Today, September 27th, is the start of Paris fashion week: spring/summer 2011 ready-to-wear! Paris is where many of the top designers present their collections to the fashion world. I have come up with a schedule (above) with the highlights of some of the designers showing this week! The full schedule can be seen here ( http://www.modeaparis.com/en/fashion-shows/Schedules/Ready-to-wear ). I will be posting my favorite looks everyday from some of the designers above, and you can also follow along on my personal favorite website for fashion: style.com.
As of four days ago, it is officially my favorite season for fashion: fall!! This means that it's time to put away your swimsuits and shorts and break out your sweaters and boots instead! I've scoured some of my favorite stores and picked out a few adorable sweaters that I'm dying to wear this season! God they look so comfy!!
We're all canvases; we're all blank canvases when we get up in the morning. And we paint ourselves..sometimes we're surreal, sometimes we're impressionistic, sometimes we're modern. It just depends on the day."
I recently spent my Saturday afternoon watching a beautifully captivating documentary about Bill Cunningham, an 82-year-old street fashion photographer for The New York Times. Prior to viewing this documentary, I had never heard of Bill or any of his amazing work, but after watching this I was disappointed that I had never even heard of this extraordinary man. Anna Wintour, goddess of the fashion industry, mentioned in a featured interview, "We all get dressed for Bill." This shows the widespread importance and influence that Bill has over the entire fashion industry.
I fell in love Bill Cunningham's inspiring soul as the series of his daily events unfolded on my television screen. He doesn't care about celebrities, fame, or even social hierarchy; and that's what sets him apart from paparazzi. All that Bill cares about is the clothes; he is strictly fascinated by fashion. What I am most in love with about him though, is that he isn't into this 21st century idea of fake, artificial, and cookie-cutter "fashion" that so many people claim to be a part of. He isn't interested in "celebrities and their free dresses", he is purely interested in the excitement and individuality of people who aren't afraid to stand out and make a statement through what they're wearing. I admire a person that is completely and passionately devoted to what they do with their life; there's never a day where they wake up and don't want to face what the day has in store for them, and Bill is exactly that. The documentary shows that he can barely even hold a conversation with a friend on the street or at a party without-click, click-getting distracted by and running away to- snap, snap-a picture of some beauty that has caught his eye. It's a sign of true passion when you see that he has been riding around New York City on his bike for forty years to capture the evolution of fashion on his old film camera.
I think Bill Cunningham New York is currently On Demand, and I can't express how much I suggest that you watch it. After I bought it, I watched it twice in a span of 24 hours! If any of you have already seen it or watched it after reading this, feel free to comment below!:)
I started Dressing Up In Daisies about four years ago for the purpose of sharing my opinions, ideas, and personal style on the internet, rather than keeping them bottled up in my head. In my first post on Dressing Up In Daisies, my then thirteen year old self said, “Fashion is about taking risks, and dressing up for yourself, and no one else. Ever since I was two years old, my favorite game to play has been dress up...and it still is. The amazing thing about this game is that you get to play it every single morning, so why not have some fun with it? Wear some massive heels, opt for the leopard coat, throw some daisies in your hair. Whatever your mood is that day.”
This statement is something I continue to stand by, and will for the rest of my existence. I believe it is important to show the world that fashion should celebrate the beauty in risk-taking and oddities, which vastly transcends the limitations of "trends" and other rules often imposed by members of the fashion industry.
I use my blog to connect to the world of fashion that I know I’ll be a part of one day. Feel free to leave comments with feedback, or click the "contact" link above to email me.