Monday, January 30, 2012
outfit post: This is Not An Outfit Post
Perhaps it's the buying ban I've put upon myself, but I am not inspired by dressing up lately. The winter chill probably doesn't help but really, I'm just not feeling it. Or maybe it's because I don't know what I'm dressing for. I'm craving a uniform, something that is cozy, functional and takes no thought to put on. Today's outfit was an attempt to dress warmly with what I have, but somehow not quite the thing. I've been drawn to all black lately, colors just aren't resonating with me. Is this a trend, or me bucking one? I'm feeling very anti-fashion lately, perhaps a back lash to my fashion obsessed blogging for the past 3 years. What about you? What looks have you been trying?
Saturday, January 28, 2012
Picture Perfect: Winter White
|Winter Light, Winter White: Self Portrait. (taken with an iPhone)|
Once a snowflake fell
on my brow and I loved
it so much and I kissed
it and it was happy and called its cousins
and brothers and a web
of snow engulfed me then
I reached to love them all
and I squeezed them and they became
a spring rain and I stood perfectly
still and was a flower.
Friday, January 27, 2012
outfit post: Roses, Leopard, Lace + Plaid
|Bella trying to think if she's left any pattern out of her outfit for the day. Hmmm... Polka dots?|
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
outfit post: The Boyfriend Tee
|K.I.S.S: Keep It Simple, Sweetheart. Bella wears a basic black boyfriend T.|
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Guest Post: The Foolish Aesthete
|Get to the Pointe: The Foolish Aesthete Dances with Fashion with a Passion.|
By Jenny of The Foolish Aesthete
Thank you so much, Bella, for sharing this space with me. It is an honor and pleasure to be here!
January is often associated with New Beginnings. What does that mean for our wardrobe? We all face “What do I wear?” moments, particularly when there is nothing new in our closets aside from a few, sparkly holiday purchases.
Now, I have complete confidence in Man (or Woman) and our civilizations’ achievements. Mainly, we can dream, imagine … create! We may not all be creative geniuses, but at some elementary level, we create daily. We rustle up something for dinner. We string words together to convey our thoughts. And everyday, we face the world in an outfit not chosen by our mothers (generally by our 7th birthday).
|My Radio City Christmas Rockette look, circuitously inspired by the Muppet movie + "Devil Wears Prada."|
One of my favorite artists, Pablo Picasso, said “Bad artists copy. Good artists steal.” He further elaborated that to copy ones’ self is more dangerous than copying others. I’ll take that as license to steal Picasso’s thoughts, since my own are reportedly dangerous, and certainly not on a genius scale like his.
Inspiration is necessary for creation. We have to try new things -- even if it means stealing someone else’s look! This is one kind of theft for which we can be forgiven. So let’s take each day as a New Beginning, style wise. Now… where should we go for inspiration?
Monday, January 23, 2012
Picture Perfect: Red Shoes
|Red Shoes. (taken on an iphone. photo credit: Bella Q|
Picture Perfect is a new feature where I share candid photos taken of images that seem perfectly captured in its surroundings.
Thursday, January 19, 2012
outfit post: Floral Frenzy
|The Citizen Rosebud in a Floral Frenzy|
|Blooming Madly: triple run in vintage floral and Betsey Johnson|
Sunday, January 15, 2012
outfit post: Leopard, Floral, Paisley
|Blooming Madly: Bella Q is back from vacay and ready to rumble!|
I'm back from my offline vacation, and I must say I missed all of you! I took nearly a 3 weeks off from blogging, and I feel like I've gained some much needed perspective. Here's the deal: I LOVE blogging but the past year or so, blogging has taken over my life, and it has been at the expense of REAL TIME, and REAL EXPERIENCES. To "keep up" with fashion trends and fashion blog posts, I had stopped reading books, most magazines and pretty much didn't explore any new subjects. Having taken some time off, I've realized how unbalanced this all is- and at the expense of losing some of my blog friends, I have come to the decision that in 2012 there is going to be less ONLINE and more OFFLINE. I still plan to blog, but my intention is now to share a rounder aspects of my life, not just the fashion side.
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