"How can you be so many women to so many people, oh you strange girl?"
I often think about how strange it is that we can be so many people all within one. I have written about this a few times on the blog but more so related to when I was modeling and the types of personalities I would portray in front of the camera. Now that I am focusing my work on my styling the same situations seem to keep arising. In an article I was reading on College Fashionista the author mentioned how sometimes it can feel like she has multiple personality disorder when going through her closet and that hit me hard. If you were to go through my closet or even scroll through this blog you'll find me portraying so many different "me's". One day I'm light and ethereal and the next I'll be dark and bad-ass. My attitude will literally change as well depending on what I adorn myself in.
It goes beyond just the clothing I dress myself in but the way that I do my make-up and hair, the jewelry I wear, and the general facial expression's I will make. I dress how I feel and somehow in this paradox how I dress becomes how I feel. I'm sure many of you can relate to this multiple personality disorder manner of dressing. Not everyone is cut out for one style of dressing themselves and as I ask my street style sightings subjects how would they describe their style I cringe at the thought of having to answer that question myself. How would I describe my style? Honestly I have no idea. Eclectic is one word that comes to mind but sometimes that just feels like a cheap way to avoid answering the question. Multi-cultural? Multi-generational? My style is everything but not really as I am very picky about exactly what that everything is.
What ever my style is it sure as hell isn't focused on one trend or inspiration. It is vast and ever growing. It is a psychological illness that I thrive off of. It is me and at the end of the day no matter how I decide to dress myself it is always coming from me whatever the hell me is. I could go on much longer on breaking down me and style and influences but that could go on for several pages and I think instead I'll save it for my thesis paper.