Saturday, April 16, 2011

Hello World!

Hello world!

So I created this blog because I love fashion.  I want to be a designer, so I'm always on the lookout for changes and updates in the fashion world.  I want to be able to geek out with people who love it as much as I do!  So here goes.

Even though I just said I'm always paying attention to fashion news, something I'm all about right now is the concept of creating your own style and flaunting it with total conviction, whether you're pulling from current trends or not.  I think that's how famous people become fashion icons - whatever style they create for themselves, they own it completely unapologetically.  Think about it: Audrey Hepburn. Edie Sedgwick. Katharine Hepburn. Debbie Harry. The Rolling Stones. Madonna. Rihanna.  Lady Gaga.  All these stars have totally different styles, but they've all become as famous for their fashion sense as for whatever sort of work they did (and do), and I think it's because they have the attitude to pull it off.  I strongly believe that if you have confidence in yourself, the rest will take care of itself.

So that's sort of a style philosophy I'm into right now.  I've also got a few clothing obsessions right now (which tend to change a lot).  Those oxford shoes that are big for women?  Well, right now I love, love, love saddle shoes.  I bought a pair about a month ago, and I'm obsessed with how retro they are, but so cute with a modern outfit.  They work with basically anything - skinny jeans, miniskirts, regular jeans (which I roll up), whatever - I'm hoping to start adding pictures soon.

Also, I've decided I really want a pair of classic Ray-Ban wayfarers.  I used to turn my nose up at them since it seems like everyone has a pair, but recently I've gotten way into Bob Dylan.  He turned the Ray-Ban wayfarers into classics, and since I've come to love him so much, I don't think I can resist a pair.

I'm going shopping tomorrow, and I'm hoping to get some slouchy off-the-shoulder T-shirts.  I've always liked the effortless sex appeal of them, especially when paired with a curve-hugging bodycon skirt.

Something else I'm really into is DIY beauty.  Home remedies definitely save money and make me feel healthier.  I recently discovered a homemade honey-and-spices face mask that is awesome for healing and preventing acne, and reducing redness.  You can make it with 3 parts honey, and 1 part each of cinnamon and nutmeg.  I've been using it every day for a few weeks now, and my breakout-prone skin is so clear now!  I'm obsessed because I've been dealing with breakouts that aren't horrible, but won't go away, since my early teens.  This mask seriously works better than any store-bought or prescription acne treatment I've ever tried, so I thought I'd share it with everyone!

So, I hope you enjoy my very first post and you can get a sense of what I'm all about!  Until next time.          


  1. Julia, I agree with you! Everyone wants to be unique, because beeing unique give us more recognition! I wish you all good things in your career! Think positive and be patient!


  2. Thanks, Cris! I love the psychology of fashion. I tend to geek out about it a lot.