I've been channeling a more romantic look lately. And I've always loved the contrast of lighter feminine clothing with more "rocker" elements like my studded Litas... they will forever be a staple!
Vintage mens hat/Nasty Gal Lace dress/Badlands Vintage shirt-drape/Jeffrey Campbell Studded Lita Platform/Assorted Jewelry
If you've been a reader of mine, whether through this blog, through The Style Line or have followed any other publications that I've contributed to, you know that my life solely consists of the two f's: Fashion and focus. And as such, my devotion to this art form and industry is supplemented through my writing and sharing this passion with others who enjoy and understand it. It is also supplemented by what I'm learning at school--whose slogan is "Where Business Meets Fashion." Well being surrounded by all of by all of this 24/7, has really gotten me thinking of how vital and influential fashion and personal style is in our lives this day in age. I take a class called "Fashion Fundamentals" which covers the basics of fashion history and it's relationship to the world. Today we discussed the impact of social media on the fashion industry, and the topic of blogging came up. While I do not consider myself as an "elite" or extremely well-known blogger at least in terms of this blog, being that Le Style Child is still growing; but I have to question the motives of other bloggers and I'm posing a question to you all that I sincerely hope you actually read.Why do you blog?I'm curious to know, because I feel that a lot of people have recently began their blogs in hopes of creating a following, rather then because they actually enjoy it or have something they want to say/share with the world, which isn't wrong but it's just a trend that I've noticed. I get a lot of chain comments and I feel that people skim posts, leave a comment and hope that people will visit their blog. Do you all agree? I want to know your thoughts.
Connecting this back to my outfit post, as you can see I'm posing with the magazine Lula which is a U.K based publication and something my boyfriend and I recently stumbled upon. Interning in a publishing setting already has truly made me see the amount of work that is put into creating these issues, and being exposed to the differences between all of the magazines, I have really been shown how many unique point of views there are in the world. And I've noticed that Lula is primarily made up of fashion stories and interviews which provide an in-depth look at the driving forces in the creative industries and it's shown me that individuals still pursue things for the right reasons, and because they absolutely love what they do.
Rest assured that no matter how many followers or readers I have that I will never stop writing or blogging. And for the people that do read and enjoy these posts, at the end of the day it is the most rewarding thing. I recently had one of my followers from Texas email me, and the fact that she reached out was one of the most touching experiences. So thank you again Amarie! This little shout out is for you.
I know this was a long post, and thank you if you've stuck with me through it, but it's something I really needed to address because I will always be a firm believer in doing things for the right reasons. And on a lighter note, stay tuned for an upcoming brand collaboration! There's a lot of excitement and I can't wait to share it with you all.