I went away! But I'm back! As you know I'm in school, and so weekends and Mondays are going to be my off days from blogging so that I can catch up with school work while the husband is home taking care of our son! I hope you don't miss me too much! (....and today, I'm posting twice to make up for yesterday.......)
It's currently Fashion Week in Milan, we're done with New York and London. As part of school work, we have to critique the designers who appeal to our personal aesthetic the most. This semester, I'm being asked to move out of my 'comfort zone' and explore younger, edgier and more contemporary and adventurous designers. Well, I'm there to learn right? And so I will, however, my aesthetic will never change. I believe in women looking beautiful, looking like ladies, looking sexy and looking powerful. And as women look this way, they will feel this way too! So you're never going to see any crazy, innovative, terribly avant garde (you'll see a little avant gardism......) and space like creations here. Nope. It's not my style.
As a Designer and Life Artist, I just want us all to have fun! I have to be honest, right now, my life is not as glamorous as I would like it to be. I'm a full time Suburban Mom! My days are filled with chasing my son around the house, playing with food and covering myself in the process, Dora the Explorer (he has a big crush!) and picking after him as he destroys our home, in an attempt to keep some sense of design and order alive! However, it's a choice I made and I am so grateful to be able to enjoy every single moment of his childhood. I wouldn't have it any other way! But.........! I do miss the other side of life, the Glam life, getting dressed to the nines, lunches, shopping, dinners, hanging with the girls and all the good stuff! I know that time will come again, but for now, I can make believe!
Let's have some fun!
Before we begin, I just wanted to bring your awareness to a fact. We're all different. We all have different body types. The Fashion Industry uses slim tall models as a way of keeping everything consistent. They have actually been called 'human coat hangers'......and I don't subscribe to the term, but it just makes my point. It takes a little bit of imagination to see yourself in these clothes when you don't look like the models. But please indulge me and try. Pretty Please.
The example of Jennifer Lopez vs the model may not be the most inspiring, but it confirms what I'm trying to say. Looking at the model, even for me, the last thing on my mind would have been the fact that this is a really sexy red skirt! So you see, stretching the imagination helps. See yourself in the clothes with no preconceptions. Just have fun!
Donna Karan is my current favorite designer. Now that I'm a mother and my body has changed, I've come to appreciate her design aesthetic. She really truly is a woman designing for women. I'll dedicate a whole post to her tomorrow, to tell you all the other reasons why she inspires me so! Today, it's about make believe!
Aaaaaaaah......I've had my 'fix' for the day, I hope you enjoyed this as much as I did! There's a LOT more of this coming!
See you very soon!