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Seeing Things Differently: New Views on Wearing Fashion

In terms of personal style, one of the most limiting things you can do is simply wear fashion items as they are originally intended to be worn. Huh? Did I just tell you to wear a skirt across your torso like a tube top? Yeah, sure, if it looks good.

When I was younger I used to be obsessed with t-shirt reconstruction. It’s all about taking plain, regular tees and transforming them into cool dresses, leggings, and everything else you can image. Back then I used to frequent a blogging platform called LiveJournal and there were tons of communities on the topic that I read daily.

That helped me to see that garments are really just pieces of fabric that you can use as you wish. The way it is while hanging in your closet right now doesn’t have to be its final form. And just because an item is made to be worn one way doesn’t mean that has to be the only way.

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Find Your Tribe

A few days ago I submitted my photos to be featured on one of my favorite fashion web sites, Fashion Bomb Daily. Less than two hours later the owner, Claire Sulmers, emailed me back to let me know she had chosen me to be that day’s “Bombshell of the Day“. Imagine my total excitement of seeing my photos on a site I really admire with a very kind write up by the owner herself.

But alas, even the sweetest moments can sometimes be tempered with a little tartness. Along with all the positive sentiments from her readers regarding my style also came a few insults too. Everything from skinny-shaming to personal jabs and of course your average “OMG, she can’t dress!” rant. The Shade!?!? 

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Rock That All White When I’m Feeling Godly

About two years ago I stopped shooting fashion photography. I had only been shooting for about a year and a half when I got to a point where it just wasn’t fun anymore. I had originally gotten into photography through my music. I was writing and releasing songs and they needed visuals to go along with them so I decided I needed to learn to shoot myself. Not particularly surprising or new as I had been used to doing everything myself from songwriting to producing, recording, and mixing. I had a little basic experience and from there I just taught myself using my only camera, a point and shoot. At the time I was going to a school called Ontario College of Art and Design and I remember being able to spend hours upon hour by myself in this little makeshift studio with two studio lamps trying to make art out of myself. I didn’t get lonely and I didn’t feel bored.

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