07 September 2017

Back to September

Back to September

It’s that time! New York Fashion Week has started. As usual, I can't hide my excitement. Tom Ford livestreamed his show last night. He never ceases to amaze me. I’m looking forward to watching all the shows I can. I downloaded the NYFW app to watch the shows live. I also have Vogue, Vogue Runway, and the M2M app for all things fashion and fashion week.

Fashion week is always interesting. My favorite thing about fashion week isn’t necessarily the runways. Of course, I can’t help but to be excited about the newest designs. My interest leans towards street style. I’m ready to see more than the models strut down the street in their best. I’m excited to see everyone’s style projected onto the streets of New York City. NYC is a very colorful city. Nothing is the same. Everyone is a canvas. Seeing everyone be the work of art that they are makes me happy. NYC is a giant, outdoor museum and NYFW is one of its annual exhibitions. Watch out Metropolitan. You’ve got competition. 

Another "from me to you" moment.

“In the cause of silence, each of us draws the face of her own fear – fear of contempt, of censure, or some judgement, or recognition, of challenge, of annihilation. But most of all, I think, we fear the visibility without which we cannot truly live.” –  The Transformation of Silence Into Language and Action (1977) by Audre Lorde

Audre Lorde wasn’t speaking about fashion in this moment. She was a feminist who wanted women to speak up. She wanted women to not be afraid to be who they truly are. For the sake of this post, I am talking to whoever will listen.

A dear friend of mine recently told me that she would only feel comfortable with her flamboyant style during fashion week. She said it was the only time she fit in. Then she said, “Whether your style is flamboyant or minimal, be all that you are.” It took me over twenty years to be comfortable in my own skin and to love myself for all that I am. It’s not easy, but it gets better. It does get easier. You will be able to write a memoir or autobiography on the evolution of you. Repeat after me:

I am Vogue worthy.
 I am a true work of art.
I am worthy of being displayed at the MET, at the Louvre, and at the Uffizi Gallery.
It doesn’t matter if I live in one of the fashion capitals of the world or a small town.
I will not simmer down.
“see beneath your beautiful”
No one can take my shine away from me.
Not even I.

All the love as always.

Darianne xx ♥

P.S. Happy Fashion Month! 

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