Tuesday, April 5, 2016

...because you live your life in it


There's a part in "The Devil Wears Prada" when Nigel asks Andy: "Don't you know that you are working at the place that published some of the greatest artists of the century? Halston, Lagerfeld, de la Renta. And what they did, what they created ... was greater than art ... because you live your life in it". While I spend most days definitely not rocking the *ish outta de la Renta or Lagerfeld, I do appreciate the beauty in that sentiment. We dress ourselves up every day to be seen by all sorts of blokes & folks. Whether we do so for the sake of vanity or necessity, we must adorn ourselves in something. So what are we trying to say to the world? Are we aware of the message of our style? Because it's saying something whether we like it to or not. I don't know what my style says to people but I think it's something having to do with bright lips and a whole lotta' black.

I do like the idea of treating yourself like a piece of livable art. Not because I'm walking around envisioning myself as anything remotely resembling good ol' Mona (I'd like to think of myself as more of a Picasso in the sense that people stare and go 'dafaq?' for 10 minutes before figuring it out) but just because there is some truth to the fact that what we choose to wear is what the world gets to see
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11 comments:

Stephanie Wilhite said...

I dream about living in Cali and you make it look so fun! You are always on the go and loving life! My boyfriend is from California, so I can see us in the near future moving there some day! :)

Pat Hatt said...

lol I get a big fail on this one. My art is the same old same old.

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

I never thought about it like that...and like Pat above I am maybe the pre-fab paintings you never want hanging in your home. LOLOL

Kate at Green Fashionista said...

Could not love that movie more, I could quote it all day long. And loving your style pretty lady, you always look fabulous <3
Green Fashionista

Ashley @ The Wandering Weekenders said...

Could not agree more! You're not supposed to judge a book by it's cover, but people always make assumptions about you based on how you present yourself! I'd say that you look pretty fabulous, especially sporting a bold lip!

Kristen @ See You In A Porridge said...

this is fabulous. love that movie. and your style is fabulous and beautiful like a picasso but not like the dafuq side of picasso haha. but i really never thought about it like this!

Nadine Lynn said...

Ohhhhh what a good thing to think about today!!! I am with you on wearing mostly black. I am in it today from head to toe basically! I just adore that movie and you make an excellent point!

Brittany said...

I absolutely love your style. My style is telling people, "Oh. She woke up ten minutes before work."

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Emily said...

I love your description of this and never really thought about it too much. Probably because my style if very plain compared to you but I do love your style! I got a good laugh at "dafuq? And then figure it out 10 minutes later". You certainly are a pretty piece of art.

MilitaryPugWife said...

God I love that so much! Treat yourself like a work of art!! Also Devil Wears Prada is a movie I never ever get tired of and I can't pinpoint exactly why..