Taking inspiration from nature, India Flint is an australian artist and fashion designer. Each of her creation is dyed using ecologically sustainable plant dyes. Also, to offer some ecological balance a tree is planted for each item that is sold.
She inspires me to combine my passion and values, which are fashion & spirituality/ecology. It’s a shame they don’t seem to match perfectly nowadays, but she proves there is a way to make clothing more natural and respectful of the environment.
I like to think of life as a guru always teaching you what you have to know at the perfect time you need to know it, by challenging you with all kind of experiences. It’s funny to think that my love for fashion, which can be looked at as something quite superficial and meaningless, has taught me a lot as well. For instance, the importance of all of us being different from one another, and cultivating our uniqueness, therefore, to accept to be truly ourselves.
There is a girl I know, really pretty, with an awesome style. First I was a bit jealous, second I tried to copy her, and then I realize I was so silly! Everything that looks great on her is not that beautiful on me, we don’t have the same body type, and the same personality, and even tho our taste are very similar, we can’t wear the same kind of clothing. So every time I see her now I just enjoy her good taste and everything she can wear and that I can’t, without feeling bad or anything, cause it serves nobody to be a bad second version of someone else.
I’m sure you already know it, but let me just remind you that, cherish who you are, in all the crazy and weird details, you owe the world to be completely yourself cause something would be missing if you aren’t. Don’t stop inspiring from one another, but don’t be sad not to look like this celebrity, or this popular chick at school…you’ve got something wonderful to bring to the world that nobody brought before you, and nobody would in the future, it’s in your hands. Use comparison to empower you, not bringing you down! Learn to like your qualities and faults equally, cause very often it’s them that make you special and charming.
Life would be so boring if there was just one kind of flower, if the weather was always the same, and if people all wore black. What makes everything fun is endless possibilities. People differences is what makes the world so rich and interesting, in matter of personality, traditions, culture, beliefs, ways of life, etc. but also in matter of style.
Celebrate who you are.
I’m used to wear flats cause it’s the most convenient at work (I’m currently in retail so I spend all day running and standing) but my boyfriend hates it! I never quite understand cause even Vogue says it’s the number one shoe trend at the moment…! But the other night I came back from work and saw myself in the mirror and it just struck me! Our legs and the whole posture of our body is so much better with heels! And I already wrote about this in this blog but we will never repeat it too much, WEARING HEELS MAKES YOU FEEL SEXY and CONFIDENT and this is priceless! So every night, when I come back from work I stop wearing my Uggs (I wear them as slippers) and put on my heels, so I get so perfectly used to them that I can wear it all day (on my day off, not at work, I’m not THAT crazy!). What are your feelings about flats and heels?
I just found a great pic on Pinterest to help you organize your closet (made me think of my own article “shopping advice“), I had to share it with you, cause a great style comes with an organized space to store all of your treasures to mix and match without forgetting half of your stuff and being overwhelmed by trash. So helpful!
Hope you’re all well guys Xxxx
I never been really interested in Men’s Fashion, although I always liked to borrow (or more appropriately: steal :p) shirts, pullovers, scarfs and cardigans from my boyfriends. Several weeks ago, my love asked me for advice to spice up his very casual look, without making any fashion faux pas. So I strated to invastigate! I thought it would be boring and hard, but it opened a whole new fashion dimension to me. I still really love casual, traditional fashion for men, not too bold and crazy, but I start to appriciate a bit of extravangance, so that’s the good news! It’s always good to see we can wide up our mind a little. I just wanted to share some of those styles with you, Enjoy!
I love it when bloggers and magazines make a list of upcoming trends they saw repeatedly in different shows, with pictures to illustrate their point, but that’s not really my style. What I find interesting during the Fashion Week is to immerse myself in designers’ atmosphere. It’s not really about beauty alone anymore, but creations that not only match your current “state of style”, but also are original enough to get your mind to learn something new. It’s a balance between what you already like and how it could evolve, within reasonable limits.
What really matters is YOUR OWN STYLE, isn’t it? What works for me isn’t probably going to work for you, so I’ll show you how I proceed so you can do the same to nourish your own style reflection. Our style is a living creature you have to feed with constant inspiration. Looking at fashion shows is one of the way.
1-Go to Vogue.com in the Fashion Week section. I picked Fall/Winter 2014/15 NY Fashion Week cause it is the very last one, and everyone is talking about it (even if I’m the first one thinking it doesn’t make any sense cause Winter 2014 is not even over yet…but anyway…), feel free to choose whatever appeals to you most.
2-Go through all the names, one by one, and look at their show very quickly in order to make a list with all the designers you like the most.
3-Take your time to look at them conscientiously and pick the particular outfit or detail you loved. Maybe you can create a file on your computer where you can keep all your inspirations, and make sure to look at the pictures as often as you need to keep it in mind. Or you can even print them and make a scrapbook, or start a folder where you keep all your look inspirations. (I also collect pics from magazines and papers).
4-Analyse why you like this particular outfit. Is it the total look? Or just a detail? Is it something you could add to your style? A colour you’d like to try?
5-Regroup them in themes. You can publish them on your blog and share them with your community, make a vision board dedicated to your style (didn’t try it yet but can’t wait to make one!) share them on pinterest, or just look at it before going shopping so you would have what you’re going for in mind.
What’s in my own file: I found the 6 rules to apply to my style for the months to come (it’s always changing), in order to define a new feminity (I really needed to say goodbye to myslef as a girl, and embrace the new me as a woman) which is comfy, and still a bit fun, but very classy at the same time.
1.PAY MORE ATTENTION TO CUTS AND VOLUME
2.BACK TO ROOTS – WITH ELEGANCE
3.ETHNIC PRINTS – INSPIRE FROM DIFFERENT CULTURES AND COUNTRIES
4.MIXING RADICALLY DIFFERENT FABRICS AND STYLES
5.NOT TO FORGET TO STAY PLAYFUL AND MISCHIEVOUS
6.AND TO FINISH, THE TIMELESS COMBINATION: BLACK, PURE AND CLASSY.