Thursday, September 16, 2010

Your Culture Fashionably Defined

I come from a plethora of backgrounds. I'm inspired by an array of people, places and things that my music culture, my fashion culture and my 'topic for discussion' culture are as mixed as I am. My culture soars from the 40s and 50s classy lady with an 80s baby twist and it reaches past blood lines and incorporates a multitude of traditions. It sings that I am different and yet harmonizes that I blend in. It picks apart ordinary and pieces together that "it" factor I desire. I am fashionably defined across the seas of time, heritage and trend.

They, whoever "they" are, say that "you are how you dress." Mothers and Grandmothers have been beating this concept into children for years. "if you dress like a _____ you will be treated like a _____."

I say, dress to please you, but reach beyond how your friends define you, how your "clique" defines you, how your job defines you, how your lifestyle defines you, how your supposed "where I come from" defines you or even how your ethnic background defines you. Fashionably embrace your character. Incorporate all of these things and maxmize on the fact that you are more than where you work, what you do and where you come from. Embrace the confidence, the swag, the tradition and the years that have defined you. And see if your outer appearance doesn't take on a new outlook based on it's connection to your inner outfit. Cheers to this past Fashion Week and to You, fashionably defined!