Sunday, 15 September 2013

Be Brave.

"There is so many faces to my personality. That is why I love fashion so much. It’s more like a different expression of myself. I don’t even know what I am.
For me, fashion is perfect, as it conceals a lot and I find it quite therapeutic. It helps me survive as i can make myself feel better hypothetically. I can hide my insecurities and think positively. Fashion is my mantra.”
- Anna Dello Russo.
Once, during an argument with someone, I was told that my red hair, tattoos and vintage clothes were a mere shield to hide my boring self behind - something I have fiercely denied ever since, but now I have come to think during recent drama that its true. People DO hide behind those things, almost like a jazzy updated version of medieval armour, protecting them from the insults and the dirty looks. It baffles me that still, after people fiercely battling for equal rights/free speech/individuality that every single day, there are comments and snide remarks on EVERYTHING and EVERYONE. You only have to look on popular Fashion Instagram accounts or Facebook pages to see hateful comments, and arguments between people who never have (and never will) met to see that everyone is pretty supportive of individuality until its a look/a person they don't like.

I guess what I'm trying to say, is that there's always going to be those people there, and they are hideous. They will forever make the snide remarks. It doesn't matter who you are, there is always going to be a problem with someone because of the way you dress, that you wear high street, that you wear couture, that you wear vintage, the style of your tattoos, the colour of your hair. But that's fine, let them do it. Be bolder, be braver, you will survive. Your clothes, your style, your jewellery - it will protect you.
I know it sounds ridiculous, I know I sound shallow. But fashion is an art form, and a pretty spectacular one at that. Its done a damn good job of saving people over the years. It's saved me, it can save you.
Be Brave.
Don't let the bastards get you down.