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Monday, 26 August 2013

Comparing

I compare things. I constantly compare myself to others. I compare my smile, my nose, the size of my feet, my laugh, my sneeze, my handwriting, the shape of my eyebrows, my taste in music, my life. Most of the time I'm left dissappointed, and wondering, "why were they blessed with such good genes to have been given such a perfectly rounded nose.." I compare what I did on the weekend with others, what they did for new years and their life always seems so much better. I have stories to tell but they're not outrageous, crazy, stupid or extremely memorable like everyones elses.
I feel as if my youth is being ripped from under me, and don't get me wrong, I'm still extremely young, but I feel like im wasting my young years by not doing enough stupid and crazy things. What stories do I have to tell about my rebellious days? Well, I backchatted my parents. Oh, and this one time my nanna said not to scratch my mosquito bite... But I did.


Thursday, 22 August 2013

Fashion is Art

Fashion is more than the clothes on your back. It's art.
Art is a world of change and expression, defining ourselves, others and promoting certain ideas. The clothes you wear and how you wear it, expresses yourself, and promotes a certain image to the world. Perhaps it's, 'I dont give a baboon's butt what you think about me, and I have more important things to worry about than fashion," or, "I care a lot about what people think about me and dress like I'm always ready to meet new people who can get me places", or even, "I'm unique".
Whether you mean to or not, the way you dress presents certain ideas about you, as art presents certain ideas about the artist. Fashion is art.

Monday, 19 August 2013

Pondering

While I sat painting on a wooden board, becoming frustrated with my inability to paint straight lines and in between my thoughts of destroying it, I thought about my blog and what I could write. I love fashion, and so that's what this blog is about, and will always be out, but I decided that I would make this blog a semi-personal one too, where I will share my thoughts when I ponder the universe.

Firstly, I came to the realisation that there is only one thing that doesnt change; the fact that everything changes. Most people would have known that much longer, but perhaps I was in denial. Because when things are perfect, who would want to think about that changing? Certainly not me. It saddens me when I think that this very moment of when I type, that very moment I pushed, lets say, the 'd' key, is gone, and will never return. And what saddens me the most is that I probably won't remember those moments ever again.

And so now, I'll write down the important ones, fearing that they will eventually slip from my mind and so I'll remember those little moments of pure happiness; or so that I remember to appreciate that certain person for being in my life and all that they did; or so that when I become old I can remember those stories I couldn't wait to tell my children; or when my grandchildren ask how I met their grandfather, I can tell them clearly as if reading from a book.

So these were the thoughts that flooded into my mind while painting an image for my assignment that will most likely be thrown into a fire; a memory I don't care of keeping.

Thursday, 15 August 2013

Pattern-Blocking

So, I'm sure you have all heard about colour-blocking (wearing different colours, usually bright, that would not have normally gone together, such as green and purple), but what about pattern-blocking?
Pattern-blocking is not necessarily a new trend, but it isn't one that I have been seeing displayed. But then again, it isn't the easiest trend. In fact, this trend is extremely difficult to recipricote.
Basically, the idea of it is to wear different patterns (well duh),  but are colours of the same colour scheme. For example, a black and white striped blouse can be paired with a black and white polka-dot skirt, as a simple outfit. In one of my earlier posts on plaid, you can also see Aria Montgomery from Pretty Little Liars pairing a striped black and white blouse with a plaid blazer. Not only a great exmaple for plaid but a great example of pattern-blocking too.
To begin I recommend simple patterns as if this trend is not done right, it can look like a disaster.
For more inspiration I have included pictures and I must say, I take my hat off to Blair Waldorf, from Gossip Girl's, stylist. Blair is always a great example to use as they per-fect the latest trends.
Different floral patterns
 

 
Examples from the runway using floral patterns. Great for spring

Monday, 5 August 2013

Well it has been a while. I only wish that I had a trend to post but it seems most of the new winter/fall trends I have already posted. But Spring is not far and I will keep my eye open for any inspiration.
But in hopes to inspire you in the meanwhile, be yourself, not what the latest trends tell you to do and dress as if the world is your catwalk.
Until soon, xoxo

Alita