I saw this sign at market and it really grabbed me. One thing I am always working on is trying to stay true to myself and not worry about what other people think. While I think I succeed at this most of the time, it is an ongoing battle. I find this true in life and decorating.I was reading Elle from Oct. 08 and found an article by Alex Postman describing her meetings with Isaac Mizrahi in which he was helping her find her style. I related to what she was saying in the following excerpt:
"I admit I harbor an envy of fashion extroverts-those bold, creative souls who can wear a coquettish plummed hat, or capelet, or studded leather boots without crippling self-awareness. People for whom the term faaaaabulous is used unironically."
Isaac is one of those people who exudes personal style and loads of personality and makes it look easy. Another person who I adore for being a completely unique is Betsy Johnson.
While I think truly over the top people are amazing, I just struggle to be true to my slightly different side, trying to really focus on what I like and stick to it. When I saw this picture I immediately thought, "Now that girl has personal style".
This picture, just like the sign above jumped out and grabbed me. I sometimes wonder if I didn't have outside influences what would my style be? Not that I think outside influences are bad, they keep things fresh and inspire you to grow and continually evolve. So my hope for this year is to evolve while not losing my individuality.
*This last picture is a sneak preview of my post on Monday on my new favorite photographer....