|Anna Wintour, Editor in Chief, Vogue|
I mean I'm not in the fashion business. I did not go to fashion school. In fact, I've never taken any course in fashion or styling. Truthfully, I almost failed art because I can't draw at all and I don't know how to sew. I've made tons of fashion mistakes. I missed pronounced "Louboutin" and "Lanvin". I don't know a lot about technical side designing. I once commented about the great blog ,The Satorialist and called him a woman, when clearly he is a man, Scott Shuman. When I read Vogue, I can occasionally feel like Alice going down the rabbit hole, is there a secret world that I'm missing due to my lack of understanding? Sometimes I look at the photos and think WTF, this is hot? I've gone outside of the house wearing sweatpants, and no, I wasn't going to the gym.
I've committed a slew of fashion mistakes and proud to say learned from all of those. I've matured and look at more classical pieces instead of trendy ones when shopping. I look at fit more and get my clothes tailored. To my credit I am now able to look at clothing and shoes in pictures and know what designer they are from. And finally, when I look at Alexander McQueen I have a fashion orgasm.
But the question still remains, am I a real fashionista? Well, that all depends on your definition of one. Webster defines one as, a designer, promotor, or follower of the latest fashions. According to Webster, I am, under the "follower of the latest fashions". However, those in the fashion industry might disagree. I imagine standing in a room anywhere in any high rise in NYC and getting nastier looks than Anne Hathaway in The Devil Wears Prada.
|French Vogue, June 2009|
Fashion fades, only style remains the same. ~Coco Chanel