There are a lot of connotations associated with the word "fashion". When telling people that fashion fascinates me I get a lot of, “Oh you like fashion . . . well that’s cool. I bet you love shopping!" But it's so much bigger than that. Instances like that illsutrate the discrepency between what the average consumer thinks the fashion industry is, and what it actually is. My goal is to bridge that gap by broadening people's perspective on fashion. I want to help people understand more about what I love in an approachable, interesting, and empowering way. Plus, there is a literal dollar and cents cost for every consumer who misunderstands the industry (but we can get more into that later).
Fashion is a lot cooler, a lot more intellectual, a lot more approachable, and a lot more present in our lives than most care to realize. This blog is going to explore a variety of topics related to fashion by exploring avenues and applications of fashion typically ignored by the media and popular culture. Fashion is a lot more than playing with clothes and it’s a lot more than people looking hot in expensive clothing.
I want to empower people through fashion.
I want people to see that fashion is a rich historical, social, and artistic commentary.
I want people to feel in control of how they represent themselves to the world around them.
Let’s look beyond what fashion is characterized as, and begin coming to grips with the power it has in our cultural atmosphere, economic environment, and self perception.