Style. What is style? The dictionary defines it as a particular kind, sort, or type, as with reference to form, appearance, or character.
Let”s think about this for a second.
By definition, we have to fit into a box, space or cavity in order to be classified as, not an individual, but part of a whole. A “Style” is only valid if it can be defined based on characteristic- otherwise its considered some form of travesty and essentially, a mess. We categorize style so we can cast our labels and our preconceived notions upon it.
Rock, Glam, Bohemian, Utilitarianism: these are all classifications of fashion and culture. There doesn”t seem to be room for deviation within a category … otherwise, it will no longer be classified as that particular style. This misfit version has a choice between claiming a new category altogether, or simply being rendered out of style. But who”s calling the shots here? Why does your personal style have to play by the rules? I mean, aren”t we all supposed to be seeking a form of identity – or should we settle for style singularity?
Then, we have art. Which in its own right is defined as : the quality, production, expression, or realm, according to aesthetic principles, of what is beautiful, appealing, or of more than ordinary significance.
People are quick to testify that slot machines online art and style on the same continuum… but if you believe that art is subject to individuality, then, by definition, you cease to be artistic if you are confined to the boundaries of a particular category.
This is where I used to miss the mark. Now, I choose my style just based on how I”m feeling that day. I”m seldom the same girl twice. And who says I even have to be.
Without an impressive pedigree in the fashion industry I find myself still having to casino netherlands wear clothes every day–and stylish ones (if I know what”s good for me as a fashion editor). When it comes to fashion, my greatest weapons are a creative mind, an abstract point of view, and a strong sense of self. I look to the runway for artistic merit. I look at the space the garment occupies, the mood it evokes, the philosophy behind the piece, the psychology behind the muse it was designed for and the baggage of which social characteristics wearing the garment might suggest. I might not be able to tell you what era rouche-ing comes from, (or even how to spell it)but I”m the girl at the bar who you”ll intercept just to ask me where I got my shoes from. That counts for something.
And so, with an ever-accelerating self discovery ( and new wordpress template), I”ve decided to dedicate my blog to discovering the art in style. I hope to inspire readers to (not be afraid) to discover, flaunt and celebrate their individuality through a self-personified fashion statement.
Wish me luck.