I am a Prattster and I am studying fashion design. I am not really into it because New York fashion is more so based on commercialism as opposed to design(this is the message I am getting from Pratt at least) I am not really into American fashion anyway because I am not at all laid back. I have a bitter case of obsessive compulsive disorder and this comes through in my eye for detail and up tightness when it comes to fashion. I sort of dread getting dressed because I spend such a long time adjusting things such as the number of buttons buttoned. I absolutely hate America's constant need to be like everyone else. Move on. I know everyone will always be in a genre. Even if you are trying hard not to be in a genre you are in a genre. But I think that everyone can have their own style in some way. Dressing in Urban Outfitters and American Apparel, head to toe everyday can get old, no? Sun tanning and bleached hair must get old too?
I used to live in Amarillo, Texas, which is this absurdly isolated small town in the Bible Belt. I can't bash it to hell completely; it gave me my style. I was so used to be being oppressed in my fashion choices (i.e. getting cackled at, and pointed at) and I found a strange group of people that helped me to stop worrying about other people in the face of self expression.
I am not going to dive into the deep end of cliches here, but since then I have had no restraints on my fashion choices. I decided to break up with Amarillo and move to Brooklyn to study fashion. I met Luxor Tavella the other day at her vintage store and she told me that I was wasting my time studying fashion in New York and that I needed to study in Denmark (with her creepily wonderful voice and dauntingly beautiful facial paintings) at least ten times. The
wasting my time bit" has been haunting me since she said that. So Luxor, I plan to move there eventually.
My style has a dash of progressivism, western wear, darkness, brightness, Elizabethan wear, eighties technology, and a mish mash of prints. I am constantly trying to find the balance between minimalism and the outlandish; I can never make up my mind. So I decided to start this blog to explore the constant contrasts of outlandishism (totally not a word) and minimalism. But also to do the other fashion-y blog stuff- talk about designers, etc.
OWCD is a disorder that drug companies made up (unless I am mislead by the internet, which I often am) to make money. I probably have it as does any normal human being. Similarly fashion shouldn't be about bullshitting some collection to make money. Not similarly, it should be about thinking conceptually to develop a piece of art.