"Style is the perfection of a point of view"--Richard Eberhart
You know that feeling when you want something really really badly? You'd do anything to get it. You'd work as hard as you could. Well that was how I felt about a certain fashion site. It was exclusive and I wanted in more than anything! I worked hard planning my looks and the photos to go with them. I was confident with what I was submitting! So where's the problem? It lies in the mentality I had. I was trying to please this group of people that don't even know me or my real name! The look wasn't my own--what I would actually wear; it was what I thought would sell. I know this is just my story, but I feel like this is a huge problem today. People can lose their personal style in pursuit of fashion.
I'm not a fashion designer. Heck, I can't draw to save my life! If I attempted to sketch an outfit, it would probably look like a patterned potato sack--or the work of a three year old. I don't have to sell my designs to make a living. My clothes are simply that--my clothes. They're for me. They express who I am. That's what clothes should do. In my opinion, clothes are an extension of the person wearing them. They should express who we are inside. Really, that's what any art form does! Personal style isn't meant to please everybody. If it pleases you, that should be enough! It doesn't always feel that way though. It can be tough.
So I vote we band together! It's okay to be unique; in fact, it's absolutely beautiful! Never lose who you are because someone tells you that you can't wear knee socks over pantyhose along with your favourite pumps!
As for right now, wherever my style ends up--be it on a webpage, in a magazine, on tv or in the mirror in my bedroom--I'm fine with that. My style is my style. It's personal, ever changing and unique. It will not change for anyone. It represents who I am and what I do. My style is me.
Here I am.