I’ve been happily spoiled by my mother’s lack of restrictions, and her never feeling the need to perfect my proverbial picture—allowed to grow up, and slip up on the surface (read: blue eye shadow, bikini tops over t-shirts) without feeling shamed by my choices.
Inspired by the brilliant Meh List published every week in The Sunday Magazine of The New York Times, I thought I’d start crafting my own, in a similar spirit to the Dear Diary posts.
“Maybe I have a lack of imagination when it comes to my own life, but I found just about everything in my twenties to be surprising. My career has been so much more fulfilling and exciting than I would have ever imagined.” Picking the brain of fashion-force-to-be-reckoned-with, Hillary Kerr, cofounder of Who What Wear, on what she learned throughout her twenties, the advice she has for us newbies, and how she would spend an ideal day in LA!
After reading a poorly articulated article on Refinery 29 titled “Why I’ll Never Regret My Nose Job,” I wanted to counter it by sharing why I’m so glad I never went under the knife.
In case you, too, are fed up with the fashion sphere’s selective cheering for a small subset of the blogger population, I’ve rounded up some of my favorite sites to revisit, coupled with my reasoning for why that is–namely, an absolute pride and confidence in their femininity (and not femininity as defined by the upper echelons of society).
“The world of fashion is my world, there’s no way around it, so I embrace it. And I try not to be too embarrassed to share what I do when I meet people who are curing rare diseases. We all have a purpose!”
Welcome to a new series titled Monday Muse–a space for my quick, unedited ramblings on a certain theme/idea/notion that’s currently inspiring me from the worlds of art, fashion, music, or otherwise. First up: a vague sense of androgyny.
Kristiina Wilson is an NYC-based fashion photographer with an awesome sense of humor, as seen via the treasure trove of internet gold that she posts on her blog. Find out what she learned in her twenties and, more importantly, what she has in common with Sir Mix-a-Lot, after the jump.
This is about a week late, but I wrote a a lil’ something something for those badass beauty wizards over at Into The Gloss. If you haven’t already, you should read it […]