I can’t really remember a time when art and fashion wasn’t a part of my life, growing up in a tiny town on the East coast of the United States, the two have always been a part of who I am. Both of my uncles attended art school, my grandma and great-grandma both taught me how to sew, my great-grandfather was a photographer and my mother always made sure every outfit I wore was coordinated and fashionable with every hair in place.
I was the only child in a house of artistically inclined adults, so you could say that it was destine for me to become something artistic. I started out studying fashion design, later switching to fashion merchandising management, which has broadened my knowledge not only of the industry but also of myself and who I am and what I want to become.
When it comes to fashion, for me, I look at it from all angles, (I come from a multicultural background so it’s how I view all things) it’s more than pretty clothes and faces…it’s about looking at the world in it’s entirety and envisioning something wearable. Fashion is art, history, science, and math and in recent years it’s technology. Being an 80s baby raised in the 90s the merging of fashion and technology seemed like a dream come true, giving the world fashion instantaneously, seemingly in ‘real time’. The ability to connect with and inspire others, to get a sense of who they are while offering a bit of who I am is what has drawn me to blogging, social media.
Being of a multicultural background, trickles into every aspect of my life including style and fashion. I don’t have one style, I don’t fit a cliché and I think that’s something that all of us should try and emulate; if you like it wear it, there are no rules and there is no right or wrong way, its your way. One day it’s about what’s on the runway in Istanbul, the next it could be a fashion flashback to the 50s, maybe it’s about technologically advanced fashion like Iris Van Herpen’s or the merging of art into something wearable like Rei Kawakubo, or perhaps something inspired from my roots in the Eastern part of the world…with me you never know what it’s going to be about but one thing you will know is that it’s a worthy read, above and beyond the average.