After making the rounds through NY, London, and Milan, fashion month is finally finishing up with its last leg in Paris.
And though I’m more interested in the evolution of personal style with an everyday attitude — one that unfolds from the mind, body + soul– the happenings on the catwalk still intrigue.
Because this girl likes to dream.
And that’s what fashion shows are about — a theatrical staging meant to open eyes, push boundaries and evoke a response. Sometimes over-the-top and eccentric. Other times playful with a whimsical twist. There are many times I can’t relate to the clothes –a furry floor length dress with athletically inspired details? Not exactly my answer to sporty chic. But I like to see what the designers are doing. I think of it as research — what colors or prints did they show that speak to me? Which silhouettes will flatter my 5’4″ frame? And most importantly, which looks do I LOVE? How can I use these as inspiration — to inform my future purchases, and to help me create fresh outfits from the pieces already hanging in my closet? MindBodySOUL style comes from within, but just like any personal expression — a little inspiration from the outside can shine in the right light.
I know that catching up on all the shows can be overwhelming –the sheer volume of ensembles on display is a lot to digest. Couple that with dramatic hair, other-wordly makeup, and an overall presentation of unrealistic proportions–I’m often left thinking, how would I ever pull that off? Or WHY would I ever want to pull that off? The key is to hone in on what resonates with YOU. I like color. I also gravitate towards prints. And I’ll always go for something with a sporty spin. The fact that I’m someone who tries to see the bright side, likes to keep things interesting with little details, and is always on the go, means that I’m connecting with the clothes that could best express my true self. It’s styling from the inside out. The clothing must fit well on both body and soul.
So back to the dream.
Here’s a few looks I’d like to grab from the fall runways to wear tomorrow.
Hey Tamina! I love this post! Like you, I find watching all the shows during fashion month a bit overwhelming to say the least. I’m behind on the Paris shows so gonna play catch-up tonight.:) Enjoy! – Donna
TT, Love how you are connecting style with S O U L, along with body and mind. From these photos, I’d pick the Betsey Johnson and House of Holland–like you, I adore color and movement/print. Thank you. xo
Totally agree. I can’t help but be sad that fashion season is almost over. 🙁
ST, I love the notion of prints as movement! I am so drawn to prints in clothing, and connecting that to movement makes perfect sense. Thank you for your awesome insight, as always. xoxo
Can’t wait to read your PFW round up!
On the bright side– even though the Fall shows are almost over, Spring is almost here! (at least I hope it is)