Lets Play Dress Up
As many of you know I am now a full time fashion blogger and the Marquis of Fashion has gone from being a hobby to a full blown career that I love oh so much. Maybe a little too much. But when it comes right down to the bricks and clay of the business I have to say there is a lot that goes into writing a fashion blog and quaffing your hair everyday. Some days you may not feel like pushing the envelope of fashion or reporting on it in a particular way but the trials and tribulations far underweight the illustrious benefits of playing dress up for exclusive events and parties where the underground world of hard hitting fashion is in full swing. This is the beat of fashion that tells a story of what is to show up on next seasons runways and what world trends and shapes will end up on the catwalks next.
It was at a recent party where I got to talking with long time friend Beryl Bacchus about the state of fashion and its ebb and flow in terms of the persuasion of runway shows on street style and who at the party was wearing color trends of the season or if the catwalk had influenced the silhouettes in the room. There were a few short shorts and dresses that appeared to be way above the knee however the colors were all from previous seasons such as bold jewel tones and a mixture of dark colors. There was one gal who had a strip of neon on the hem of her dress however she was one of the models in the show so it didn’t really count. In terms of high fashion silhouette trends it seemed that the venue in which we were enjoying a glass of Pinot Noir, lacked the necessary high fashion crowd to pull off the exploded shoulders and hips that were so prevalent on the runway for Fall 2012 but that had also shown for Spring 2012.
What I took in however, was that most of the patrons looked good. They each had their own take on fashion and every now and then I switched my focus to look for future trends that may hit the runway. That is when the room came to life for me. The people around me are the very essence of what is to come and in their own way, were actually directing the flow of fashion even if they were eyeing the current trends and missing the mark. A silken digitally printed caftan in the booth next to us, a man wearing an unfitted crochet shirt, monk straps paired with rolled up dress pants. The future of fashion is in this room and it is likely that the socialites wearing these looks have no idea their impact on fashion.
My closing statement is to wear what feels natural, and when you are shopping for an outfit for an outing, screw what the trend forecasters tell you (except me of course) and buy what you feel like in that moment. Wear your heart on your sleeve and you will never be a fashion victim but rather an oblivious trend setter.