struggle. There are countless blogs and post dedicated to packing your gym bag. There are gym owners, fitness fanatics and personal trainers that have logged hours into the gym and have hit a snag here and there.

    It need to be light, have space for extras, your gym outfit, towels, extra chargers, water bottles. Need I go on?

  5. Minaudiere

    screen-shot-2016-11-13-at-13-39-01 That is to say – the perfect companion for a  night out. Cute, perfect and will hold your  lipgloss, ID, and even some cash for the ride home! You can dance with it and is not too big that you need to hand it over in the cloak room!
    Can we say anymore here?

Fashion Taboo: Is This Really Fashion? — Meziesblog

Most gentlemen and ladies love fashion but not when it’s crazy or wild. Truth be told, a few men would prefer admiring and fantasizing in secret while protesting against half-naked women in public. Self-righteousness isn’t an unforgivable sin. Freedom is a right, so one might rightly argue that it’s super cool for women to dress […]

via Fashion Taboo: Is This Really Fashion? — Meziesblog

Collage and Fashion – Moody?

To find inspiration we don’t look at a single thing. We create a theme from an image – autumn leaves, light effects, fabric patterns or even the weather. As the academics and professionals in the industry like to call it a “mood board”.

The function of this would be to help you to grow your idea from something solid – where you can see your inspiration in something solid. I like to rip into magazines.screen-shot-2016-10-07-at-20-02-47 Find what inspires me from the mix. Wether it’s clean, chaotic and geometric to bright pink or pastel. It’s all there.

So to make the mood board:

  1. Find a theme
  2. Prepare a collage
  3. Develop your idea
    1. Make sure that it ties into your “mood”
    2. It has a common theme and you can find it easily – make it obvious.

You can do this with magazines, photos, cuts or sketches on paper or through digital via photoshop, or other programs available.

I love finding online the little help videos on how-to of the fashion industry. I love Zoe Hong’s youtube channel. She is very precise and clear on what she wants and how to go about it. She is a treasure. So I’m sharing it with you guys.

Art and Fashion, a love story for all of times?

Art is central to my life. It has been since I was in kindergarten and was doing crafts with the fall leaves. Fashion came into my life later.

I think it began from when I was in my early teens, sneaking into my cousins room and looking at her catwalk sketches. They were glamorous. My mother was not into fashion – she wore conservative clothes suitable work her university teaching career, but I can still smell the perfume she wore back then. It was comforting while adding a touch of glitter to her life.

I remember starting the competition with my younger sister on who drew that outfit better or which outfit better fit the description of “glamorous night out”. From then on the thought of fashion and art has been deeply interwoven for me.

But I would like to think that it’s not just me that feel that way. Art and fashion has been in a passionate dance since the very beginning. Fashion deeply in love with art even till this day.

The collaborative work of Yves Saint Laurent and Piet Mondrian Hermès design with their blocky grids of primary colours and geometrical designs represented a whole era of the century. The printed graphics, graffiti, pop art (Versace’s 1991 Pop Art Collection, anyone?) and even expressive phrases on t-shirts. For who can not appreciate someone with the T “She went out like a 40 watt lightbulb”. If we bring it back to the big names how about 2013 Alexandre McQueen’s collaboration with Damien Hurst, or even the colaboration between Yayoi Kusama and Louis Vuitton in 2012.

I just can’t imagine the buzz in the studio. *Dreamily stare off into space.*