Blogging…sharing all my ideas and thoughts in cyberspace… can I do this? Well, I’m going to try. I guess there really is no better place to start then at the very beginning:
College was coming to an end and I found myself with 3 choices: Get a job, backpack the world with my friends, or go back to school…
You might think it a no-brainer. Paris, London, maybe Bangkok but when I got into Parsons School of Design in New York I couldn’t pack fast enough to get there. Packing of course was no backpack. It was drawers, and drawers, and drawers of clothes. Old, worn, vintage, and of course as many new pieces as my already seriously stretched budget would allow.
You see - I don’t just love fashion. It’s in my blood. My great-grandmother was one of the best seamstresses Cleveland, Ohio ever saw as one of the most loved alterationists at Rae Phillips, the elegant nameplate of fashion in the 1970’s. She could create or deconstruct a garment in her sleep. Next came my grandmothers who are each a walking fashion show. Neither has ever shown her face to the world with so much as a hair out of place. They live their busy lives in the coordinated splendor of immaculate outfits impossibly put together on a daily basis.
Like I said, I had no choice, It’s in my blood! So I set out for the trek from Toronto to the mecca, New York City and never looked back.
I’ve come to realize that fashion is many things. It is business, beauty, creation, color, finance, marketing, shock value, architecture, geometry and soul.
But most of all, It’s not black and white.
I hope to discover many new shades with you.