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4. Was there a moment in your life when something “clicked” for you about fashion or dressing or make-up or hair? what? why did it happen then, do you think?
I don't think anything has ever 'clicked' for me about fashion or dressing or makeup. Or, if it has it was only temporary. I know when I see an item of clothing that I like, and I know when I feel good wearing something, but that changes so often. Sometimes I will enjoy wearing a dress for years and then one day I just don't like it anymore. Same goes for how I wear my makeup. I will probably always be inconsistent that way.
The only thing that has stayed consistent about my sense of style is my hair. I guess you could say this hairstyle 'clicked' for me. I got the haircut I have now when I was 12 years old and I never changed it. At this point I feel like I will probably never change it.
My best friend in university taught me how to blow dry my hair, groom my eyebrows, and use make-up and hair as confidence boosters instead of required wear. She made several things "click." I once read that French women buy one expensive and well-made outfit per year and wear it every day, which challenged me to change how I thought about the size and contents of my closet.
I was a child. We were on the subway in Montreal and I saw a beautiful black-haired young woman with perfect skin. She was wearing a red skirt with large white polka-dots and she was biting into a pistachio ice cream cone with her perfect large white teeth.
I was entranced by her beauty and city self. I stared in awe. One day I will move to the city and live in my own apartment and dress like her. To this day, I love polka dots and stripes. Who was that woman? I think of her a lot.
My personal style has been an evolution, and there was not any one particular moment of revelation that I can pinpoint.
I am not sure. I have always felt like I just knew what was 'me'. I don't know how to put it any better. My style has changed over the years, but it's always been a reflection of who I am at that point in time. Make-up wise, it only clicked once I started being able to look in the mirror.
There are too many moments to recount. I will say that over the years I've gotten to really know my style and what I feel comfortable in, so rarely make mistake purchases on some trend that is hot at the moment but isn't really me.
yes! i was reallly obsessed with moschino's choco-bob-mac donald fashion show! i found it really worth seeing it more than two times. it kinda reminded me galliano's shows in dior and i loved it. also i adored chanel supermarket. it was so edgy and original. we kinda luck in new things and it was kind of the start of a new era!
That I had to let my hair be what it wanted to be - it took several perming disasters to realise this.
I just turned forty and I've finally figured out my eyebrows. I stopped over-plucking them and saw a professional brow gal. I'd had the arch in the wrong spot for decades! Now my eyebrows are fuller, more shapely, and better suit my face. I'm still kind of in love with them.
I don't know if I would say anything has particularly "clicked", I've been experimenting with fashion, hair and makeup since I was a kid, so it's always been a part of my life, I have moments of understanding something I didn't before, or drifting away from and then falling back in love with my high-femme nature.
I think one day this year I realized I needed to simply have the basic items to feel comfortable or at least presentable, and its okay to have some fun items as well. But I don't think it good to care too much.
When I started wearing clothes that fit, I realized how amazing I looked and felt.