Perhaps it is the nature of the fashion/stylist business, or its deeper than that itself (human nature), but I know that there is heavy attention paid to how you look outside then how you feel inside. I for one am the last person to talk about this as it is, after all, my job to make someone look good more than anything else. Yet my apporach with every client, and every person, I encounter is to make them feel good-both inside and out. I find this to be very important (heck, its in my moniker). Feeling is an expression of many many things. More than emotion, it is an expression of your Soul, of your Self. This expression is what, I feel, makes us human. It is born of/from Creativity, which is vast and ever present. Look around you-Creativity is everywhere. You reading this now is a result of Creativity just as much as it is a result of me writing this because of Creativity. Delve into this feeling because it is good. Find what makes you create and do it. When you do, it makes you feel good inside. And that shows on the outside, definitely!!
I was lucky enough to spend the evening last night with one of my crushes, Me'Shell Ndegeocello, at her show at the El Rey. I have loved her music and energy since she came onto the scene in the 90's. Her fashion style is simple and utilitarian, and veers toward what is comfortable for her (and her soul I gather). Last night she had me crushing even more because she was wearing a pair of Repetto leather lace up shoes, my current shoe obsession. Loved how she rocked it with cuffed black jeans, black tee, and black shrunken blazer!!
I have a new crush: Jack from the Neo Soul/Electro Band J*Davey! Why? Because fly girl had the fashion guts 2 wear a sheer silk vintage 80's bodysuit (w/shoulder pads) and a black silk teddy underneath and steal my fashion heart! The multi-looped strand of pearls were also perfect, and at the end of the show she shucked them off and twirled them 'round the air and made her exit.
Please check out this great band and keep your eye on her-she's the newness on the scene!!