I've posted about a lot of things on this blog, but one thing I haven't done is explain the quote that I find embodies the purpose behind my blog.
"Fashion is so often presented in the culture as a thing of froth, which, of course, it partly is; but the bubbles are blown with care and a sense of values”.
I read this quote by Anna Wintour in Vogue's September 2009 issue, and to this day, I consider it one of fashion's greatest quotes. The reason being because it rings so true. Fashion is often seen as frivolous, and to be frank, it is. You look at fashion's obsession with beauty, its provocativeness, the partying, the smoking, the glamour...and you can't help but think fashion is froth.
But then you go deeper, and you see the designer bent over sketches, the seamstress spending hours on delicate fabric, the designer's insistence that the inside of the garment be just as beautiful as the outside, the constant desire to make women feel confident, the appreciation for raw talent...and you begin to see the values behind fashion.
As much as fashion is about glamour, it's also about passion. The two sides of fashion co-exist to create the exciting and intriguing world of fashion that we know of. There would be no glamour without dedication, and there would be no dedication without glamour. I said at the beginning of this blog that I love and respect fashion, and it is my hopes that this blog is a celebration and reflection of my love for the extravagant side of fashion, and my respect for the admirable side of fashion. Like Anna Wintour's quote, I aspire to make you think, make you smile, and make you love fashion that much more.
Image Source: Roberto Cavalli, Karl Lagerfeld