Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Mood






(Lina Scheynius, Tristan Legros, Clara Ledwith, Kydeeva)
While I've been stuck putting together "inspiration" posts, I've realized something about them. I have my tumblr, and most of these images end up there at some point, but it's different with real blog posts. I'm arranging these images together, picking which ones to include or leave out, and what order to place them in. For me, the goal is to depict an overall mood or state of mind.

I work very hard to create these inspiration posts, even modifying color pictures to be black and white (this is the case for one of the shots above) to achieve the desired effect. In the end, I am often more inspired by the "feel" of something than the actual thing itself, especially when it comes to fashion. While many times I want to steal a look right off the model's back, I often decide that what I really want is a look with the same essence. I'm not sure if what I'm saying is making any sense, but basically, it is your mood that creates the outfits and stylings (although of course these have an influence on your mood).

If the goal of getting dressed is to present yourself to the world, which I believe it is, then you can never go wrong. Whether you are wearing seven inch heels and the latest designer trends or sweatpants and flip flops from the dollar store, you are showing the world who you are. Of course, you may not be giving the impression that you want to give, but let's face it, you can tell a lot from the way someone dresses. As long as you are dressing yourself, you are showing the essence of you at that moment. Whether it is defined completely or confused or lazy, that is part of your essence.

Well, now that I'm wondering if I'm being too cheesey or even making sense at all, I think I'll head off to bed. Or at least to write this english paper.

9 comments:

Ana said...

adore those pictures
i just found your blog and i love it!
dressedbeliever.blogspot.com
xx!!

diana kang said...

i wanttt the sweater in the first pic! i almost bought a kids ralph laure one.

http://ddianakangg.blogspot.com/

amalie said...

great pictures!

noura. said...

this was such a wonderful post

kirstyb said...

love these pics xxxx

Misha said...

Picture numero three pierces straight into my soul for some reason.

Anonymous said...

Hey, something is wrong with your site in Opera, you should check into it.

Yasmin said...

I totally agree with what you wrote about how you dress gives the world an impression of who you are. I was just thinking about this a few days ago and actually wrote about it on my blog a few days ago! Great minds think alike I guess! Haha.

I know a lot of people who don't put any effort into how they dress and they justify it because they hate fashion but what they don't realize is that sometimes it can come across as just being lazy...having said that though people who do put a lot of effort into the way the dress can come across as being high maintenance or superficial. It's such a bizarre concept.

rachel kara said...

Perfect sense. I do exactly that with my picture posts and in fact have tried to express this same thought at some time or another...
Great collection. I feel it :)

x