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Uncover the styles that make you feel like yourself and attach words and images to them.
When you are wearing your favorite clothing, how do you feel (e.g. confident, sexy, poised, powerful, etc)?
Comfortable, relaxed. Sometimes 'cool', very occasionally smart/stylish.
When you're wearing something that is not quite right, how do you feel? What are the feelings you want to avoid about the clothes you wear?Fidgety...out of sorts. Silly.
Who do you consider to be your style icons? What is it about them that appeals to you?I'm not much of an icon person. I tend to admire real people who have fantastic style whose blogs I read these days :) But these women are pretty cool, too:
Gabrielle 'Coco' Chanel in her early years -
Was my earliest style crush, representing for me freedom (of movement and behaviour), smart colour combinations, looking stylish at the beach (surely a difficult feat), and of course, bobbed hair!
|Image from http://mylusciouslife.com/style-icon-coco-chanel-pictures-bio-books-movies/|
Frieda Kahlo -
Original, vibrant, lived life on her own terms despite having very painful health problems.
|Image from http://20134lambrate.blogspot.co.uk/2010_07_01_archive.html|
Isabella Rossellini -
Another short/bobbed dark haired beauty who has aged so gracefully and never departed from her signature style.
|Image from http://www.unifrance.org/annuaires/personne/19364/isabella-rossellini|
What are some words that describe styles you like in theory, but are not quite you?
Look over your answers from last week on history, philosophy, culture, community, activities, location, and body. List at least 15 words that you associate with your answers. Think about descriptive words, moods, and feelings you associate with these things:Practical, relaxed, appropriate, special, restricted/suppressed, rebellious, edgy, cool, square peg in round hole, relaxed (again), gentle, non-pressurised, unconflicted, outside the norm, prepared, sensitive (to feelings of body).
Are there other words you would like to add to this list? What other words describe your core style?I'm gravitating towards more classic styles as I age.
Look over the answers to all of the questions above. If you had to narrow your list to only 3 - 5 words to describe you, which words would you choose?
Practical and relaxed would top the list. Not sure about the others.
Collect 15 - 20 images that represent these 3 - 5 words for you. You could create a pinterest board, a folder on your computer, a moodboard or a collage. Be creative and have fun!
I thought about this exercise a lot. It's already helping me identify what I really like and besides, it was fun!
Happy sewing, 'til next time!